Come on, don’t go “hawww, aisa kaun karta hai”on us, alright! All of us, we mean, all of us, have indulged in some form of sexting in our adult, or let us put it better, in our romantically active lives. Different people do it for different reasons. And while it may be a popular belief that sexting is done with an intention to get sex, a study proves otherwise. A new study claims that almost two-thirds of people sext for non-sexual reasons (wha… BC!)
A study at Texas Tech University in the US says that while individuals engage in sexting, some may do so to either “gain affirmation about their relationship, relieve anxiety or get something tangible – non-sexual – in return.”
The analysis also defined the reasons why people engage in sexting with someone they are in a relationship with. These can be motivated with the thought of using sexting as foreplay for sexual behaviors later on or to spice up their love life which may or may not lead to sex, but to a romantic dinner date, or to get reassurance from their partner.
The study gathered data online from 160 participants, in 18-69 age groups. They found there was no motivation that was more common than the other and that there was no effect on the motivation with the change in sexual orientation, gender or age.
Sexting is becoming a more common and popular way of being able to communicate one’s sexual desire without feeling awkward or shy. Experts feel that the one big aspect of non-communication of desires that mars any relationship can be eliminated through sexting when both partners are able to talk about what they desire and what they expect from each other. It can only make things more beautiful, holistic and make a relationship more satisfying.
However, sending nudes, explicit content or pictures and clips of one’s genitals should be avoided as it may be counted as sexual harassment if the person at the receiving end is not in sync with your thoughts. It can also lead to your ‘private and personal’ content ending up on the internet or with people with malicious intentions who can use the same against you.
So just be careful; baaki sext bindaas. Whatever may be that that you are seeking.