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Teen sex on TV

By John Published: February 21, 2011

The Dayton Daily News explores the depictions of teens sex on television shows such as MTV's Skins and asks whether they reflect reality or shape it.  Sounds like they they may do both.

It's the latest example of the way that young adults, teens and children are bombarded with sexual images in movies, TV, the Internet and the music industry. ''Skins''' depiction of teens' sexual behavior, in other words, may be closer to television norms than the exception.

And therein lies the problem, according to many experts as well as parents and teens. To what extent do shows like ''Skins'' merely reflect teen behavior, and to what degree do they influence it?

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