Teens who prefer popular songs with degrading sexual references are more likely to engage in intercourse or in pre-coital activities, U.S. researchers say.
Dr. Brian A. Primack of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine says the study demonstrates that, among this sample of young adolescents, high exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music was independently associated with higher levels of sexual behavior. In fact, exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex was one of the strongest associations with sexual activity.
Surveys were completed by 711 ninth-grade students at three large U.S. urban high schools. The participants were exposed to more than 14 hours each week of lyrics describing degrading sex. About one-third said they had previously been sexually active.
Animals try to adapt to their surroundings. In the case of humans, if we are surrounded by sexual lyrics and sexual movies, we become hypersexualized because we are accustomed to high levels of stimulation.
It’s monkey-see, monkey-do coupled with addiction to external stimulation.
This is why healthy civilizations admit they censor or otherwise regulate the memes in the lives of their citizens.
Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred.
‘We know how small babies need constant reassurance that they exist,’ she told the Mail yesterday.
‘My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment.’
In other words, as both Kaczynski and Nietzsche warned us, externalized people become dependent on surrogate activities that replace real experience in assuring them of their self-value. Since this self-value is hollow, as in addictions (as noted by Burroughs), it creates an ever-widening void.
Why do we have hollow souls, again?
Would you censor or regulate behavior to prevent most of your citizens from having hollow souls?