News | Topic: Sex

Young Aussies Taught To Properly Ask For Consent In Sex-Ed Ad

A new sex-education ad being rolled out across NSW aims to teach young people how to properly ask for and recognize consent. Read the article and view the video here.

Preteens’ HPV Shot Won’t Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

Despite some parents’ fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds Read the article here.

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Read the article here.

Checked Off ‘The Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough

New research from Brigham Young University family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker suggests that when it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough. Read the article here.

Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U

The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.

Teenagers Increasingly Prefer Family Time To Sex, Study Suggests

Survey finds 16 to 18-year-olds also drinking less and focusing more on education. Read the article here.

Changing Teen Sex Trends

Don’t miss opportunities to talk with your teen about sex and relationships. Data shows that parents have the greatest influence of anyone in teens’ lives on their decisions about sex. Read the article here.

7 Things Your Seven-Year-Old Should Know About Love And Sex

We live in the age of information. We also live in a hyper-sexualized era. Put those two together and you quickly realize there are ideas filtering through our cultural climate that you wouldn’t expect a seven-year-old should know. Read the blog post from Protect Young Minds here.

Teens More Likely To Be Hacking Computers Than Smoking Or Having Sex

Modern 14-year-olds are eschewing these traditional forms of acting out – in favor of hacking computers from their bedrooms. Read the article here.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women And Sexual Coercion

Many girls feel pressured to comply with requests to send naked photos of themselves to boys who demand them. Read the article here.

Good News For Parents: Teens Are Delaying Having Sex

Fewer U.S. teens are sexually active these days, as many wait until later in high school to try sex for the first time, a new report reveals. Read the article here.

CDC Report Shows Reduction In Teen Sexual Activity

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report showing a significant decline in teen sexual activity between 2005 and 2015. Read the article here.

Teens Are Still Having Sex, Most Use Contraception

American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A Lot Of People Are Mad That Teen Vogue Published A Guide To Anal Sex

The article has caused controversy online with social media users calling for a boycott of the publication. Read the article here.

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t ‘Doing It’

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new federal research says it’s just not so. 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.

Facebook Deals With Massive Revenge Porn, Sextortion Allegations

Every month Facebook considers nearly 54,000 cases of suspected revenge porn or sexual extortion on its platform says a new story from the Guardian.com. Read the article here.

New York Teens Are Too Busy Playing Video Games To Have Sex

Sure, New York City parents still worry about their teens having sex, drinking and smoking — but the kids are far more interested in smartphones and video games like Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto, a new survey has found.

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‘Synthetic Pot’ Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn.

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Pre-Teens In Netherlands Increasingly Exposed To Sex, Graphic Images Online

Two thirds of Dutch 9 to 12 year olds are regularly confronted with graphic, sexual images online, according to research by Rutgers knowledge institute and broadcaster NOS.

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