Research

Is Technology Killing Love?

According to new research, people born after 1995 are much less interested in dating than the generation before them. Read the full article here.

5 Ways Porn Can Harm Your Brain, Body, And Quality Of Life

Anti-porn organization Fight The New Drug shares 5 ways that porn harms you. Read the full article here.

Nomophobia: Smartphone Separation Anxiety

Scientists from City University of Hong Kong and the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have discovered that we view our phones as an extension of ourselves, and we can begin to experience separation anxiety with our phones. Read the full article here.

Just One Image Can Warp Your Beauty Standards

A new study shows just one image can change your ideal body type and standards. Read the full article here.

For Teens, Research Finds Social Media A Big Problem

Pete Mazzaccaro talks about smartphones and social media, and discusses their effect on teenagers. Read the full article here.

Your Perceptions Of Body Image Can Change When You Look At Photos Of Slim Women For Just 15 Minutes

Consistently using apps like Instagram can cause body image issues in teens and adults alike. A swiss study shows how looking at photos of slim women for just 15 minutes changes our perception of what the “ideal body” is. Read the full article here.

‘Cheap Sex’ Is Making Men Give Up On Marriage

Larry Getlen shares information from sociologist Mark Regnerus’ most recent book about how “cheap sex” is causing a lot of men to give up on the idea of marriage. Read the full article here.

From Dating To Sexting: The Stats Behind Technology’s Effect On Love Life

Ben Allen from The Sociable shares some statistics about dating and technology, and how it looks different today than in previous generations. Read the full article here.

Watching Porn at an Early Age Linked to Poor Attitudes Toward Women

A new study reveals a link between watching pornography at an early age to negative views towards women. Read the full article here.

Smartphones Are Rendering Teenagers Lonely And Distressed: Research

Psychologist Jean Twenge released a study showing the negative effects of smartphones on teenagers. Read the full article here.

“No Harm In Looking, Right?” A Study Of Porn’s Impact On Self-Esteem

Fight the New Drug shares some specific research on the negative effects pornography use has on self-esteem. Read the full article here.

Researchers Find Link Between Porn Use And Mental Health Problems

According to a study conducted in Australia, porn-use is on the rise among teens, and connections were found between consistent viewing of pornography and mental health issues. Read the full article here.

U.S. Sees Record Low In Teen Birthrates: Study Says

The National Center for Health Statistics released a study showing the amount of teen pregnancies reached an all time low in 2016, from 20.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19, down 9 percent from the year before and down 51 percent since 2007. Read the full article here.

Hostility to Christian Sexuality Beliefs Up 114 Percent in 3 Years

The Family Research council released a new study showing that hostility towards christian sexuality ethics are up 114 percent from three years ago. Read the full article here.

Americans Stand Divided Over Religious Freedom and Sexuality

The Religion News service shares how Americans are divided over religious freedom when it comes to issues around sexuality. Read full article here.

Researchers Discover Body Image For Teens Linked To Alcohol, Tobacco Use

Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a body image expert and an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women. Read the full article here.

Children With Access To Smartphones, Tablets In Bedroom Get Less Sleep, US Study Finds

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, according to a recent study by the University of California Berkeley. Read the full article here.

Same-Sex Marriage Support At All-Time High, Even Among Groups That Opposed It

Support for same-sex marriage is growing — even among groups traditionally opposed to it — according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Read the full article here.

Most Teens Are Using Contraception

American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a study by the National Survey of Family Growth. Read the full article here.

Study Explains Men’s Behavior Towards Women After Watching Pornography

A new study explains how men’s behavior towards women changes after watching non-violent and violent pornography. Read the full article here.

Nonconsensual Porn, Or “Revenge Porn” Is More Common Than You Thought

According to new research by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, nonconsensual porn (revenge porn) is shared by 1 in 20 social media users. Read the full article here.

Boys More Likely To Be Bullied Online Over Body Image Than Girls’, Cyberbullying Poll Reveals

According to the survey of thousands of parents run by a group called Internet Matters, 17% of boys had experienced bullying online about body image, compared 15.7% of girls. Read the full article here.

Research Offers Mixed Messages On The Impact Of Social Media On Adolescent Emotional Health

Research continues to show both negative and positive impacts of social media on adolescent minds. Read the full article here.

Prenatal Exposure To Tobacco May Impair Adolescent Executive Functions

A new study shows that prenatal tobacco exposure has negative effects that can last well into a child’s future. Read the article here.

Teen Girls with ADHD 2 to 3 Times More Likely to Become Pregnant, Study Finds

According to a danish study, teen girls with ADHD are 2 to 3 times more likely to become pregnant, study finds. Read the full article here.

Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues

According to a Gallup poll, Americans hold record liberal views on most moral issues today. Read the full article here.

Research: Instagram Most Likely To Cause Young People To Feel Depressed And Lonely

According to a new study, Instagram is the most damaging social media platform when it comes to young people’s mental health. Read the full article here.

Research: Link Between Sexual Objectification And Physical Aggression

A new study conducted by the University of Kent shows a link between sexual objectification and physical aggression to women. Read the full article here.

Millennials, Here’s How Social Media Affects Your Relationships

Forbes shares some of the ways social media is negatively affecting the relationships of its users. Read the full article here.

Research Shows Adolescents Prone To Taking Risks, But Can Demonstrate Self-Control

New York Times shares some tips regarding youth and their tendency toward risky behavior, and backs up some findings with research. Read the full article here.

An Online Epidemic: The Inseparable Link Between Pornography And Sex-Trafficking

Fight the new drugs shares an eye-opening infographic pointing out the inseparable link between pornography and sex-trafficking. Read the full article here.

Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double In A Decade

In light of the new Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why,” we are reminded of the importance of suicide awareness and prevention in a world who’s youth is highly influenced by media and celebrities. Healthday news shares some statistics regarding the current state of suicide in today’s youth. Read the full article here.

New Trend Called “Stealthing” Growing In Popularity

The new bedroom trend involving men secretly taking off their condoms during consensual sex is known as “stealthing” is growing in popularity. Read the full article here.

America’s Complicated Views On Who Should Wait To Have Sex

Yougov shares a poll regarding people’s opinions on the right time to have sex in a relationship. Read the full article here.

Staggering Number Of Adolescents Afflicted By Anxiety, Depression Nationwide

An anonymous confessional Facebook page has shown how many adolescents actually struggle with anxiety and depression. Though not a comprehensive collection of research, it allows for honest dialog with anxiety and depression victims. Read the full article here.

Newest Study Confirms The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel

A comprehensive new study confirms the more time one spends on Facebook, the worse the individual will feel. Read the full article here.

Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance

New research suggests the impulsive act of checking social media accounts in inappropriate situations may be the product of an imbalance between two systems in the brain. Read the full article here.

Research Shows Softcore Porn Linked To Greater Acceptance Of Rape Culture

According to a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Nottingham, there is a link between consistent viewing of softcore porn and greater acceptance of rape culture, though it may not be fully to blame. Read the full article here.

Cohabitation Contributes to Family Instability Across the Globe

According to a new study, cohabitation affects the lives of kids and the stability of the home more than previously thought. They also found that marriage was a more powerful predictor of family stability in Europe than parental education. read the full article here.

Body Image Issues Affect Young Children Even More Than Before

According to a study conducted by statisticsbrain.com, 91% of women are, in some way, unhappy with their bodies. Read the full article here.

Study: Men Who Watch Porn Less Happy In Relationships

According to a study published in the journal Human Communication Research, men who watch porn are less happy in their relationships. Read the full article here.

Bullies And Victims Often Both Obsessed With Weight-Loss

University of Warwick researchers discovered that kids that bully or are being bullied often tend to develop eating disorders because of self-esteem issues. Read the full article here.

Early Research Draws Parallels Between Excessive Smartphone-Use And Drug Abuse

Matt Richtel from the New York Times News Service shares similarities between excessive smartphone usage and drug abuse. Read the full article here.

People Are Having Less Sex — Maybe Because Of All Our Screen Time

A new study published in the Archives Of Sexual Behavior talks about the declining frequency of sex in our culture, and speaks about some of the reasons or this change. Read the full article here.

Study Identifies Risk Factors in Teen Dating Violence

A new study by the University of New Hampshire talks teen dating violence, and identifies some risk factors. Read the full article here.

Friends’ Pictures On Social Media Have Biggest Impact On Body Image

New research shows that teens compare themselves more to photos posted by friends than those of celebrities, causing body image insecurities. Read the full article here.

Children Sexting As Young As Seven Years Old

According to new research, fifty percent of teachers report seeing sexting habits in children as young as age 7. Read the full article here.

Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To A Greater Risk Of Abuse Later In Life

According to a new study conducted by the University of Calgary, teens who experience violence in their early dating years have a greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. Read the full article here.

Study: Majority Not Opposed To Revenge Porn

According to a new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Kent, 99% of individuals surveyed did not feel remorse about sharing revenge porn. Read the full article here.

Data Claims Domestic Violence Increase Is Partly Fueled By Violent Porn

New data from the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence in Australia has observed a growing trend of violent pornography normalizing certain levels of violence and, in certain cases, led to behaviors of domestic violence. Read the full article here.

Heavy Social Media Users Three Times As Likely To Feel Socially Isolated

According to a new study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, research continues to show that social media has the potential to cause strong feelings of social isolation. Read the full article here.

