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Definition: Sexting is the act of engaging in sexual activity via cell phone or computer, includes the exchange of nude photographs and videos. It merges the terms "sex" and "texting" into a single term.

Participating in this activity can result in criminal charges, including possession of child pornography, obscenity and indecency with a child. The laws vary by state. Check out our guide to federal and state Sexting Laws for more information.

Pronunciation: secks-ting
Also Known As: sext, sexted
The Vermont legislature is considering allowing minors to participate in sexting without the stigma of being prosecuted as a sex offender.

The teen was arrested after she sexted with the 14-year-old boy.

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