Sexuality – Media plays important role

Media gets an unlimited source of knowledge to the young generation. Even before they get the basic sex education from their parents or elder ones, they must have grasped the glimpses of sex life from the media. The reports on rape, sex abuse, porn movies or any other sex issue will fill their minds with sex knowledge.

Medias in print are often seen lenient to show sex images. They narrate explicit sex content while dealing with sex violence against women. The advertisements containing topless pictures of models often fill the minds of adolescents with wrong notions. While most of these medias talk about sex issues, they take care to mention safe sex and related issues only to a minimal extent. Television programs offer an ideal venue for sex portrayals to pre adolescent children. Sex messages are often found in the dialogues, music lyrics and acting in these programs. Television influences adolescents and helps to create their own sex attitudes, values, and beliefs.

The influence of web media is surprisingly increasing on the present day and many sites have opened providing exclusive sex content for their readers and on the other hand, influential medias offer decent and necessary sex education to its readers, porn sites are creeping in and cause serious concern to parents. There is no way to put away adolescents from the influence of medias and they might be backed off from their peer group if they are not aware of contemporary events. However media might not influence young people always in the best way and all you may do is stay realistic and see thing as they are, not as they are presented in the media.

Media on the other hand has a major role in curbing the sex issues in the society. They may broadcast or publish the major sex issues such as AIDS, HIV, etc. in a neat and condensed form. They may also promote programs related to family planning, birth control and contraceptives. Medias may broadcast these programs in accord to the time schedule when most of the parents are at home.

Research shows that sex shown by the media is related to an increased frequency of sex activity in the real world. In that case society may encourage family discussions on the effects of media on one’s sex attitudes, beliefs and behaviors and they may also encourage television channels or web videos to produce programs with responsible sex content. At the same time media may incorporate specific sex education programs for older children and adolescents, will include discussions of sex content in the media.