How Sexting Can Boost Your Adult Relationship [VIDEO]

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Flirty singles and couples are sexting their way to fiery intimacy in their relationships. How about you?

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In April, U.K.-based mobile news site Recombu polled 2,000 adults, who revealed many were sexting. According to the survey, 48% of women and 45% of men sent provocative images, videos and sexually suggestive messages electronically.

Aside from the great benefits to sexting, there are also cases of flirty texts gone very wrong (for example, former representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal). The Recombu survey reveals 1 in 10 have sent sext texts to the wrong person. Like everything else in the game of tech-aided romance, there are rules. Heed this warning: Being flirty on your phone could easily be considered lewd, creepy or even criminal if you and the recipient aren't on the same page.

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On tonight's episode of Love in the Time of Robots, Nerdist.com's resident sex blogger Sandra Daugherty will share her wisdom about the do's and don'ts of sexting. If done well, sexting could transform your romantic relationship for the better. Sex Nerd Sandra will reveal how to turn sexting into something fun and pressure-free, if that's something you're comfortable with in your relationship.

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Send your sexting concerns and questions to the expert advice team manning the (@LoveBot) Twitter and Facebook accounts. Catch new episodes of Love in the Time of Robots Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on Mashable, Ustream.tv and HowAboutWe.

Do you sext? If so, share some of your guidelines or sexting etiquette rules with us in the comments.

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1. Feel Me

Feel Me is an iOS app that gives couples live connections over the phone. In real-time, the app shows you where the other person is touching his or her iPhone. When both parties touch the same spot, the area lights up and vibrates. The app is perfect for long-distance couples and duos who don't see each other often. Sign up to learn when Feel Me becomes available.

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