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A Slapper Dash Hack Adds Up Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by | 28th, August 2008

BRYONY Gordon, who dresses like a bit of a slapper and works for the Telegraph, is thinking about sexually transmitted diseases:

Sexually transmitted infections in teenagers have risen 21 per cent – cases of chlamydia and gonorrhoea are up, up, up, chastity is down, down, down, and while the average age to lose your virginity in the 1980s was 17, today a quarter of young people are sexually active before they turn 16.

Hacks are notoriously bad at maths, but here Bryony manages to mix up her percentages with her averages.

Can we say that in the 1980s, a quarter of young people were sexually active, as she says is now the case?

Yes, we can. But to do so would dismiss Bryony’s story and make it something of a non-story. Still, everyone likes a bit of a slapper in the Tele’s offices, so more of Bryony, please…



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