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South Africa might not be as con­ser­va­tive as you think! A re­cent study found a whop­ping 77% of South Africans have in­dulged in sex­ting.

“Sex­ting may be be­com­ing a new but typ­i­cal step in a sex­ual or ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship,” says Amanda Ges­sel­man, a re­search sci­en­tist at the Kin­sey In­sti­tute in the USA which re­leases an an­nual in­ter­na­tional sex sur­vey in­volv­ing more than 140 000 par­tic­i­pants from nearly 200 coun­tries.

Over­all, 67% of adults world­wide ac­knowl­edged they’ve sexted – a huge in­crease from five years ago when only 21% owned up to the saucy prac­tice.

“This in­crease and the large pro­por­tion of re­spon­dents sug­gest that in­cor­po­rat­ing tech into our pri­vate lives may be be­com­ing nor­mal,” Ges­sel­man says.

SA came out tops in the study for most likely to sext, with the USA hot on our heels with 74%. Least likely to en­gage in sex­ting were the Ja­panese and South Kore­ans – only 34% and 30% re­spec­tively said they’d sexted be­fore.

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