Magazine article Insight on the News

Culture Watch: TV Porn & Planned Parenthood

Magazine article Insight on the News

Culture Watch: TV Porn & Planned Parenthood

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Researchers with the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation have found that two-thirds of TV shows in the 1999-2000 season contained some sexual content, up from one-half the previous season. Shows most likely to provide sexual content were movies, followed by sitcoms, soap operas and newsmagazine shows. An increasing number of programs involved teen-agers and young adults, and the researchers said television ranks as one of the top sources of information about sex for teen-agers.

So it shouldn't be too surprising that, at Yale University, students decided to make their own porn. Apparently with the help of a faculty adviser, they produced a film that depicts "fisting" and other sexual novelties. The film was made by the "Porn `n' Chicken Society," a group that gathers regularly to dine and watch films.

In a strikingly similar report from Philadelphia, three high-school students were suspended for filming a sex scene in the school's auditorium. The teens face misdemeanor criminal charges, including making an obscene video, open lewdness and disorderly conduct. …

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