According to a new study out of Texas Tech University, believe it or not, the majority of people sext for non-sexual reasons.
The researchers found there are three equally-common reasons why people say they sext with their partner:
1. To get reassurance that their partner is still into them.
2. As a favour to their partner, knowing that they’ll get a non-sexual favour in return eventually. For example, they sext and in return, their partner takes them out to dinner.
3. And finally, one-third of people sext for the traditional sexual reasons.
The researchers also didn’t find any differences between people of different ages, genders, or sexual orientations; those three motivations are equally split across every group.