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Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon: Parents Get Help Talking Puberty, Sex With Daughters

Nervous about the puberty and sex talk? Get professional help. Credit: Getty Images
Who can forget talking about the birds and the bees with Mom and Dad? Or maybe that topic was too taboo for your parents to even touch. Chances are if they...
When it comes to the sex and puberty talk, many of today's mothers want to do better with their own daughters than their parents did with them.

Are Your Friends Really Having More Sex Than You Are?

Think the bed is always springier on the other side? It may not be true. Credit: Getty Images There's always that one couple at the dinner party that can't keep their hands off of each other, pawing, smooching, calling each other "sweetie" and...

Web Game Creator: Buying Condoms, Adopting Orphans is 'Stylish' Fun

The controversial new My Minx Web craze has outraged parents' groups. Credit: Tim Stewart News / Rex USA
An online game designed to let young girls create a character based on breast size, adopt orphans from developing countries, a la Angelina...

Canadian Kids to be Taught Dangers of Sexting

Sending sexual text messages and photos -- or "sexting" -- on cell phones clearly is not a good idea. And if kids in Canada can't figure that out for themselves, their schools will help them. The Vancouver Sun in British Columbia reports that...

Noah Cyrus, 9, Caught On Tape Being Provocative - Again

Nine-year-old Noah Cyrus, sister of tween sensation Miley, filmed herself covering the provocative lyrics to "Tik Tok" by pop star Ke$ha. Noah has been in the news a lot this year, thanks to her hair-raising displays of sexuality in...

Nudity - Boundaries for Babies?

Do your kids go naked? Photo: nkpix, Flickr
For most adults, home is the one place where you can let it all hang out, within reason. Young kids, who don't pay attention to social norms, or completely disregard them, have a different set of...

Gay Kids Tell Their Stories in CRISIS

When I first started reading CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay In America, I did not expect any great revelations. Having grown up in San Francisco to become an outspoken supporter of...

Parents Fear Pink Plague

Are today's little girls being brainwashed by marketers trying to sell toys? After a study of young girls' speech patterns revealed that many of them refer to the color pink as "Barbie", some parents are convinced that their daughters are suffering...

Thirteen-year-old girl is both victim and perp

In most criminal cases, you have a victim and you have a perpetrator. The criminal and the one upon whom the crime was visited. The purse snatcher and the purse's owner. The shooter and the deceased. The rapist and the raped. In Utah, however, it...

Teens ignorant of sex laws

What's the one thing teenage boys want more than anything? Teenage girls, of course. The thing is, whether you're an old man like me or a high school senior, those teenage girls are very much off limits. Genarlow Wilson found that out the hard way --...

O.C. star talks to her mom about sex

I'll be honest, I'm petrified at the thought of talking to my kid about sex. Fortunately she's only 3, so I have awhile to figure out how I'm going to discuss the subject like a grown-up -- even though all I really want to say is: "Sex doesn't exist!...

Immodesty abounds in girls' clothing

Last December, I wrote about the Moms for Modesty movement which was concerned with the over-sexualization of girls' clothing. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have had much of an impact. Consider the case of GapKids. According to this article, they...

British teen heads to court over 'purity' ring

Ah, those fabulous Brits. Leave it to the awesome British, along with we glorious Americans, to stir up controversy at every step. Today I read an article about a sixteen year old gal headed to Britain's High Court because her school won't let her...

An opposing view to gay people who choose to adopt

Although we have come a long way with regard to the acceptance of gay people into the mainstream of our society, there are still many people who are opposed to their way of life, especially when it comes to adoption. Witness this column by Bryan...

Wal-Mart encourages healthy sexuality, conservatives outraged

You'd think Wal-Mart was handing out crack to unmarried, pregnant pre-teens at their new abortion clinic. But actually, they're just selling The Little Black Book for Girlz, a book about girl culture written by teens for teens. The book is...

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