ERIC Number: EJ388618
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Soap Opera Portrayals of Sex, Contraception, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Lowry, Dennis T.; Towles, David E.
Journal of Communication, v39 n2 p76-83 Spr 1989
Replicates a 1979 study of sexual behavior on afternoon soap operas, classifying sexual behavior in terms of physical acts, implied acts, and verbal references. Finds a substantial increase in sex between unmarried persons and a norm of promiscuous sex, with few attendant consequences. (MS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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