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This podcast was based on research about the more sexual side of entertainment, and how that effects the minds of adolescents today.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Take and research on how the sexual content of the entertainment industry effects adolecent minds

It was hypothesized that a person’s musical taste or preference would have no relationship with the age at which that person became sexually active. Many previous studies related to this topic have been conducted focusing on one or a very few musical genres. Contrary to popular belief and previous findings, musical taste had no significant relationship to when a person became sexually active. In direct contrast too much of the previous and published research, those preferring Hard Rock and Rap had the highest average ages in regards to engaging in initial sexual activity. The results of this study are probably heavily influenced by the age of the participant and the popularity of certain genres over others in the participants peer group. Further research could prove useful if any causation is to be explored. Much of the previous research on such a relationship has only focused on only one or a few pre-determined genres of music at a time. Studies such as the one conducted by Kevin and Weiss were not only limited to certain musical preferences, but also explored a wide range of aspects of personal life that might have been affected by the music (Kevin & Weiss, 1994). Their study looked for a relationship that Heavy Metal and Rap music might have with a wide range of problems experienced by adolescents and not just sexual experience. Other research has focused on sexuality and in these studies the media has continually turned up as a major influence on sexual activeness (Pediatrics,2001). Again, however, a wide range of sexual activities and habits were explored as well as other types of media other than just music. Television is cited most often as being the single most powerful media-influence on the cognitive processes and behavior of people in today’s society (Thompson & Pingree, 1991). Music videos have been scrutinized by researchers and have been identified as being very powerful in their portrayal of sexual issues such as teenage pregnancy. While these and other studies have yielded some useful
and interesting information, none have established a clear relationship between musical taste and the age of initial sexual activity. It is not enough to know that the media is having some influence on sexual activity or even how that activity is being influenced. There is a need to identify specifically what in the media, if anything, is having the most direct influence. Initial sexual experiences can be life-changing events that could possibly be the source of turmoil for many years to come. The age at which a person becomes sexually active is of great concern to parents and society in general from a medical as well as emotional perspective. By focusing only on sexual activity including, but not limited to, intercourse and the type of music that was most prevalent at the time of that experience, I hope to expose any clear relationships that sex might have with a certain genre or genres.


15. The Bad Touch - The Bloodhound Gang
14. Get Down Lover - John Spencer Blues Explosion
13. Kind Woman - Buffalo Springfield
12. F*** her Gently - Tenacious D
11. Why don't we do it in the Road? - The Beatles
10. Rock the Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
9. Justify my Love - Madonna
8. I Want you, I Need you, I Love you - Elvis Presley
7. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
6. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
5. I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
4. Lay, Lady, Lay - Bob Dylan
3. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
2. I Touch Myself - The Di vinyls
1. Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye

How pornography harms children

Dr.Chandra's opinion on how kids who watch "Sex in the City" are more likely to get pregnant.

Teenagers who watch Sex in the City, Friends and other TV shows featuring sex scenes and discussions of sex are far more likely to get pregnant or get someone else pregnant than their peers, a new study has found.

The study, which tracked more than 700 sexually active teenagers aged between 12 and 17 for three years, discovered that those who viewed the most sexual content were almost twice as likely to get pregnant or get their girlfriend pregnant as those who saw the least explicit TV.

The study was lead by Anita Chandra, a behavioral scientist at RAND, an independent research organization. It is published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr Chandra said that sexual content on TV had doubled in recent years, coinciding with teenage pregnancy rates edging up after decades of decline.
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“We were surprised to find this link. But teens spend a good amount of their time watching television — an average of three hours a day — and we don’t know a lot about its impact on their health decisions,” she said.

“Watching this kind of sexual content on television is a powerful factor in increasing the likelihood of a teen pregnancy. We found a strong association.”

Studies have found a link between watching television shows with sexual content and becoming sexually active earlier, and between sexually explicit music videos and an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

But this is the first research to show an association between TV watching and teenage pregnancy.

Dr Chandra and her colleagues surveyed more than 2,000 adolescents aged between 12 and 17 from 2001 to 2004 to gather information about a variety of behavioral and demographic factors, including television viewing habits. They then analyzed the sexual content of 23 shows in the 2000-2001 season, and calculated how often the teenagers saw characters kissing, touching, having sex, and discussing past or future sexual activity.

The shows included Sex in the City and Friends, dramas, comedies, reality shows and animated programs on broadcast and cable networks. Sitcoms had the highest sexual content.

Among the 718 youths who reported being sexually active during the study, the likelihood of getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant increased steadily with the amount of sexual content they watched, the researchers found.

About 25 per cent of those who watched the most were involved in a pregnancy, compared with about 12 per cent of those who watched the least. The researchers said that they took into account other factors such as being from a one-parent family, wanting to have a baby and engaging in other risky behaviors.

“We don’t think that [TV] is necessarily more significant than some of the family and neighborhood factors that can lead to teen pregnancies. But even when we removed all the other factors, we still saw a compelling link between a high exposure to sexual content on television and teen pregnancies,” Dr Chandra said.