Sexting vs Texting - What's the difference?

sexting | texting | Derived terms |

Sexting is a derived term of texting.


As nouns the difference between sexting and texting

is that sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit text messages and/or photographs between cell phones while texting is the use of a mobile phone to send text messages via sms.

As verbs the difference between sexting and texting

is that sexting is while texting is .

sexting

English

(wikipedia)

Noun

(-)
  • The act of sending sexually explicit text messages and/or photographs between cell phones.
  • * 2009 , Annalisa Barbieri, "You don't know what sexting is?", The Guardian , 7 Aug 2009:
  • There are already concerns that young people are unaware of the serious legal implications that sexting can have.

    Verb

    (head)
  • Usage notes

    The verb (term) is most often used in the form (sexting).

    Coordinate terms

    * textual harassment * textual intercourse

    texting

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (-)
  • the use of a mobile phone to send text messages via SMS
  • Derived terms

    * sexting