Sexual Content on TV Has a Negative Impact on Teenagers

TV Is Bad for Sex-Driven Teens – But There’s More to It

People Like To See Sex

One thing a person learns as they begin to mature is, things are never black and white, more like robins-egg blue and dark purple, all at once, mixed with little green and black dots in there. It’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that, rarely how we pictured it. The same applies to arguments and points made about certain things – especially when it comes to sex. No one argues there is quite a bit of sexual content on TV, but it is certainly not the only component negatively affecting today’s teens: content on the Internet and films also leave quite a negative impression on teens in terms of how popular culture affects one’s use and understanding of sexuality.

TV May Encourage Teens To Embrace a Hyper-Sexualized Lifestyle

For one, it’s true: TV is ravaged with sex. Sex sells. Accept it. But the secret is out – people like and like to see sex. It’s on television for sure. Even if it’s not hazy sex scenes, there is a lot of low cleavage and big bosoms – like in the hit show Modern Family. It’s a fantastic show without the sex appeal, but its ample shots of a woman’s low-cut top emphasizing her large chest are just sickening. Young people, especially impressionable teens, see this and it gives them the idea that they are only valued for their sexual offerings. That is not the case. This is clearly the wrong message we want to send to our vulnerable, near-sighted teens. People, biologically, yes, are meant to copulate and spread the species. But the sex on TV clearly negatively impacts teens, and it may encourage them to embrace a hyper-sexualized lifestyle. We don’t want our future voters growing up believing this to be the standard.

Sex Is Overtaking Our Culture

There is another factor negatively impacting teens today – it’s not just TV that is sexualizing our youth, it’s also the Internet. MTV used to sensor music videos; now you can hear any song with explicit lyrics played as recorded in the studio – bad language and adult content in all. YouTube and other social media play and shares millions of videos with its users, and you can’t discuss sexual content on the Internet without saying how easy you write in Google some description like “girls in bikinis” and get slammed my pornographic images. And unless a parent enacts a Google adult-supervision app, any impressionable teen can scan the Internet and see despicable images of sex, some entirely too graphic for young eyes to see. On top of that, Porn is so easy to find. Just a quick search and boom: there are porn websites much like that of YouTube. It’s disgusting how sex is overtaking our culture and brainwashing our teens into believing promiscuity is a normal, respectable way to live one’s life.

On top of TV and the Internet, films also comprise a crucial element in conditioning the over-sexualized youth of our country. Porn is everywhere, especially where it started to become a mainstream part of our culture: film. The film most certainly is another mode of pornography, which has a negative impact on teenagers if viewed at too young an age; this may often be the case, however. Many of our young people are having sex at 14-17 years old, thinking it’s the norm to engage in sex-only relationships and one-nighters. But it’s not okay. That’s how people get sick with disease or get pregnant too young. And one factor to blame for the mentality is the sexual content of film and video as well, not just on TV.

In conclusion, sexual content on TV does have a negative impact on teenagers. But there is more to the picture, the overall recipe: images and pornographic content on the Internet and in Film certainly also play a major role in the story. But we have to ask ourselves about the consequences of this overload of sexuality – could we see a country, a world of, perverts and sex addicts, a disease-ridden place with too many abortions and Plan-B encounters and one-night stands? We have to encourage people to seek responsible, considerate, meaningful relationships – of course, these do not go without sexual intercourse. Sex is a part of life as it is, and it’s in the classroom in many school districts, and though sex is one of the most natural activities we do in life, many abuse it and don’t revere it is as something special.


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