Posts tagged "teen sex"

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the "exclusive" that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth control, like Depo Provera and the Pill — "without parents' permission."…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2012

Debate This: Should Parents Encourage Teens To Have Sex At Home?

North Carolina mom Patty Skudlarek says she would prefer her 18-year-old son have sex in her home. Why? Because she thinks its "safer" there. "With the kids having sex at home, it's a safer environment, because, you know, it's clean. And usually the place they keep the condoms are in their bedroom. So then they're…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2012

“The Pregnancy Pact” Story Was Born To Be A Lifetime Made-For-TV Movie

Lifetime Original Movies are always tabloid-y (my pops calls them "women in distress films that Mom watches"), but the upcoming flick "The Pregnancy Pact" really takes the cake. Remember a few years ago when the scandal broke that 17 teen girls at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts made a "pregnancy pact" to get knocked u…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010

It’s All Tears On Tyra’s Teens And Parents Sex Summit

My love-hate relationship with "The Tyra Show" strikes again: Yesterday Tyra hosted her first-ever Teens and Parents: Sex Summit all about teen sex. Alas, calling it a "summit" is a rather grand way to describe 13-, 14- and 15-year-old girls dishing about the dozens of boys they've slept with, while their moms sit backstage doing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2009

Internet Porn Is The Best Sex Ed A Teen Could Have

Woe betide the sexual being who has a kinky fetish but doesn't have internet access. You could waste years of your life—decades, even!—fretting that you're the only sick f*** who likes her wrists handcuffed to the bedposts during sex. But with a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can get the lowdown via internet porn:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2009

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Rebranding Its Message

If you're wondering who thought it was a good idea for Bristol Palin, pregnant at 17, to warn America's teens not to have sex until they're married, you're not alone. But it's hard to figure out what, exactly, the well-meaning adults who preach "no sex until marriage" to teenagers are thinking, considering a 2007 study…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2009

Quick Vid: Insane Pregnancy Prevention Ad (Warning—It’s Graphic!)

Bristol Palin and OctoMom take note! The UK's National Health Service is using scare tactics to prevent teen pregnancy. This public service announcement doesn't make a ton of sense, but it's disturbing. Screaming children run across a playground, crowd around one girl, and suddenly a baby's head pops out from between her legs. The camera…

By: Nikki Dowling / May 20, 2009

Hide Your Sons! The Hyena Comes Out To Prey

Just as soon as we've tired of hearing, using, typing, writing the word "cougar," a new type of female has emerged from the forest. According to Dr. Jennifer Austin Leigh, the "number one teen girl expert in America," men have another feline to worry about -- the "hyena." "Hyena" describes a much younger woman/girl, who…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Condomless Sex, Work Supervisors, & The Jessica Simpson Jinx

About one in four American teens will contract an STD, mainly because many fail to use condoms routinely and consistently. A study of 1,400 people ages 15 to 21 who had had unprotected sex in the previous 90 days found that they didn't use condoms because they believe they reduce sexual pleasure and were concerned…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 10, 2008

I Was Not Like Miley Cyrus When I Was 15…

...but I was also a TOTAL bore. Another round of "scandalous" Miley Cyrus photos popped up in the tabloids this weekend, and everyone is totes dismayed that lil' Miley actually took pictures of herself revealing her stomach and taking a shower in a white t-shirt. Why isn't anyone appalled that some perverted loser totally hacked…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Harvard Hates Harry Potter, Nudism, Women Voters, And Teen Sex On The Rise

Some Harvard grads were a little pissy that their Ivy League school invited Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to speak at commencement rather than, say, Bill Gates. Get over it, nerds, J.K. rules! [NPR]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2008

Was Oprah Wrong About Promiscuous Teens?

When Oprah talked about oral sex on her show, people were aghast at how slutty today’s teens had become. But author Tim Harford would probably disagree. In The Logic of Life, his follow-up to The Undercover Economist, Harford looks at various hidden human behaviors. One of his findings is that teens aren’t more promiscuous now…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 16, 2008

Nickelodeon Plans A Teen Sex Special Thanks To Jamie Lynn Spears

As young Hollywood grows up, the young stars are bound to make mistakes, even if they seem perfect on-screen, down to their braces-less teeth and pimple-less skin. But if a show’s core fan base is between the ages of 9 and 14, it’s generally expected that its stars will do their best not to get…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 26, 2007