News | Topic: Sex

Tinder Dating Among Teens: When Swipe-Right Culture Goes To High School

The massively popular dating app claims to block underage users. The only workaround? Lying. And everyone is doing it. Read the article here.

Are Teenagers Having As Much Sex As ‘Riverdale’ Thinks They Are?

Riverdale portrays teens from ages 14-18 engaging in sexual acts. In fact, it’s rare to find a character on the show who hasn’t had their moment in the sexual spotlight. But are real teens of the same age having sex at the rate that the CW show suggests? Read the article here.

Is Porn Making Young Men Impotent?

Up to a third of young men now experience erectile dysfunction. Some are turning to extreme measures such as penile implants – but is kicking their pornography habit the only solution? Read the article here.

Is “After” The New “50 Shades of Grey” For Kids?

The movie “After” is coming to the big screen, originally written online as a Harry Styles fan fiction series. Read more about the movie here.

Teen Shows Like Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Can Get Wildly Explicit. But Should They?

What’s different about “Sex Ed” as opposed to, say, “Orange is the New Black,” is that the new series is aimed at teenagers as well as adults. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Unwanted Pregnancy Remains High

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Read the article here.

Graphic Pornography Is Making Teen Boys ‘Impotent’

Teenage boys as young as 16 are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction due to excessively viewing violent and hardcore pornography, an expert has revealed. Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.