Study: Raunchy Lyrics Prompt Teens To Have Sex
^ | August 7, 2006 | local 6.com
Posted on 08/07/2006 12:23:47 PM PDT by dsc
CHICAGO -- Teens whose iPods are full of music with raunchy, sexual
lyrics start having sex sooner than those who prefer other songs, a
Whether it's hip-hop, rap, pop or rock, much of popular music aimed at
teens contains sexual overtones. Its influence on their behavior
appears to depend on how the sex is portrayed, researchers found.
Teens who said they listened to lots of music with degrading sexual
messages were almost twice as likely to start having intercourse or
other sexual activities within the following two years as were teens
who listened to little or no sexually degrading music.
Among heavy listeners, 51 percent started having sex within two years,
versus 29 percent of those who said they listened to little or no
sexually degrading music.