Feeds

back to article SMARTPHONES make TEENS have SEX with STRANGERS

Teens with internet-enabled phones will have more sex with fewer condoms, research at the University of Southern California has found. And the mobe-inspired jigjig was more likely to be with a stranger they met on the internet. Having a smartphone opened up "a risky avenue" said the researchers: finding a correlation between …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.

Page:

Anonymous Coward

yeah well i still got my nokia 1611...hello girls

5
0
Anonymous Coward

Nokias

I use a 3310. A real phone. It can make phonecalls, I can send text messages and I can trow it out of a 3rd floor window without worrying about it breaking. Why would I need a "smart" phone??

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Why would I need a "smart" phone??

To get sex.

Apparently it's more fun than phone calls and text messages.

10
1
Anonymous Coward

Don't believe everything you read, it's not working for me!

1
0

Re: Nokias

Perhaps to stop you stupidly throwing it out of a 3rd floor window?

0
0
Joke

Fewer?

"Teens with internet-enabled phones will have more sex with fewer condoms,"

Good lord, I've only ever used one at a time... even before I had a smart phone.

12
0
Joke

Re: Fewer?

Must be a lot of insurance claims for damaged smart phones - cant imagine its just the one guy who stuck his Iphone in a vagina, of a cow

0
0

Re: Fewer?

Yes, I think it's saying they're using fewer than one at a time. Presumably they decided it was more effective as a waterproof case for their phone?

0
0
Silver badge
Pint

Re: Fewer?

"Must be a lot of insurance claims for damaged smart phones - cant imagine its just the one guy who stuck his Iphone in a vagina, of a cow"

Well; he was having reception issues and Apple said he was holding it wrong, while friends told him that only C&^%s use iPhones anyway, so he put the two and two together...

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Fewer?

I've never had sex with a condom. I've only ever had sex with women. =/

2
0
Silver badge
Joke

Re: Fewer?

Liar.

0
0
Facepalm

this reminds me of my favourite statistic

which aligns the rise in global warming with the fall in number of people worshipping the great pirate god.

Clearly this leads to conclusive evidence that global warming is the great pirate god seeking revenge for his lack of worshippers!

4
0
Silver badge

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

All hail the FSM.

Pasta be upon you.

Ramen.

5
1
Silver badge

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

Sounds to me like the great statistic "Most accidents happen at home" yes, because we spend most of our time at home.

"People with smart phones were 1.5x more likely to find people to diddle on the internet" yeah, because they spend 1.5x more time on the internet thanks to the smart phones.

"And the ones with smart phones were twice as likely to actually do something with the strangers they meet" of course they are. The kids with smartphones are probably the ones who got a ferrari for their 16th, while the kids with normal phones are probably the mouth breathers who wno't get laid until their 30's anyway.

11
0
Silver badge

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

Good thing they didn't look at kids who read comics on their smart phone while listening to rock music...

2
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

Smartphone ownership among 14-15 year olds appears to have some correlation with dysfunctional family situations according to the sample of my 14 year old sons contemporaries. Another survey anyone?

2
0

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

No, the ones without smart phones are more likely to have sex with people they've met before.

1
0
Bronze badge

Re: this reminds me of my favourite statistic

My favourie statistic states that if present trends continue, by the year 2023 everyone on the planet will be an Elvis impersonator

2
0
Silver badge
WTF?

So...

... this has nothing to do with the lamentable state of sex education in the USA and the influence of the Moral Minority who think that promoting abstinence whilst ensuring ignorance is actually a good way of preventing teen pregnancies...

16
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: So...

They probably think that if they stretch the condom over their smartphone then they'll be ok.

1
0
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: So...

Teenagers are roaring maelstroms of hormones, many of which are screaming "SEX" at them, so yes, teenagers want sex and they will look for new people to have sex with. So I don't see why "teenagers with smartphones have more sex" is remarkeable, it's the same as "teenagers who are better connected have more sex"

The lack of condom use is what should be concerning, but then again, good old US of A and it's 'abstinence-only' sex-ed classes!!

2
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: So...

someone's been watching the "news" again...

0
0
Anonymous Coward

So kids with iPhones are more likely to be Jimmy Saville'd?

Got to be a marketing angle there for someone.

Probably not Apple though.

2
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: So kids with iPhones are more likely to be Jimmy Saville'd?

now then now then

0
0
Coat

17%? Be right back...

Just nipping out to buy 5 more phones...

4
0
Silver badge

So What

This just in, teens have sex too. (I didn't get to when I was a teen, but I tried!) Often with strangers even before smartphones and instant nudie pics. They go to parties, get drunk and bone someone, always have, always will. Adults seem to forget that 16 year olds think they are grown up and do stuff all the time that would not make their parents proud.