Sexting Bigger Fear Than Drinking For Some Parents: Study

Professor Sonia Livingstone recently conducted a study in the UK regarding teenagers and the way they use technology. Statistics showed that parents were more afraid of their kids sexting than drinking or smoking prematurely, showing how common the issue is. Read the full article here.

Young Americans Are Less Committed To Monogamy Than Their Elders

According to a poll conducted by YouGov, young Americans are more accepting of polyamory and non-monogamous relationships than previous generations. Read the full article here.

Survey: Singles In America

Every year, Match.com conducts a survey on the dating life of the average single American. See the full survey here.

Adolescents’ Nighttime Social Media Use Linked to Poor Sleep

Last week, the Journal of Youth Studies published a study linking adolescents’ late night social media use to poor sleep. Read the full article here.

14 Stats That Show The Devastating Reality Of Human Trafficking

Relevant Magazine shares 14 statistics that reveal how devastating human trafficking is in our world today. Read the full article here.

Parents Beware: Twitter Has A Massive Pornography Problem

Fight The New Drug, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the problems of pornography, shares how quickly one can run into pornographic material on Twitter. Read the full article here.

Depression Hits Teen Girls Especially Hard

According to a study conducted by the Pediatrics Journal, adolescent girls are more likely to experience depression due to external factors such as social media, pressures at school, and body image issues. Read the full article here.

5 Facts On Love And Marriage In America

The Pew Research Center shares 5 facts on love and marriage in America today. Read the full article here.

Millennials Having Sex Before First Date To Determine Relational Chemistry

A new study by Research Now regarding the extent of casual sex among singles shows that 34% of singles have had sex before the first date. Read the full article here.

Study: Alarming Rise In Rates Of Adolescent Self-Harm

The figures from the National Suicide Research Foundation in 2015 show there has been a 15% increase in male self harm since 2007. Read the full article here.

Dangers That Teens And Kids Face: A Look At The Data

Pew Research Center shares a detailed look at the dangers that teens and kids face in schools today. Read the full article here.

Cohabiting Couples More Likely To Experience Physical Aggression In Relationships Than Married Couples

A number of studies have shown that cohabiting couples are more likely to experience physical aggression in their relationships than married couples. Read the full article here.

Abortions in America Have Dropped to the Lowest Number Since Just After ‘Roe’

According to statistics collected by the Guttmacher Institute, abortions are the lowest they’ve been since Roe Vs Wade in 1973. Read the full article here.

Research: Teenagers Isolating Themselves Because Of Body Image Anxiety

According to a study conducted by the YMCA, almost a third of secondary school pupils isolate themselves to avoid activity due to body image anxiety. Read the full article here.

Nearly Half Of Tumblr’s Users End Up Seeing Porn

According to a study conducted in Italy, nearly 50% of Tumblr users will be exposed to pornography on the social media network at some point. Read the full article here.

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Majority of Americans Think It’s Okay to Live Together Before Marriage, Study Shows

According to a new report conducted by the Barna group, 65% of american adults believe that cohabitation is a good idea. Read the full article here.

Study Finds Men’s Magazines And Convicted Rapists Use The Same Language To Describe Women

According to a recent study, psychologists from Middlesex University and the University of Surrey found that the language used in men’s magazines bears a striking resemblance to the language used by convicted rapists. Read the full article here.

Happy Couples Post Less About Their Relationships On Social Media

New research indicates that happy couples post less about their relationships on social media. Read the full article here.

Researchers Find Using Social Media Makes Kids Less Happy In Almost Every Way

New research is indicating that social media has the potential to make kids less happy in many different aspects of life. Read the full article here.

Why Some Teens Won’t Talk To Their Doctor About Sexual Health Issues

Almost one in five 15- to 17-year-olds said they would not seek sexual and reproductive healthcare because their parents could find out, according to new report by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Read the full article here.

1 in 25 Americans Has Been Faced With Revenge Porn

According to a new study from the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, as many as 1 in 25 Americans, or roughly 10 million people, say they’ve been faced or threatened with revenge porn. Read the full article here.

Teen Girls Who Are Close To Their Mothers May Delay Having Sex

According to a recent study, teen girls who get along with their mothers may be less likely to have sex earlier in adolescence. Read the full article here.

Weight and Body Image Misperception Associated With Alcohol Use Among Teen Girls

Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to drink or drink heavily. Read the full article here.

KU Library Workers Push Inclusion Wearing Preferred Gender Pronoun Buttons

As part of a campaign promoting inclusion at the University of Kansas, school library workers are donning buttons announcing their preferred gender pronouns.

Read the full article here.

