It’s not even my birthday, But he wanna lick the icing off, I know you want it in the worst way, Can’t wait to blow my candles out…
Being a bit of an old school lady myself (not a smart phone owner, no data plan, not a big texter in general, etc.) I have recently been exposed to some flirtatious and frisky texting. Honestly, it was a bit exhilarating at first and then was followed by much screaming and calling my BFF to vent so I wouldn’t have night terrors. I think texting can be a fun and frisky way to set the tone for a rendezvous but it can go from flirty to frightening in a hot second. I’m going to discuss the good and ugly side of texting, from my perspective. Please feel free to share your successes and/or hilarious horror stories.
The Good: Flirtatious texting, or sexting as it has been called, can be fun and really get you in the mood. It’s less terrifying to say, “I’m thinking about you and I want to have sex with you” by text than face-to-face. Personally, I feel this is best used in what I am terming a “consensual amorous relationship.” Someone you know that you’re in some sort of relationship with, or just know in general. Let’s be honest: it feels good to know that someone is thinking of you and wants your body. It makes you feel HOT! And who doesn’t want to feel hot? Not only does it make you feel sexy, but it gives you something to look forward to. I think it is a good way to start what is sure to be a great night and to keep the passion alive in a relationship. It’s also a great way to get the ball rolling and take a new relationship to a more physical place. Fun, flirty fantasies sent via text make this awesome and can make you feel great and look forward to meeting up later.
The Awkward: Someone you don’t know or barely know. Example: a match on a dating site. You just gave them your number and they go from being a nice person who sends you emails, and who also loves to play scrabble to a pervert who wants to spank you and cum all over your face by the third text. Woah. Yes. It happens. This is real life people. My tip: make sure the person is interested in this sort of exchange first. Maybe test the waters with a, “Hey, I think you’re really sexy,” and see where it goes from there.
The Ugly: Unexpected photo of the sender’s naughty bits. This happened to me recently while I was in the car with my mom on the way to a children’s birthday party, probably the worst possible moment, and my reaction was “WOAH!” then “Delete!” When I told my friend about it later, while he tried to console my terror over the dick pic, he wondered, “Why didn’t you save it!?!” and I was like, “Why would I want to save that?” Maybe this makes me a prudish or old-fashioned lady, but a completely unexpected photo of a penis on your phone (just a penis photo at close range) was not what I was expecting and it did not put me in the mood. It took me from, “Maybe I’ll go hang out with this person later,” to, “I need counseling and a bottle of wine ASAP.” Don’t text something you wouldn’t want to be shared with the whole world. For me, the Grandma rule applies: If you wouldn’t want your grandma to see that photo, you probably shouldn’t send it.
I’m looking forward to your stories sharing your sexting successes and woes. I’m so sure I’m not the only one who has had these fun and scary experiences.