Nov 18, 2017
How Do Thinspiration Posts on Social Media Affect Mental Health?
A recent study investigates social media posts on body ideals such as the thinspiration trend to determine how they affect mental health in youth. Read the full article here.
Nov 16, 2017
Sexual Harassment of Any Type Can Cause Psychological Damage
Any form of sexual harassment, whether verbal or physical, has the power to cause psychological harm, according to a new study. Read the full article here.
Nov 10, 2017
Teen Dating and Sex Hit Record Lows for Recent Decades
According to Psychology Today, the number of teens dating and having sex are at record lows. Read the full article here.
Nov 8, 2017
Alcoholic Parent May Sow Seeds For Teen Dating Violence
Having an alcoholic parent may increase the risk that a teen will commit dating violence, researchers say. Read the full article here.
Nov 5, 2017
More Americans Are Turning To Multiple Social Media Sites For News
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, more and more Americans are turning to social media for their news. Read the full article here.
Oct 31, 2017
Today’s Teens Are Dating & Having Sex At A Later Age
Research shows that teens are dating and having sex later than any generation of teens since the 70’s. Read the full article here.
Oct 29, 2017
One In Four Girls Have Depression By The Time They Hit 14, Study Reveals
Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental health. Read full article here.
Oct 27, 2017
Study Shows 88% of Popular Porn Videos Contain Violence
Fight The New Drug Shares a study revealing 88% of popular porn videos contain violence. Read the full article here.
Oct 26, 2017
First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society
Evidence is emerging that online dating is changing patterns in interracial marriage and the stability of marriage itself. Read the full article here.
Oct 23, 2017
Almost Half Of Singletons Have Never Asked Someone On A Date To Their Face
Research shows almost half of single individuals haven’t asked someone out in person. Read the full article here.
Oct 20, 2017
New California Law Designed To Educate Students Regarding Dating Abuse
Middle and high school students in California public schools will receive education on how to spot the early warning signs of abusive relationships. Read the full article here.
Oct 17, 2017
1 In 4 Men Would Consider Having Sex With A Robot
A yougov poll shows that 1 in 4 men would consider having sex with a robot… 49% of Americans also believe that robot sex will be commonplace within 50 years. Read the full article here.
Oct 13, 2017
This Is How Online Dating Has Changed The Very Fabric of Society
“Digital match-making services have done more than just change how we find our perfect squeeze; they’re changing the fundamental nature of our social networks.” Read the full article here.
Oct 11, 2017
How Much Time Do People Spend On Social Media: An Infographic
Social media today shares a helpful infographic addressing time spent on social media. See the article and infographic here.
Oct 9, 2017
Poor Body Image Makes Girls Less Assertive And Risks Health, Study Finds
A survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence discovered that majority of girls with low body esteem will skip meals and avoid seeing friends and family, participating in extra-curricular activities or seeing a doctor. Read the full article here.
Oct 7, 2017
Study Discovers Powerful Link Between Porn And Sexual Violence
Fight The New Drug shares research pointing to a powerful link between porn and sexual violence. Read the full article here.
Sep 26, 2017
White Christians Are Now A Minority In America
According to new research, religion and faith among white Americans is steadily declining. Read the full article here.
Sep 23, 2017
Is Technology Killing Love?
According to new research, people born after 1995 are much less interested in dating than the generation before them. Read the full article here.
Sep 21, 2017
5 Ways Porn Can Harm Your Brain, Body, And Quality Of Life
Anti-porn organization Fight The New Drug shares 5 ways that porn harms you. Read the full article here.
Sep 18, 2017
Nomophobia: Smartphone Separation Anxiety
Scientists from City University of Hong Kong and the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have discovered that we view our phones as an extension of ourselves, and we can begin to experience separation anxiety with our phones. Read the full article here.
Sep 15, 2017
Just One Image Can Warp Your Beauty Standards
A new study shows just one image can change your ideal body type and standards. Read the full article here.
Sep 13, 2017
For Teens, Research Finds Social Media A Big Problem
Pete Mazzaccaro talks about smartphones and social media, and discusses their effect on teenagers. Read the full article here.
