Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

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Matty Silver Talking about sex with teenagers is something most parents find difficult; the teenage years are tough on both teens and parents.

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Condom use

Sex survey points to teenagers who are wise


David Crary Teenagers in the US are more safe-sex-conscious than boomers.

No shame in acting 'like a girl'

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Lauren Greenfield They are three words that are used to suggest someone is useless, weak, and even laughable but 'like a girl' is being reclaimed and redefined thanks to Lauren Greenfield's short video.

The royal we

Duchess of Cambridge

Peter Munro We are not amused ... well, certainly Republicans aren't, as support for the monarchy among Australia's youth soars.

Knowing your place

Knowing your place

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Thea O'connor It's 10 years since parenting educator Michael Grose wrote When First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It.

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Happy Playtime

The app that aims to teach women how to masturbate

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Catherine Rodie “Happy Playtime” is the work of web developer Tina Gong, who created the app to help reduce stigma associated with female masturbation.

Why is sleep still such a mystery?

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Tom Chivers We spend a third of our lives doing it, but take remarkably little time to think about it. How much do we really know about sleep?

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Fears gadgets turning love into a game

Is hook-up culture killing romance for young people? Jill Stark and Laura Banks report.

Love me Tinder

Love me Tinder: is the hook-up culture about liberation or exploitation?

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Romance is, like, so 1996. Flowers and chocolates are lame. Instant messaging and ''hooking up'' are the new courting.

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Kids these days

Kids these days... What childhood is like around the world


In which country do children ignore the internet? Where do youngsters eat sprinkles for breakfast? And who has the most homework?

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Sex in the schoolyard


Cosima Marriner Teenagers are having more sex than ever before and at an earlier age – and in ways their parents wouldn't dream of.

Steamy reads

The lure of erotic fiction


Damon Young For all the high-definition thrusting on offer, readers still want words, artfully arranged. But why?

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Teen trouble: parents open up about fears


Cosima Marriner They are the questions that would not have bothered the parents of teenagers a generation ago.

Time to go to dating school

Katherine Feeney CityKat.

Katherine Feeney Australians have much to learn from Americans when it comes to dating.

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Diet offender

'The obese have a mental problem'

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Daisy Dumas The Frenchman behind the popular Dukan diet says that the overweight have a "mental problem".

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Birds and bees

Let's talk about sex


Matty Silver Could Australians learn a thing or two from the Dutch approach to sex education?

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Older parents

'We're too old for this'

Mother and baby.

Emma Cook How a third baby at 45 made Emma Cook and her husband feel "half dead" - but no less bemused than when their first child arrived, ten years before.

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Au revoir

The etiquette of 'it's over'

Break up text SMS

Annabel Ross Is there any “right” way to break up with someone?

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Kiss me, Ketut

Ladies, your holiday romance awaits

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Matty Silver Kiss me again, Ketut.

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Beyond thirteen candles

Adele Parks Adele Parks wonders why teenage years are so little cause for celebration.