Sexting isn't just for teens. But if you're not one of the millions of adults who engage in the practice, there's now good reason to practice your sexy selfie game.
New research presented at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention, and now published on ScienceDaily, has unearthed an intriguing link between regular sexting and overall sexual satisfaction.
Drexel University professors Emily Stasko and Pamela Geller recently assessed the sexting—defined as the sending or receiving of sexually suggestive or explicit content via text message—of 870 American men and women aged 18 to 82.
Of the 88 percent of participants who defined themselves as sexters, 75 percent of them engaged in the act as part of a committed relationship.
Only 43 percent sent X-rated messages to casual flings.
The researchers found that, particularly for those in a relationship, there was a "robust relationship" between greater levels of sexting and greater sexual satisfaction. The study's singletons (who constituted 26 percent of the pool) had significantly lower overall scores for sexual satisfaction.
So go ahead and send that (solicited) dick pic. Just make sure you crop out your face first.