Sep 10, 2017
Your Perceptions Of Body Image Can Change When You Look At Photos Of Slim Women For Just 15 Minutes
Consistently using apps like Instagram can cause body image issues in teens and adults alike. A swiss study shows how looking at photos of slim women for just 15 minutes changes our perception of what the “ideal body” is. Read the full article here.
Sep 7, 2017
‘Cheap Sex’ Is Making Men Give Up On Marriage
Larry Getlen shares information from sociologist Mark Regnerus’ most recent book about how “cheap sex” is causing a lot of men to give up on the idea of marriage. Read the full article here.
Aug 21, 2017
From Dating To Sexting: The Stats Behind Technology’s Effect On Love Life
Ben Allen from The Sociable shares some statistics about dating and technology, and how it looks different today than in previous generations. Read the full article here.
Aug 17, 2017
Watching Porn at an Early Age Linked to Poor Attitudes Toward Women
A new study reveals a link between watching pornography at an early age to negative views towards women. Read the full article here.
Aug 14, 2017
Smartphones Are Rendering Teenagers Lonely And Distressed: Research
Psychologist Jean Twenge released a study showing the negative effects of smartphones on teenagers. Read the full article here.
Aug 11, 2017
“No Harm In Looking, Right?” A Study Of Porn’s Impact On Self-Esteem
Fight the New Drug shares some specific research on the negative effects pornography use has on self-esteem. Read the full article here.
Jul 25, 2017
Researchers Find Link Between Porn Use And Mental Health Problems
According to a study conducted in Australia, porn-use is on the rise among teens, and connections were found between consistent viewing of pornography and mental health issues. Read the full article here.
Jul 22, 2017
U.S. Sees Record Low In Teen Birthrates: Study Says
The National Center for Health Statistics released a study showing the amount of teen pregnancies reached an all time low in 2016, from 20.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19, down 9 percent from the year before and down 51 percent since 2007. Read the full article here.
Jul 20, 2017
Hostility to Christian Sexuality Beliefs Up 114 Percent in 3 Years
The Family Research council released a new study showing that hostility towards christian sexuality ethics are up 114 percent from three years ago. Read the full article here.
Jul 16, 2017
Americans Stand Divided Over Religious Freedom and Sexuality
The Religion News service shares how Americans are divided over religious freedom when it comes to issues around sexuality. Read full article here.
Jul 13, 2017
Researchers Discover Body Image For Teens Linked To Alcohol, Tobacco Use
Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a body image expert and an assistant professor in the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women. Read the full article here.
Jul 10, 2017
Children With Access To Smartphones, Tablets In Bedroom Get Less Sleep, US Study Finds
Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, according to a recent study by the University of California Berkeley. Read the full article here.
Jul 6, 2017
Same-Sex Marriage Support At All-Time High, Even Among Groups That Opposed It
Support for same-sex marriage is growing — even among groups traditionally opposed to it — according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Read the full article here.
Jul 3, 2017
Most Teens Are Using Contraception
American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a study by the National Survey of Family Growth. Read the full article here.
Jun 19, 2017
Study Explains Men’s Behavior Towards Women After Watching Pornography
A new study explains how men’s behavior towards women changes after watching non-violent and violent pornography. Read the full article here.
Jun 14, 2017
Nonconsensual Porn, Or “Revenge Porn” Is More Common Than You Thought
According to new research by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, nonconsensual porn (revenge porn) is shared by 1 in 20 social media users. Read the full article here.
Jun 10, 2017
Boys More Likely To Be Bullied Online Over Body Image Than Girls’, Cyberbullying Poll Reveals
According to the survey of thousands of parents run by a group called Internet Matters, 17% of boys had experienced bullying online about body image, compared 15.7% of girls. Read the full article here.
Jun 8, 2017
Research Offers Mixed Messages On The Impact Of Social Media On Adolescent Emotional Health
Research continues to show both negative and positive impacts of social media on adolescent minds. Read the full article here.
Jun 6, 2017
Prenatal Exposure To Tobacco May Impair Adolescent Executive Functions
A new study shows that prenatal tobacco exposure has negative effects that can last well into a child’s future. Read the article here.
