Exploring Sex in Music Videos: Does It Go Too Far?

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Last updated on February 19th, 2024 at 12:50 am


It was obviously all about whether music videos on a whole (approximately 98% of them—there was a large focus on Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” video) have become sexy, or simply sexist. Well. I have my own views on sex and music. They’ll be below if you really want to read them.

Well, here’s how it works. We all know that sex sells. It’s the truth of today. But has music come to the point where ONLY sex sells?

Like I said in the intro, approximately 98% of videos out there are all about girls shakin’ what they mama gave ’em, guys flexing the six, or just random provocative sexual acts. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty open. I don’t think sex is a bad thing, and it should be open knowledge to the human populace.

However, people need to be properly educated on sex and its implications. It’s obvious that in today’s society, the excuse of people being “too young for sex” is no longer truly valid. Hell, with child pornography rampant, child prostitutes in the Red Light District in Hong Kong, and several other unspeakable acts that are often hidden from the public eye, it seems our world has gone to the hell that television and movies have often publicized.

In my opinion, sex is a precious thing. I know now not to be as naive to fully believe in the entire sex as an expression of love or whatnot—I’ve met too many people in too many different situations to fully believe that. But, it is precious in the sense that it comes with many strings and implications, even if it is “no-strings-attached” sex.

Anyway, back to sex and music. I realize sex sells, but music has come to the point where it is relying far too much on sex to exist. You see it not only in the imagery, but also in the lyrics, attitudes, and characterizations in music. Especially in hip-hop music.

I am a guy. I do have testosterone. And granted, I do enjoy the company of females. But ass-shaking and titty-flashing in excess? Come on, now. That’s a bit much. In an age where T & A has become just as common as commercials for fast food joints, it’s refreshing to see videos like Common’s “Come Close To Me” (which almost brought me to tears the first time I saw it).

All I’m saying is that there is more to life than sex. Yeah, maybe I only have these views because I’m still a virgin or whatever, but I really don’t care. Sex is a major thing. Society’s starting to treat it like it’s as common as water, and I disagree with this notion. Sex should be like gold. Don’t tarnish it.

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