Why people Sexting
Why do people engage in sexting? Why do they send racy or nude images or videos, as well as texts with sexual content?
Sexting can seem to be a straightforward way to get what you want—or at least try to get what you want—for a short-term hookup. However, sexting is more likely to occur in a committed relationship.
According to some studies, people often participate in sexting after being coerced by romantic partners. As a result, anxiety and concern for what your romantic partner thinks of you may encourage sexting.
People who are afraid of being alone or had dating anxiety and those who are nervous or uncertain about their attachment style are more likely to sext.
We also assumed that these singles would be more likely to sext their romantic partners, even though they weren’t in a committed relationship.