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Ideas for maturing mobile markets: Sex info for teens

Voice is becoming a commodity. Mobile operators have to think of new services that people will pay for. Here is one. It’s not porn. It’s intervention from a government agency to prevent teen pregnancies.

THE special cellphone, set on vibrate, begins to whir. Throughout North Carolina, anonymous teenagers are texting questions to it about sex.

“If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get pregnant?” asks one.

Another: “Does a normal penis have wrinkles?”

A young girl types: “If my BF doesn’t like me to be loud during sex but I can’t help it, what am I supposed to do?”

Within 24 hours, each will receive a cautious, nonjudgmental reply, texted directly to their cellphones, from a nameless, faceless adult at the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina, based in Durham.

1 Comment to Ideas for maturing mobile markets: Sex info for teens

  1. August 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    You are always so
    quick in calling for banning everything
    related to sex. Why for christs sake is it
    so bad for kids to learn about sex? It’s even
    not written in the bible that kids shouldn’t be
    exposed to sexual actions. Even if the robot
    shows them the way to a strip club, do you really
    think they would get in? Do you think they’t know
    what is a strip club and what is going on in there
    and why men like to go ther? That’s crazy. I agree
    that kids shouldn’t be exposed to abuse, exploitation
    and violence – so hard core pornography can be seen as
    exploitation of the sexuality and so it is correct to
    ban it for minors. By the way what do you think was going on
    in the good old times when the normal family lived all in
    one room. Don’t you think they knew what mom and
    dad are doing under the blanket?
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    Rockstarbabu
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