Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 21 May 2014 Sexting: are your kids doing it? We rely greatly on cell phones, even for sex and dating. But it does become an issue when kids start using their phones for the same purpose as adults. 1 Shutterstock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sex expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life You know that song by Cole Porter: “And that's why birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let's do it, let's fall in love.”Well, it turns out your teens and young kids may also be doing it, and they could be doing right under your nose – thanks to sexting.What is sexting, you ask?A blend of the words "sex" and "texting", it is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or images between cell phones, a modern version of what we used to call phone sex. It originated in the early 2000's as teens became equipped with camera phones and, unlike phone sex it leaves little to the imagination.And they even have a secret language that they use. Here is a list of just some of the sexting terms you should be looking out for:cu46 (see you for sex)143 (I love you)TDTM (talk dirty to me)RUH (are you horny?)DUM (do you masturbate?)JO (jerk off)IWS (I want sex)8 (oral sex)PAW (parents are watching)PIR (parent in room)POS (parent over shoulder)GNOC (get naked on cam)GYPO (get your pants off)GNRN (get naked right now)NIFOC (naked in front of computer)YWS (you want sex?)IIT (is it tight?)FMH (f*ck me harder)Q2C (quick to come)WYCM (will you call me?)Sexting is a natural progression among teens that are curious about sex and sexuality. But it can also have social and legal consequences. If you suspect your teen is sexting, you should talk to them about the dangers of sending out pictures.- Photo woman taking selfie from Shutterstock NEXT ON HEALTH24X Woman left paralysed after being ‘catapulted’ from bed during sex sues for R18 million 2018-10-16 14:46 More: SexSex tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors SPONSORED: Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.