Judging by the media attention given in recent news to such high profile male sexters, Brett Favre and Anthony Weiner, the public might assume that women are innocent or absent when it comes to such shenanigans. Not so, according to a recent study.
According to a recent study, women are more likely to send nude photographs or sexually explicit text messages than men. Diane Kholos Wysocki, co-author of the study and a professor of sociology, found that about two-thirds of women surveyed sent racy photos and/or messages compared with roughly half the men.
Wysocki's study surveyed more than 5,000 male and female users of the infamous "swingers" site AshleyMadison.com, an online dating service marketed primarily to people who are already in a relationship.The site does attract a group of people who are inclined to cheat or have casual sex, which critics whine is not an accurate representation of the population for the purpose of this study.
However, if we are influenced by representations put forth by the media and the entertainment industry (which let's face it Tiger Woods, we all are) then it's easy to assume that there are a lot of people cheating. And if enough people are cheating and using this site, then the demographic surveyed should be sufficient to claim that women actually are more adventurous phone users than their male counterparts.
All statistics aside, men are the more visual sex and perhaps as smart women, we are just giving them what they understand best: pictures!