Mass media influences on sexuality

  title={Mass media influences on sexuality},
  author={Jane D. Brown},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={42 - 45}
  • Jane D. Brown
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Sex Research
The mainstream mass media (television, magazines, movies, music, and the Internet) provide increasingly frequent portrayals of sexuality. We still know relatively little about how this content is used and how it affects sexual beliefs and behaviors. The few available studies suggest that the media do have an impact because the media keep sexual behavior on public and personal agendas, media portrayals reinforce a relatively consistent set of sexual and relationship norms, and the media rarely… 

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