‘Sex & Tech’: What’s it mean?

It’s a snow day, so I thought I’d read a bit about sex and technology. Luckily, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Cosmogirl.com were there to provide me with some light reading on the subject.
The basics:

A significant number of teens have electronically sent, or posted online, nude or semi-nude pictures or video of


Sending and posting nude or semi-nude photos or videos starts at a young age and becomes even more frequent as teens become young adults.

Tell me more.

Teens and young adults admit that sending/posting sexu-
ally suggestive content has an impact on their behavior.

But why?

Teens and young adults give many reasons for sending/
posting sexually suggestive content.  Most say it is a “fun
and flirtatious” activity.

Let’s sum this up: Teens and twenty-somethings are engaging in sexually curious behaviors that could lead to difficult and potentially dangerous choices. Their reasons are mixed, but can be broken down to the basic response of “It’s fun.”
The report might as well have been called, “Yup, it’s all pretty much the same. Adolescents like the sexy.”
Ignore the technology. This is about educating kids about sex. I’m guessing many will look at the survey results and argue the ghost is in the machine.
They’re right, if they realize the machine, not unlike soylent green, is people.


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