Research + News | Topic: Sexuality
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
Dec 15, 2021
Billie Eilish Says Porn Fixation Starting At Age 11 ‘Destroyed’ Her Brain
The “Bad Guy” singer said violent sex videos warped her perspective on healthy relationships. Read the article here.
Mar 16, 2021
How Tech Will Change Sex And Intimacy, For Better And Worse
Sex robots and better long-distance connections? Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.
Feb 6, 2020
‘We’re constantly asked for pictures’: Teen Researches Why Sending Naked Pics Is Now Normal
Kiona Osowski’s Grade 12 research project started with a question, based on her own experiences as a 17-year-old teenager: why are girls so often asked for nude photos? Read the article here.
Feb 6, 2020
Teenagers Are Discovering That The World Of YouTube Fan Fiction Can Have A Dark, Sexual, And Violent Side
Some teens go looking for this X-rated content on the site Wattpad, but some just stumble across it, potentially thanks to the site’s “You’ll also like” recommendations. Read the article here.
Jan 22, 2020
Porn Fantasies Can Warp Consumers’ Expectations For Reality
Porn can actually warp consumers’ perceptions of realistic sexual situations, especially as they relate to strangers. Read the article here.
Dec 20, 2019
How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex May Surprise You
This the first in a series that looks at how social media has changed the way teens learn about, and engage in, sex. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2019
Katie Couric’s New Podcast: Teens’ Easy Access To Hardcore Porn Could Hurt Them… Literally
Katie Couric wanted to know why one in four women are scared during sex. Her short answer: porn. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2019
Study Finds Sexting May Be A Healthy Part Of Growing Up?!?
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers say that when older teens are sexting – sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos over mobile phones – it may simply be a healthy part of growing up. Read the full article here.