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Sex in Movies Pushes Kids to Have Sex Earlier: Parents Urged to Supervise Media Choices

Parents, be advised as to what movies you let your teens watch! According to a study from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, those teens who watch movies with more sex scenes tend to engage in sexual activity at an early age and have more sexual partners.

The study, entitled “Greater Exposure to Sexual Content in Popular Movies Predicts Earlier Sexual Debut and Increased Risk Taking,” was published in the journal, Psychological Science. It found that sexual content is not restricted to PG-13 or R rated movies. Researcher found that 68% of G-rated movies contain sexual content.

Parents, you can help your teens by monitoring what kinds of media they watch and discuss the scenes that are in movies and television programs. If you need help with these discussions, visit Family Honor’s website for some tips!

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