Hey, I am sure this is true for most, if not all states, but the study was conducted in Ohio. Sounds like some upstanding midwestern republicans need to have some frank conversations with their teens.
They found a chain of 288 one-to-one sexual relationships at a high school in the U.S. Midwest, meaning the teenager at the end of the chain may have had direct sexual contact with only one person, but indirect contact with 286 others.
The sociologists who conducted the study said they were surprised by the findings, which also showed that despite reputations and popularity, most teens in their study did not engage in promiscuous behavior with many others.
"From a student's perspective, a large chain like this would boggle the mind," said sociologist James Moody, who led the study. "They might know that their partner had a previous partner. But they don't think about the fact that this partner had a previous partner, who had a partner, and so on."
This means that teens need a different approach to sexual health education and especially prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, the team at Ohio State University said.
I suppose preaching about abstinance doesn't really work. I would like for those who believe that it does, please share their abstinance story with us.
It doesn't specify the gender of these relationships, now does it? It would be interesting to see the full study. Of course, the author of the article doesn't provide the source. If this were a blog, she would be spammed for that no doubt.