A report from a study from Pittsburgh University shows that teenagers who listen to music with degrading sexual lyrics have sex over those who don’t listen. Over 700 teenagers were asked about their sex lives and music listening habits and those who regularly listened (classified as over 17.6 hours/week) to music with explicit and aggressive sexual phrases were twice as likely to be having sex. These phrases would show sex as a physical act more than out of love (Isn’t that what it really is? No? Oh wow)
The head researcher, Dr. Brian Primack, says that parents should talk to their kids about sex and these lyrics.
(Head editor of The Audio Perv says that parents are AFRAID to talk to their kids about sex and these lyrics, especially from rap songs)
I love this part from the article:
Researchers refused to name which songs would fall into the degrading category, but cited phrases such as “I’m gonna beat that pussy up” as the kind of lyrics that were being used.
Some more awesome wisdom from Primack:
“There certainly seems to be a link, but it is hard to say whether listening to music is directly contributing to having sex earlier.”
“However, I think parents should consider this. It is tempting to say music is just ‘teenage stuff’.
“I am not saying parents should try to ban such music, that is unlikely to help.
“But they should be talking to their children about sex and putting these sorts of lyrics in context.”
Mind you, this is from the UK so maybe we shouldn’t be as concerned. Because them Brits like to get freaky. Ask Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Peaches Geldof, etc.
The best part about this post is that I get to use “teen sex” as a tag. I wonder how many people will click on it just because of that. I may be a perv but only when it comes to music haha.