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In the movie, Kinsey, it was obvious that society had a lack of knowledge about sex and about people’s sexual activities. Alfred Kinsey changed the way that people thought about sex. He did an important and monumental thing informing people and answering people’s questions about sex. At one point in the movie it showed Kinsey reading a script from the bible where boys were supposed to control their nocturnal emissions, a natural and uncontrollable act of puberty, or they would be looked down upon by God. A quote from the movie “it is the lord’s work to help youth fight and resist temptation.” I agree with the movie in that the more a behavior is prohibited the more strongly it becomes desired. (add more here)
Moral beliefs are still present today, however the norm has changed. Before the norm was that children were expected to follow the beliefs and religious group of their parents. Today people are freer in their choice to belong to a faith, which changes the way that we as a society deal with sexuality. As time passes each generations beliefs stray further and further from the original norm. The more liberal we become as a society the more accepting and less prescriptive we become of diversity in sexuality.
Technology advances have also had a huge impact on people’s ability to access information about sex. It was difficult for people to discuss their sexual experiences face to face in the interviews on the movie. Today research on what people are doing sexually can be done in numerous ways. With the use of technology they don’t have to show their face, which may make it easier for them to answer questions about sex more honestly. This provides more accurate information on what people are doing sexually and how they view sexuality. Another way in which technology has changed how society deals with sexuality is through the media. Children are…...

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