Friday, August 24, 2012
I will be discussing the media’s portrayal of sexuality in various ways which are as follows; I the positive and negative effects that the media involvement has played in adolescent’s lives as well as how all this has affected my own personal life also.
The effects of media portrayal of sexuality on adolescent’s sexual lives are enormous because, media in our society today portrays acts of sexuality as routine and probable. They show young girls as being enticing or promiscuous and portrays young men as sexual predators or manipulative into pressuring young ladies into having sex. The media have shown acceptance of gays and lesbians than years prior, but with this the media knows that younger viewers of television, radio, and internet are more venerable than its adult viewer’s ("Wjm Western Journal of Medicine", 2000).
The media’s have both positive and negative in regards to teaching sexually responsibility. They are increasing awareness to STD’s and HIV, but due to increased stimuli to sexuality the more our preteens and teenagers want to engage into having sex and because of this we are experiencing higher rates of teen pregnancy (babies having babies) because of television shows that show teens having sexual relations, getting pregnant, and making it look nonchalant as far as consequences goes.
The media has not really had a direct affect on me in regards to influencing me one way or the other. I live in the real world and I know everything that looks good is not necessarily as good as it appears. I am in a monogamous relationship; I have always been in relationships. Sleeping around with different people has never been my thing although I do have friends that do not believe in being tied down or commitment, because they want to enjoy life to the fullest. The male friends that I have that are not in committed relationships say they do not want the hassle of being...