News | Topic: Sex
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.
Feb 13, 2018
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.
Jan 24, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Jan 16, 2018
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.
Jan 10, 2018
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.
Jul 18, 2017
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.