Sexting has become synonymous with the disastrous end of relationships and scandals. Tiger Woods, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Basketball Wives stars Royce Reed and Jennifer Williams and Congressman Anthony Weiner all fall into this category. With all of the controversy and mess these sexting messages can cause, some people still view them as a necessary part of a relationship in order to keep things spicy.
Pop sensation Rihanna has been quoted as saying that she feels bad for any guy whose woman doesn’t send him nude pictures of herself. In the first season of La La’s Full Court Life, Mrs. Anthony was very adamant about sending sexy pictures to her husband Carmelo while he was on the road in order to remind him of what he had waiting at home. Pop culture has made it seem like sexting is a part of relationships that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s almost as if it should be a given once you enter into a relationship.
The thing with sexting is that once you send those pictures to your man, you really don’t know what he will do with them in the future. When you are in the relationship everything is beautiful and you trust that he would never share those pictures with anyone. However, when someone is heart broken or upset, they can be malicious at your expense. This includes putting those very sexual texts and pictures on blast on the Internet or showing them to all of his friends.
And for those of you who cheat, sexting is a surefire way to get caught. A scorned lover will be quick to send that information to your mate.
I understand that sexting can be used to entice your man, but be careful of who you choose to send those very intimate messages and pictures to. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean that you must participate in this. Never feel pressured to sext, because it can have a horrible backlash if things fall apart one day. —Risa Dixon
Do you think sexting is necessary in relationships?