Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

Generic pic of teenagers in love, dating, adolescents, teens, sex.

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'

little girl

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.

Why is sleep still such a mystery?

Woman sleeping on bed

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?

Tinder thumb, baloons, models

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

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Knowing your place

Knowing your place

Little girl kissing a little boy, sister kissing brother, siblings, sibling rivalry, kids, children, playing.

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.

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.

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.


Don't let the young'ns have all the sexting fun

Sexting isn't reserved for young people with new phones.

Katherine Feeney It's time the couples who never had access to smart phones when they met to get on the sexting bandwagon.

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Pleasure zone

The female genital surgery conspiracy

Pleasure zone.

Matty Silver There has been an increase in women seeking genital cosmetic surgery in the hope of achieving a “designer vagina”.

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Stalked by a dark trait

Generic depression, anxiety, mental illness, child, loneliness, isolation, bullying.

Kelly McDonald* was afraid to have children in case they inherited mental illness.

Depression crisis

young child looking out of window on rainy day.

Outside the sun is shining, but behind the closed blinds it's dark, just the way the girl inside feels. At 15, she joined a group of teenagers in similar difficulties.

Condom craze

Dangerous condom party trick

Condom Craze

Jenna Clarke Medical experts have condemned condom snorting, the latest viral video craze in the US and Britain, as "remarkably stupid".

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I married a murderess

Tracey Richter and Michael Roberts.

On the surface, it's a straightforward enough scenario: an Aussie dad locked in an international custody battle with his homicidal American ex-wife.

Micro Volunteering

Can you spare 15 minutes?

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Amy Molloy It could improve your health, your career - and save the planet, too.

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