Reliable sex chats
But keep in mind, we wrote this feature with the assumption that our readers were consenting adults. When we first tackled this subject back in 2015, PCMag analyst Jill Duffy asked Erika Moen, the cartoonist behind the sex-positive webcomic Oh Joy, Sex Toy (which you can support via Moen's Patreon page), about her definition of sexting, and she added one important point.
"It's two adults consensually engaging in sexually arousing behavior," she told us via email.
Remember, too, that they could be intercepted on your end or your sexting partner's end. Anyone can take a screenshot of their phone or computer, or even use another device to take a picture of a screen.
We don't condemn it, but we do see it as higher risk.What efforts are you both going to make to protect the privacy of the other person?Set some ground rules and don't be afraid to turn down options that make you feel uncomfortable or vulnerable."Even if that person hurts you later, even if you think that person deserves to be punished for some wrongdoing, using their own body or sexual desires to publicly humiliate them is never, ever justified. Maybe they won't protect your photos as well as you want, or maybe they'll betray your trust and show your photos to other people. Maybe they're a predator, or a blackmailer, or a minor.Sure, the risks can be scary, but knowing the specific risks helps in finding good solutions.