(STUDY FINDS) -- LUBBOCK, Texas — “Sexting,” or exchanging sexually-charged text messages, has become an all too common practice among romantic partners and flings in today’s day and age. The risqué behavior doesn’t seem to require much additional explanation at first glance, but a new study has come to a surprising conclusion regarding this modern dating tactic. Most of the time, researchers say, people engage in sexting without the hopes of gaining any type of sexual gratification or pleasure at all.
In fact, according to the study conducted at Texas Tech University, two-thirds of people typically “sext” their partners for reasons that are not sexual. The authors identified three, equally common reasons: