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Weiner scandal sparks 'sexting' debate

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Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin talk on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

New York mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner is in hot water once again for sending sexually charged text messages and pictures to, at least, six women and has reignited the debate whether "sexting" is cheating. 

Weiner's comeback campaign has taken some hits and since the scandal broke, he's fallen behind in the race. Weiner admitted to sending naked pictures of himself to internet strangers despite being in a committed relationship with his wife. 

After admitting to the lewd online behaviour, Weiner also estimated that he'd had at least 10 relationships in the cyber world while he was in congress. 

The mayoral candidate has said that he's seeking professional help, but he does not feel that this behaviour is an addiction. 


Weiner stepped down from congress in 2011 after the first round of 'sexting' accusations dogged him.

It seemed as though he'd overcome his reputation as he entered the race for mayor of New York City. But new revelations saw his approval ratings drop faster than his pants. 

Many of Weiner's women have said that they engaged in long-term 'sexting' and online relationships which prompts the questions of how far is too far? Is it cheating to 'sext' with a stranger if there is no physical contact? 

What do you consider over the line? Do you think that 'sexting' with a stranger is cheating?

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