One-tenth of self-described "sexters" have accidentally sent x-rated texts to the wrong person, according to a recent poll by U.K.-based mobile news site Recombu. If you're one of them, we have little sympathy for you: I mean, how many people are you mass-sexting, anyway? But, in this day and age, there are a number of excuses you could use to cover your tracks: Autocorrect! Blame it on Siri! Or, just pretend you were making a good old fashioned joke. If the mistaken sext recipient doesn't quite get your humor โ€” "How is 'I can't wait to fuck you' funny?" โ€” just pretend like she's the weird one for not appreciating your wit.

The study revealed some more data about (presumably heterosexual) U.K. adults' cellphone habits:

  • 47 percent of people send sexy texts to their "significant other." (it's not specified who gets the "significant other" title โ€” does it mean anyone from a spouse to a booty call?)
  • Men are more likely to accidentally sext someone else, such as a family member or friend, even though women send slightly more sexts. Maybe they just need more practice? And less drunken sexting?
  • About 12 percent of people said they have an easier time sexting than talking dirty IRL.
  • Both men and women typically wait an hour to respond after a potential date or new partner texts them.
  • About one in five women will wait for the man to text first, while one in 10 men will wait to hear from a woman first before sending a text.
  • 80 percent of people pay attention to the number of x's ("kisses") at the end of a text. Maybe they're paying too much attention to emoticons and too little attention to their contact list, hence the accidental sexts? Just a thought.


1 in 10 Have Sent Sexts to the Wrong Person [Mashable]

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