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Monday, August 21

Sexual Lyrics Prompt Teens to Have Sex -- A Study Says...

I read this AP Article a few weeks back and have been "discussing" this topic with my hubby, and how it relates to our 3 teens and the music they are listening to. We have also been "discussing" whether or not it's OK to let your teens drink at home, under supervision, taking everyone's keys, etc... He and his friends grew up under this environment, but my friends and I would sneak (ha!) it into the basement -- maybe our parents knew, maybe some didn't. Anyway, we've put that fight, I mean discussion, on hold (still have another year or two I think) and are discussing the effects, if any, of todays lyrics on our kids.

Back to the music -- I definitely think that the above holds true. ESPECIALLY so in the lyrics of the majority of songs playing today. ESPECIALLY when 99% are plugged into their iPods and really hearing the lyrics -- no other distractions. OK, we probably listened to some hot and steamy lyrics at a young age, but most of it went over our heads. We just loved the beat and got into dance'n and yell'n with our friends. I cringe when I see an 8 - 10 year old belting out the lyrics to a Britney song. She probably doesn't know what she is saying, but pretty soon she will.

Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n Roll -- Is it every parent's nightmare? I guess so. I thought I was a pretty cool mom, after all, Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n Roll are MY 3 favorite things!! I guess I wish MY kids could be 'just kids' for a few more years. Do we just give in? EVERYTHING is being done at a younger and younger age. Seems to me that it should be going the other way. If we are living longer and longer, shouldn't we be pacing ourselves a bit?


The only reason I brought this up in a post is because I was just over at SFGate to read some Mark Morford. Check out his latest column!!!!
Devil's Music Made Me Have Sex!
This just in: Raunchy lyrics make teens all hot 'n' bothered. Led Zeppelin sighs


ENJOY!! He sure does have a way of putting it in perspective!

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