Kings Essay

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Kings


Sex Education Messages In The Media



The media should not be blamed for the sexuality of american

youth.

First concern in sexual activity is too much media. Television is

something that kids watch all the time. Television shows that show sexual

activity and children pick up on those events quickly. Teenagers dream about

marrying someone who is good looking and has money and then starting a

family with them. A lot of teens watch soap operas and romantic shows.

Teens see kids, their age, having sex and getting pregnant and they think they

can do it, too. Parents should watch what types of TV shows and movies that

their children are watching. TV commercials are explicit when it comes to

showing sex. Teens can pick up ideas about sex from commercials. Such as,

the Trojan Man and the Durex commercials shown frequently on MTV and

other stations. The media could be more discrete about that sort of material

on the airwaves. In light of these statistics, it would appear that the

nonjudgemental/safe-sex approach can add up to a dangerous combination.

Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, a past president of the American Association of Sex

Educators, Counselors and Therapists, in testimony before a House

subcommittee in February 1987, said, "To say that the use of condoms is

‘safe sex' is in fact playing Russian roulette. A lot of people will die in this

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