You never know what dangers you might encounter in there. Oh, come off it. And if you dare to look at one of these texts, you might end up getting a serious ticking-off — or worse, getting your collar felt. That sounds serious. Sexting is the practise of taking naughty pictures of yourself with your mobile phone, then sending it to someone else via the mobile text messaging service. It has caught on like hula-hoops among teenagers around the world, most of whom seem unaware of the possible consequences of sending nude or semi-nude pictures of yourself out into the ether. Why on earth would teenagers send out rude photos of themselves to other teenagers? And because the technology is there. Many teenagers use sexting as a tool for flirting in their school or neighbourhood. Now, you surreptitiously send them a photo of yourself in your undies.
1. Feel out their interest.
Sexting is, no doubt, an art of the 21st century. And one that if you haven't mastered the do's and don'ts yet, you definitely need to. Because not only is texting dirty messages a way to stand out from other women if you're in the dating game, but it's also an incredible way to "enhance sexual communication and intimacy with your partner," says Jane Greer , PhD, a relationship expert and author of What About Me? But if you've ever sent a sext that didn't go over very well—or have felt totally out of left field being seductive and not at all awkward—you may have thrown out the idea with your old flip phone. Before you send anything, Greer suggests talking it out with your partner so they don't accidentally open your sext during a work meeting and find themselves with a middle-school-oops boner. Instead, set parameters for when and how a sexy text message is okay—before one of them backfires. And when you begin, start with a sext that's not necessarily NSFW and see how they respond. Experts don't usually recommend this for most things in life, but when you send a naughty text, you automatically become a little vulnerable: You're either declaring something you want or showing off something you have for someone else to digest and potentially, but hopefully not, judge.
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Sexting can be really fun, but it can also be so very, very awkward. Usually before you can even think about taking selfies, you have to get into dirty talk. And that can be almost worse than trying to find a great angle for your butt in a floor length mirror. Even the boldest and the baddest could use a few sexting tips for keeping the pics private and their kinks on the down-low. You should take precautions, but you should also have fun sexting. The very first rule about sexting is to go with your gut. If someone is asking you for pictures, sending unsolicited pics, or even just suggesting things that sound just awful, shut that ish down. You should be enjoying this. On Android, Signal allows you to disable screenshots, too but not on an iPhone! Bleep is another good one, available for both Android and Apple operating systems.
Print article. Thirteen-year-old Hope Witsell liked a boy and wanted him to notice her. Sexting may seem like old-fashioned flirting in a high-tech guise, but as Hope discovered, it can produce results far more dangerous than batting eyelashes ever did. Later, when the administration got involved, the photo became grounds for her suspension.