Sexual Behaviour

18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.

Tamara El-Rahi | 14 July 2014
So there are normal young people out there who still consider sex a special thing!

The economics of sex

Tamara El-Rahi | 26 February 2014
Why is it a man’s world when it comes to sex? Well there was the pill, and then women forgot that they held the cards.

Detox your love life

Tamara El-Rahi | 10 June 2013
Sex-free is the way to genuine commitment.

HPV vaccine gets behaviour tick

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 October 2012
A study showing that vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is not linked with increased sexual activity amongst teenage girls has had wide coverage in the news today.

More US teenagers are delaying sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2011
It's official -- figures from the US Centres for Disease Control last month confirm a 20-year drop.

Contraception is not preventive care

Denise J. Hunnell | 20 July 2011
Sexual activity is elective. Preventing the normal consequence of sexual activity, pregnancy, is elective. The use of artificial contraception to prevent pregnancy is a personal lifestyle choice, not a medically recommended therapy.

Divorce linked with early sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 June 2011
Despite all the experts who scoff at teaching adolescents to “wait” for sex, many do. Now a study (based on data from the same survey) shows how important that is in later life.

Kids can do abstinence, data shows

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2011
A report from the US government in March indicates that nearly half of all 15 to 19 year olds have never been sexually active.

Most teens are not sexually active

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 October 2010
I was inclined not to read a press release about new research on the sexual behaviour of Americans until my eye fell on the word “adolescents” and then “abstaining”, so I skipped to that part.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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