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Sexting Study: Women More Likely To Sext Than Men: Report

07/15/2011 06:03pm ET | Updated September 14, 2011

FOR those trying to avoid their own Weinergate, the repercussions of sexting and other forms of online dalliance extend far beyond New York's Ninth Congressional District.

But it's not just women on the receiving end. At least according to a recent study by Diane Kholos Wysocki, a professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Cheryl D. Childers, a professor of sociology at Washburn University, women are more likely to send nude photographs or sexually explicit text messages than men. About two-thirds of women surveyed sent such missives compared with roughly half the men (although for reasons to be explained later, these results are not the most scientific).