An interesting article over at psychcentral has identified a study looking into the sexual behaviour of adolescents and what variables have an effect on is.
“… A study conducted in August 2006 examined longitudinal data from a survey of 5,401 Scottish teenagers. The researchers led by Daniel Wight of the Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow UK found that talking to teens about sex had little relationship to sexual behaviour. So what did? …
It was found that of the variables that were looked at:
… The study also found that teens who have more spending money also was a good predictor for early sexual activity, and, for males, having more sexual partners. Not surprising, since people are often drawn to others who have influence (money = influence).”
Source: Journal of Adolescence, Vol 29(4), Aug 2006. pp. 473-494.