Monday, August 13, 2012

Study: 85 percent of films have sexual content

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A recent study confirmed that as adolescents absorb sexual content from movies, they are more likely to attempt to live it out in real life. Statistics compiled in the study point to a major challenge for parents striving to raise godly children.

Among the data reported in the study, published in July by the Association for Psychological Science:

-- One significant influence on engagement in risky sexual behavior may be media -- specifically, movie sexual exposure.

-- Among movies released from 1950 to 2006, roughly 85 percent contained sexual content (68 percent of G-rated movies; 82 percent of PG-rated movies; 85 percent of PG-13-rated movies; and 88 percent of R-rated movies).

-- Sexual explicitness of PG-13-rated and R-rated movies has increased over the past decade.

-- Seventy percent of the sexual acts depicted in movies released from 1983 to 2003 occurred between newly acquainted partners, 98 percent included no reference to contraception and 89 percent resulted in no consequences.


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