Tips on safe sexting
Nearly half of all those surveyed send sex texts to their partners – one in nine does so daily.
Here, “sexpert” TRACEY COX says it’s good news for couples and reveals how to avoid the pitfalls...
This a terrific. It reflects the long overdue “sexing up” of a nation and shows we’re enjoying friskier, more adventurous sex.
The prudish “no sex please, we’re British” attitude is fast disappearing.
Sexting – sending a lover a titillating text – is a brilliant way to keep sex fresh and electrifying.
Spontaneity disappears over time in most long-term relationships and anticipation is an excellent replacement.
What’s not such good news is one in five of the 2,000 people polled by mobile phone experts Recombu.com is secretly sexting someone OTHER than their partner.
Another survey found six in ten women regularly check their partner’s phone.
So even a flirty but essentially meaningless sext sent in a boozy moment can cost you your relationship.
Think before you sext:
Check the recipient of any text that’s remotely sexual at least three times before hitting send.
Do a “mood check”. What seems fun and sexy at 3am when you’re drunk and feeling naughty might not be well received by a partner who is sober and innocently tucked up in bed.
You don’t have to use “dirty” words to make a sext arousing and they’re best avoided if it’s the first time you are sexting a new lover.
Letting your partner know you’re lusting after them builds sexual self-esteem. If they sext you, make sure you return the compliment.
It’s normal to fancy other people, even when you’re in love. Just keep any fantasies in your head and don’t swap numbers with people you shouldn’t.