Girls are more vulnerable than guys
I just read a Wikipedia article, “Adolescent sexuality in the United States”. I liked this article because there were many things I learned; some things I would have never guess was true, and also things I want to enhance my knowledge on.
One sentence from this article that stands out for me is: “Some studies indicate that the media play a role, as some studies have found a direct link between the amount of sexual content adolescents view and their level of sexual activity.” I completely agree with this sentence for several reasons. Before I elaborate on my reasons of agreement I want to point of a fact that most adults don’t seem to understand: the youth of our nation only follows the leaders. Therefore they cannot blame us for or wrong doings because adults have huge impacts on our decisions. The media which control everything we do has an impact on our decisions also. What we see and hear over and over again we will conform to it, whether it’s positive or negative. Songs and movies that come out about sex has influenced us and made it seem as if there’s nothing wrong with having sex, as far as I’m concerned the media portrays a positive view of sexual activities. On the contrary, the news which overrides the more creative forms of media, contradicts their view of sex, giving it a more negative view. In reality the youth cares more about movies and music other than the news.
Another sentence that I though was interesting was:” explosion of sex without meaning” quoted by Mark O’Connell. This means casual sex can get out of control without having a true value to it. It is true that teenagers are hooking up other than engaging in sexual activities with a romantic partner. The reason I feel people are having casual sex to satisfy their sexual desire. Although it says 62% of people claim to have sex because they met the right person versus 34% who claim to have sex for sexual desire. It also says that people who engaged in casual sex is simply not healthy physically, emotionally or spiritually. I agree because most teenagers who have casual sex might grow up around in an environment that impacts the way they feel about sexual intercourse.
What I learned from this article is that even though society label guys as “dogs,” girls are more vulnerable than guys. Facts show that girls fall into it early than guys and pressure their peers to engage in it also, which I thought was wrong at first. Thinking about it made me realize that this is true. I would surely research more about this topic to clear up some miss inform information because everything I learned in the article has made me look at adolescent differently.