10 Ways to Help Your Kids With Sexually Saturated Media

By Karole Davis January 10th, 2012

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10 Ways to Help Your Kids with Sexually Saturated Media


Dr. Linda Mintle wrote a recent post on Beliefnet.com that includes some surprising statistics along with sensible suggestions for parents:


 “I sound like a broken record when I harp on all the sex in media. Pick a week of TV – Fox’s Glee–the characters are deciding whether or not to have sex; CW’s 90210 is a steady stream of hookups; Two and Half Men – is there even a plot without sex as the main theme? And one of my favorites, the Big Bang Theory, has characters hooking up even though the non-sex story lines are very funny.


According to the University of Michigan’s Health Systems web page:


The number of sex scenes on TV has nearly doubled since 1998, with 70% of the top 20 most-watched shows by teens including sexual content.


Fifteen percent of scenes with sexual intercourse depict characters that have just met having sex.


Of the shows with sexual content, an average of five scenes per hour involves sex.”


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