Sending a sexy text may feel pretty risque, but, thanks to new research, it has been proven that sexting is a vital and healthy part of modern dating.
The research was conducted at the University of Michigan, where a survey of 3,447 men and women showed that half of all participants participated in sexting.
YOUR GUIDE TO FANTASTIC FOREPLAYResults also suggested that people are more likely to send a sexy text if they receive one first - suggesting that, as the action is reciprocal, sexting would more often occur between couples than strangers.
In a bid to see if those who send sexually explicit texts are more risky than those who don't, researchers also asked participants how many times they have had unprotected sex, whether they felt depressed, whether they suffered from low self-esteem and whether they felt anxious.
The results showed no riskier sexual behaviour and the sexters were no more likely to be suffering from psychological issues than those who didn't.
SPICE UP YOUR SEX LIFE WITH SMARTPHONE APPSSexting is a healthy and normal dating technique, essentially.
4 comments The dating game can be hard enough in your home country, and even trickier if you're navigating an international dating scene without knowing how the game is played.Here's a guide to take you through your first Euro date.To gather real accounts of the European dating scene, last year we asked around 500 (mostly, but not exclusively, heterosexual) expats living in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland a series of up-close and personal questions about themselves, their relationships and their sex lives.Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.If you like each other, you'll probably find a way to make it work, regardless of any cultural variations.But knowing some of the cultural differences – who makes the first move, kissing on a first date, how soon to call after a date – may help you avoid awkward situations, or at least stop you from getting hurt or hurting someone else unintentionally.