Sex With a Scorecard

A group of high school boys who tallied their conquests ignites a debate over teenage values

Tami Cowger first heard about the exploits of the Spur Posse when she was . approached last December by a distraught ninth grader. "She had met this boy and really liked him, so she had sex with him. Then he brought his friends over and said she had to have sex with them too. She didn't want to, but she figured maybe this is what you have to do to be popular in high school." So the girl submitted, recalls Cowger, 17, a peer counselor at the high school in Lakewood, California. She sympathized with the younger girl's dilemma: "These were...

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