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Sexting is common, with more than eight out of 10 people admitting to sending or receiving sexually explicit content/ Sexting, Satisfaction and More
Sexting has become more and more common, despite public health officials believing that sexting is risky; as eight out of ten people admit to sending or receiving sexually explicit content according to researchers at Drexel University.
If you’re been leaving under a rock and do not know what sexting is; it’s the sending or receiving of explicit messages or photos More importantly, they added that this everyday practice may help some people feel more content with their relationship.
According to this recent study, texting naughty pics could be seen as another form of open communication between sex partners as well as having some positive health benefits.
To see whether sexting does have a healthy affect, researcher, Emily Stasko and her co-author, Dr. Pamela Geller, an associate professor of psychology, looked at 870 people.
Participants were between the ages of 18 and 82 with a median age of 35, more than half were female and majority of the group (74%) currently in a relationship, with 43% reported being married and another 43% having never been married.
This simple study required the participants answering questions in a 20 minute survey, after researchers analysed the data, which looked at sexting conduct, motives, sexual and relationship contentment.
Researchers found that 82% of participants have sexted in the past year, whilst 88% reported that they’re only sexted at least once in their live
However, you’ll be surprised to learn that “Nearly 75 percent of the survey respondents said they sexted in the context of a committed relationship and 43 percent said they did so as part of a causal relationship”; with only 12 percent having reported sexting in an illicit relationship.
Location, Location, Location
The survey even included a question as to where was the location of the sexting.
Well, 76 percent said that they sexted while at home but 30 percent of the participants said that they sexted at work or while “out and about”.
Researchers found that “for individuals who are not in a ‘very committed’ relationship, sexting is positively associated with satisfaction,” wrote the researchers, “however, for individuals who describe their relationship as being ‘very committed,’ sexting is unrelated to satisfaction.”
Sources: Medical Daily