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“No one’s actually going to get a sexually transmitted disease because they’re sexting,” Eric Rice, the study’s lead researcher from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, told Reuters Health. “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.’”
Teen Sexting Linked to Real-World Risky Sexual Behavior
Time Healthland, Alexandra Sifferlin, 09/17/2012
Teens who send and receive sexually explicit texts or photos, colloquially known as “sexting,” are likely engaging in the same kinds of risky sexual behaviors offline, finds a new survey of Los Angeles high school students.