10 Reasons Sexting Is Better Than Sex No judging allowed: Sexting is, after all, safer By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 11, 2010 12:27 PM CST 5 comments Comments Why have real sex when you can just sext? (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – Sexting is getting a bad rap—but you really shouldn’t judge until you’ve tried for yourself. Simcha Whitehill offers 10 reasons why sending sexy text messages is better than doing the deed in real life, on The Frisky: Imagination: As in, you actually have to use it—and so does your partner. Lingerie: No need to spend any money on it! Your “number”: Yeah, your sex partner number. Luckily, it won’t get any higher with a virtual partner. Less risk: Similarly, you won’t be in any danger of an STD or unplanned pregnancy. Foreplay: “You get to explore every aspect of a fantasy,” and if you do it before meeting up, “it’ll jump-start both your engines.” For the complete list, click here.