Why does sex sell?

a battle for the mind

In our world today we are constantly bombarded with sexual images, whether it be in movies, music videos, or even in adverts. The question I ask is why? Why does an advert with a woman barely clothed make it appealing. Or why do the most popular music videos have women who flaunt their bodies? Perhaps they sell better because we as people take pleasure from them or maybe they catch our eye. So what’s the problem with this? I can not help but come to the conclusion that our minds become passive to these images when the media is selling them to us.

Technological advancements can be accredited with the huge rise in sexually implicit content but also sexually explicit content. Today, around 96% of Americans have one or more televisions in their homes. TV as good an entertainer as it might be is one of the primary sources of…

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