Mar 20, 2018
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
New research published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity revealed interesting results on the understanding of God’s love toward one’s self, and it’s effect on body image issues. Read the full article here.
Mar 17, 2018
Think Watching Porn Can’t Change Your Brain? Think Again
Fight The New Drug shares ways that porn rewires your brain. Read the full article here.
Mar 14, 2018
Sexting: Is Your Teen Under Pressure To Send Nude Selfies?
Research has found that boys are nearly four times as likely to pressure girls to send sexts as girls are to pressure boys to do so. Read the article here.
Mar 11, 2018
Domestic Abuse May Be More Common When Dating
A new study discovered the majority of intimate partner violence — more than 80 percent of incidents in one study population — involve boyfriends and girlfriends. Read the full article here.
Mar 8, 2018
Gen Z: Your Questions Answered
Recently, Barna released a landmark study of Gen Z, in partnership with Impact 360 Institute, providing a snapshot of the ways Gen Z sees the world, their faith (or lack thereof) and our culture. Read the full article here.
Mar 5, 2018
Young People Left ‘Deeply Unhappy’ By Social Media Pressure For Perfect Body
According to research by the YMCA, more than a third of 11 to 16-year-olds said they were willing to do ‘whatever it takes to look good’. Read the full article here.
Mar 2, 2018
Is Internet Porn Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review With Clinical Reports
Fight the New Drug shares research on porn-induced sexual dysfunction. Read the full article here.
Feb 28, 2018
How #MeToo, Awareness Months And Facebook Are Helping Us Heal
Drexel University shared some research about social media’s role in disclosing and healing from abuse and hardship. Read the full article here.
Feb 25, 2018
Social Media: How Much Is Too Much?
BBC Future talks social media, potential addiction, and it’s effect on people. Read the full article here.
Feb 22, 2018
Scientists Discover Brain Structure Changes In Frequent Porn Consumers
Fight the New Drug shares research on what brain structure changes happen in the brain of porn users. Read the full article here.
Feb 20, 2018
Research: Millennials Spend An Average of 10 A Week On Dating Apps
New research indicates that men spend an average of 85 minutes a day on dating apps, while ladies are just behind them at 79 minutes a day. Read the full article here.
Feb 15, 2018
Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z
Generation Z is officially the first truly “post-Christian” generation. Read full article here.
Feb 12, 2018
Fewer Americans Choose Marriage
An interesting Valentines Day message is common this year: fewer people are getting married. Read the full article here.
Feb 10, 2018
How “Me Too” Is Affecting Young People’s Dating Lives, According To A New Survey
MTV conducted detailed research around the #metoo movement, and shared some of their findings here.
Feb 6, 2018
Life in Balance: Negative Body Image, Eating Disorders Fueled By Ads, Social Media
Eating Disorder Therapist shares that nearly 80 percent of 11-year-old girls have been on some sort of diet. Read the full article here.
Feb 3, 2018
Study: More Teens Admit To Sexting
Teens who don’t sext are more aware of their values about sharing nudity, and more in touch with their own feelings of discomfort, and parents are encouraged to focus on teaching children those things. Read the full article here.
Jan 19, 2018
Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence? Most Americans Say Yes
Barna group recently released some research about Americans’ opinions on abstinence sexual education. Read the full article here.
Jan 17, 2018
How Bad Is Social Media For Your Mental Health?
The week shares research regarding social media and it’s effects on our health, but good and bad. Read the full article here.
Jan 15, 2018
These New Dating Stats Will Actually Give You Hope
New research from Harvard University points to healthier dating habits growing among individuals 18-25. Read the full article here.
Jan 13, 2018
The Behaviors Americans Count As Sexual Harassment
The Barna Group recently released some research around the behaviors that Americans count as sexual harassment. Read the full article here.
Jan 11, 2018
Kids Aren’t Protecting Themselves During Oral Sex
Reuters Health shares research regarding the habits of todays youth in regards to oral sex, and reveals the lack of understanding around the risks of STDs. Read the full article here.
Jan 7, 2018
How Technology Changes Teen Romance
The New York Times talks about the new challenges that are introduced to teenage romance by the onset of the technology age. Read the full article here.
Jan 3, 2018
Study Finds That Porn Is Linked To Condoning Sexual Assault
Fight The New Drug shares eye-opening research regarding the connection with pornography and sexual assault. Read the full article here.
Dec 2, 2017
You Won’t Believe How Many Kids Under 10 Are Watching Porn
New research says that 1 in 10 visitors to graphic porn sites are under 10 years old. Read the full article here.
Nov 29, 2017
Changes In Young People’s Sexual Practices Over The Last 20 Years Revealed
A new study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, describes changes in young people’s sexual practices using nationally-representative data from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Read the full article here.
Nov 27, 2017
Self-Harm, Suicide Attempts Climb Among US Girls, Study Says
Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. Cyberbullying is one of the predicted reasons for the behaviors. Read the full article here.
Nov 25, 2017
Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked To Dating Violence
Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds. Read full article here.
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.