"Sexting" Linked to Sexual Promiscuity Among Teens 09/18/2012

by Moody Adams
“One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, and were also more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, according to a study based on a 2011,” Reuters reports.

Teens who sent sexually-explicit texts are seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who said they'd never sexted.

Girls who sent naked pictures of themselves are more likely, to have had multiple sex partners, use drugs and alcohol and engage in high risk sex.

A study of 1,839 Houston, Texas high schoolers out earlier this summer found that one in four teens had sent a naked photo of themselves through the the Internet were also much more likely to be having risky sex.

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