Sexting leads to increased sexual behaviour in teens

October 6, 2014 4:09 PM

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Sexting leads to increased sexual behaviour in teens

Researchers at the University of Texas say that sexting may be the new "normal" part of adolescent sexual development and is not strictly limited to at-risk teens. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, are from the first study on the relationship between teenage sexting, or sending sexually explicit images to another electronically, and future sexual activity.

The study results indicate that sexting may precede sexual intercourse in some cases and further cements the idea that sexting behaviour is a credible sign of teenage sexual activity. Further, the researchers did not find a link between sexting and risky sexual behaviour over time, which may suggest...

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