The Risky Sex Move You Might Be Making
Looks like all those work emails aren't the only reason you're glued to your phone: 54 percent of smartphone users have sent or received racy texts, videos, photos, or emails, according to a survey by the tech security company McAfee. The problem is, only a third of people have asked an ex to delete those mementos when they broke up.
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The survey looked at the tech habits of more than 1,500 people and found that most of us get very intimate over the phone, especially Millennials (70 percent of 18-24 year olds have received a sext). And while it's sweet that 96 percent of sexters trust their significant other with the racy content, only 32 percent have asked an ex to get rid of the evidence once they called it quits. Here's the issue: Even if you trust your ex, revenge porn is definitely a thing (Learn more about it and what to do if a nude photo of you ends up online). Plus, what happens if their phone gets stolen or hacked?
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Hey, we're not against sexting if you trust the person on the other end of the line. That said, it's important to follow smart rules of sexting—like making sure that it's a neck down shot and giving your partner a heads up so you don't send them something racy when their phone is open. (And watch out for this one time you shouldn't sext.)
If you want to avoid the risk altogether, there are a million ways to spice things up—like experimenting with role play or indulging in a fantasy—without the permanency of a naked photo.
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