Hyper-Sexualized Culture

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Hyper sexuality, hypersexual disorder and sexual addicts are all terms used to describe people who engage in sexually addictive behavior. Sexually compulsive behavior can lead to distressing emotions and a host of additional problems in your personal & professional life.

Young people’s sense of sexuality is influenced by Hypersexualization. As a result of the massive amount of sexual content that is available to the general public, young people develop a flawed view of gender relationships. Pornography, sexts, and other sexually explicit material are carried around on cell phones by both kids and adults, making everything a form of sexual exchange in relationships. When the culture is so sexually oriented, everything you see becomes sexualized in your mind.

Many young people today have difficulty forming intimate relationships because they rush into sexual relations. The social media and the internet culture, on the other hand, are preventing individuals from forming genuine face-to-face interactions. One consequence of the media is that it increases people’s selfishness by allowing them to express themselves through it. As a result, more people are prone to seeking quick gratification and are unable to put off satisfying their desires. 

The pornography plays major role here. You get your sexual needs met easily. Masturbation and orgasms may be had with the click of a mouse. Gradually, you begin to believe that you don’t need anybody else in your life. In addition to the fact that most pornography aimed at males tends to demean women, the message conveyed is that women are submissive and don’t care about their own needs, which is sad to say but true nevertheless. If this is the case, then they approve of everything that males do, including the use of violence and the humiliation of women. Unfortunately, the result is more chauvinism.

According to study, however, female pornography is becoming increasingly similar to male pornography, but with a greater emphasis on storyline and romance. The “gay pornography space” or “homosexual porn” is common in women’s pornography, which has more to do with women’s relationships.

However, parents and other adults in their life have a responsibility to teach youngsters the value of protecting their own private information. Youngsters need to enhance their critical thinking skills in order to cope with sexualized pictures and social media. When it comes to making decisions, young people rely heavily on the advice of adults they trust and like. 

Here are a few suggestions for bringing attention to the harms caused by over-sexualizing children and teens: Make a point of critiquing pictures of explicit sexual content in public as well as these advertising should be emphasized, and examples of these ads that promote gender equality. Moreover, youngsters should be taught about sexuality in a clear and simple manner. Sex education is a shared responsibility. Parents, childcare workers, and the entire school team can promote awareness of Hypersexualization among children & youngsters and guarantee that their developmental milestones are respected. 

These easy steps can help us overcome Hypersexualization to some extent, if not all and make things more educated and safer for the youngsters.

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Nismah Naveed Bhatti
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