Teens In Committed Relationships Commit Fewer Crimes, Says Scienceby Scott Alden on August 18, 2020
Science at it again. This time they’re trying to figure out if sex is bad for teens, or just certain kinds of sex. A recent survey of same sex twin teens with varying sexual habits (I’d love to have seen the Craigslist ad for that one…) found that teens who engage in more random sexual encounters are more likely to get into trouble, whereas a teen who buns up with their BF or GF tends to keep his or her nose clean.
The study may dispel the assumption that having sex at an earlier age has a negative effect on a teen, showing instead that love and commitment play significant roles.
Researchers were not able to determine whether or not driving in fast cars and listening to the rock and roll played any role in teenage sex habits or delinquency, but they did discover that shaking their fists disapprovingly at the teens had no effect whatsoever.