An earful of sex 

A few words

"... [N]o previous study has tested longitudinal associations between the content of music lyrics and subsequent changes in sexual experience, such as intercourse initiation ... Listening to music with degrading sexual lyrics is related to advances in a range of sexual activities among adolescents ... Reducing the amount of degrading sexual content in popular music or reducing young people's exposure to music with this type of content could help delay the onset of sexual behavior."

-- August 2006 article in the scientific journal Pediatrics

"All the classy ones like to act like they a virgin

And the nasty ones like when I talk to 'em dirty

But I'm breakin' the ice, got 'em laughin' and flirtin'

They be removin' they skirts when they hop in the 'burban

Once the flick start playin' and the E start kickin' in

Her girlfriend lickin' and she beggin'

me to stick it in"

-- Atlanta Rapper T.I., in his 2003 single "Let's Get Away"

"I enjoy talking about [sex]. It's a part of life, and I think it's such a beautiful thing."

-- Janet Jackson, at a press gathering in Midtown in July (as quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Word

More by Alyssa Abkowitz

  • Add it up

    The cost of college
  • The afterlife

    Finding yourself after graduation
  • Work it

    Five interesting local companies to work for
  • More »
The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown
The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown

Search Events

  1. Goat Farm Economics 5

    Can art and good old-fashioned capitalism breathe new life into one of Atlanta’s most historic and overlooked neighborhoods?
  2. Solving downtown's homeless problem begins with taking the red pill 95

    Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter is the root of downtown's image problem
  3. Unanswered: CL's metro Atlanta officer-involved shooting database

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation