Science Says Sexting Can Actually Be Really Good For Your Love Life
It's time to retroactively justify all the questionable media you've ever sent, as long as everything was casual.
According to a new study by researchers at Drexel University, sexting does a relationship good.
Coauthors Emily Stasko and Dr. Pamela Geller surveyed 870 heterosexuals anywhere from 18 to 82 years of age.
Of those surveyed, 82 percent admitted to having sexted over the past 12 months, and most of these messages were sent from the comfort of each's own home. However, a small group of participants -- roughly 24 percent -- reported sexting from work and other outings.
While the study's results showed sexting contributed to increased satisfaction in casual or blossoming relationships, it seems that it had no effect on committed relationships.
The researchers wrote,
For individuals who describe their relationship as being 'very committed,' sexting is unrelated to satisfaction.
So sext away, sexters, until things get serious and the sparks die. Then you'll have to mail your nudes to San Quentin and wait for responses like everyone else.