Explicit Lyrics Encourages Teens To Have Sex

February 28. 2009

 

Explicit rapper Jay-Z (left) and his raunchy, lewd singer wife Beyonce (right)

A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has revealed, explicit music lyrics encourages teens to engage in sex at an earlier age.  I’m not surprised by this news, as it is something I have written about over the past few years. There is a correlation there that is often ignored. It’s time artists took more responsibility for the music they release to the public.

Degrading rap lyrics encourage youngsters to have sex earlier, claims study

Lyrics by musical artists such as 50 Cent have been linked to encouraging teenagers to have sex.  Rap songs containing degrading sexual lyrics could be driving teenagers into having sex earlier, a study claims.

Those who frequently listened to songs by artists such as rapper 50 Cent and the Ying Yang twins were more than twice as likely to have had sex compared to those with the least exposure…

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh surveyed 711 American students aged between 13 and 18-years-old…

Lead author Dr Brian Primack from the University of Pittsburgh said exposure to sexual lyrics had a strong association with sexual activity. ‘There certainly seems to be a link, but it is hard to say whether listening to music is directly contributing to having sex earlier,’ he said. ‘Parents should be talking to their children about sex and putting these sorts of lyrics in context.’

The study will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine…

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