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Experts say today's busier, less attentive parents and the constant displays of casual sex on TV and in the movies have contributed to the change in teen sexual behavior.
"I think young people are getting the message earlier and earlier that this is what everyone is doing," says Stephen Wallace, chairman and CEO of Students Against Destructive Decisions.
Teens also have access to the Internet and text messaging, which impersonalizes relationships and emboldens them to do things they wouldn't dare do in person.
"One ninth-grade girl I worked with texted a senior at her school to meet her in a classroom at 7 a.m.
The setting (a school bus) and the audience (classmates) made it especially unappealing, but really not that surprising.Nearly 40% say they've had sexual intercourse during a hook-up.There's also been a rise in heavy petting and oral sex among younger kids -- starting as early as age 12.Last year I heard a frat guy ask one of my sorority sisters, “Pencil me into your dance card?” I smiled at the irony, because my grandmother — to whom a “dance card” was a physical object — would faint if she saw the grimy, UV-lit basement of Beta Theta Pi.