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For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal

A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.

4 Confessions About The Secret Porn World Of “Premium” Snapchat

Fight The New Drug shares information on the trend of “premium” snapchat accounts. Read the full article here.

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.

Montana Becomes 15th State to Recognize Public Health Harms of Porn

Montana just became the 15th state to pass a resolution recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Read the full 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.

U.S. Birthrate Among Women In Teens, 20s Hits A 32-Year Low

Demographers and economists point to young people postponing marriage and starting families later in life, as well as lingering effects of the Great Recession, for the birthrate decline. Read the article here.

Adult Affiliate Marketing: Why You’re Seeing So Many Porn Bots On Instagram

Fight the New Drug talks “porn bots,” and why you’re seeing so many of them on Instagram. Read the full article here.

Reinventing Religion, Millennials Rewrite The Rules Of Relationships

As the number of religiously unaffiliated people in the US increases, what some call the “sexual revolution of the millennial generation” may be taking place. Read the full article here.

Facebook Recommits To A More Personalized Dating App, Your Privacy

Forbes talks about Facebook’s new dating app, Secret Crush, that was announced at F8, the annual Facebook developer conference. Read the full article here.

If Instagram Has A Strict “No Nudity” Policy, Why Is There So Much Porn On The App?

Fight the New Drug shares an article on the surprising amount of pornographic content on Instagram, despite it’s strict “no nudity” policy. Read the full article here.

Change In Law Makes “Sexting” Less Perilous For Washington Teens

Under a new bill, teens under 17 will in some cases no longer face felony charges — or possibly need to to register as sex offenders — for sharing nudes, sometimes called “sexting. Read the full article here.

Watch: Sexual Health Advocates and Addiction Coaches Debate the Ethics of Porn

Relevant Magazine shares an insightful video by a Youtube channel called Jubilee, where people who disagree on certain topics are invited to have a conversation with each other. The topic of this video is pornography. Read the full article here.

In Some States, Sexting Could Land Teens In Jail For a Long Time

In 23 states, sexting between teens is considered child pornography, which could potentially result in a 20-year prison term and mandatory registration as a sex offender, a new report warns. Read the full article here.

Instagram Now Demotes Vaguely “Inappropriate” Content

Instagram recently made a change that will cause “inappropriate” content to show up less often in hashtags and the explore page. Read the full article here.

Parent Alert! Now Parents Are Making Porn For Their Kids?!

A group of moms from the UK decided to produce porn they felt would be appropriate to show to their kids. Read the article here.

Sexual Behavior In Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

Protect Young Minds talks about sexual behavior in children, and shares some information around what’s normal and what’s harmful. Read the full article here.

Using the Anatomically Correct Terms

Suzanne Gosselin shares why it’s important to use the anatomically correct terms regarding genitalia with your kids. Read the full article here.

Adult Websites Top Visits From Mobile Devices

The adult industry saw the highest number of mobile users at 84% for the third straight year, followed by gambling at 80%. Read the article here.

A Christian Perspective on Parenting a Gay Child

The Center For Faith, Sexuality, and Gender shares a helpful piece around parenting a gay child from a christian perspective. Read the article here.

What We’re Getting Wrong About “Positive Body Image”

The topics of “body image” and “body positivity” and their effects on youth are widely covered in today’s culture, even in Christian circles. This article from Psychology Today points out a clearer definition of what “body positivity” is, and can be helpful for us to better engage the topic as parents. Read the full article here.