Jun 5, 2017
Teen Girls with ADHD 2 to 3 Times More Likely to Become Pregnant, Study Finds
According to a danish study, teen girls with ADHD are 2 to 3 times more likely to become pregnant, study finds. Read the full article here.
Jun 2, 2017
Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues
According to a Gallup poll, Americans hold record liberal views on most moral issues today. Read the full article here.
May 23, 2017
Research: Instagram Most Likely To Cause Young People To Feel Depressed And Lonely
According to a new study, Instagram is the most damaging social media platform when it comes to young people’s mental health. Read the full article here.
May 19, 2017
Research: Link Between Sexual Objectification And Physical Aggression
A new study conducted by the University of Kent shows a link between sexual objectification and physical aggression to women. Read the full article here.
May 16, 2017
Millennials, Here’s How Social Media Affects Your Relationships
Forbes shares some of the ways social media is negatively affecting the relationships of its users. Read the full article here.
May 14, 2017
Research Shows Adolescents Prone To Taking Risks, But Can Demonstrate Self-Control
New York Times shares some tips regarding youth and their tendency toward risky behavior, and backs up some findings with research. Read the full article here.
May 11, 2017
An Online Epidemic: The Inseparable Link Between Pornography And Sex-Trafficking
Fight the new drugs shares an eye-opening infographic pointing out the inseparable link between pornography and sex-trafficking. Read the full article here.
May 8, 2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double In A Decade
In light of the new Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why,” we are reminded of the importance of suicide awareness and prevention in a world who’s youth is highly influenced by media and celebrities. Healthday news shares some statistics regarding the current state of suicide in today’s youth. Read the full article here.
May 4, 2017
New Trend Called “Stealthing” Growing In Popularity
The new bedroom trend involving men secretly taking off their condoms during consensual sex is known as “stealthing” is growing in popularity. Read the full article here.
Apr 29, 2017
America’s Complicated Views On Who Should Wait To Have Sex
Yougov shares a poll regarding people’s opinions on the right time to have sex in a relationship. Read the full article here.
Apr 23, 2017
Staggering Number Of Adolescents Afflicted By Anxiety, Depression Nationwide
An anonymous confessional Facebook page has shown how many adolescents actually struggle with anxiety and depression. Though not a comprehensive collection of research, it allows for honest dialog with anxiety and depression victims. Read the full article here.
Apr 20, 2017
Newest Study Confirms The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel
A comprehensive new study confirms the more time one spends on Facebook, the worse the individual will feel. Read the full article here.
Apr 17, 2017
Obsessive Use of Social Media Tied to Brain Imbalance
New research suggests the impulsive act of checking social media accounts in inappropriate situations may be the product of an imbalance between two systems in the brain. Read the full article here.
Apr 15, 2017
Research Shows Softcore Porn Linked To Greater Acceptance Of Rape Culture
According to a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Nottingham, there is a link between consistent viewing of softcore porn and greater acceptance of rape culture, though it may not be fully to blame. Read the full article here.
Apr 13, 2017
Cohabitation Contributes to Family Instability Across the Globe
According to a new study, cohabitation affects the lives of kids and the stability of the home more than previously thought. They also found that marriage was a more powerful predictor of family stability in Europe than parental education. read the full article here.
Apr 12, 2017
Body Image Issues Affect Young Children Even More Than Before
According to a study conducted by statisticsbrain.com, 91% of women are, in some way, unhappy with their bodies. Read the full article here.
Apr 9, 2017
Study: Men Who Watch Porn Less Happy In Relationships
According to a study published in the journal Human Communication Research, men who watch porn are less happy in their relationships. Read the full article here.
Apr 5, 2017
Bullies And Victims Often Both Obsessed With Weight-Loss
University of Warwick researchers discovered that kids that bully or are being bullied often tend to develop eating disorders because of self-esteem issues. Read the full article here.
Apr 4, 2017
Early Research Draws Parallels Between Excessive Smartphone-Use And Drug Abuse
Matt Richtel from the New York Times News Service shares similarities between excessive smartphone usage and drug abuse. Read the full article here.
Apr 2, 2017
People Are Having Less Sex — Maybe Because Of All Our Screen Time
A new study published in the Archives Of Sexual Behavior talks about the declining frequency of sex in our culture, and speaks about some of the reasons or this change. Read the full article here.
