To our teen readers: give this to your parents and maybe they'll stop freaking out a bit about your sex life.
A new study has come out showing that teens in committed (sexual) relationships do just as well in school as the losers like us who never got any until college.
However, before you all go out and bonk every hottie in town (don't forget condoms), know this:
The same isn't true for teens who "hook up." Researchers found that those who have casual flings get lower grades and have more school-related problems compared with those who abstain.
It's not so much whether a teen has sex that determines academic success, the researchers say, but the type of sexual relationship they're engaged in. Teens in serious relationships may find social and emotional support in their sex partners, reducing their anxiety and stress levels in life and in school. [KTLA]
No duh… which is something we used to say when we were teenagers. Nevermind.