Hey Katy Perry! Can you tell me what's an STD?


If you take a look at today's top 40 songs, you're guaranteed to find a song that mentions sex. They're everywhere in the lyrics from rap to pop. Many times, the sexual messages are hidden in lyrics covered over by the catchy beats and instrumentals. Researchers have said that music influenced teen sex behaviors more so than libido. Do you think this is true? Do musical lyrics really influence teen sexual behaviors?

Take a look at some song lyrics right now and try to figure out what they're really saying.


Katy Perry: Last Friday Night

Last Friday Night

We went streaking in the park
Skinny dipping in the dark

Then had a menage a trois
Yeah I think we broke the law
Always say we're gonna stop-op
Oh whoa oh


Rihanna and Chris Brown: Birthday Cake

It’s not even my birthday
But he wanna lick the icing off
I know you want it in the worst way (the worst way)
Can’t wait to blow my candles out


Bruno Mars: Runaway Baby

But little does she know

That I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing

‘cause at the end of the night

It is her I’ll be holding


All these songs mention sex in some way but they never mention anything about protection! I mean, when was the last time you heard a song about using condoms? We could only find a few songs that do. Here is one example.


Lil Wayne feat. Static Major, Kayne West: Lollipop (remix)

IPod, ya gurlfriend and she say I got great sex
Safe sex is great sex, better wear a latex
'cause you don't want that late text, that "I think I'm late" text
Heh-heh, so wrap it up


…So, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to leave music for dancing and my safe sex cues from a more reliable resource:

TeenSource.org is a great resource that provides information on:

·      STD information and testing

·      Types of Birth control

·      Teen Rights

·      And more!

You won’t be finding this information in the next Lady Gaga song.