College Sexting Statistics 2012 [Infographic]

Sexting statistics for teenagers and college students as of 2012.

Sexting among college students is becoming increasingly popular and there are plenty of statistics to prove it.

Its funny how technology changes things sometimes…

We went from “love letters” to phone sex and, now, we’re back at text based sexual conversations know as “sext messages”.

The problem with sexting? First of all, the conversations that you assume are between you and your partner, are saved and recorded for anyone to read if they really want to.

Sexting can also be a considered a form of sexual harassment if both parties are not okay with the content of the text conversations.

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With that being said, the sexting phenomenon is something that can’t be avoided or stopped so the next important step to take is to increase awareness.

An infographic (posted below) was recently published by and it provides us with some insight into the prevalence of the sexting epidemic.

Although the study sited in the infographic only included 200 or so college students, it is a good start and, having been through college myself during the sexting era, the numbers seem pretty accurate!

College Sexting Statistics 2012 Infographic Highlights:

  1. 56% of college students surveyed reported receiving sexual suggestive images via text message.
  2. 78% of students received sexual suggestive messages via text.
  3. 2/3 of college students surveyed reported having sent sexual suggestive text messages.
  4. 8% of 17 year olds reported having sent sexually explicit images of themselves via text message.

Anson Alexander

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