Sexting Do’s and Don’ts
Sexting has been around since the advent of cell phones. Sexting uses cell phones to take nude or sexual images and share them with one or more people through text messages. Sexing uses any technology to take, share or store sexual or nude images. People have become so comfortable with this form of communication that it has all but replaced normal conversation. It’s no wonder dirty talk over the phone has been replaced by sexual intimacy over sms and mms. Sexting is a no strings attached, no awkwardness way to strike romance with another person. Girls are actually much more comfortable and willing to sext than they are to talk dirty over the phone. Not using your voice means you don’t have to worry about eavesdroppers listening in on the conversation. Emoticons mean you can still show emotion without hearing or feeling it. Simply put, sexting has become popular because it’s discreet but still visual
Many teens know it’s not smart to do this, but do it anyway. They do it because they are in love. They do it because their boyfriend begs them to do it. They do it when they are bored, desperate, drunk, high or just plain stupid. They do it when they like someone and want to get their attention fast. They do it to impress others with how sexy or well-endowed they are. Younger teens and preteens do it to attract older boys or because they think it makes them more “mature.” The point is not why they do it. The point is what happens afterwards.
A report set out by the Pew Research Center in 2009 mentioned that nearly 15% of teenagers with cell phones have received nude photos through a text service (Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project). For the most part, teens in the older age group of 14 to 17 are more likely to engage in sexting than their younger counterparts (Pew Research Center).
When not to send sexting messages
Avoid sexting a girl you just met. You should first go out on a date or 2 before initiating any kind of sexual conversation. Otherwise you might risk losing her altogether. It’s also not a good idea to send sext messages when the girl is in a bad mood. You can usually tell this through good conversation. Good sexting needs proper timing. Try to get a good feel of her moods and what she’s doing before trying to sexting.
Good reasons to sexting
Now that most cell phones have cameras in them, sexting has been taken to a whole new level. All those scandalous things you’re texting your man can now include illustrations and pictures. WOW! The only thing better than sexting is a sex text that includes a classy, yet sexy photo starring yours truly!
Men happen to be visual creatures. Therefore, we understand the enthusiasm that guys are overcome with when it comes to the camera phone. We’re keen on taking a little off for his entertainment pleasure, but he’s going to have to be involved to see the real deal.