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Putting Cosmo’s Tips to the Test: Sexting

Cosmopolitan magazine is infamous for their sex advice, but does it actually work? Sometimes their tips seem so outlandish that they couldn’t possibly be successful in making a man swoon. So, when I came across the tips on Cosmopolitan.com titled “Sexy Texts He’ll Love,” I couldn’t resist trying them out on my boyfriend to see for myself just how accurate Cosmo is. And I have to admit, the results were a little surprising.

“I’ve been thinking about you all day. It hasn’t been innocent”
So I texted him this when I first saw the article and he didn’t respond until an hour later when I was in class. However, his response was a very enthusiastic “Oooo yea? Like what kinds of things?” After I coyly answered, he prompted me to describe in detail exactly what I was thinking which led to a very inopportune, albeit hot, back and forth between us. So yes, this text definitely works as a sexy conversation starter.

“That tie you’re wearing? Let’s use it tonight.”
The response I received was an approving “Nnnnnnice! Absolutely!” This did not prompt a full on sext conversation, but it certainly got him excited about what was to come, and actually did inspire some new moves in the bedroom.

“Caught a glimpse of your ass when you left this morning. Amazing.”
This text seems to have just come across as a compliment based on his response of “Mmmm :).” Now, compliments are never a bad thing, but I don’t think he got all hot and bothered reading it.

“I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”
I was pretty skeptical of this one at first because it seems kind of random and out of context on its own, and it turns out I was right. The response I got was “I’ll show you yours if you show me mine :).” Obviously, that was just confusing and funny so yes, this text was kind of a fail.

It didn’t take long for my boyfriend to realize that something was up after sending all these texts over the course of a few days. He later asked if I actually saw his ass that morning and I finally told him about the experiment I had been conducting. He didn’t mind too much, since a sexy text is still a sexy text regardless of who came up with it. However, he did say those texts didn’t really seem like something I would say, so he kind of had a feeling from the beginning that there was something more behind those texts.

So, although Cosmo’s ideas definitely did get the provocative juices flowing and received some positive feedback, I would recommend putting your own spin on these examples in order to add a more genuine and personal quality to them. Also, if you want some more inspiration, check out the full infographic at http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/dating-advice/sexy-texts-he-will-lo….

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