Back in the day many of you had beepers. It was the first mode of wireless communication other than a cordless telephone, and they were of no use if you had a strict mami who forbade you to chat with boys. So, you had to get creative to flirt with your crush. Enter beeper love codes – the first form of sexting.
If a guy beeped you 143, that meant he loved ya. In Spanish, it’s te amo, and that was number 23. Want to get raunchier? You could beep your dirty thoughts: 345987 meant you were horny; 555 was code for “I want your sex;” and if you wanted to do it, you’d punch in 42, send it to his pager, and he’d come a-running.
Now, we have smartphones and emojis. Ever wonder how you could sext with those cutesy pics? Here are some ideas.