Teenager Therapy Presents
Why ⁉️ are teens resorting to dating apps? 💔
Queer teens don’t have the same spaces to explore their sexuality, romantic interests, or find others like them in an open and safe way.
As a result, dating apps are the only places where they feel like they can find a sense of community and belonging.
of sexually active gay and bisexual boys 🌈
use dating apps to find new friends and boyfriends 💏
Danger ☠️ Lies In Secrecy 🤫
The less we talk about these issues the more teens will fall victim to the dangers these apps hold.
We must have open conversations and ensure teens feel they can have safe and honest conversations about their struggles.
What we do know from studies of heterosexual adolescents is thatcommunicationwith parents canreally helpin sexual health and well being💬 Dr. Hector Torres, CPO at the Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center in Lakeview
Read their stories
Body 🧠 Disatisfaction😥
Grindr affects users' body image through three primary mechanisms: weight stigma, sexual objectification, and social comparison.
These three factors make body disatisfaction high among users of hookup apps. Naturally, this can lead to decreased mental wellness.
increases std risk 😱
Increased std risk
Groomer / predator
Low self-esteem / body issues
Being on hookup apps is like gambling
of experiences on the app will be bad. But the ocasional good one keeps you hooked as you search for that 1%. Even at the cost of your well- being.
Being on hookup apps as a minor is dangerous ☠️
💡 Click ‘OK’ or press ENTER to see next warning messgage
You deserve to be loved ❤️ for more than just your body 😊
Hooking up with adults is not part of the gay experience.