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Tweens Are Sexting Up a Storm, But Not Having Much Sex

09
Jan
2014

Sexting is the 2014 parental hangup equivalent to pot-smoking in the ’60s and video games and Marilyn Manson music in the ’90s. A new report proves that the uproar over sexting is really only making everyone feel awkward. Yes, one in four tweens is sexting, according to the Daily Beast — but the child pregnancy rate is the lowest it’s been since it peaked in the ’90s, and overall rates of teen sexual activity haven’t changed in 10 years.  For the most part, sexting doesn’t have a negative impact on someone’s life until people find out about it and start slut-shaming.

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