Something You Might Think is Bad Could Be Good for Your Love Life

posted: 09/03/15
by: Courtney Reimer
happy couple in bed

It's something you're probably hoping your kids never do, but when it comes to grown-up love lives, a little sexting can go a long way. (At least in committed, monogamous relationships.)

That's according to a new study presented at the American Psychological Society last month. "Overall we found that higher levels of sexting were related to higher levels of sexual satisfaction," Emily Stasko, a Drexel University researcher told the Washington Post in their article titled "Go Ahead and Send That Sext. It Could Be Good for Your Relationship."

An even more comprehensive study of 6,000 people reported in London's Telegraph found that half of those in stable relationships under the age of 35 have sexted and say it's good for their couplings -- as do one in five of those who have been together for 15 years or more.

Though it's not yet clear which came first, the sext or the happy sex life, but it certainly can't hurt to start sending a few (just be careful to keep those private-part messages private).