You become friends with the sexy co-worker and decide to carpool to work together. You're married, or engaged, or you're in a committed relationship. All those tingly feelings and the fantasies that perhaps a "perfect love" can really exist isn't destiny knocking -- they're caused by "love chemicals" in your brain.You become "friends" with an ex on Facebook and reminisce about the past. You spend hours thinking about them and your heart races whenever you see a text from them. You tell yourself it's ok because you're not really cheating, you're just chatting. Biochemical research has shown that the effect of these love chemicals is twofold: they are released in response to your friend, and they bond you to him or her.
Sexting is a recent phenomenon, fueled by widespread availability of affordable mobile phones with picture-taking and sending capabilities.
Although just over two-thirds of those teens meant those images for their boyfriend or girlfriend, 25 percent of teen girls and 33 percent of teen boys admit they have had sext messages meant for someone else shared with them.
Instead, the 36-year-old personal trainer was arrested by the Naperville Police Department High Technology Crimes Unit.
The investigative unit tracked Woldman’s communication with the underage girl using RADAR software, a technology developed for law enforcement by Robert Lotter, the CEO of the mobile security company e Agency.
It also helped snag Eric Hakala, a 37-year-old who created a Facebook account for “Mike Evans,” a fake 15-year-old high school student he concocted as a way to communicate with and solicit sex from teenage girls.
One girl reported Hakala to the police after he confessed he was “much older” and asked if that would “scare her off,” so law enforcement set up a sting operation using RADAR technology on the teen’s phone.Letting go of such intoxicating nourishment seems unimaginable.Before you are tempted to do something risky -- like leave your stable, good relationship for your exciting emotional lover -- it's important to examine what's really going on. There's a huge difference between a platonic friendship and a friendship that has crossed the line into the emotional sex danger zone.Adults risk embarrassment if their sext message is misdirected.But when a teenager (meaning a minor between 13 and 17) creates, sends, or receives a sext message in Illinois, he or she may have committed the criminal offense of child pornog raphy.They can talk about what might happen and talking to them is confidential.