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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.

It’s Possible Leggings Are The Future…

Last week they set off a firestorm at the University of Notre Dame. Why does this item of clothing get people so riled up? Read the article here.

Why The Internet Needs To Stop Using #FoodPorn

Fight the New Drug shares about the common adding of “porn” onto other words to make it more attractive… and points to the danger in normalizing such a word. Read the full article here.

Teen Boys Rated Their Female Classmates Based On Looks. The Girls Fought Back

Lists like this one had silently circulated among teen boys for generations, and it has happened in more recent years at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, too, the students said. But it was happening now, in the era of the #MeToo movement. Read the article here.

Cloaking’ Is the New Dating Term You Need to Know About

You might have heard of the term ghosting when it comes to dating. The new term, “cloaking” is one to watch out for, as your teen may experience this at some point in their dating years. Read the article and watch the video here.

How Do I Talk to My Kids About Porn?

Nicholas Black from Harvest USA addresses having conversations around pornography with your kids. Watch the video here.

Report: Major Porn Site Saw Massive Spike During Last Week’s Facebook and Instagram Outage

Relevant Magazine shares a report about last week’s Facebook and Instagram outage, and how porn sites saw massive spikes in visitors during that time. Read the full article here.

Parents And Teens, Do You Know About Your State’s Teen Sexting Laws?

Sexting laws differ from state to state, as parents it is important to be aware of the sexting laws in your area. Read the full article here.

Great Britain Is Blocking Porn For Individuals Under 18, And Most People Don’t Know

Next month, the UK is scheduled to introduce its so-called “porn block,” a controversial piece of legislation that aims to block access to online pornography for those under the age of 18. Read the full article here.

Christian U Flip-Flops On Gay Relationships

Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian institution that last fall notably removed its ban on same-sex relationships only to reverse course a few weeks later, has once again flip-flopped to allow gay relationships on the California campus. Read the article here.

Christian University Flip-Flops on Gay Relationships

Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian institution that last fall notably removed its ban on same-sex relationships only to reverse course a few weeks later, has once again flip-flopped to allow gay relationships on the California campus. Read the full article here.

New Pentagon Policy Will Bar Most Transgender People From Serving

The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military. Read the full article here.