Whether or not teens are having sexual *********** or not isn’t important. Abstinence campaigners and Condom rights’ groups can debate that issue in a separate corner stocked with cooked stats. I’d rather flesh sex out from another angle: pornography’s rising per-capita market. Porn is taking over planet earth in part, thanks to the net. Just as the video store did to the radio store, internet porn may kill adult video houses. It’s easier to access, quicker, and easier to keep on the down-low.
Porn is practically everywhere on the internet – a fact which is likely not to change despite education, worried parents, or feigned self-control. Thanks to the internet, it is simply easier than ever to ‘happen upon’ porn; this fact unfortunately comes with one often largely overlooked side-effect: the startlingly high risk of disease transmission.
2009, December 4 update: Apple, partnered with Sexapp Shop and Premier App Shop have created a safer way for porn users to view porn. The fully sanctioned app store is accessed from the web and is detailed in this TouchMyApps article: Sexapp Store – Nerd Porn on the Go!