In our latest issue of the Switched-On Magazine, Ruben discussed the implications of depicting sex on TV, especially with regard to the possible…

In our latest issue of the Switched-On Magazine, Ruben discussed the implications of depicting sex on TV, especially with regard to the possible overexposure to sex teens may be getting from television. I’m not really sure how I feel about this. It seems to me that there are both pros and cons to exposing teens, or for that matter, the TV-viewing majority of American households to sex on TV. What has previously been taboo has become more or less acceptable to discuss because of the media’s insistence upon depicting sex, which can either be a good or a bad thing. It could be argued that discussion of sex (as incited by these sex-driven TV shows) can force parents to educate their children about an issue that remains taboo in some households even today. However, it could also be argued by some that discussion of sex should always be prohibited when minors (teens) are involved. Discussion of sex, especially in regard to teens, has never ceased to be controversial. There are parents I’ve encountered who refuse to expose their children to sex to the point that they don’t use the word “sex” around their children or allow them to watch TV at all.

What do you think? Are we getting overexposed to sex?

– Allyson