Exposure to sexual content in the mass media and the impact on adolescent sexuality. Review of the bibliography

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Κατεύθυνση Εκπαίδευση-Ψυχοκοινωνική Υγεία και Ανάπτυξη Υπηρεσιών για Παιδιά και Εφήβους
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Karagkouni Maria-Anna
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Φλώρα Μπακοπούλου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Αρτεμισία Τσίτσικα, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Πήλιος Σταύρου, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
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Η έκθεση σε σεξουαλικό περιεχόμενο στα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης και ο αντίκτυπος στη σεξουαλικότητα των εφήβων. Βιβλιογραφική Ανασκόπηση
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Exposure to sexual content in the mass media and the impact on adolescent sexuality. Review of the bibliography
Sexual content is widespread in mainstream media, from suggestive comments/images to explicit images and videos. The sex talk shows to be more frequent, while there are few references to possible sexual risks, from the perspective of a prevention approach. On the other hand, teenagers, trying to build their personal identity and especially their sexual identity, very often become consumers, viewers and even creators of sexual content in the media, maintaining in a vicious cycle phenomena such as sexual objectification and over-personalization. Thus, selecting parameters in this review focused on analyses: of communication/influence and aggression theories, theories of sexuality as well as sexual content of traditional mass media (e.g. television, music/music videos, films) and new-digital media (e.g. video games, internet, social platforms/networks) but also individual phenomena such as online pornography, sexting and sexual objectification. There was no focus on print media (magazines, newspapers, books). Then, an attempt was made to understand the impact of sexual content on attitudes and behaviors, the relationship between sexual self-presentations and social networks, and finally the possible challenges and prospects of some dating applications and new entertainment applications. It appears that more frequent exposure to sexual content in adolescents has been associated with more permissive sexual behaviors, such as greater acceptance of casual sex, and with stereotypical attitudes and beliefs about gender roles, yet this field is constantly evolving and so current that it needs further primary research.
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Health Sciences
Adolescence, Teens, Young adults, Emerging adults, Emerging adulthood, Mass media and communication theories, Mass media and adolescents, Media effects and aggressiveness, Sexual content in media, Sexual and violent content in media, Sexual content and adolescents, Sexual content and emerging adults, Sexual content analysis in television, Sexual content in music videos, Sexual content in movies, Sexual content online and young adults, Sexual content in social media, Sexuality and violence in video games, Sexting in media, Sexting and teens, Sexualization in media, Sexualization and teens, Sexualization of adolescents and media exposure, Sexual objectification in media content, Online pornography in adolescents, Sexuality, Adolescent sexuality, Psychological theories of sexuality, Psychosexual development, Psychosexual theory, Attachment theory, Attachment styles in young adults, Theory of parental investment, Theory of sexual strategies, Sexual orientation, Sexual identity, Types of sexual orientation, Identity development in emerging adulthood, Sexual fluidity in young adults
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