YOU might think that sending a naughty photo of you is as good as sexting — but there are plenty of virtual ways to up the ante.
For many long-distance couples — and those who just aren’t spending as much time together as they’d like — there’s a lot more you can introduce to heat things up over text.
There are different versions of sex games and roleplaying games that you can digitize.
Think classics like Never Have I Ever, Would You Rather, and F**k, Marry, Kill.
As with all sexual experiences, consent is key, so make sure you check with your partner if they’re okay with what you both want to try.
For couples who like mysteries, 20 Questions is a good choice.
For this game, you choose a gender-related thing like a sex position, kink, or toy and get your partner to ask you yes-or-no questions until they guess it.
Lovers who are into sex toys can go on a shopping spree either to send to each other or to create a wish list of tools to feature next time you are together.
Sexy Truth or Dare can also be done via texting to share intimate truths with your partner and try new things even when they’re not with you in person.
A favorite among long-term and long-distance couples is to remember your favorite sex sessions or positions with each other.
And to keep the anticipation in the air, this can be increased by discussing sexual fantasies you’d like to act out the next time you see each other.
RPG fans will be pleased to know that this can also be done via text.
Whatever character you want to play, outline a dynamic or scene you’d like to try out with your partner and talk about how you’d like to play it.
Edging is another sex technique that can be performed virtually.
It’s about using all sorts of digital means to bring each other close to orgasm, but stopping before it actually happens.
The idea behind edging is that when you finally let your body run free, there should be a more intense and longer orgasm.
Many adults also like to listen to music during sex.
Thanks to modern technology, you can now create sex playlists for each other – or create one together – with some of your favorite songs to get you in the mood.
The playlist can then be used for both twosome and solo sessions to remind you of your friend from afar.
Cosmopolitan recommends a game called Horny MadLibs.
It’s about writing your own erotic story over text with some blank spaces and getting your partner to fill them in.
In the same way, you can read hot literature at the same time and then discuss it in the text.
You can also make a game out of exchanging porn clips if you’re both into it.