With very little to do with my time other than watch TV and surf the Internet I’ve become addicted to the instant streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix. After watching my way through My So-Called Life (see my epilogue here) I watched my way through The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I’ve now watched all three seasons and tonight’s spring premiere.
I’m equally appalled and fascinated with the amount of sex and oral sex these young teenagers are having. Now it’s been 20 years since I was in high school and I went to an all girls Catholic high school so there weren’t any boys around to be having sex with. Add to that my being a chubby nerdy shy girl, there weren’t exactly hordes of boys dying to go out with me let alone have sex with me. *hangs head* (mom, I’m kidding, just kidding. *laughs*)
That said, I’ve racked my brains trying to think of one friend of mine that did anything more than kiss in high school. I’m not saying that we were angels or totally unfortunate looking but I can’t imagine having been 15 trying to decide to have sex, oral or otherwise. Now like I said, it’s been 20 years since I was in high school so times may have changed. But really? Could it be there really are as many young teenagers having sex as this show implies?