Teenage boys sext girls because smartphones have stunted their ability to talk to girls properly, claims study
Posted 8/15/2013 12:56:00 PM

When it comes to flirting with girls, teenage boys seem to be taking their social cues from Carlos Danger.

According to experts, new forms of communication like texting, Facebook and Twitter are becoming a crutch for teenage boys just starting to learn how to engage with the opposite sex.

Many of these boys are using texting as a streamline to get what they want, often propositioning schoolmates for sex or other acts without so much as an 'I like you'.

Harvard clinical psychologist Dr Catherine Steiner-Adair witnessed the problem while conducting research for her new book 'The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.'

Dr Steiner-Adair interviewed 1,000 students nationwide for her new book and found several instances where innately sexual messages were being accepted as the norm.

While sitting in her English class, one 15-year-old girl got a text message from a boy in the same class who she hardly knew saying 'So, are you good at hooking up?'

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