USC Study: Kids Who Sext Like Sex

USC Study: Kids Who Sext Like Sex

In a study conducted by researchers at USC,  it was discovered that kids who engage in sexting are also more likely to be sexually active.

Knock me over with a feather.

Sexting, for those of you who don’t know, is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and pictures through a mobile device like a phone. For some reason researchers at USC were unsure if kids who engage in sexually explicit digital behavior would also be more sexually active than kids who do not.  

Maybe the expectation was that sexters were all talk, or something

Researchers at the USC School of Social Work looked at more than 1,300 L.A. middle school students ages 10 to 15 who took part in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The results of their work was published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics.

They found that “young teens” were four times more likely to be sexually involved if they had reported sending texts.

LGBT students were nine times more likely to sext, USC said.

Tomorrow USC will release its findings on a study that looks at whether or not people who read food magazines like to eat.

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