Forget about the giggling whispers in the back of the bus or the awkward mother–daughter sex conversations. Planned Parenthood is prepared to answer all your children’s pressing sex questions — at least in Denver, where the abortion provider’s local affiliate has adopted a new program to answer sex questions via text messages.
Giving a whole new meaning to “sexting,” Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is set to allow Denver youth to send their pressing sex questions to the organization right from their cell phones.
The program, “In Case You’re Curious,” or ICYC, is straightforward and easy for Carpal-Tunnel-prone teen texters. They simply text “ICYC” to a special number, along with their questions, and within 24 hours a “highly-trained Planned Parenthood Community Education staff member” will respond.
According to Pew Research Center statistics cited by Planned Parenthood, 75 percent of teens own cell phones and, of those, 87 percent use text messaging. Half of all teens, Pew says, send 50 or more texts daily. More than 30 percent average at least 100 texts per day.