A new study takes a look at the relationship between sex and sexting in adolescents.  Rhode Island Hospital psychologist Chris Houck co-authored the study, which polled a group of over 400 children between the ages of 12 and 14.

"We found that youth who were engaged in sexting were more likely to be engaged in other sexual activities," Houck said.

He continued to say that parents need to take note,

"If they see these kinds of sexual messages or sexual pictures on their adolescent's phones then it could be a marker that their kids are involved in other activities that we want them to be educated about."

The study also found that adolescents involved in sexting had higher INTENTIONS to engage in sexual behavior.