Study: Sexting teens more likely to be sexually active

sexting n (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

September 17, 2012 1:37:49 PM PDT
One out of every seven Los Angeles high school students has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to the journal Pediatrics.

Sexting may be an indicator of actual sexual behavior, according to the report. And teenagers who sent sexual texts or photos are seven times more likely to be sexually active than those who say they have never sexted.