It was originally titled "Top 50 Internet Acronyms Parents Need to Know," and each term listed there clicks through to a page indicating its origin.
"This is stuff that's being used all across the Internet, in instant messaging, in chat rooms, in text messaging," explains Erin Jansen, founder of Net
On one level, it's not surprising that sexting is becoming more mainstream."If we look at how technology has been integrated into our society — it's so much part of our daily lives — it makes sense that it would become part of our dating and sexual lives as well," said Emily Stasko, MPH, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia and the survey's co-author, along with Pamela Geller, Ph D, associate professor of psychology, ob/gyn and public health at Drexel. The survey found that people who sexted more rated it as more "carefree and fun" and had higher beliefs that sexting was expected in their relationships.(Sexting, for the purposes of the survey, was defined broadly as sending or receiving sexually suggestive or explicit content via text message, mainly using a mobile device, Stasko said.)Of course, this doesn't mean that every grownup out there is under the covers with their phone at night shooting off racy texts.
These survey findings are preliminary, and come with big caveats, Stasko says.
A new survey on sexting found that 88 percent of respondents, ages 18-82, said they'd done it, and 82 percent said they'd done it in the past year (including the 82-year-old).
Also, nearly 75 percent said they sexted in the context of a committed relationship, while 43 percent said they sexted as part of a casual relationship.
One of the things committed couples struggle with is how to fit sex in to their busy lives.
"Honestly, it's probably one of the dumbest things I've ever seen in local network news, and that's saying something." "I swear, I've used the Internet for 13 years, and still insist half of this stuff is either made up or never used," wrote a Digg commenter. "It looks like a lot of them come from online sex chat rooms, and not just any chat rooms, but sadomasochistic ones." That explains the, um, very specific terms on the list, such as "NIFOC," or "Nude In Front Of The Computer," and "ILF/MD," which apparently means "I Love Female/Male Dominance." "I don't know most of this stuff," says Jason Parks, a 21-year-old junior at Arizona State University.
• Click here for FOXNews.com's Personal Technology Center. "My friends and I just looked at it, and we were cracking up." The list is actually a couple of years old and comes from Net Lingo.com, a Web site devoted to collating and explaining online jargon.
"There are spikes in the amount of usage for each acronym, and regional variations," she adds.
"Something that's being used on the West Coast, for example, won't be in the East, and the South may use terms that aren't common in the Pacific Northwest.