Children and adolescents exposed to media with sexual content engage in sexual activity at younger ages and with greater numbers of partners, thereby placing themselves at great risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and suffering significant harm.
Cosmopolitan magazine glamorizes sexual promiscuity in every issue and promotes sexual behavior that can lead to deadly consequences for young people.
All material that encourages having multiple sexual partners threatens the physical health of adolescents in general and of young women in particular. There are two main reasons for this: the immaturity of the adolescent brain and the immaturity of the adolescent cervix. Neuroscientists now know that the pre-frontal cortex, the “chief executive officer” of the human brain, is not fully formed until the mid twenties. The pre-frontal cortex is crucial for risk assessment, critical thinking, and self-control.