Sexting is also an activity highly fraught with anxiety; as you're expected to flex your super-steamy sex muscles in verbs and adjectives as a means to show your partner that you're both a gymnast and a wizard in the bedroom.
That said, sexting has kind of become the norm. And it can be an amazing form of foreplay to get you, and keep you, in the mood. So if you're new, here are a few things to keep in mind:
A more experienced sexter typically knows the right trigger words to say to really get your imagination in motion. Let them show off a little bit while you sneakily pick up tips along the way. Ask them what they are doing to themselves, or ask what they would like you to do them. See how they respond and use that as a template for later.
Use words of encouragement
Words like "mmm" or "I like that" when they are answering your questions will egg them on to continue. A classic "tell me more" goes a long way, too.
Keep it simple
There's that gut-plummeting feeling when you get the "Now you" text from your partner, asking you to share your fantasies. Don't worry about alliteration, themes, motifs, or anything else you learned in high school English. If you're just starting out, sometimes it's best to just be blunt. "I want you to go down on me" can be very effective.