Relationships have changed dramatically since the era of courtesy, perfumed letters sent to lovers, troubadours, courtesy, love songs and dirty dancing. Nowadays, we are more inclined towards dirty texting and as experts declare, this is not exactly a bad thing. As we have walked down the lane of progress, transparency took the place of courtesy, we are not ashamed anymore to be who we are, to feel how we feel and to display everything through dirty talk.
Sexting has gone mainstream among adults and a new survey released a few days ago reveals that more than 80% of men and women have sexted within the last year and the more so, 90% have sent or received a sexually explicit text or photo at some moment in their lives.
Although conservative minds might perceive sexting as adulterous, abusive and vulgar, almost three quarters of study subjects declared they have sexted within the context of a relationship. Moreover, greater levels of sexting are linked to greater sexual satisfaction. It comes as no surprise, as sexting lets the imagination roam free and excite us to the point that we simply want to pull the clothes off our lover. If in the past, things were spiced up by a soapy song, now we’re more into the “for real” stuff that exhibits our true passions and emotions. No boundaries, no inhibition and no filtering of emotions is allowed between partners, which opens the territories of total freedom of expression.
Sexting improves love life, as it adds that necessary pinch of spice and entertainment to the precious cult of intimacy. According to the results of the study, 75% of those who declared they have sexted had done that within the boundaries of a committed relationship, while 43% had sexted within more casual relationships. Only 12% of study subjects declared they had texted in a relationship where cheating had taken place. Sexting is thus addressed to serious people who are seriously committed.
The sexual revolution has not been in vain, as 8 in 10 people have sexted within the last year, signaling a liberation in the sexual realm. Everything which relates to our feelings, bodies and emotions is legitimate and can be communicated openly, as long as the privacy boundaries are not crossed. Breaking that could lead to more vulgar things and in more severe cases, even compromising and shameful situations.
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