Has the passion in your marriage cooled lately? Looking for a new way to turn up the heat in your relationship? A recent study from Drexel University demonstrates how sexting — sending sexually suggestive text messages to your romantic partner — can greatly improve the quality of your relationship.
“Amen!” family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross cheers. She adds that sexting can be a fun and flirty way to connect with your partner throughout the day and get him or her excited for intimacy later that night.
Here are Dr. Rachael’s top sexting tips to get you started today:
1. Be person-specific: Use words that your partner would use and respond to positively. An unnatural term can jar your partner out of the moment. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork advises thinking about what your partner would like to receive.
2. Recall a moment: Remind your partner of past activities and behaviors that you or your partner particularly enjoyed. (e.g. “I love when you…”)
3. Follow through: Actually do what you say you’re going to do that night. After all that build up, the pay-off certainly will be worth it.
Watch what happens when OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton sends a sext to her husband for the first time!