Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Message About Sex (Part 1)

What is the damaging message about sex so frequently communicated through the media, either directly or indirectly? Abbylin Sellers, author of The Sexual Abstinence Message Causes Positive Change in Adolescent Behavior, identifies six media lies about sex. For each lie, Sellers gives us the truthful message our kids need to grasp:

Lie #1: Sex creates intimacy. True intimacy is built on commitment to honesty, love and freedom. A prostitute may expose her body, but her relationships are hardly intimate.

Lie #2: Starting sex early in a relationship will help you get to know one another and become better partners later. Sex is an art that is learned best in the safe environment of marriage.

Lie #3: Casual sex without long-term commitment is both fun and freeing. A satisfying sexual relationship requires trust--trust which grows only in the context of the life-long commitment of marriage.

(To Be Continued)

1 comment:

Jerquaid said...

That is so true. Some people think of sex as something fun to to with the opposite sex. Well, some parts of this reason is because the media supports these lies.