Sexting your partner can bring things to life in the room, but it could ruin your long-term relationship, a new study suggests.
Couples were questioned about their sexting habits and experts found that people exchanging photographs and intimate messages reported greater sexual satisfaction.
However, they were also more likely to have discussions, watch pornography and flirt with others online, according to a new study.
Scientists say that sexters can focus on the sexual part of their relationship and neglect other areas such as talking, listening and spending quality time together.
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Sexting your partner can bring things to life in the room, but it could ruin your long-term relationship. The experts interrogated couples about their sexual habits and found that people who exchange photographs and intimate messages report that they have greater sexual satisfaction (stock)
The study of more than 600 adults, conducted by Purdue University, found that frequent hypermure and hypermether, which they did several times a week or many times a day, respectively, had problems in their love relationships.
They are more likely to row and have doubts about their romantic partner.
The activity also fed behaviors related to infidelity in social networks, as well as the visualization of pornography.
US participants UU And Canada had committed relationships when they were surveyed about sexting, self-esteem, relationship satisfaction, commitment, conflict and the use of pornography.
The majority did not say anything and was as happy with their partners as with those who did, the study found, but the sexters did report more sexual satisfaction than the non-sextant group.
Psychologist Professor Michelle Drouin said: "Sexting can help couples have intimacy and spice things up, but we definitely saw the downside of a lot of something good."
Professor Drouin said the findings, presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, show that people who regularly & # 39; sext & # 39; Your partner is more insecure in your relationship.
The study of 600 adults found that sexters were also more likely to have arguments, watch pornography and flirt with people online. Sexters can focus on the sexual part of their relationship and neglect other areas like talking and spending quality time together (stock)
Meanwhile, another study presented at the same conference found that couples with similar text message habits tended to be happier and more satisfied.
The researchers surveyed 205 adults between the ages of 18 and 29 who were in love relationships.
The questions focused on emotional security, text message habits and relationship satisfaction.
Those who described that their partner had a text style similar to themselves reported greater satisfaction in relationships.
In other words, couples who were more synchronized with the type of texts sent to each other were more satisfied with their partner, regardless of whether the messages they sent were love notes or complaints about a topic in the relationship.
The study's author, Dr. Leora Trub, of Pace University, New York, said; "The way couples sent text messages was more important to the satisfaction of the relationship than the frequency with which they sent text messages."
THE LIE THAT IS LYING TO YOU IS LYING?
According to an Indiana University research, almost half of all sexts sent between partners are lies.
The researchers found that out of 109 college students who sent sexually explicit texts, almost half (48 percent) had said fibs.
Two-thirds said they had lied about things like writhing in their underwear or touching their bodies in a certain way to "serve their partner", but a third said they had done it for fun because they were "bored" # 39;
In addition, lying during sexting was much more common among women than among men, with 45% of women and 24% of men inventing the truth.
Dr. Michelle Drouin, lead author of the study, compared the act of lying about orgasms during actual sexual intercourse.
Commenting on the discrepancy between the sexes, she added: "Women are more likely to fake orgasm than men, for obvious reasons, but they are more likely to feign excitement as well."
& # 39; Women lie to serve other people more than men [do]. & # 39;
Based on questions about relationship attitude, people who were more anxious to cheat or who tried to avoid intimacy were more likely to have lied in sexts than those who were more secure.
Previous research has shown that couples who communicate in a similar way in any medium are happier in their relationships.
This research extended those findings to text-based communication, according to Dr. Trub.
A second study, also presented by Dr. Trub, found that sending text messages can bring people closer to other people or create distance, depending on the motivations behind their use.
She said: "We sent a text message to check with our spouse during the workday and to stay connected with friends far away, but we also sent a text message to avoid dealing with relatives at the family party and to break up with someone." .
The survey asked 982 adults aged 18 to 29 about the use of their mobile phone, levels of anxiety and social shyness and general personality traits.
Dr. Trub added: "Text messages can become a crutch and eventually become a barrier to the creation of meaningful interactions.
"Texting all the time can also come from being alone or bored, and that can lead to isolation and alienation."
She said that counselors may be interested in their findings if they have clients who engage in unhealthy text message behaviors that can be damaging to their relationships.