We Now Date Six People At Once, Study Claims

A study conducted by eHarmony shows people often date up to six people at a time. Read the full article here.

Married Couples Who Attend Church Are Less Likely To Divorce, Study Says

According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, couples who attend church services are less likely to divorce, have better health outcomes including longer life, lower incidence of depression, and lower suicide rates. Read the full article here.

Research: How Christian Theology Affects Body Image

Christianity Today shares how seeing one’s body as “a temple” decreases body image insecurity and self-worth issues. Read the full article here.

Excessive Smartphone Usage Or “Phubbing” Causing Considerable Damage To Relationships

A study conducted by ScienceDirect shares that being overly distracted by your smartphone and ignoring your significant other, known as “Phubbing,” is causing problems in more and more relationships. Read the full article here.

US Divorce Rates Drop To Lowest In Over 35 Years

According to a study conducted by Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate in the United States is the lowest it’s been in over 35 years. Read the full article here.

Sexual Harassment Prevalent Among Adolescent Students, Study Finds

According to a study conducted by Dorothy L. Espelage, sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize. Read the full article here.

Many Teens Can’t Tell Real News From Fake, Study Finds

According to a study conducted by a Stanford Graduate School of Education professor, teens can’t tell the difference between a fake news story and an ad, despite their fluency on social media. Read the full article here.

Survey: Younger Americans View Marriage, Having Kids Differently

According to the second annual American Family Survey, conducted by Yougov, young Americans view marriage and the process of having kids very differently than individuals from previous generations. Read the full article here.

Children As Young As 3 Afraid That They Are “Fat and Ugly”

According to a study by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, Children as young as 3 fear that they are “fat and ugly.” Read the full article here.

Teenagers Need more Healthcare Advice Over “Sexting”

A new study by the Journal Of Youth Study uncovers a disparity between gendered perceptions of sexting, and what the perceived risks and consequences are. Read the full article here.

Sexting And Risky Sexual Behaviors Linked in New Study

According to a study conducted by the Yale School of Public Health, “sexting” and an increase in risky sexual behaviors are linked among young people. Read the full article here.

Violent And Sexual Media Consumed During Day Can Enter Dreams At Night, Research Suggests.

According to a study conducted by Ohio State University, the violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night. Read the full article here.

Study Shows 1 in 3 Women Watch Porn At Least Once A Week

Porn has often been thought of as a problem primarily for men, but research continues to reveal it is a problem for both genders. Read the full article here.

Poll Reveals Porn-Users Suffer From Depression, Low Body Confidence and Even Suicide

According to a poll conducted by OnePoll in Britain, aggression, low body confidence, reproductive issues and even suicide are possible side-effects of pornography use at a young age. Read the full article here.

1 In 7 Teens Feel Pressured To Have Sex

According to a study conducted in Ireland, 1 in 7 teens feel pressured to have sex, and 6% felt that they would lose their partner if they didn’t agree to sexual activity. Read the full article here.

STDs At An All-Time High, CDC Reports

Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the rise in the United States, with the total combined cases of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis at its highest numbers ever. Read the full article here.

Cyber Dating Abuse Can Be An Issue Even Among 6th Graders

A New study conducted by Professor Melissa Peskin shows cyber dating abuse can be an issue even among kids in the sixth grade. Read the full article here.

The Surprising Truth About Why People Use Tinder

A study published by Psychology Today shares the real reasons why most people use the dating app, Tinder. Read the full article here.

How Sexual Partner Abuse Has Changed With Social Media

A study conducted by the University of New Hampshire highlights some ways that sexual partner abuse has changed and been enhanced due to social media. Read the full article here.

Adults Value Overcoming Temptation, Kids Value Moral Purity

A study by some Yale University professors indicate that adults generally value overcoming temptation, while kids instead value moral purity and the absence of conflict altogether. Read the full article here.

Pressure To Look Perfect Hits Girls’ Confidence

A recent study by a young women’s organization in the UK, Girlguiding, shares how body image issues are a growing epidemic among young women. Read the full article here.

Americans’ Opinions Divided Over Transgender Bathroom Use

The Pew Research Foundation conducted a survey asking whether or not transgender individuals can use the bathroom that they believe fits their gender identity, and found that the country is almost perfectly split on the issue. Read the full article here.

The Teenage Brain On Social Media

A study released earlier this year from UCLA shows what happens in a teenagers brain while he or she is using social media. Read the full article here.

Parenting In the Digital Age: An Infographic

Daily infographic shares an some information about parenting in the digital age. See the infographic here.

Hormonal Contraception May Increase Risk For Depression: Study

A large study of women in Denmark found that taking hormonal contraception increases risk for first-time use of antidepressants and diagnosis of depression. Read the full article here.