How Do The Past And Present Effect Sexuality On Television And The Adolescent Mind?


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Mr. Stewart
Clark Atlanta University
Sex is everywhere. Turn on any television between the hours of eight to eleven p.m. and what do we see? Network television is a haven for sexual activities for all to see. It does not matter if you are a minor or an elderly person because it is available for the world to see. From our mid-day soaps and talk show to our favorite prime time television programs, sex really does sell. Yet how does the sexually activity that is displayed today affect minors? Does this effect change throughout the past ten to fifteen years? Have there been any major changes that we, the American viewing audience, have seen in the way network television handles human ...

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In 1985, every hour of every day an average of two to three acts of "sexual content" centered on heterosexual intercourse. This is an important factor to remember because it set the trend for what is going to happen in the future. There will either be an increase, decrease, or no change in the amount of sexual activity we view on the television. Back in the 1985 study, most sexual activity was found (surprisingly some might add) on action adventure shows like Miami Vice. Nighttime serials, like Dynasty, also contained a large amount of sexual content. Also in the prime time hours, there were more visible incidents of sexual activity than earlier on in the mid-day. Also, in the mid-day sexuality is more talked about than actually viewed with the exception of soaps.
My hypothesis is that although the times and culture within the past ten to fifteen years have changed most things regarding sexuality on television have ...

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