Is Sexting Cheating? A New Poll of Men and Women Say YES
According to a poll taken by the Huffington Post, the majority of 1000 people polled, men and women, say it is.
Sixty percent of respondents said that if their partner developed a deep emotional connection with someone else, it would be considered cheating. Only 18 percent said that it wouldn't be considered cheating.
However, when a separate group of 1,000 adults was asked the reverse — “Say that you were in a committed relationship and you developed a deep emotional connection with someone other than your partner. Would you consider that to be cheating?” — the number who said “no” increased to 29 percent of respondents. Fifty percent said “yes,” and 21 percent were not sure.
Much of that change came among women, 70 percent of whom said developing a deep emotional connection would be cheating if their partner did it, but only 56 percent of whom thought it would be if they did it themselves. Men were more consistent — 50 percent said developing a deep emotional connection would be cheating if their partner did it and 44 percent said it would be if they did it themselves.
Despite my opening paragraph, I agree; sexting IS cheating. It's not just like porn, so don't even make that argument; Jenna Jameson didn't make any of her videos just for you and she certainly isn't responding to the dick pics people send to her fan mail account (not that I know from experience or anything.). If you don't consider it cheating then, well, I hope you one day get to stumble upon your girlfriend's topless texts to some other dude just to see if your bravado holds up, or if what you suddenly feel is the intense desire to commit homicide.
So we ask you: