Research + News | Topic: Sexuality

Tinder Now Has 40 Gender Options

“A lot of the time, dating apps make some pretty unfair assumptions about exactly who you’re looking for, and sometimes even who you are. While some dating apps are set up to match men with men or women with women and different combinations of that, a lot of dating apps aren’t set up for the reality of who’s using them.” Read the full article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Snapchat Serves Sex To Teens, Parent Serves Lawsuit To Snapchat

A  lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed against Snapchat in behalf of an unnamed 14-year old boy and his mother for presenting sexually explicit content to minors without sufficient warning. Read the article here.

More Than Half of Teen Boys Think Porn Is Realistic

A new study shows that 53% of teen boys and 39% of teen girls think the sex acts they see in porn are realistic. Read the article here.

Tinder Is Banning (Most of) The Teens Next Week

The dating app Tinder will ban all users under 18 starting next week. That’s a big change from its earlier policy, which allowed anyone over 13 to use the app — albeit only with other users who were also under 18. Read the article here.

Milwaukee Teens Live Stream Sex Acts On Facebook

Police in Milwaukee have launched an investigation after three teenagers live streamed themselves having sex, while their classmates watched on their phones at school. Read the article here.

How Porn Is Changing a Generation of Girls

TIME provides an excerpt from a recent book by author Peggy Orenstein called “Girls & Sex: Navigating The Complicated New Landscape.” Read the excerpt here.

Porn in the Digital Age: New Research Reveals 10 Trends

Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. Barna reveals 10 trends. Read the report here.

Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online

Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.

American Girls: How Social Media Is Disrupting The Lives of Teenagers

This article from TIME is adapted from a new book just released by Nancy Jo Sales titled American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Life of Teenagers. Read the article here.