The Dos And Donts Of Sexting

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Sexting

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at

Edited by: Lillian Castro

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Sexting is the act of sending explicit verbiage or photographs to another person via text message. If used the right way, sexting can be a lot of fun between partners. If used the wrong way, sexting can spell disaster for your personal or professional life.

Ladies, here are some tips to staying away from becoming another sexting scandal headline in the local paper.

1. Think of the consequences.

If you ever plan to run for public office or are currently in public office, do not sext ever. Don’t even think about it.

I don’t care if you’ve been faithfully married to the same man for 50 years. Sexting is stupid if you are in the public eye. Not because your partner will screw you over and send the sext to other people, but because your account could be hacked and the information made viral.

Do you really want a shot of your cleavage all over Facebook and Twitter? If the answer is “I don’t care,” then go for it.

2. Don’t drink and sext.

Sure, after a few pops your inhibition goes out the window and a good round of sexting with the new boy toy sounds like a lot of fun. Use this rule: If you’re too drunk to drive, then you’re too drunk to sext.

Just like drunk dialing, drunk sexting can bring with it morning-after anxiety and regrets.

3. If you haven’t had real sex, don’t sext.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you haven’t had actual person-to-person intercourse, then you should hold off on dirty multimedia messages. Imagine having a hot and heavy sexting encounter and then trying to make the real thing happen without some serious expectations.

Whether you decide to sext or not to sext, just remember the number one rule of sexting is to make sure your phone battery is charged to 100 percent capacity.

There is nothing worse than sexting “Phone’s gonna die text u back in 10” as the session is starting to get good.

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