Mar 30, 2017
Study Identifies Risk Factors in Teen Dating Violence
A new study by the University of New Hampshire talks teen dating violence, and identifies some risk factors. Read the full article here.
Mar 28, 2017
Friends’ Pictures On Social Media Have Biggest Impact On Body Image
New research shows that teens compare themselves more to photos posted by friends than those of celebrities, causing body image insecurities. Read the full article here.
Mar 26, 2017
Children Sexting As Young As Seven Years Old
According to new research, fifty percent of teachers report seeing sexting habits in children as young as age 7. Read the full article here.
Mar 24, 2017
Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To A Greater Risk Of Abuse Later In Life
According to a new study conducted by the University of Calgary, teens who experience violence in their early dating years have a greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. Read the full article here.
Mar 22, 2017
Study: Majority Not Opposed To Revenge Porn
According to a new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Kent, 99% of individuals surveyed did not feel remorse about sharing revenge porn. Read the full article here.
Mar 19, 2017
Data Claims Domestic Violence Increase Is Partly Fueled By Violent Porn
New data from the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence in Australia has observed a growing trend of violent pornography normalizing certain levels of violence and, in certain cases, led to behaviors of domestic violence. Read the full article here.
Mar 16, 2017
Heavy Social Media Users Three Times As Likely To Feel Socially Isolated
According to a new study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, research continues to show that social media has the potential to cause strong feelings of social isolation. Read the full article here.
Mar 13, 2017
Sexting Bigger Fear Than Drinking For Some Parents: Study
Professor Sonia Livingstone recently conducted a study in the UK regarding teenagers and the way they use technology. Statistics showed that parents were more afraid of their kids sexting than drinking or smoking prematurely, showing how common the issue is. Read the full article here.
Mar 10, 2017
Young Americans Are Less Committed To Monogamy Than Their Elders
According to a poll conducted by YouGov, young Americans are more accepting of polyamory and non-monogamous relationships than previous generations. Read the full article here.
Mar 7, 2017
Survey: Singles In America
Every year, Match.com conducts a survey on the dating life of the average single American. See the full survey here.
Mar 4, 2017
Adolescents’ Nighttime Social Media Use Linked to Poor Sleep
Last week, the Journal of Youth Studies published a study linking adolescents’ late night social media use to poor sleep. Read the full article here.
Mar 1, 2017
14 Stats That Show The Devastating Reality Of Human Trafficking
Relevant Magazine shares 14 statistics that reveal how devastating human trafficking is in our world today. Read the full article here.
Feb 27, 2017
Parents Beware: Twitter Has A Massive Pornography Problem
Fight The New Drug, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the problems of pornography, shares how quickly one can run into pornographic material on Twitter. Read the full article here.
Feb 24, 2017
Depression Hits Teen Girls Especially Hard
According to a study conducted by the Pediatrics Journal, adolescent girls are more likely to experience depression due to external factors such as social media, pressures at school, and body image issues. Read the full article here.
Feb 21, 2017
5 Facts On Love And Marriage In America
The Pew Research Center shares 5 facts on love and marriage in America today. Read the full article here.
Feb 17, 2017
Millennials Having Sex Before First Date To Determine Relational Chemistry
A new study by Research Now regarding the extent of casual sex among singles shows that 34% of singles have had sex before the first date. Read the full article here.
Feb 10, 2017
Study: Alarming Rise In Rates Of Adolescent Self-Harm
The figures from the National Suicide Research Foundation in 2015 show there has been a 15% increase in male self harm since 2007. Read the full article here.
Feb 5, 2017
Dangers That Teens And Kids Face: A Look At The Data
Pew Research Center shares a detailed look at the dangers that teens and kids face in schools today. Read the full article here.
Feb 2, 2017
Cohabiting Couples More Likely To Experience Physical Aggression In Relationships Than Married Couples
A number of studies have shown that cohabiting couples are more likely to experience physical aggression in their relationships than married couples. Read the full article here.
Jan 30, 2017
Abortions in America Have Dropped to the Lowest Number Since Just After ‘Roe’
According to statistics collected by the Guttmacher Institute, abortions are the lowest they’ve been since Roe Vs Wade in 1973. Read the full article here.
