American PieRemember this (Morford, ‘Christian virgins are overrated’)? Now a study makes a surprising conclusion: not only does teenage sex not contribute to delinquency, but the exact opposite may be true:

Perhaps most surprising, the Virginia study found that adolescents who had sex at younger ages were less likely to end up delinquent than those who lost their virginity later. Many factors play into a person’s readiness for sex, but in at least some cases sexual relationships may offer an alternative to trouble, the researchers say.

They’re too busy enjoying the pleasures of the flesh to have time to become delinquents?

I love it.