Exploring Sexuality in a Promisciously Prude America
Saint Michael's College, Senior Thesis
With Meghan Lynch '16 and Jessica St. George '17
The Talk: Abstract
Our film documentary explores sources of where and when we learn about our sexuality and gender roles, examining the home, school, the media, or our social circles. It takes a behind the scenes look at the current state of sexual health education in schools, as well as the adult entertainment industry as a significantly influential source of sexual information. Our final documentary reaches the conclusion that established health education curricula in schools do not allot enough time for teachers to properly focus on sex education, thus leading students to seek out answers from other sources, such as the Internet, the media, or their friends - which leads to the perpetuation of myths and misconceptions in our society.