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Porn May Be Messing With Your Head

Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards and motivation, says a new German study. The results provide the first evidence for a link between pornography consumption and reductions in brain size and brain activity in response to sexual stimuli. [...]

Schools struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students, according to principals surveyed by National Council on Drugs

Teachers are spending a significant amount of class time dealing with problems related to weekend alcohol and drug abuse, according to the results of a national survey. The report by the National Council on Drugs reveals an education system where teachers are battling to get students to pay attention in class after weekends of partying. [...]

The Young People and Sexting in Australia study

While the age of consent to sexual activity is 16 in NSW, naked or semi-naked pictures of those under the age of 18 can be defined legally as child pornography, even when those who produce the images are also under the age of 18. Legal cases in Australia and overseas have highlighted the risks to [...]

HPV Vaccine Does Not Raise Risk for Sexual Activity

Adolescent girls who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are no more likely to show signs they may be engaging in sexual activity than girls who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus, and some strains of the [...]