Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dr. Brian A. Primack of Pittsburgh University says that teenagers who listen to music with explicit sexual phrases are more likely to engage in sex

Dr. Brian A. Primack, Pittsburgh University, Sex, Teen Pregnancy

Lead researcher Dr. Brian A. Primack said, "This study demonstrates that, among this sample of young adolescents, high exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music was independently associated with higher levels of sexual behavior. "In fact, exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex was one of the strongest associations with sexual activity. These results provide further support for the need for additional research and educational intervention in this area."

The study concluded that compared to those with the least exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex, those with the most exposure were more than twice as likely to have had sexual intercourse.

This is similar to another study that found frequent exposure to TV sexual content was associated with a significantly greater likelihood of teen pregnancy.


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