Sex & Relationship

Spice up Sexting Game: Is it different for men and women?

Should I Sext? It is ok or not

Sexting is sending or receiving sexually suggestive or explicit text, pictures, and videos to someone else via smartphone, tablet, and computer. The technology revolution has entirely changed the way of our living. Being closely in touch with our romantic partner even if they far away, is a boon, thanks to technology. So, it is safe to say that technology has made it incredibly easier for couples to stay in touch ‘closely’ with their relationship partners, even when they are geographically far from each other.

It has been seen that the majority of men tend to think everything’s normal in sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages, whereas the majority of women have more negative expectations about such activities. However, multiple types of research and surveys have revealed that women equally enjoy occasional or regular sexting with their partners or strangers.

Live in partners or married couples don’t need to sext for obvious reasons as they can have real experience, however, men/women still do it for fun because they are in that comfort zone with their romantic partners and also, it helps them to know what the other one thinks about them for promoting such sexual behaviour.

Now, why they call it ‘Sexting’?

The term was first used in the 21st century formed by joining two words ‘sex’ and ‘texting’. In 2012, the word sexting was named for the first time in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.

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Who all does it?  

Multiple surveys have revealed that sexting has increased among teenagers in recent years along with the number of teenagers with smartphones. Funny! The survey also revealed that sexting is done by the people of all ages or sexual orientation and is completely ok if it occurs between consenting adults. However, sexting is illegal if it occurs between kids and young people and it becomes a crime when it involves harassing people of any age.

Following are some of the reasons why people of all ages try sexting once in life.

1. To maintain intimacy: Research says that sending nudes is most likely to occur with people who are committed to each other or in a casual relationship as they find this delicious and tempting which helps them to maintain intimacy, especially in their long-distance relationship. It has been observed that men are significantly more likely to do sexting with a casual partner, while women are more likely to sext with a committed partner.

2. To maintain lust: People who have friends with benefits often engage in sexting to maintain the lust in their relationship because the fact here is crazy sex is all that they are looking from each other. It is for their own benefit as horny couples do this to know the deepest sex desires of their partner to have better sexual pleasures and to have a positive impact on their more sexual and less emotional relationship.


3. To fool around: Some people who are not committed but sexual relationship start sexting as a way to express their passion, lust, and to spur sexual interaction. However, some take sexting for granted because there is no emotional attachment so its fun for them and a flirty way to stay connected with your partner.

4. To hookup: Sending nudes or erotic words to complete strangers or to even any acquaintance sometimes works because it turns them on and if it is for the short term, some actually prefer that way. In such a situation, sexting seems like a direct way to get what you want for people with similar interests. It is, however, a very lame thing to do and by doing it, the sender is losing his self-respect and no respectable receiver will appreciate it.

Men or women, who are into sexting more?

“It is human behaviour and is completely normal and if something goes wrong, men and women will equally responsible for sexting. Over the years, I have seen people with various weird choices like some like to watch porn but doesn’t like sexting anyone, or vice-versa. The fact is if a receiver is comfortable with sexting, it will encourage sender to send anything to make it work without fault of his/her own.

Several kinds of research and surveys prove that men and women both are into sexting. However, what matters is consent which very essential because it has been observed that men often sext without any consent which not only makes them a loser but also the receiver feels disgusted. Sexting is very personal and should be done with your trusted partner only. There is a reason why women are often seen as a victim in viral sexting stories.

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