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It seems if you’re a teenager in the multimedia world you need to get yourself kitted out with a mobile phone if you want to get lucky while hanging around outside Blockbuster video.

According to a study conducted by the University of Oslo, teenagers who use mobile phones are more likely to have sex than their phone-free counterparts. Researchers questioned more than 10,000 teens, between the ages of 13 and 18. They discovered that 60 percent of those who use mobiles had a lot of sex, while among those who seldom or never use mobiles, only 9 percent had done the dirty deed.

Apparently, those who own mobiles also start earlier, with many of them starting at the tender age of 13. This is all due, according to researchers, to the ease with which youths can flirt and make contact with fellow teens via text message.

The report in the The Mirror asserts that the researchers, who questioned more than 10,000 youngsters between the age-group of 13-18, found that 60 per cent of teenagers who use mobiles a lot had sex, whereas, only nine per cent of the children who seldom or never used mobile phones had had sex.

Researchers also found that children with mobile phones often started having sex at the young age of 13. They are attributing this disturbing behaviour to the fact that children often flirt on SMS and can also make “speedy contact” with their phones.

The report in the Mirror isn’t that forthcoming with the specifics, such as the actual number of those with phones having sex at 13, so we’ll take this one with a pinch of salt. But if we were teenagers, we’d be off to Argos for a pay as you go at the earliest possible opportunity.


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