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.