This project examines young people's different sources of sexual knowledge, and how this affects
their sexual culture.
Through analysis and interpretation of focus group interviews comprised of six high school
students in the age of 17 to 19, it is concluded that young people primarily obtain knowledge
of sex from social media and friends and also, to some extend, from sex education, family,
and pornography. Based on extensive studies and statistics as well as theories conceived by
Anthony Giddens, Erving Goffman and Thomas Ziehe, this project illuminates several ways
in which sexual culture of youth is affected by development of modern society.
The project concludes that young people do not attain their primary knowledge on sex from
sex education, but instead from sources based on secondary experience. The fact that components
of pornography, such as nudity and sexual references, have become part of mainstream
culture has impacted their understanding and perception of their own sexual culture. This has
led to youth perceiving their own culture differently than it actually is according to studies
and statistics. Furthermore, young people have expectations to themselves and others, for instance
caused by peer pressure and the fear of not meeting general sexual expectations of
youth; especially prior to their sexual debut. As a result of society's focus on the individual's
responsibility of own life, there is a tendency towards slut- and victim-shaming instead of
placing guilt on the offender.
In conclusion, the insufficient sex education has led to insufficient knowledge which has generated
a sexual culture that lacks basic comprehension of concepts such as consent and personal
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Vejledere||Alexander Ahrenkiel Bendt Støvelbæk|