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Study Shocker: Sexting Leads To Sex
OMG! Our friends at the Centers for Disease Control conducted a study of 1,800 teens between ninth and twelfth grade, and fifteen percent of those with mobile devices were ‘sexting’. And they discovered – wait for it – that teens who engage in “sexting” are more likely to, you know, “do it”.
Dr. Eric Rice, a researcher from the School of Social Network at the University of Southern California said, “What we really wanted to know is, is there a link between sexting and taking risks with your body? And the answer is a pretty resounding ‘yes’.”
It turns out that teens who sexted are seven times more likely than their peers to engage in sex, and nearly half of those are engaged in risky behaviors like unprotected sex, thereby raising the risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Before someone produces an app for downloadable STDs, it’s time Apple took responsibility and issued a line of finger condoms for the iPhone 5.