News | Topic: Sexuality

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

There is one thing that moms of tween girls have to deal with in an unprecedented way, and that is society’s push to sexualize our girls at a very young age. Read the article here.

‘Tinder For Teens’? The Dark Side Of A Teen App Called ‘Yellow’

In the App store, Yellow is billed as an easy and free way to build friends. Safety experts see it as an easy and free way to connect with total strangers. Learn more about the app here.

12 Ways Pornography Just Doesn’t Show Enough

This article from The Federalist states, “Pornography doesn’t go far enough to promote genuine love, which we can see primarily in three areas: conjugal love, relationships, and privacy.” Read the full article here.

What Does ‘Sex Positive’ Mean? Your Questions, Answered

Sex positivity isn’t just another buzzword to look up on Urban Dictionary. It’s a framework that counselors, medical professionals and universities are using to educate and talk with young people about issues relating to sexuality and sexual health.

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Linda’s Story: Sexuality Transformed

From my earliest memory I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl. Somehow I just knew that if I had male genitalia, my life would be complete. As a child, I prayed repeatedly for God to make me into a boy and became obsessed with my pursuit. However, I never told my family. Though I was a tomboy growing up, no one ever knew the depth of my struggles. It was my little secret that I kept for decades. Read the full article here and check out the video!

Tinder Now Has 40 Gender Options

“A lot of the time, dating apps make some pretty unfair assumptions about exactly who you’re looking for, and sometimes even who you are. While some dating apps are set up to match men with men or women with women and different combinations of that, a lot of dating apps aren’t set up for the reality of who’s using them.” Read the full article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Kids Media Companies Become Inclusive of LGBT Characters

The Cassandra Report reports that “today’s youth want to see the real world reflected in entertainment, and that includes LGBT characters, particularly as Gen Z demonstrates an open-minded attitude.”

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Transgenderism: A Biblical Truth and Mercy Response: Part 1

Harvest USA helps us think through an understanding of transgender issues.

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Snapchat Serves Sex To Teens, Parent Serves Lawsuit To Snapchat

A  lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed against Snapchat in behalf of an unnamed 14-year old boy and his mother for presenting sexually explicit content to minors without sufficient warning. Read the article here.

Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Gender

An Oregon court ruling officially allowed a formerly transgender person to choose neither sex this week. Read the article here.

Why Are More and More Teen Girls Getting Cosmetic Genital Surgery?

An increasing number of American teen girls are asking their doctors for cosmetic genital surgery, according to a new paper from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Merriam-Webster Adds “Genderqueer” and Other Terms to Dictionary

In a conversation with The Atlantic, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski explains what makes words “real” and why “genderqueer” and other sexuality terms was added to the dictionary this year.

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Utah Declares Porn a Public Health Crisis

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring porn a public health crisis, calling for education and policy changes to stop pornography exposure and addiction.

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The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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Porn in the Digital Age: New Research Reveals 10 Trends

Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. Barna reveals 10 trends. Read the report here.

Girls and Sex

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Read the article from NPR’s Fresh Air here.

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name and Bathroom

Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms.

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Sex Expert: “There Is No Such Thing As Casual Sex”

Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher says that due to the chemical reactions that occur in our brain during sex, there will always be emotional attachment after a sexual encounter.

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Tinder and Hook Up Apps Blamed for Rise in STDs

A recent uptick in STD cases follows the growing popularity over the last few years of hook up apps like Tinder, which tend to create more opportunities for casual and anonymous sexual encounters.

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