Teenage Sex Steams Up the Small Screen
Gardner, Marilyn, The Christian Science Monitor
Television has come a long way from the innocent days of the 1950s, when even married couples like Ozzie and Harriet slept chastely in twin beds, and when teenagers routinely settled for a good-night kiss at the end of a date.
Today, sex sizzles everywhere on the small screen. A study released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that two- thirds of all entertainment shows in the 1999-2000 television season include sexual content, up from about half of all shows in 1997-98. Yet only 1 program in 10 includes any reference to the risks and responsibilities of sex.
This results in what Victoria Rideout, vice president of the foundation, calls …
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Publication information: Article title: Teenage Sex Steams Up the Small Screen. Contributors: Gardner, Marilyn - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 7, 2001. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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