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ERIC Number: EJ896183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Caution, the Use of Humor May Lead to Confusion: Evaluation of a Video Podcast of the Midwest Teen Sex Show
Campo, Shelly; Askelson, Natoshia M.; Spies, Erica L.; Losch, Mary
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n3 p201-216 2010
Web sites about sexual health lack the interactivity, humor, and "viral" nature required to attract young adults. The Midwest Teen Sex Show ( is an interactive, humor-based Web site that provides sexual health information to young adults. One episode from the Web site was shown to six focus groups of young women, ages 18-30. Women found it funny, but some were offended or confused. Women were unable to differentiate between facts and humor; however, women could identify the key messages. Most women reported they would think about it later, visit the Web site, and share it with friends. Web-based interventions should use humor with caution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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