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Last update: Wednesday 16th October
 
Cosmopolitan has questioned Britain's leading sex and relationship experts about the effects of porn on today's relationships. 70% of men aged 18-34 admit to using porn at least once a month. Almost all of the therapists surveyed (94%) have seen an increase in incidents of porn addiction and 63% believe porn increases men’s expectations of sex with their partner. More and more men are suffering from performance anxiety because of the ‘impressive’ feats they see in porn, whilst women feel insecure about their bodies and feel pressured to ‘perform’.
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Cosmopolitan has questioned Britain's leading sex and relationship experts about the effects of porn on today's relationships. Once deemed a relationship 'aid', 86% of those questioned believe porn has a negative effect on relationships and 90% have seen an increase in relationship problems due to porn in recent years.
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It seems mother was right after all. Relationships that start slowly are more satisfying in the end. A study of hundreds of couples found those who waited to have sex were happier in the long run. Women particularly benefited from not leaping into bed at the first opportunity. Marriage also seemed to make them happier than co-habiting. The researchers said delaying sex gave couples time to get to know each other and work out just how compatible they were. Without this period of courtship, judgment can be clouded, leading to couples falling into unfulfilling long-term relationships. The study's authors said: 'Precocious pre-marital sexual activities may have lasting effects on relationship quality. Courtship is a time for exploration and decision-making about the relationship, when partners assess compatibility, make commitments and build on emotional and physical intimacy. The rapid entry into sexual relationships may, however, cut short this process, setting the stage for "sliding" rather than "deciding" to enter co-habiting unions.'
SexThe Daily Mail 03.09.2012
 
When it comes to regrets, there's nothing like a failed romance to reveal the emotional gulf between the sexes. For while it seems a man can walk away from a relationship with barely a second thought, his lover may worry for years about what she did wrong. More than twice as many women as men in a study said they had made mistakes with ex-partners - 44 per cent compared to 20 per cent. The most common disappointment was romance, with nearly one in five of those questioned saddened that a relationship hadn't worked. In second place were family problems, with 16 per cent wishing they had not argued with loved ones.
SexDaily Mail 25th March 2011
 
The chief executive of the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW), Oona Stannard, has expressed her horror at some of the sexual messages being targeted at young people through the media. Mrs Stannard was particularly critical of television programmes such as Eastenders and advertising campaigns. “Sex is reduced to an activity free of values conducted in a moral vacuum – a recreational activity,” said Mrs Stannard, who said that people look to the schools and teachers to counter those messages and imagery.
SexThe Universe – 10th January 2010
 
A third of teenage girls suffer sexual abuse in a relationship and a quarter experiences violence at the hands of their boyfriends, a report revealed. The survey by the NSPCC and the University of Bristol found nearly nine out of 10 girls aged 13 to 17 had been in an intimate relationship. Of these, one in six said they had been pressured into sexual intercourse and one in 16 said they had been raped. A quarter of girls also said they had suffered physical violence.
SexThe Sentinel- 1 September 2009
 
A national campaign has been launched calling for shops to move sexually explicit material from the site of young children. Members of the Front Page Campaign (FPC) would also like to see age ratings on magazines. More than 1,000 people have signed up to the campaign, founded by Christians. It also has the backing of Lindsay Roy, MP for Glenrothes, who is on the management committee as an advisor. The campaign began in Scotland, and recent funding from the National Lottery has meant it can expand its work in England.
SexChristianity- August 2009
 
A £5.9 million Government scheme to help cut teenage pregnancies among disadvantaged teenagers failed when numbers actually increased, research out today suggests. The Young People’s Department Programme (YPDP) ran in 27 parts of England between 2004 and 2007, based on a similar model in New York. It was designed to support young people aged 13 to 15, but 16% of the 2,371 teens fell pregnant, compared to 6% in a youth programme without special help.
SexThe Sentinel- 8 July 2009
 
A campaign group has warned that advertising condoms on TV at times when children as young as 10 could be viewing may lead to a rise in sexually transmitted diseases and abortions among the young. In its submission to the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP), Right To Life warned that the proposed changes in the regulations would be counter-productive and lead children into harm’s way. RTL claimed that the proposals flouted the declared principles of the BCAP on legality, honesty, of not promoting promiscuity and of “doing harm”.
SexThe Universe- July 2009
 
The number of under-16s contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has rocketed in five years, new government figures revealed. According to national health bodies, the number of STIs among youngsters rose by 58% from 2,474 in 2003 to 3,913 in 2007. This significant rise comes despite millions of pounds spent on government sexual health policies.
SexEvangelicals Now- July 2009
 
NHS abortions are to be offered in North Staffordshire for the first time in almost two decades. Health trusts are signing a £300,000 contract with a private clinic to offer the service in Newcastle. It means around 1,200 women every year in North Staffordshire will no longer have to travel to Stockport for the procedure. Opponents fear the change will make it more attractive for more women to end pregnancies.
SexThe Sentinel- 3 June 2009
 
Sex education will be compulsory in all state schools at primary as well as secondary level, but faith schools will be allowed to decide the context in which it is delivered, according to new governmental plans. Recommendations in the new review from the Department For Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) on personal, social and health education (PSHE), are expected to be put into legislation by September 2011.
SexThe Church of England– May 2009
 
The first advert for the morning-after pill to be televised on UK television has been branded defeatist by the pro-life movement. It has also been condemned as an encouragement to greater promiscuity and irresponsible sexual behaviour. In the advert, which is broadcast on Channel 4 and Sky, a woman is shown leaving a man in bed and going to a pharmacy to buy Levonelle One Step. Although it is shown only after the 9pm watershed, critics say it is naive to suggest that young viewers do not watch television after 9pm.
SexThe Universe– May 2009
 
Pilot schemes to enable pharmacists to give women the pill without the need for a GP prescription will go ahead next year, it was revealed today. Two London primary care trusts have received cash to act as pilot sites to see if the scheme is suitable for rolling out across England. Women will be able to obtain the oral contraceptive after an interview with a qualified pharmacist.
SexThe Sentinel December 10th, 2008
 
Scouts may be taken on trips to sexual health clinics after new guidance was issued to help young people Be Prepared. The visits are suggested for explorer scouts aged 14 to 18 in the advice issued today by The Scouting Association. Chief Scout Peter Duncan said: “We must be realistic and accept that around a third of young people are sexually active before 16 and many more start relationships at 16 and 17.
SexThe Sentinel - 20th October 2008
 
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