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More Teen Boys Using Condoms: CDC

But main pregnancy determinants haven't changed

(Newser) - Teenage boys are learning the value of wearing a rubber. According to a new CDC study, 80% of boys aged 15-19 say they used a condom the first time they had sex, a nine-point jump from 2002, the LA Times reports. Even better, 16% said that in addition to using... More »

Hyper-Texting Teens More Likely to Have Sex, Do Drugs

Not to mention binge drink and get in fights

(Newser) - It’s bad enough that some teens text 120 times a day or more—now, a new study shows that those who do so are also more likely to have sex, binge drink, use drugs, or get into fights. The study, based on confidential surveys of more than 4,200... More »

Teen Sleeps With Cop's Daughter; Cop 'Arrests' Him

Pretends to arrest him, at least...

(Newser) - Bad idea: Sleeping with a cop’s 14-year-old stepdaughter. Worse idea: Pretending to arrest the 15-year-old boy who slept with your 14-year-old stepdaughter. A San Jose police officer is accused of doing just that—going so far as to handcuff the teen—and now he’s being criminally investigated. Both... More »

O'Donnell: I'll Stop the Whole Country From Having Sex

Another day, another old video

(Newser) - Another old video of Christine O'Donnell is getting buzzed about today after Greg Sargent wrote about it at his Plum Line blog . In the 2003 clip, O'Donnell is in a TV debate on teenage sex, when a critic disagrees with her strategy of abstinence. "You're going to stop the... More »

It's Time Parents Accept Teen Sex

The Dutch do, with good results

(Newser) - When it comes to teen sex, "we need to be paying attention to the Netherlands," writes Tracy Clark-Flory on Salon . Unlike American parents who typically demonize pre-marital sex, Dutch parents commonly allow their teenagers—male and female alike—to have sleepovers with significant others, a new study finds.... More »

Teen Sex Doesn't Lead to Bad Grades

...so long as the young lovers are in a committed relationship

(Newser) - There's good news for parents who worry that their teens' sex lives will hurt their changes of getting into Harvard: A provocative new study released today has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in school than those who don't have sex. The same isn't true... More »

Woman Gets 9 Years for Sex With Son She Gave Up

She tracked him down on Facebook

(Newser) - A Detroit area woman was sentenced to 9 to 30 years in prison for having sex with the 14-year-old son she gave up for adoption as an infant. Aimee L. Sword, 36, tracked down the boy on Facebook and the two soon had sex in a hotel room and area... More »

Condom Machine in School Enrages Vatican

Italy's first, church says it 'trivializes sexuality'

(Newser) - Just a few miles from the Vatican, Italian teens can now buy condoms from vending machines in the bathrooms of their high school—and the Catholic Church is none too happy. In a rebuke to the church's position on birth control, the school yesterday became the first in all of... More »

Swiss Offer Small Condoms —for 12-Year-Olds

They complained regulars were too large

(Newser) - Switzerland is now offering extra-small condoms for 12- to 14-year-olds to encourage safe sex. The move comes after a government study turned up two nuggets: more teens are having sex, and many go without protection because regular condoms are too large. The Hotshot is 1.7 inches wide, compared to... More »

French Anti-Smoking 'Oral Sex' Ad Sparks Furor

Ad agency claims only 'shock' will stop teens from smoking

(Newser) - Anti-smoking ads featuring reluctant male and female teens with their heads held to a man's crotch and a cigarette in their mouths is sparking an uproar in France. "Smoking is being a slave to tobacco," the ads read. Smoldering feminist and family organizations have lashed the campaign for... More »

To Halt Grinding, Schools Turn to... Burt Bacharach

Kids warned to dance like grandma's watchin'

(Newser) - With some schools having kids sign no-grinding dance contracts and others threatening to turn up the lights and play Burt Bacharach, the crackdown on grinding at school dances is getting more creative. Schools and parents fed up with teens' overtly sexual dance moves are turning to unconventional methods to stop... More »

The Sex Talk: Mom and Dad Are Giving It Too Late

Study finds 40% of teens have sex before having 'the talk'

(Newser) - We may be letting awkwardness get the best of us: More than 40% of teens have had sex before their parents talked to them about it, finds a new study. Parents and teens from 141 families were quizzed separately on 24 sex-related issues: Forty percent of girls said they didn't... More »

Parents Council Freaks Over Gossip Girl Threesome

Urges local affiliates to preempt the program

(Newser) - The Parents Television Council is on the warpath, this time over news that the upcoming episode of Gossip Girl will feature a threesome. The group has sent a letter to CW affiliates warning that they’ll be “complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in... More »

Girls Who Try Sex Early Driven by Genes

Absentee fathers not to blame, study says

(Newser) - Absentee fathers may not be at fault for daughters who experiment with sex at an early age, the Economist reports. Researchers have long noted that girls with no dad around tend to reach sexual maturity earlier, suffer from depression, criticize their bodies, and get pregnant early on. But a new... More »

Hogwarts Is Rife With Homosexual Tension

(Newser) - No fancy divining necessary: Anyone with decent gaydar can see that new Harry Potter movie is awash in homoeroticism, Natasha Vargas-Cooper writes on Gawker. Hogwarts is seething with hormones in the Half-Blood Prince, she notes, but with the idea of "loose lady wizards" a no-no, most of the flirtation... More »

Harry Potter Is Neutering America

At the box office, the chaste rule, writer says

(Newser) - Remember the old teen sex comedies, where hormones ruled and no one talked about their feelings? Hollywood doesn't, ST VanAirsdale writes in Esquire. Today's sexless blockbusters—think the Harry Potter flicks and Twilight—reflect how "our PG-13 imperative has scrubbed mass culture of its libido." The new leading... More »

Wanna Have Sex? Picture 'Screaming Baby': Bristol

Teen mom ensures years of therapy for her child with one comment

(Newser) - Bristol Palin thinks the best advertisement for abstinence is “a screaming newborn baby,” she tells People in a look at the life of a teenage mom. “If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex,” says Bristol, who graduated high school last week,... More »

Dad Killed Daughter Carrying His Baby: Cops

Body is tossed into boiler

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl strangled by her father was carrying his baby, prosecutors revealed yesterday. Miguel Matias, 36, has confessed to killing his daughter because he caught the teen typing  "sexy things" on her computer, reports the New York Daily News. Authorities have now discovered that DNA taken from girl's... More »

Sexting Pics Live Forever, Teens Warned

Stalkers, potential employers may have access to photos years later

(Newser) - The critical problem with sexting is that salacious snaps teens send of themselves from their cell phones can exist forever in cyberspace. That's the message Australian authorities are stressing in a new educational anti-sexting campaign. Nude pictures sent in fun could end up being posted on the Internet by sexual... More »

Vermont May Legalize Sexting—Between Teens

Bill moving through legislature to legalize sexually explicit teen communications

(Newser) - Vermont’s state government is in an awkward position. Current law has the state prosecuting teens who send sexually explicit pictures of themselves to each other—sexting—as sex offenders. The state Senate has passed a bill to exempt an exchange of images between people between 13 and 18 years... More »

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