Sex and Nudity in the Media

Tor Kristensen

Tor Kristensen

The theme of this week is sex and nudity in the media –Pandeia culture considers it an important topic to look at as we are exposed to nudity everyday through media, only in order for companies to sell their product with nudity. What does it mean for us?

Being exposed to posters of half-naked females, most likely with every inch of their bodies photo-shopped definitely doesn’t lead to a healthy body image – especially for young girls. Today that is something that most girls go through – to question themselves whilst looking in the mirror after looking at flawless advertisements in magazines.

This is not only to be said about female nudity, today naked male bodies are increasingly published in the media, when standing in a bus-stop you might see the newest boxer advertisement of a half-naked man, again photo-shopped into details. Anorexia, bulimia, bigorexia and other body-related diseases are becoming more common for boys and it is definitely not a development for the better.

This pressure is placed on everybody in society and leads to a lot of unhappiness where people are upset with their own bodies. Nudity isn’t bad, but a false image of a healthy body is, and living in a society with such high standards of beauty and how your body should look, isn’t acceptable.

Campaigns like Beyoncé’s ‘whatisPretty’ which Pandeia looks at, are a healthy reality check for us, although it seems like a drop in the ocean when you recognise that Beyonce herself has produced so many music videos herself that are influenced by beauty standards of society. Whether it does any good is a question left unanswered. But her campaign is a start – it is always better to do something, than nothing.

In this weeks content we take a look at how it is to be a female musician, nudity in the television and much more in relation to sex and nudity in the media.

We hope you will enjoy!

Picture credit: Tor Kristensen

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