Safe Sex on TV: Some Teen Shows Neglect Protection -- POZ, January/February Issue
February 18, 2011
The January/February issue of POZ magazine ranks several television shows aimed at young audiences on whether their storylines involve preventing STDs or unwanted pregnancy. On a scale of one to 10 condoms (one being the lowest), "Glee" got the lowest rank because the characters Artie and Brittany never broached the subject of protection before having sex; "Gossip Girl" received a three for its story of Serena battling a rumor she has an STD, though she was not shown getting tested, and for a scene involving Chuck and Blair when Chuck puts condoms into view; "90210" received a four for an episode in which Dixon's ex-girlfriend Sasha announces she is HIV-positive and he gets tested to learn his status; and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" earned six for stories involving oral contraception adherence, breaking condoms, and safe-sex public service announcements that followed racy episodes.
02.14.2011; Rachel Saslow
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)
The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our advertising policy.