More teens are choosing video games over sex: study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 17, 2017, 5:43 pm IST
Updated Apr 17, 2017, 6:07 pm IST
Teens having sex has decreased from about 31 percent to 27 percent lowest since 1997
The time spent on gaming in New York is four points higher than the national average. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The time spent on gaming in New York is four points higher than the national average. (Photo: Pixabay)

Most parents are always worried about their children getting addicted to drinking and smoking while not being cautious about their lives. Interestingly, more teens and youth are settling for another form of addiction for which they are even willing to give up sex.

According to a report in the New York Post, nearly half of the teens spend about three hours of their day gaming in their houses. The devices may differ and so do the games but they are so addicted that they might even give up sex for it. The time spent on gaming in New York is four points higher than the national average while the number of high schooler’s having sex has decreased from about 31 percent to 27 percent; a record low since 1997.

 

More teens are choosing video games over sex, alcohol and tobacco and while that maybe good news; the chances of the new-age addiction are a totally different case.





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