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Russians know how to write about passion and doom and so they'd be perfect at sexting. And, yes, I think all sexts should be colored by their own intrinsic ephemerality, and the knowledge that all burning hot love eventually burns out. Sexts should be dirty, yes, but also maybe maudlin. And Turgenev would have been great at that. Here is a choice quote from First Love, which ably demonstrates how much Turgenev would have mastered the art of the tortured text: "I burnt as in a fire in her presence...but what did I care to know what the fire was in which I burned and melted—it was enough that it was sweet to burn and melt.” Yes! Fire! That's what you want in a sext. Side note, I bet Vladimir Putin is big on sending dick pics. He really seems the type, doesn't he? Anyway. Moving on!