Text habits 'dictate' use of flavoured condoms

Eagle-eyed parents might like to keep a closer watch on their youngsters' texting habits, as if they're constantly glued to that phone the chances are they're making use of latex free condoms as well.

According to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio, which was founded in 1843, while hyper-texting does not necessarily lead to fornication, there is an apparent link between risque behaviour and excessive finger-tapping.

Perhaps even more worryingly, it was found that this sending out over 120 messages a day is more prevalent among girls - alongside other demographics such as minorities and kids from single-mother households - so fathers may want to make sure their daughters have other interests.

Dr Scott Frank, lead author, seemed to lay the blame at absent or permissive parents and peer pressure, saying: "If parents are monitoring their kids' texting and social networking, they're probably monitoring other activities as well."