Well, according to a new Pew survey, if you do dally in sexting, you’re a member of the growing norm. As cited by The Daily Beast, the study found that 74% of all respondents indicated that internet communication — be it email, chat, or, yeah, sexts — has improved their relationships. That’s a somewhat different message from the old, and now probably outdated, notion that digital communication is cheapening the back and forth between couples.
Sexting, too, is now almost fully mainstreamed. In the poll, researchers found that 42% of their subjects have received what could reasonably be called a “sext” while 23% have owned up to sending one. With a little more than half as many giving than receiving, it seems there’s a crucial sext gap. We could surmise that it runs along gender lines, but one never knows, does one?