Sexting, sexting… one, two, three. The way that we communicate has changed a lot over the last few years, as we’ve had to adapt to a socially distanced world that requires less real face time and more FaceTime. Work meetings on Zoom, birthday parties on video calls, fitness classes on Instagram, and even first dates take place remotely in apps now. But, what about sex? We’ve done even more to take sexual pleasure into our own hands; in the midst of a self-love revolution, we’ve seen sex toy sales boom and our masturbation curiosity piqued. Yet, we can’t help but wonder: what happens if we want more than solo-sex, if we want to connect with another person sexually?
‘How to sext’ searches almost doubled in popularity in early 2020 when the world went into lockdown, proving that when we’re unable to see our sex buddies, meet potential partners or try out long distance; we want to find alternative ways to connect and get creative with our communication. Today, sexting remains relevant as we lead hectic and safe distancing-aware lives.
Keep scrolling for a quick guide (or refresher) on the basic rules of sexting, as well as sex-positive ideas to try.