Sex & Media - Part 1 - General Exposure - 2017 -...

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COM 492 Sex & Media!Lance Rintamaki, PhDDepartment of CommunicationAssociate ProfessorDirector of Undergraduate StudiesUniversity at BuffaloThe State University of New York343 Baldy HallBuffalo, NY 14260(716) 645-1158[email protected]
General Media ExposureIn most cultures, little information is provided about sexuality through conventional socialization channelsParentsSchoolsReligion The media have become important sexual socialization agents As reported by teens and college students
General Media ExposureTalking to adults and even peers can be embarrassingGathering sexual information from the media is relatively risk-free and (can be) informativeThe mass media are an increasingly accessible way for people to learn about and see sexual behavior
General Media ExposureOwens, Behun, Manning, & Reid (2012) Owens, Behun, Manning, & Reid (2012) Sexualized media exposure is linked to:Earlier sexual initiationA higher number of sexual partnersEngaging in risky sexPermissive attitudes about sex Increased sexual knowledge A better sex life

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