Have you ever taken a glance around a crowded room and noticed someone looking down at their phone with a devilish grin on their face? Well, I have – mind you, people-watching is one of my favourite activities so I notice a lot of things. But when I see something like this, my first instinct is to assume they are either sending or receiving a scandalous text message.
The funny thing is, a lot of the time I’m probably right. Sending these kinds of messages is such a phenomenon that, like a lot of things in pop culture, it was branded with a ridiculous name – sexting.
I guess it’s sort of a natural progression though. People have been finding ways to have sex without actually having sex for decades. So, sexting is kind of like the next step in technological sex and — if used with discretion — can simply be a bit of fun, although I’m pretty sure nothing beats the real thing.
Looking to spice up your relationship? Sexting could be the answer. If you’ve been with a partner for a while, or even if you haven’t, getting a little scandalous something-something in your phone’s inbox can add to the anticipation. It also brings a rush of excitement and flattery, and quite possibly a rush of blood to a few body parts – get your minds out of the gutter folks, I’m talking about your blushed cheeks.
Sexting is also something people in long-distance relationships swear by – it’s probably the easiest way to get your jollies, well, just about anywhere. Long-distance relationships are hard enough as it is, and I’m sure they would be much harder without a way to express your sexual feelings with your partner. There are still the more conventional methods, like phone and cyber sex, but it seems like sexting just takes the cake in terms of popularity.
I’d even go as far to say that sexting with someone could increase your confidence in regard to sexual expression. It gives you the chance to say things you may not have the courage to say to someone’s face just yet, and in doing so you could become more comfortable with the topic of sex in general.
Sexting isn’t limited to just texts though, many people like to snap a few scandalous mirror shots of themselves to give their partner a treat. To this I say, be careful. If you’re going to be sending pictures only meant for one set of eyes, you better trust that person a helluva lot. And if you do, in the words of Salt-n-Pepa, let’s talk about sex, baby.
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