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Mobiles make cheating 'too easy'
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Young people think technology makes it easier to be unfaithful
Young people fear that e-mail and mobile phones make it too easy for their partners to cheat on them, according to new research.

More than 60% of 18 to 24-year-olds said they were scared technology increased opportunities for infidelity with people able to flirt secretly.

Over 90% thought both sexes should share responsibility for contraception.

ICM interviewed 1,008 people for the Family Planning Association to coincide with Contraceptive Awareness Week.

Family important

More than a third of young people believed that racy TV shows such as Sex and the City encouraged people to be less responsible about their sexual health.

And over 90% said their relationship with their family was the most important in their life.

Some 69% thought sex was more fun now than in times gone by.

But only 61% thought the pill had liberated women compared to 82% of 55 to 64-year-olds asked.

While 77% of over-75s thought emergency contraception was a real benefit to women, 63% of young people thought the same.

Association chief executive Anne Weyman said the study showed that young people thought carefully about sex and relationships.




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