Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content
in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners, and are less likely to use condoms with casual sexual partners," he said.
We estimated a direct path from exposure to sexual content
to initiation regret, and an indirect path via a negative shift in outcome expectancies.
The increase in the number of TV shows with sexual content
, combined with the increase in sexual scenes per show has led to a dramatic overall increase in sexual content
on TV since 1998," said Dale Kunkel, lead researcher on the study and University of Arizona professor.
280), reducing teenagers exposure to sexual content
on TV may be difficult.
One analysis found that sexual content
- ranging from flirting to sexual intercourse - had increased from slightly more than half of TV programmes in 1997-1998 to more than two-thirds of the programmes in a 1999-2000 session.
In the Introductory/Overview chapter the editors describe the "Media Practice Model," which they developed as a result of a series of ethnographic studies that examine how youth select and use sexual content
gained from the media.
We can't say that watching sexual content
in movies is directly responsible for adolescents' sexual behaviour," said Ross O'Hara, currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, who conducted the research with other psychological scientists while at Dartmouth College.
BEIRUT: The National Audiovisual Media Council Wednesday denounced the airing by Lebanese television stations of what it called "inappropriate programs" that include sexual content
, asking them to restrict broadcast of such shows to after 10:30 p.
Adolescents who are exposed to television with sexual content
are more likely to overestimate the frequency of some sexual behaviors, have more permissive attitudes toward premarital sex, and, according to one research study, initiate sexual behavior.
He also examines the types of sexual content
that provoke concern.
A majority of teenagers think their peers are influenced by sexual content
on television, and they say the messages they're getting aren't all bad.
Erotic fiction complete with explicit language and sexual content