Does the thought of sexting make you cringe or excite you? Research reveals that the majority of people fall into the latter category.
A study from the US revealed that over 8 out of 10 people revealed they have sent a sext in the last year, and research from UK Glamour magazine found that 70% of 19-29-year-olds have sent a racy text at least once.
New York Times magazine writer, Jenna Wortham created an art project, Everybody Sexts, where she collated real-life examples of people's sexts. From her research, she found that it wasn't about graphic shots, but suggests and shapes. Things that are designed to tantalise your partner.
It’s clear that there isn’t just one type of sexting, there are flirty, explicit, cute-sexy photos or naked photos. So it’s obvious that you only send what you feel comfortable with.
Of course, it's important to protect yourself and remember not to send pictures that you wouldn't want to be seen anywhere else.
An author from the American study wanted to highlight the positive side of sexting and what it can mean for your relationships. They said that the research revealed how sexting can increase sexual and relationship satisfaction for those in long-term relationships.
The study revealed that sexting can positively impact sexual satisfaction. But with nearly half of respondents worried that their pictures might fall into the wrong hands, it's not going to stop them either.
It seems that plenty of people are doing, but will you and your partner get involved too?