The Daily Mail:
Hollywood studios should be forced to add condoms to sex scenes to make teenagers have safe sex, a researcher has said.
Teenagers often use sex scenes in films as a ‘script’ for their real-life sex – but Hollywood films tend to portray condoms as comical.
A researcher found that watching screen sex led teenagers to use condoms less – and called for regulation.
‘One important observation from our evaluation of the films was that few showed contraceptive use or safe sexual practices,’ researcher Ross O’Hara from the University of Missouri said.
‘When safe sex is portrayed in films, it is often in comedies and is presented as an inconvenience or embarrassment.
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