Jan 27, 2017
Research: Teenagers Isolating Themselves Because Of Body Image Anxiety
According to a study conducted by the YMCA, almost a third of secondary school pupils isolate themselves to avoid activity due to body image anxiety. Read the full article here.
Jan 24, 2017
Nearly Half Of Tumblr’s Users End Up Seeing Porn
According to a study conducted in Italy, nearly 50% of Tumblr users will be exposed to pornography on the social media network at some point. Read the full article here.
Jan 21, 2017
Majority of Americans Think It’s Okay to Live Together Before Marriage, Study Shows
According to a new report conducted by the Barna group, 65% of american adults believe that cohabitation is a good idea. Read the full article here.
Jan 18, 2017
Study Finds Men’s Magazines And Convicted Rapists Use The Same Language To Describe Women
According to a recent study, psychologists from Middlesex University and the University of Surrey found that the language used in men’s magazines bears a striking resemblance to the language used by convicted rapists. Read the full article here.
Jan 16, 2017
Happy Couples Post Less About Their Relationships On Social Media
New research indicates that happy couples post less about their relationships on social media. Read the full article here.
Jan 14, 2017
Researchers Find Using Social Media Makes Kids Less Happy In Almost Every Way
New research is indicating that social media has the potential to make kids less happy in many different aspects of life. Read the full article here.
Jan 11, 2017
Why Some Teens Won’t Talk To Their Doctor About Sexual Health Issues
Almost one in five 15- to 17-year-olds said they would not seek sexual and reproductive healthcare because their parents could find out, according to new report by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Read the full article here.
Jan 8, 2017
1 in 25 Americans Has Been Faced With Revenge Porn
According to a new study from the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, as many as 1 in 25 Americans, or roughly 10 million people, say they’ve been faced or threatened with revenge porn. Read the full article here.
Jan 5, 2017
Teen Girls Who Are Close To Their Mothers May Delay Having Sex
According to a recent study, teen girls who get along with their mothers may be less likely to have sex earlier in adolescence. Read the full article here.
Jan 2, 2017
Weight and Body Image Misperception Associated With Alcohol Use Among Teen Girls
Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to drink or drink heavily. Read the full article here.
Dec 30, 2016
KU Library Workers Push Inclusion Wearing Preferred Gender Pronoun Buttons
As part of a campaign promoting inclusion at the University of Kansas, school library workers are donning buttons announcing their preferred gender pronouns.
Read the full article here.
Dec 29, 2016
We Now Date Six People At Once, Study Claims
A study conducted by eHarmony shows people often date up to six people at a time. Read the full article here.
Dec 26, 2016
Married Couples Who Attend Church Are Less Likely To Divorce, Study Says
According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, couples who attend church services are less likely to divorce, have better health outcomes including longer life, lower incidence of depression, and lower suicide rates. Read the full article here.
Dec 23, 2016
Research: How Christian Theology Affects Body Image
Christianity Today shares how seeing one’s body as “a temple” decreases body image insecurity and self-worth issues. Read the full article here.
Dec 20, 2016
Excessive Smartphone Usage Or “Phubbing” Causing Considerable Damage To Relationships
A study conducted by ScienceDirect shares that being overly distracted by your smartphone and ignoring your significant other, known as “Phubbing,” is causing problems in more and more relationships. Read the full article here.
Dec 17, 2016
US Divorce Rates Drop To Lowest In Over 35 Years
According to a study conducted by Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate in the United States is the lowest it’s been in over 35 years. Read the full article here.
Dec 16, 2016
Sexual Harassment Prevalent Among Adolescent Students, Study Finds
According to a study conducted by Dorothy L. Espelage, sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize. Read the full article here.
Dec 14, 2016
Many Teens Can’t Tell Real News From Fake, Study Finds
According to a study conducted by a Stanford Graduate School of Education professor, teens can’t tell the difference between a fake news story and an ad, despite their fluency on social media. Read the full article here.
Dec 11, 2016
Survey: Younger Americans View Marriage, Having Kids Differently
According to the second annual American Family Survey, conducted by Yougov, young Americans view marriage and the process of having kids very differently than individuals from previous generations. Read the full article here.