The Effects of Music

Researchers have found that teenagers who listen to raunchy, sex-filled lyrics are more likely to indulge in early sexual activity than their counterparts who don't.

In 2001, the researchers surveyed 1,461 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 (Rutgers University). Most of the participants were virgins at the beginning of the study. Between 2002 and 2004, the researchers carried out follow-up interviews to track the sexual developments in the teens' lives. Around 51% of teens whose music collection consisted mainly of sexually degrading music began having sex within two years. "Teens will try to deny it; they'll say: 'No, it's not the music.' But it IS the music! Music has an incredible impact on our lives."

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