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How Is Mass Media Effecting This Generation's Sexuality Than Those Pervious To?

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Television is one of most pervasive and influential forms of media. Sadly, there is a lot of sexual context on television. It is in movies, TV shows, and commercials. Sometimes it is subliminal but it can be obvious. I can admit to it myself I was completely ignorant to the sexual content in television shows I watched as a child, like show in Figure 1 now that I am older, I can clearly see the signs. Besides being naturally curious, TV is usual the first exposure to sexual content. Research show that sexual content is being shown early through television and that children 6 to 11 are attached to shows with high sexual content (Teenage Sexuality 39).
(Figure 1 As a child, I did not notice the sex reference to pornographic magazines in the show Ed, Edd, and Eddy, 2003.)

Not only is TV causing adolescents to become more curious but it is also influencing ideas about what is normal and expected during sexual activity (Kittleson 74). Because the way sex is present on TV, adolescents depict it as an activity without risks or consequences. Adolescents become oblivious to unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and even sex addiction. It was until recent years that TV networks like MTV start airing reality shows about teenage girls becoming young parents. Shows such as Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant have a reverse effect on society because the teenage mothers of these shows are becoming celebrities off their pregnancies. This effect can leave adolescents confused about whether it is negative or positive to become a teen parent.
Out of curious, I asked some of my elders about TV in their time. One of the main difference they discussed with me was that TV networks really watched what they put out to the public. For example, in the TV show The Brady Bunch, the parents did not sleep in the same bed because it was consider inappropriate and TV network wanted to keep shows innocent. TV networks were not only careful about what was shown but also, all TV stations were off at 12 am every night and they did not have a thousand channels to watch as we do today. There were no late night pornography movies and shows, these days it is easy for adolescents to run across pornography on TV. Another major contrast is that adolescents watch on television...

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