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Racy movies tied to teen sexual activity

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Young people who watch movies with sexual content also tend to engage in more sexual behavior and begin sexual activity at an earlier age, new research shows.

“We can’t say that watching sexual content in movies is directly responsible for adolescents’ sexual behavior,” says Ross O’Hara, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, who conducted the research with other psychological scientists while at Dartmouth College. “However, there is a correlation between the two.”

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  • Anonymous

    Very timely. Just when there’s a gun-related tragedy that re-ignites the violence in film debate leave it to someone to deflect by throwing up the sex in film distraction.

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