For those of us who aren't even that great at talking dirty, sexting sounds like that dream where you show up at school in your underwear. To make matters worse, there's always going to be a digital record of that time you tried to spice things up and sounded a lot more awkward than naughty.
Not to worry — there are plenty of us in the same boat. We spend all day with a cell phone in hand, but the thought of using said cell phone for sexy time sounds downright horrifying. But all nervousness aside, there are some big benefits to sexting. For starters, it can make it easier to break into the dirty talk if you find yourself to be on the shyer side face-to-face. Sexting can also be a clever way to rev up a long-term relationship that's in need of a jumpstart (or just a jump).
According to 2015 research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention, up to 88 percent of adults are sexting. If you're new to the game, here's how to join in on the fun:
Ready to get started, dear grasshopper? Of course you are! Here are a few (OK, 20) sexting examples you can use as a jumping off point:
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