Latest Human sexual behavior Stories

Teens Are Finding Alternatives To Intercourse
2012-08-16 12:04:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report, two-thirds of American youth, ages 15 to 24, admit to engaging in oral sex and that they mistakenly feel it carries less risk of disease transmission than traditional intercourse. The report's authors stress the importance of understanding the sexual activities of young people and to educate them about the risks, reports Elizabeth Lopatto for Bloomberg. “Research suggests that adolescents perceive...

Sexting Is The Norm With Many Young Adults
2012-07-28 07:06:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s just as modern poet Bob Dylan sings, “The times, they are a´changing,” and part of this change is the way young people communicate with one another. Gone are the days of young people meeting one another at the local hangout and asking for one another´s phone number, only to wait anxiously for a period of 1 to 3 days before making the first call. If a University of Michigan study has it right,...

2012-07-18 01:12:51

Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior. And yet, even though a great deal of research has shown that adolescents who watch more risky behaviors in popular movies, like drinking or smoking, are more likely to drink and smoke themselves, surprisingly little research has examined whether movies influence adolescents' sexual behaviors. Until now. Over six years, psychological scientists...

30 Percent Of Teens Are Sexting
2012-07-03 05:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, teenagers have gone from communicating to their friends through AOL Instant Messenger on their family computer, to texting on their very own smartphone. However, new research indicates that the transition may have actually just opened up a new portal for teens to take advantage of. Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

2012-06-27 22:47:31

SF State research suggests gay dads may experience lifestyle shifts that reduce HIV risk Gay parents face many of the same challenges as straight parents when it comes to sex and intimacy after having children, according to a new study of gay fathers published in the journal Couple and Family Psychology. The findings suggest that gay male couples who are raising children may experience lifestyle changes that could reduce their HIV risk. "When gay couples become parents, they become very...

2012-06-26 13:54:42

But sex is good for health and wellbeing; formal policies are needed, say specialists Concerns about safety, and ageism, are needlessly denying elderly care home residents what is often one of their few remaining pleasures - the right to consensual sex - say specialists in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Older people, including those with early stage dementia, often continue to enjoy a sexual relationship in their own homes, but once they move into residential care, lawful and consensual...

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