Dear Prudence is a fantastic column that answers some of life's most important questions: What do you do when an annoying co-worker asks you to pass along a resume? What's the proper way to get someone to move out? And of course: How do you talk to your daughter about catching her en flagrante with a hand mixer? Man,…
Over at The Atlantic, Abigail Rine examines the Evangelical push to revise the obsession with female purity and the "damaged goods" metaphor so heavily used in the religion's teachings.
New research today from the Department of Oh My God Why Does This Study Have To Exist — turns out, vaccinating teenage girls against HPV won't cause them to go from innocent children drawing pictures of flowers with crayons to unstoppable slutzillas. Sort of like how wearing seatbelts doesn't cause car accidents, or…
There's been a ton of hysteria about all the blowjobs teenagers are allegedly giving and getting these days, but relatively little talk about how teen girls actually feel about giving head. Now a group of researchers has decided to ask them, and the results are kind of disturbing — turns out that for some girls, oral…
Everybody, don't have sex with any teenage hamsters. It totally messes up their brains.
The long dominance of abstinence-only sex ed in this country has made any program that even mentions condoms look pretty damn good. But what if your teachers could have taught you what you really needed to know about sex? What would you have wanted them to say?
Despite the fact that TV shows like Glee are corrupting children by teaching them that it's cool to have protected sex with your long-term partner, according to a new study from the CDC, the number of teens losing their virginity has dropped drastically in the last decade. Unfortunately, the CDC still has no idea why…
Probably bad news for Rick Perry and his state's abstinence-only approach to sex-ed: according to a study by the University of Texas' Health Sciences Center at Houston, about one in ten Texas sixth graders have had sex. If that seems like a lot of precocious preteens to you, imagine how frighteningly large the…
A new poll shows parents may be talking to their kids about sex in general — but when it comes to the details, they're falling short.
A new poll finds that teens in a number of countries are having unsafe sex in increasing numbers — and their reasons for forgoing protection are pretty depressing.
A new study shows that having sex may actually reduce teenage misbehavior — but only if teens are in relationships.
Teens are apparently getting it on less often than they used to — and while abstinence-only education may be a factor, it's not the whole story.
A new study purports to show that Japanese people are increasingly uninterested in sex. And people seem especially concerned about undersexed young men.
A new study shows that teens who have sex with both male and female partners are more likely to experience dating violence, and less likely to use condoms.
Good news: Teens who have sex might just fare alright in their lives! The bad news is that they're probably still going to hell.
• The Department of Education has spoken out against a tradition at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School of posting "Crush Lists" in the school hallway. The list of lust-worthy students appears under the heading "I'd Tap That."