By Annie Foskett Aug. Maybe you were nervous. Either way, you probably carefully considered what time of day to send it.
Then, you crafted that perfectly suggestive string of words in your "Notes" app, while simultaneously carefully checking for typos. Bad grammar is a boner killer. You copied and pasted that sucker into your iMessage box and hesitated for a minute three mayybe before pressing "send. I'm getting chills just thinking about sending a sext. If you haven't lost your sexting-virginity yet, you should. It is thrilling.
Why is sexting so fun? I spoke to Dr.
Your Brain Gets A Spike Of Dopamine Sending sexy text messages to your partner can quite literally make you feel like you've taken a drug. Michael explains that sexting can lead to a spike in dopamine, which is also what cocaine does to you.
Increased dopamine can increase desire in many people. How lovely.
Just say no to drugs, but leaidng say yes to a sexy text. Even if you aren't going to see your partner for a long time because they are traveling, "this heightened state of arousal can make for some very good masturbation material," says Dr.
According to Dr. Michael, sexting is sexy because of physiology, so trust that science and indulge.
You Might Feel A Little Anxiety As with all thrilling things, the rush of wonderfulness is often preceded by some momentary anxiety. This is the age of revenge pornand sending a picture or racy leadihg is inherently risky. A text is permanent once you send it out into the ether, so make sure you are sexting with someone you trust deeply.
nore Even if you do trust your partner, you might have some nerves around how they are going to react to the sexting. Once you get to know a person and you have a level of trust, it can be very exciting sending and receiving a sext. The response should generally be positive.
Shout out to anyone who's ever received an unexpected dick pic. You'll Desire Your Partner More As strange as it seems, the distant act of texting racy things to your partner can actually bring you closer together.
Michael And if you are in the same vicinity? Receiving a sexy text at work is going to make you want to race home to be with bae in the flesh, which is exciting, especially if you are in a long-term relationship.
Keep it fresh. Your entire relationship will benefit. OK so, sexting with someone you love and trust is literally like a drug. Oh, and don't sext and drive.