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Sexually Suggestive Movies Profoundly Affect Teens

Kjell Magne Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 7:46 AM
Im getting old, one year at a time. But my memory isnt. And if Im not mistaken sex was very much on my mind when I was a teenager. Yes, the urges pumped through our slim teenage bodies constantly - both in boys and girls. For my friends and classmates. Sex was also the topic of so many conversations. Like it or not: teenagers are very sexual persons in an age when their sexuality is stronger than ever. Movies or no movies. As adults and parents we prefere to think it isnt so - but yes: its so! Just because we are getting older, our urges a little less powerfull and our bodies bulkier doesnt mean that teenagers have to endure the same. I wish I was slim, athletic, horny and 19 again! Let teenagers be teenagers and let them have their movies.

Culture Challenge of the Week: Movies "Selling" Sex to Children

Can you name the last five movies your teenage son or daughter has watched with friends? How strong was the sexual content in those movies?

And does it really matter?

New research suggests that it does. The study, conducted by Dr. Ross O'Hara and soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science, found that promiscuity on-screen promotes promiscuity in real life. "Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners," and engage in riskier sexual activities says...