sexting: v: the act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit." (Urban Dictionary)
In her show, One Funny Mother: I'm Not Crazy, comedienne Dena Blizzard (pictured at right with her melons) shares a story of a friend, frantically searching for her nipple. According to Dena, her friend called in a panic, asking if Dena had received a text message with her friend's nipple. The text had been meant for the friend's husband, but since he had never received the message, her friend was understandably concerned that it may have inadvertantly ended up on someone else's phone – or on the internet. (This story is much funnier when Dena tells it – I promise).
While the headlines on sexting focus on teenagers and celebrities sending nude pictures of themselves to a boyfriend or girlfriend, only to find the pictures have been shared with the entire internet (I'm looking at you Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus), the truth is there is another demographic of people engaged in sexting – grownups.
Or, to be more specific, crazy busy moms looking to spice things up with their significant other.
In her blog on The Imperfect Parent, the Mominatrix (aka Kristen Chase) actually lists sexting as one of over 30 sexual "challenges" (it's #12 between kegels and shower together). She also gives some tips for safe sexting including double checking the number (so you don't actually send it to your father-in-law), keeping it simple, and making sure your loved one has the device on their person before sending your message.
I will confess that I've considered the idea of sexting my husband, but I am just not that brave (or naughty). But it did get me wondering – have you ever sent a sexy text or photo? Did it make it to it's intended recipient or get lost on the web?