News | Topic: Sex
Dec 20, 2019
How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex May Surprise You
This the first in a series that looks at how social media has changed the way teens learn about, and engage in, sex. Read the article here.
Nov 15, 2019
Engaging In Sexual Intercourse In Early Adolescence Associated With An Increased Risk Of Attempting Suicide
Adolescents who engage in sexual intercourse tend to face higher odds of suicide attempts, according to new research. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2019
Katie Couric’s New Podcast: Teens’ Easy Access To Hardcore Porn Could Hurt Them… Literally
Katie Couric wanted to know why one in four women are scared during sex. Her short answer: porn. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2019
School Suspends Teens For Rape-Awareness Note, Calls It Bullying
A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Read the report here.
Sep 23, 2019
Young Life Voted Off Campus At Duke
While the college ministry continues to operate without recognition, another university officially objects to its sexuality policy. Read the article here.
Sep 17, 2019
What Teens Are Asking Roo, Planned Parenthood’s New Sex-Ed Chatbot
Teens have had nearly a million conversations with the chatbot, which answers burning questions about bodies, sex, and relationships. Read the article here.
May 17, 2019
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.
May 16, 2019
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.
Mar 18, 2019
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.
Mar 1, 2019
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.
Jan 24, 2019
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.
Jan 15, 2019
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.
Jan 14, 2019
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.
Dec 13, 2018
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.
Oct 18, 2018
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.
Oct 15, 2018
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.
Oct 9, 2018
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.
Aug 27, 2018
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.
Jul 26, 2018
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.
Jul 23, 2018
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.