People tend to over-dramatize the negative aspects of sexual behaviors, says study author Joe Currin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychological sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. His research shows that sexting can be a healthy way to strengthen connections between two people, as long as it's being used as a way to enhance a happy relationship.
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Sexting can be problematic when it's done as a way to compensate for what you consider to be personal shortcomings (for example, you feel you aren't good enough for your SO). In that case, you might consider therapy to figure out what's driving your efforts, Currin says.
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