Thursday, November 4, 2021

BuzzFeed Daily Pod: Gen Z\Teen Sex Down | Porn & Sexting Up

On the BuzzFeed Daily podcast "Gen Z* Isn't Having As Much Sex", Tatyannah King, BuzzFeed contributor and sex therapy grad student, gave some "reasons why younger generations aren't having as much sex":

1. Adulthood (e.g., dating, moving out of your parent's house, cohabitating with a partner, getting married) has been delayed

2. Advancements in technology (e.g., dating apps, easy access to porn) has led to an increase in (teen) masturbation and/or sexting as they're more convenient than meeting face-to-face

King was asked, "Do you get the sense that our sex ed system in the US has gotten any better?"

She replied, "We're making a little bit of progress, but it's not really where it needs to be [...] You get very sex negative messages [...]"

King must not be familiar with the sex positive sex ed programs like at Hunter, a top high school on Manhattan's wealthy Upper East Side, where the school provides "mint-flavored condoms with no spermicide, labeled ''ONLY for oral sex'' for the Hunter High nymphets. 

And King must not be familiar with Dana Kennedy's New York Post post "Dalton parents [are] enraged over ‘masturbation’ videos for first graders".

Eve Culling's Sex Advice for Gen Z 

However, a BuzzFeed Daily host related that "not every member of Gen Z is having less sex" and referenced Eve Culling's viral TikTok (e.g., 30 million views and and over 4 million likes) where Culling, a member of Gen Z, encouraged her followers to, "Have [teen] sex on the first date. You heard it here first. Don't say I didn't warn you. You're welcome."

*Generation Z: The generation born in the late 1990s or the early 21st century (i.e., 7-22 years old), perceived as being familiar with the use of digital technology, the internet, and social media from a very young age. (Oxford

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