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Ceremende : Flirty Women Bigger Sexters than Men

While cheating may generally be seen as more often male, a recent study has found that women are more sexy when it comes to using their cell phones.

In the study, 'Let My Fingers Do the Talking: Sexting and Infidelity in Cyberspace,' women were more likely to send nude photos of themselves on the internet than men.

In fact, two-thirds of the women surveyed said that they sexted while only half of the men did.

The respondents were gathered from AshleyMadison.com - the 'most recognised name in infidelity.'

A website with some 10million members, it encourages would-be cheaters: 'Life is shot, have an affair'

'Cheating is alive and well, and sexting is on the rise,' Diane Wysocki, who wrote the study with Cheryl D. Childers, told the New York Times.

One possible explanation of why women sext more is it allows the flirtation without the guilt or actually crossing a line.

For bored women, sexting provides an interesting diversion, a distraction from the mundane. An affair - that next step - might not be necessary.

'I don't believe the Internet is causing people to cheat. There seems to be something going on with marriage that's the bigger social issue,' Dr Wysocki said.

'Before, people would just get a divorce. For some reason, people are staying and cheating instead.'

The reduced divorce could well have something to do with couples staying together when they otherwise wouldn't in light of the current economic crisis.

'When the economy is in the tank, people are less interested in getting a divorce because they’re worried about the value of the home, paying for lawyers and for two households,' Professor Bradford Wilcox, who authored a study on the declining divorce rate, said.

Though the sexting study was - without a doubt - flawed.

The selection was biased: likely to be less inhibited, 'richer and wrinklier' than the general population, said Chris Matyszczyk who analysed the study.

source : http://english.kompas.com/read/2011/07/18/20050540/Flirty.Women.Bigger.Sexters.than.Men