Yet, despite the prevalence of this view, there has been little empirical study to date of how watching sex on television influences teenagers’ sexual behavior.
Deciding when to have sex is a very personal thing.
It needs to feel right for you and for the person you’re with, so that you can make a joint decision. Remember that consent applies every time you have sex.
Even if you have consented to sex before – with a previous partner or your current one - it doesn’t mean you automatically want to do it again.
Be aware of how your partner feels and let them know what you’re thinking too.
The results supported the view that watching shows with sexual content may influence teen sexual behavior, but also found that some viewing effects can be positive.