Parents, you may want to hide the remote from your teens while you read this. Or at least make sure you’ve set the parental controls on your cable box.
Kids who watch movies with more sex scenes tend to lose their virginity at a younger age, have more sexual partners and report less condom use, according to a new study from Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
The article, “Greater Exposure to Sexual Content in Popular Movies Predicts Earlier Sexual Debut and Increased Risk Taking,” was published in the journal Psychological Science, and uses data from a six-year longitudinal study of American adolescents from June 2003 to October 2009.
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