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…
December 31, 2008
Kioni Lansbury was told she could not wear her purity ring to school, which was a violation of her rights (see story below)
A recently released study is claiming teenage virginity pledges do not work. I disagree. Have they questioned the millions of teens who’ve made this pledge, to see how many adhered to it and how many did not. To release such broad statements after having surveyed a small sampling of the Christian population is irresponsible and inaccurate. There are many Christians that wait until marriage to have sex. To release and tout such a questionable study as fact is to disregard and dishonor them for the character and integrity they’ve shown.
7 Factors That Foster Teen Virginity, Pledge or No Pledge
December 30, 2008 11:49 AM ET | Bernadine Healy M.D. – Pledges of no sex until marriage don’t work, especially if taken by 15- or 16-year-olds, according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. Despite broken promises, however, virginity-pledging teens were considerably more conservative in their overall sexual behaviors than teens in general—a fact that many media reports have missed cold. In other words, the act of making a virginity pledge doesn’t appear to affect a teen’s future sexual behavior. But the kind of teen who takes a pledge is the kind who’s already likely to be sexually restrained throughout adolescence.
Teenager banned from wearing Christian purity ring says school discriminated against her faith
A 12-year-old girl claims her school has discriminated against her faith after banning her from wearing a Christian purity ring. Kioni Lansbury was ordered to remove the jewellery, which shows her commitment to no sex before marriage, after a teaching assistant spotted it in class.
She now says that The Kings School in Ottery St Mary, Devon, should be supporting her stand against promiscuity – and that her purity ring is a religious symbol like the Muslim hijab. ‘Lots of girls sleep around and this ban does not give the right message to others. I want to keep myself pure,’ Kioni said.