Sexting, the term for this blog, is the name given to the action of exchanging erotic messages. It is the junction of the English terms "sex" and "texting" (sending message). Even if you have never heard of the word specifically, you are certainly close to action. In 2017, the Kinsey Institute (one of the most respected sexology centers on the planet) estimated that nearly 70% of the world's population had sexted.
Now, a new search from another renowned institute, the British University of the West of Scotland, is explaining a little more about the behavior of those who send these hot messages.
According to the new research, sexting is sexually happier, but also at greater risk.
To reach this conclusion, the researchers listened to 244 adults. Everyone had to read predetermined statements and say whether they agreed little or nothing with what was written.
Among the phrases were texts such as "Sending erotic messages is common in a relationship and / or friendship", "I have no problem with my sex life", "My partner meets all my needs", "I I have chances to have sex without a condom ".
At the same time, participants answered about how often they had already sexted: Have they sent texts? And photos? Videos? Did your genitals appear on the images? And these shipments have happened how many times? One, two? Daily?
The results indicated that the more frequently participants sent erotic messages, the more content they were with their sex life. The survey even showed a difference of up to 85% more satisfaction.
On the other hand, these same people were more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors. In practice, it means that they (mostly men) believed that there were more advantages than disadvantages to not taking contraceptive measures, going out of a safe place to have sex with someone you don't know, and not even worrying about the risk of sexually transmitted infections ( the most correct term for what we called STDs).
Importantly, the study has some good weaknesses. For example, 244 people is a low sample, and even within this group there were points that may have interfered with the end result. Of the participants, 74% are in a serious relationship, which may interfere with the actual percentage of people who are exposed to sexual risks, for example.
Anyway it is a study done by a respected university. It is a tip, to understand human behavior a little better.
And do you, now that you understand a little more about sexting, get excited or discouraged to send some spicy messages? Tell me here in the comments!