Let me first preface this piece with the fact I really know very little about this topic. I’m too awkward for any kind of sexting so this is purely an opinion piece spurred by a recent discussion with friends and it has been awhile since I’ve written so here we are.
I understand the place sexting has in our society, though I don’t necessarily get it that’s neither here nor there. As we covered several times before on this blog, I’m exceptionally awkward so there are a lot of social trends I don’t get. This is more of a treatise on sexting etiquette, at least how I best see it so here goes nothing!
Rule #1: You should never ask for one. I feel like the whole allure of sexting is the element of surprise so if you ask for a booty pic that just cancels out the excitement. You buy lingerie to surprise your significant other in the bedroom, right? I feel like those same rules should apply here too. So, please, for the love of everything that is good and right, here’s looking at you my fellow male gender, please stop asking for them.
Rule #2: I can’t speak for all women but from what I’ve read and heard from friends is they rarely, if ever, want dick pics. There’s just nothing attractive really about that part of the male anatomy and I have one. Of course, I’ve learned to never speak in generalizations so if you’re in a relationship where this is not the case, I’m sure the context of the relationship will give a clue it’s a good idea to send one so fire away. In all other cases, here’s an idea if your significant other sends you a booty pic perhaps a picture back of your shock and awe or a profession of your appreciation for the surprise would be better rather than a picture of your junk. Maybe even flowers, those are always nice for any occasion.
Rule #3: Similarly to Rule #1, nobody should ever expect anything. They should be a surprise as covered above. So perhaps things get a little flirty in your messages, don’t be upset if it doesn’t result in a booty pic. I for one, find a witty exchange of words just as intoxicating as any picture if I’m honest. Granted I may be incredibly nerdy but I imagine there are other people out there who would appreciate it just as much. So, you know, just be a nice and respectful person.
These are three pretty simple rules I’d say that should be easy enough to follow and make the whole sexting experience more enjoyable for everyone involved. So while even though, not many people read my little space on the internet maybe I can positively affect one person’s experience and then it’s worth all the awkwardness of writing this.