Its the joy of sext!
Sexting is now a normal part of human relationships, according to a massive new study of sex and tech 74 percent of Americans say they exchange saucy electronic messages with their lovers.
The results form part of womens health app Clues Sex and Technology report.
Sexting may be becoming a new, but typical, step in a sexual or romantic relationship, said Amanda Gesselman, a research scientist at the Kinsey Institute, which provided consultation to Clues Sex and Technology report.
The researchers surveyed more than 140,000 people from 198 countries about the role of tech in their sex lives, and found Americans are some of the most prolific sexters on the planet second only to South Africans. Japanese and South Korean adults are the least likely to trade racy missives.
Worldwide, 67 percent of adults said theyve sexted a staggering increase from just five years ago, when only 21 percent said they engaged in the practice.
This increase, and this large of a proportion of respondents suggest that incorporating tech into our private lives may be becoming normal, Gesselman said.
An old-school text message is still the most common way for people over 18 to transmit their salacious thoughts, with 65 percent of Americans saying theyve sent sexy SMSes, while only 38 percent used Snapchat.
The study also revealed that a third of Americans have used an app like Tinder to find a date or get laid but more say theyre looking for a relationship than a one-night stand.
Thirty-six percent said they used apps to find long- or short-term relationship, while only 20 percent were seeking to satisfy their carnal desires.
Swedes are the most plugged-in when it comes to online dating, with 46 percent saying theyve used a dating app, while Russians are Luddite lovers, with only 3 percent reporting that theyve used an app for a hookup.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.
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