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Sex and tech: Results from a survey of teens and young adults

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In an effort to better understand the intersection between sex and cyberspace with respect to attitudes and behavior, the US based National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com commissioned a survey of teens and young adults to explore electronic activity. This is the first public study of its kind to quantify the proportion of teens and young adults that are sending or posting sexually suggestive text and images.

This survey was conducted online by TRU. At present, it is estimated that about 90% of American teens and young adults are online. Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have volunteered to participate in TRU?s online surveys. Respondents were stratified according to the U.S. census and the data have been weighted to reflect the demographic composition of teens and young adults. Respondents do not constitute a probability sample.

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