Read sex chat between a girl and a boy
On the other hand, potential for misunderstanding and disagreement is high.
The study showed that texting seems not to challenge traditional gender identities but the authors conclude "It is in these texts, the teens are working out their notions of gender and how to interact with people of the opposite gender." It appears if we are to understand our teenagers, we need to acknowledge the pivotal importance of texting in the social life of a teen.
Intriguingly male participants acknowledge that when texting girls, they "play the game." In other words boys step outside their usual style and use more emotive text to please girls and to avoid hurt feelings or misinterpretations.
12-17 year olds send or receive an average of 60 texts per day.
This is because some parents-to-be want to host a gender-reveal party for family and friends to share the news.
Beyond ending the guessing game, there are medical reasons why mothers and fathers may want to learn the sex of their baby from an ultrasound.
Sometimes knowing the gender can help parents make informed decisions about the pregnancy itself, such as in the case of sex-specific diseases, Carr told Live Science.
One example of this is congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a genetic condition in which baby girls may have genitals that appear more masculine than feminine, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Teens face peer groups pressure and have no micro guidance from parents.
The scans are typically done twice during pregnancy, but the one done between 18 and 22 weeks is when the sonographer (ultrasound technician) might identify the gender of the baby, if parents want to know.
Expectant parents who want their child's sex to remain a secret until birth are in the minority, said Dr.
Another boy claimed that girls' texts were "just BS." Girls undeniably like to chat, socialise and enhance their conversations with smiley faces etc.
and clearly see texting as a way of building and maintaining friendships.