I don't know if I would word it the way gamnot did. ", ,an existential need for excitation and stimulation, , " sounds more hormonal to me. But then again, I guess you need to define "excitation". Discovering your hands as an infant qualifies in one regard but I digress.
This article reminds me of the often quoted computer problem, "Garbage in, garbage out." As long as such a large portion of America, and likely the world, uses the mainstream media as their source of news and moral compass outside of their, the audience's, daily local experience, the more media can advance its take on same. From one-sided news reports to situation comedies that portray vulgarity and sexual deviancy, American society is shifting toward what Hollywood deems "normal". I know, I know. Philosophy questions "what is normal" as if it's some deep, unknowable truth. There was a guide book written thousands of years ago where an all-knowing Father gave us our definitions and rules to live by, , or perish. As long as we don't follow His instruction, we are on the road to ruin. It's that simple.