Teenagers

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

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

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.

The beauty of being alone

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Sarah Berry In our desire to "connect" with others have we lost the valuable ability to connect with ourselves?

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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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Teen trouble: parents open up about fears

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

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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Very personal

Deal-breakers: it's a big no to B.O. and a mo

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MJ Angel Many of us have that little invisible checklist in the back of our minds for picking potential partners; the things we look for and the things that make us go running for the hills. Deal-breakers.

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Sex ed

The problem with purity pledges

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MJ Angel Purity pledges are commitments made by teenagers who vow to refrain from sexual intercourse 'til marriage.

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The sexual selfie

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Sarah Berry For teenagers, the sexual rat race is no longer the domain of the precocious few.

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Are we too snap happy?

Ever-present photography (and why it's a problem)

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Damon Young The ubiquity of digital images gives pause for thought. Putting aside clammy hand-wringing about sexting, what does constant recording do to us?

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Kids these days

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

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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

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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

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

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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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Sex education

Planet porn

Kids and porn.

Matty Silver Should high schools be encouraged to introduce discussions about pornography in their sex education curriculum?

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Steamy teens

Is young adult fiction too sexy?

Teen steam: A scene from the film Twilight starring Kirsten Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward).

MJ Angel Novels can provide sexual education through erotic story lines but the line between 'teen' and 'young adult' fiction seems to be blurring.

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Purity myth

When is a virgin, a virgin?

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Matty Silver The abstinence movement is bending the definition of "virgin" beyond recognition, writes Matty Silver.

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