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.