07/11/2014 11:04 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2014

Silver-Haired Sexting

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To be human is to talk about sex. As surely as primitive man drew outsized penises on his cave wall, the urge to communicate about copulation is hard-wired in us. Add instant electronic gratification and voila, you have the Sexties: our current era, where the ping of an incoming naughty message counts as foreplay.

Sexting is not just for kids and congressmen anymore. The lure of oversharing is spreading fast among boomers. McAfee, the American online security giant, did a study last fall called 50 Plus Booms Online. The take-away was the news that one in four adults aged 50 to 75 had sent some sort of intimate message online, ranging from suggestive texts to graphic photos of body parts.

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