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Teens and Sex

What's Up With Young People and Virginity? Not What You Think

Laura Stepp | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Laura Stepp

Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, is hoping as it aired this week the first of a series called Virgin Territory featuring 15 young women and men in their late teens and early 20s who haven't had sex.

Haven't Talked To Your Doctor About Sex? You're Not Alone

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Molly Cunningham, Rivers...

Teen Sex? It's Complicated.

Posted 09.21.2013 | Teen

When it comes to "teen sex," it seems like adults have a lot to say. From accusing you of being sexting crazy to declaring that you are having it less...

How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

It seems logical to me that the same way I try to teach my kids to exercise, sleep well and be good people, I would teach them to have healthy sex and sleep with other good people.

The Information Void: Boys, Parents and Porn

Andrew Smiler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Andrew Smiler

In order to make sure boys aren't relying on pornography to develop their sexual values, we all need to shift from "The Talk."

Twitter Is Changing Kids

Jesse Miller | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology
Jesse Miller

Has the use of Twitter provided an interactive stage to users who not only expect replies from their favorite celebrities, but who expect that any issue, criminal or personal, can be addressed, vented about or solved on Twitter?

Sexually Risky Behavior On The Decline Among Black Teens

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices

(Adds details on CDC statistics) By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual beha...

'My Eighth Grader Thinks She's Ready For Sex'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter is in the 8th grade and is boy-crazy like all her friends. She has had a crush on a boy in 9th grade for three months and ...

Sexual Harassment In Schools -- Studies Say It's Real

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I was 14. He was 18. He was a big kid. On the football team. (Can I tell you that he became a cop later in life without you judging cops all together? Just giving you an idea of his confidence.)

Why Are Women Who Lost Their Virginity Early More Likely To Divorce?

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 08.24.2011 | Divorce

Want a successful marriage? Make sure you have sex when you're ready. According to a new study, women who are sexually active early in their adole...

"Rockin' the Red Pump" for HIV/AIDS Awareness

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I'm an African-American woman and my age falls within the range of 25 to 34. The number one killer of women with in my demographic is HIV/AIDS and it can easily be avoided.

Sex: Why We HATE Talking About It To Our Kids

Dr. Meg Meeker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Meg Meeker

by Meg Meeker, MD It cost the Rand Corporation millions of dollars to discover this: Teens who watch too much sex on TV have too much sex and get pre...

6 Things Your Teen Needs to Know About Sex

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As awkward as it may be, educating your daughter about sex can keep her healthy--and even save her life. Unfortunately, most teens have different view...

Is Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair Issue a Repeat of Brooke Shields in the 80's?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

Yesterday I got into a discussion with a good friend who said he believes Miley's parents are in on the "artistic prostituting" of their daughter. That conversation got me thinking back to the 1980's.