Shock and Horror: Teens Use Cell Phones for Sex Pix

Shock and Horror: Teens Use Cell Phones for Sex Pix

(AP) Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves.

The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens’ courtship behavior, police and school officials said. The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.

"I’ve seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. "You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity."

And now the cops are involved. Maybe we could, like, get over it? Maybe the adults in our society could, like, grow up?

This is like handing the keys to a Lamborghini to a teenager and then being surprised when they get a speeding ticket. Is there any fun kids can have anymore without pissing off the adults?

Maybe the adults who are getting themselves all lathered up about such non-issues wish they were as sexually liberated as their own kids. They wish they hadn’t had their own sense of play and sexual adventure crushed by the boring and banal existence that passes for "maturity" in America, land of Puritans.

Heaven forbid any kid with newly raging hormones might get excited by phone pix of a member of the opposite (or same) sex. Confiscate their cell phones! Lock them all up!

Comments (17 comments)

WryDoubt / April 14th, 2008, 6:45 pm / #1

Damn. More evidence that I was born 30 years too early.

Peter / April 14th, 2008, 8:47 pm / #2

Confiscate their cell phones! Lock them all up!

If you mean the adults getting all huffy about it – I agree.

BlackSun / April 14th, 2008, 8:49 pm / #3

Peter, yes, that was my attempt at sarcasm.

paul blume / April 15th, 2008, 7:01 am / #4

Yes, you do seem to have a problem communicating sarcasm!
However, the more serious point seems to be that the ghost-haunted control society has found yet another spooky ‘spirit box’ into which it can pour its anxieties and from which it can pull the demons of its choice, at the times of its choice.
Bad mobile ju-ju.

BlackSun / April 15th, 2008, 7:48 am / #5


Well I figured a combination of my withering critique of sexual repression combined with the jingoistic way I said “Confiscate their cell phones! Lock them all up!” would do the trick.

But you are right. The sexual shadow of adult society is now rearing its ugly head. Turns out kids are doing exactly what they are designed to do and exactly what adults would if they could get away with it (and many do).

paul blume / April 15th, 2008, 8:56 am / #6

“Designed” to do?
Questionable choice of words, there, but consider yourself forgiven simply on the merit of not going “HUH?” at the ‘spirit box’ reference.

BlackSun / April 15th, 2008, 8:59 am / #7


Heh, heh. ;-)

Designed by nature. Should have said “hard-wired.”

Eric / April 16th, 2008, 2:28 pm / #8

My only question is where are these pictures and why wasn’t I sent any?
I just graduated from HS last year, can’t believe I didn’t know about this, I feel left out.

paul blume / April 16th, 2008, 6:00 pm / #9

Eric, you just need to know where to look!

Annette C. / April 17th, 2008, 5:23 am / #10

I would like to see your pics, I count 4 willing males here, not including wrydoubt (sex unknown). Paul, Eric, Blacksun, Peter, pls send your pics to cell phone 0421 285 249.

Annette C. / April 17th, 2008, 6:52 am / #11

erm, hello?

paul blume / April 17th, 2008, 10:04 am / #12

Madame, find your own porn.
(Not sure you’d like mine anyway, it involves steam-irons.)

Abogada de la Diabla / April 18th, 2008, 4:18 pm / #13

I thought the sarcasm in the last paragraph of the post was very obvious.

Abogada de la Diabla / April 18th, 2008, 4:20 pm / #14

And Annette’s sarcasm was also very evident!

Fallen_Angel / May 14th, 2008, 8:09 am / #15

i agree that adults get more and more aggravated with what the younger teens have. Old man” damn video games, in my day we just played with sticks and rocks.” His son,’ thats not our fault.” Outcome, son gets punished. What we choose to do with our cell phones is totally up to us and the person on the other end. And well the older adults cant really complain either…im sure some of them may have some of the old cameras in the attic that develop the picture after it is taken, and probably have a few pictures on the oppisite or same sex themselves. It might not have been ” up to date” but its more or less the same damn thing…they just had to wait a few days to get theirs in the mail while we get ours in minutes.

paul blume / May 14th, 2008, 10:10 am / #16

…although it is really hard to hide a computer under your mattress.
(Not to mention uncomfortable.)

Annette C. / May 14th, 2008, 2:20 pm / #17

Thanks guys n gals for your pix, wow, what an eye-opener. Unfortunately my cell phone had a melt down under the explicit heat of your throbbing organs, so if you care to send your "under the mattress" printed pix and some money for a new phone to my PO Box that’ll be Swell and Hotly appreciated.

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