Safe sex or No sex?!?!

This Yahoo News Clip showed up in my Odd news of the Day feed and I had to share it here.

TORONTO (Reuters) – Call it a sexual revolution of the virtual kind — young Canadians are practicing a new style of safe sex and the only touching required involves a keyboard.

Of more than 2,500 university and college students polled across Canada, 87 percent of them are having sex over instant messenger, webcams or the telephone, according to results of a national survey released on Monday.

“We were very surprised,” Noah Gurza, a founder of Toronto-based, an online dating community for students, which commissioned a Canadian CampusKiss & Tell Survey.

“We did realize that new technologies are always embraced by younger individuals, but we didn’t think it would’ve reached such a high number.”

Gurza said most post-secondary school students grew up using computer technology, and their lives currently revolve around technology, so it makes sense that it would extend to their sex lives.

“It’s now extended within their sexual world, whether it be as a social lubricant as a means to then engage in something that’s more real, in more real time, or if it’s just a means in itself of pleasuring here and there,” he said.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Stephen Jacobs (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    It would be interesting to see if the researchers asked for some other data. Like how many did this with steady boy/girl friends, how many as a supplement to other contact and how many over long distances, etc.

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