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Sexting Not Just for Kids

Plenty of older adults send racy messages on their cellphones — but it's usually a private matter

"It also fits nicely into longtime couples' busy schedules to keep things spicy," says relationship and sexual health expert Genie James, who recommends sexting to couples who travel a lot, live apart in different cities or have trouble connecting throughout the day."It’s cheap," she says."It's quick. It's right there. And nobody can hear you."

James continues, "It's about setting the stage for sex and keeping passion alive. A cellphone's in your hands every day. You're already doing it."

But beware, the experts warn. Sexting has its dangers, too. For one thing, it can be easy to send a text to a wrong number, and that can be embarrassing — or worse.

When it comes to dating, false advertising is often a big issue, says relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle. It's something online daters may be all too familiar with when their date shows up looking about 30 years older than his profile photo.

Next: Don't get carried away with sexting. »

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