Sex In The Media Essay

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Sex is portrayed in the media as something that is common, easily accessible, and fun to do. Movies, music, television shows, magazines, billboards, the news; it is a gateway to show the audience sex and persuade today’s society into trying it or becoming more open to it. In today’s society, sex is just that, sex. We have seen over time that people have become more open about sexuality to the point where sex is so common, that people do not even bat an eyelash at it. Strip clubs, pornography, sex in the media it all adds to the stigma that sex is good, maybe even great, by itself. Movies have an important role when it comes to portraying sexuality because these movies are played all over the world, tons of people watch them. Producers, writers, …show more content…
In the beginning of the movie, you can see how sex is the only thing on the guys’ minds but then there is a turning point where sex is just one factor of what they want, a relationship. I feel as though the filmmakers are trying to show that there is more to life than sex, lying, and cheating. It’s about family, love, and compromise. During the movie, one thing that Steve Harvey said in his book was that “men are not perfect” (Packer & Story, 2012). Which is very true, because men are not perfect; the perfect man/woman is nonexistent. We should not sit and wait for the perfect man, because that is an unachievable goal/want/need. However, we should not settle when we deserve more. Yes, a man/woman can give you sex, but can they give you love, compassion, sincerity? Can they give you more than just sex? I think that is what the filmmakers were trying to represent in this movie. That sex is just a minute …show more content…
Mya (Meagan Good) was being played in the beginning of the film by a man who could never remember her name but they had already had sex on the first date. By the definition in the book, a hookup is “… a sexual encounter which may or may not include sexual intercourse, usually occurring on only one occasion between two people who are strangers or brief acquaintances” or “… occurs when two people who are casual acquaintances or who have just met that evening at a bar or party agree to engage in some forms of sexual behavior for which there will likely be no future commitment” (Stombler, 2014, p. 546). Both of these definitions would qualify this instance in the movie as a “hookup”. This movie is full of instances like this because Zeke (Romany Malco) also wanted just to hookup with Mya but this was after Mya had adopted the 90 Day Rule which prohibited sex until 90 days had passed. Hookups are not only detrimental to ruining a relationship, but they can also stop one. For men, having a hookup is sort of like a praise. Men pride themselves on how many women they can sleep with. On the contrary, women who have hookups are often frowned upon because they are seen as sluts. Sex may be no longer taboo, but for women hookups are still degrading to their

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