Teen Girl Addicted to Sex Has 200 Partners Before Seeking Help
Angie grew up in a close-knit Italian neighborhood just outside Chicago. Her working class family, which was always laughing, was bold and big. Angie had seven siblings – four of them stepsiblings. Her stepfather drank his spiced rum and played poker with his buddies every Wednesday night, which was a fun night because her mother cooked her best and biggest meal of the week. The wives and girlfriends came down the block and joined them, and the older kids got to have a glass of wine (although they usually snuck more). Angie’s mom had declared that since they could have the wine at church, she didn’t see why they couldn’t have one glass on Wednesday night too. It was a celebration.
‘Bang With Friends’ Facebook App the Foundation for Sex Addiction
A new Facebook app is causing alarm, with experts expressing concern about its potential to promote random sex and sex among acquaintances. It could also help create an environment where sex is the focus, rather than real intimacy or communication, thereby feeding the foundation for sexual addiction.
Myths About Teens With Sex Addiction
Identifying a teen with sex addiction, and knowing how to help that teen, may be incredibly tough for parents or adults in the teen’s life – but worth every effort to prevent lifelong consequences, suggest several recent articles.
Experts believe that as many as 40 percent of adults seeking professional help for sex addiction began as teens or preteens with early exposure and excessive pornography use. Recent articles are also circulating with information for the signs and symptoms of sex addiction among teens, such as obsessive thoughts about sex that disrupt daily living; inability to stop viewing online pornography or engaging in sexual behavior; and stopping or avoiding “typical” teen activities to pursue private computer time or sexual encounters.
Sex Addiction Gains Recognition as Type of Chronic Disease; Impacts More Students
Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcoholism, sexual addiction. Sex addiction is beginning to gain more emphasis as being similar to chronic diseases that can go unnoticed for years and cause serious psychological and physical effects. It’s also gaining more attention among students at colleges and universities.
Girls Pay a Higher Price for Sexting than Boys
Girls have always been held to a different standard than boys. It’s not fair, but the double standard still exists, as many teenage girls are learning the hard way.
Boys can (and do) request and send nude or sexually suggestive photos with few negative consequences (though this type of behavior is never truly consequence-free). Girls, on the other hand, are being ridiculed, extorted and publicly humiliated by the same behavior.
Sexting: A New Generation of Sexual Exploitation?
The reality that more teens are sexting than ever before isn’t exactly news, but experts and articles are suggesting a new dangerous angle to teens and sexting – the fact that the behavior may be contributing to thought patterns among a new generation of males who may be more likely to sexually exploit or use women as they become adults.
Study Says Young Adult Casual Sex Encounters May Have Universal Rules
In-depth conversations with 900 young adults have led Canadian researchers at the University of Ottawa to conclude that casual sex is becoming more typical in relationships, but even so, those relationships have some generalized "rules" of behavior.
Tips for Encouraging Healthy Views of Human Sexuality
Young adults are reporting having problems with sex, love, and porn addiction in greater numbers than ever before. Though SRI does not treat minors, for the first time we are receiving calls and emails for help and advice from teens as young as 14. We also have noted a marked increase in patients coming to treatment who are 18-25 years old. As many young people still live at home, we are hearing from concerned parents as well. Television shows like Celebrity Sex Rehab on VH-1 and the highly publicized sexual challenges of national figures like Tiger Woods are likely bringing this issue to the attention of a younger generation. While it may be alarming to consider that your child/teen is struggling with problems with porn and sex, they greatly need parental support and acceptance to talk about these issues, be taken seriously and offered treatment, if that type of help is indicated.