News | Topic: Sexuality

Certain Teens May Be At Higher Risk For Online Threats

The researchers also found that two years after Internet usage was monitored on the laptops, the participants who had viewed more pornography were more likely to be engaging in risky sexual behaviors. Additionally, those who had spent more time on social media were more likely to experience cyberbullying two years later. Read the article here.

JoJo Siwa To Compete On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ With Same-Sex Partner

This is the first time a same-sex pairing has competed in the U.S. version of the dance competition. Read the article here.

Pastor Apologizes For Making Girls Wear One-Piece Swimsuits In A Viral Post

“I am sorry that we have deemed young women’s bodies as something that ‘needs to be covered’ and let young men’s bodies be OK to be seen,” Bryce Brewer wrote in his viral Facebook post. Read the article here.

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, An NFL First

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay. Read the article here.

Kellogg Company’s Latest Collaboration With GLAAD Unwraps Why ‘Boxes Are For Cereal, Not For People’

Kellogg’s launches a new cereal called Together With Pride. Read the press release here.

Talking To Your Kids About Sex: The Surprising Way To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Protect Young Minds provides a transcription and video of an interview between Kristen Jenson and Dr. Christy Kane. Kristen and Dr. Kane discuss the importance of talking to kids about sex and how that contributes to their mental health. Watch or read here.

Is Anime Safe For Kids?

Protect Young Minds offers tips to find age-appropriate anime shows. Read the article here.

How Tech Will Change Sex And Intimacy, For Better And Worse

Sex robots and better long-distance connections? Read the article here.

Teens’ Sex Lives Are At The Center Of The New HBO Max Series ‘Genera+ion’

Teens in ‘Genera+ion’ swear, drink and have sex. So do many real high schoolers, despite what some parents think. Read the article here.

Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents

Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.

Teen Romance In The Age Of Covid: What Parents Need To Know

It appears that young flirtations are impervious to global health crises. Read the article here.

4 Body Safety Rules To Protect Kids Ages 5-10

Teaching simple body safety rules and empowering kids to reject pornography are powerful ways to safeguard your family. Read the article here.

Why ‘WAP’ Matters

Commentary from Dr. Leonard Sax: “The record-smashing success of WAP is a warning to parents. You need to know what your kid is listening to. You need to have the courage to limit your kid’s exposure to the most noxious elements of American culture. You need to find a healthier, brighter, truer culture to share with your daughter or your son.”

Read the full article here.

MN Study Says Teens At Risk Of Being ‘Sexploited’

At least 5,000 high school teens have been affected by sexual exploitation according to Minnesota’s first estimates. Read the article here.

‘We’re constantly asked for pictures’: Teen Researches Why Sending Naked Pics Is Now Normal

Kiona Osowski’s Grade 12 research project started with a question, based on her own experiences as a 17-year-old teenager: why are girls so often asked for nude photos? Read the article here.

Booty Shaking & Sexy Costumes In Children’s Dance

Right now, in children’s dance classes around the nation, young children are being taught to dance with choreography that hypersexualizes them and their bodies. Read the article here.

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.

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.

1 In 5 Teenagers Change Their Sexual Orientation During Adolescence – With Girls Nearly 3x As LIkely To Be Sexually ‘Fluid’ As Boys

Teens are ‘nuanced and dynamic’ in how they identify and experience sexuality. Read the article here.

U.K. Teens Seeking Sex Therapy Tripled In 2 Years

In total, 4,600 people of 19 years of age or younger required psycho-sexual therapy since 2017, the newspaper said. The previous two-year period had 1,400 referrals. Read the article here.