SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY AND TEXT MESSAGING TO PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS IN YOUNG ADULTS
Center for Effective Global Action
Our research team has done a deep dive and pulled together some interesting text messaging facts that we think you'll find thought-provoking. As one participant explained: The distinction between texting and talking was often blurred, indicating that these young adults did not see text messaging as a qualitatively different medium. We found some evidence for this possibility, because participants cited the ease of texting for discussing sexual topics, which allowed them to feel less shy or inhibited compared to talking face-to-face. Abstract African American young adults are at high risk of HIV infection during their lifetimes, and the male condom remains the best method of prevention.
Text Messaging for Sexual Communication and Safety Among African American Young Adults
He thought that his desires to use a condom would not be taken seriously if it did not happen face-to-face:. I would have way more respect for him. Finally, especially detailed and vivid individual quotes were discussed for example, explicit description of sexual foreplay occurring over text messages. Influence of partner context. The training proposal and research plan fits with the NIAAA initiatives to reduce college and underage drinking. Unlike television and radio, which have peak hours for reaching consumers, mobile text messages reach Americans throughout the day, providing advertisers with a medium to connect with consumers any time they want or need. Sources are given next to each stat, and then linked to at the end of the section.
From a strengths perspective, if sexually related texting engenders more comfort and ease with discussing sexual topics, it might actually empower young adults to discuss safer sex. Such interventions could aim to decrease sexual risk behaviors, using text-messaging as both the medium of delivery and a tool for effective condom negotiation, to capitalize on its salience and ubiquity. Benefits of text messages included ease of communication, privacy, and increased ability to express condom desires. Text messaging is X more preferred than face-to-face communication across all generations. The median typical number of text messages an American teenager sends and receives every week is Included in Nursing Commons. Subscribe to Our Newsletter.
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