News | Topic: Sexuality

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.

Gender-Fluid Fashion Lines Proliferate

Cassandra Daily reports on the trend of fashion lines allowing shoppers to choose clothing without needing to conform to a specific gender. Read the trend report here.

Study Finds Sexting May Be A Healthy Part Of Growing Up?!?

University of Texas Medical Branch researchers say that when older teens are sexting – sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos over mobile phones – it may simply be a healthy part of growing up. Read the full article here.

What Age Should Parents Teach Their Children Healthy Sexuality?

Jim Burns of HomeWord provides some helpful suggestions to parents. Read his blog post 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.

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.

Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn

The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.

What Do Moms Of Tweens Worry About Most?

There is one thing that moms of tween girls have to deal with in an unprecedented way, and that is society’s push to sexualize our girls at a very young age. 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.

12 Ways Pornography Just Doesn’t Show Enough

This article from The Federalist states, “Pornography doesn’t go far enough to promote genuine love, which we can see primarily in three areas: conjugal love, relationships, and privacy.” Read the full article here.

What Does ‘Sex Positive’ Mean? Your Questions, Answered

Sex positivity isn’t just another buzzword to look up on Urban Dictionary. It’s a framework that counselors, medical professionals and universities are using to educate and talk with young people about issues relating to sexuality and sexual health.

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Linda’s Story: Sexuality Transformed

From my earliest memory I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl. Somehow I just knew that if I had male genitalia, my life would be complete. As a child, I prayed repeatedly for God to make me into a boy and became obsessed with my pursuit. However, I never told my family. Though I was a tomboy growing up, no one ever knew the depth of my struggles. It was my little secret that I kept for decades. Read the full article here and check out the video!

Tinder Now Has 40 Gender Options

“A lot of the time, dating apps make some pretty unfair assumptions about exactly who you’re looking for, and sometimes even who you are. While some dating apps are set up to match men with men or women with women and different combinations of that, a lot of dating apps aren’t set up for the reality of who’s using them.” Read the full article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.