Faye Flamm, author of the popular column “Carnal Knowledge” (a sex-themed column about the natural world and humanity’s place in it),
set out to find whether scientific research had anything to say about sexual information hurting children. Here’s what Dr. David Bickham
, Staff Scientist at CMCH, had to say on the topic:
“A recent study showed a strong correlation between teen sex and the degradation of women in popular music.
‘It goes along with the idea that it’s really about the context,’ said Bickham, who works out of the
Center for Media and Child Health, run by Harvard and Children’s Hospital Boston. But lyrics about
sex per se didn’t have the same effect. ‘If you tell kids sex exists, they’re not going to run out and have sex,’ he said.”