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Understand the risks
Understand the risks of sending sexually explicit text messages or photos via cellphone, aka "sexting." Once you hit "send," your message is out there for good, with no guarantee it will remain between you and the recipient. So weigh the pros and cons carefully before you engage in this mode of communication.
Don't have premature sext
Consider your relationship with the intended recipient and whether sexting would be appropriate -- and legal. If you're not already sexually intimate, instigating via cellphone can be risky.
Know the recipient
Know the recipient's tastes and tendencies. Would they welcome a sext from you? How racy are they? Keep in mind that, as with any communication that doesn't include face-to-face interaction, messages can be misconstrued.
Don't drink and sext
Need we say it? Don't sext when your inhibitions are lowered by alcohol, fatigue, heartbreak, or anything else. Always sext with a clear head and heart.
Err on the side of subtlety
Err on the side of subtlety. You can always get more graphic if your sexts are well received; you'll have a harder time recovering from sending a message the receiver finds offensive. Now that you know the ground rules, go and have good sext!