The National Center for Health Statistics released a study this week that more teens are holding off on having sex. Out of those age 15-19, the study found 45 percent of girls and 41 percent of boys reported no sexual contact (including oral sex), compared to 36 percent of girls and 35 percent of boys in 2002.
Experts make some guesses to explain the decline, from unwanted pregnancy and STDs to the emphasis on abstinence.
One theory, which is one that sounds plausible to us, is that teens are just too consumed by the everyday—they've got their smartphones, their video games, their social networking shenanigans, their Hot Topic clothes to fuss over, school, friends, not bullying, sports, American Idol, Twilight obsession, ad nauseum.
In other words, teens are getting more like adults everyday—too busy to get busy.