Sex with a stranger does not require a smartphone. Studies like this are stupid and completely ignore human nature and cultural pressures.

4
0
Go

and > Non-heterosexual kids...5x more sex with someone they met on the internet

So LGBT kids - at school generally either firmly if precariously in the closet or at the eye of the bullying storm - show an elevated tendency to find sexual partners over the internet. Anybody surprised by this result needs an empathy transfusion pronto - we should celebrate the fact that modern kids have better and safer ways of exploring central parts of their lives than their parents ever did!

...except of course for the fall in barrier protection - too many impromptu decisions? And how should we address that?

(a) delete the internet, or at the least restrict mobile phone ownership to over 20s

(b) preach many more hellfire sermons

(c) do some decent sex ed. Make it blunt, frank, universal - and get the message across that nice girls and boys carry condoms, if not always for themselves then for their less prudent friends.

6
0
Anonymous Coward

Aha!

High-schoolers with smartphones are 1.5 times more to be sexually active than teens with less fully-featured mobiles.

That explains my lack of success whilst I was still at school.

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Aha!

Same here. I tried my best to increase my chances though - I confiscated the pupils that had better phones than me!

0
0
Silver badge

Re: Aha!

" I confiscated the pupils that had better phones than me!"

Now then now then.

2
0
Silver badge

Genius!

" ... it wasn't the network packet flow itself that was encouraging sexual behaviour in the youngsters, but rather that the phone acted as a tool to enable the behaviour."

What an incredible insight.

2
0
Gimp

The steady throb of the Rx LED...

...the responsive slightly delayed pulse of the answering Tx, data windows sliding, expanding, engorging, going faster yet faster, smell of warming plastic...it all started with a little handshaking, a quick probe for responsiveness

...ah! it is just me then. Glad to have cleared that up, thanks for your help!

1
0
Anonymous Coward

"approached for sex on the internet"

Yes, I was going to say I didn't think that the W3C had approved a 'sex' request type for HTTP.

1
0

They just came up with a marketing campaign and didn't even realise it.

Buy a smart phone and you'll get laid.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

But the "and get pregnant" bit might not go down so well.

Correlation, caustion here?

0
0
Bronze badge

Stranger In The Night

My smartphone doesn't seem to be working like this. What model do I need?

2
0

So, um, what apps do I need to download again?

0
0

Correlation does not imply causation

As someone else said, the ones with smartphones are probably more spoilt and allowed to do whatever they please and overall experienced worse parenting.

0
0
Silver badge

Correlation does not imply causation...

...however it does waggle its eyebrows and wiggle its hips while cooing suggestively "lookie, over here!"

1
0
Silver badge
Joke

I've been holding off on getting a smartphone, but I think I'll go get me one after work, having read this.

1
0
Anonymous Coward

I think mine must be faulty

So I have ordered a container-load more.

0
0
Go

Dose not MAKE

The smart phone dose not make but it sure dose enable the teens to make unwise choices. But with free abortions and HIV covered by insurance what is the big deal?

0
2
Silver badge

HIV covered by insurance

I'm sure that as you lay in the hospital bed, the retroviral drugs failing to make the common cold stop killing you slowly and painfully, you'll be glad that at least the insurance is paying for it.

0
0
Silver badge
Unhappy

Damnit!!

Where were the smartphones when I was in high school!!

Speaking from experience "Hey baby, want check out this Apple II GX!" doesn't get you anywhere....

1
0

If only

doesn't seem that it happens that much here... or maybe I am just far too ugly

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Statisitic?

--- People with more access to internet more likely to have sex with people they meet on the internet.

--- Especially if they are hormone-drenched teenagers.

Where do I apply for the funding for my study to reach this conclusion?

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Non-heterosexual kids ???

is it "homosexual kids"? Or is it this indiscriminate ones who don't mind who and / or what they fuck?

0
0
Thumb Up

Lets be positive about this...

At least that's one transferable skill they have learned!

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Match.com study...

I was a member of match.com and I have an Android phone. I can tell you now why iPhone users have more sex: the application works on iPhone and it is impossible to download the android version. With no users able to use their match.com app on Andoid - the playing field is full of iPhone users...

0
0
Stop

Match.com

I would ask anyone thinking of using match.com to use another service as they are a bunch of thieving *****! I cancelled my account and they automatically renewed it and took £30 for the pleasure. A stern talking with my credit card company and it was sorted - but that kind of underhanded business really pisses me off.

0
0

Page:

This topic is closed for new posts.