We’re not quite sure how these figures were put together
The practice of sending explicit, sexual text messages to other people is known as ‘sexting’. Last month [April 2014] GoMo News reported on a survey carried out by AshleyMadison.com which claimed that Samsung handsets knocked Apple’s iconic iPhone into second place when it comes to sexting here. Now a new survey carried out on behalf of UK based we site, insurance2go, found that more than 30 per cent of iPhone users had sent an explicit message. Even those with a BlackBerry (21 per cent) sent more sexts than the 17 per cent who used a Samsung device. GoMo News wonders why all the leading brands of Android handsets aren’t grouped together – why just Samsung?
“It does seem that iPhone owners are certainly a little more risqué when it comes to their mobile communications,” commented Duncan Spencer, md with insurance2go.
He added, “The moral of the story is that if you are going to send cheeky messages, check before you sext, otherwise you might find your private photo going viral.”
Some of the sexting disasters reported by the UK’s Sun newspaper including a male sending a pic of his private parts to his mother-in-law instead of his wife. Know the feeling well.
The survey also highlighted the apparent risks involved with owning an HTC handset.
13 per cent of HTC owners admit to having been ‘dumped’ (abandoned by a partner) by text.
That compares to 12 per cent of iPhone owners have ended a relationship by text message - but that figure is still double the national average.
The insurance2go survey was carried out by YouGov and we wonder how the company basically got the reverse result from Ashley Madison is such a short time.
Well, it’s one way to promote your mobile phone insurance services, we reckon.