Bearing down on baring it all

October 2001
Contemporary Sexuality;Oct2001, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p8
Skimpy tops, low riders and bared belly buttons are testing the limits of school administrators, who are fighting hack by enacting and enforcing school dress codes. Teens argue that their code defying fashion choices are just sell-expression. But sex educator Deborah M. Roffman, author of "The Thinking Parents Guide to Talking Sense about Sex," calls the scanty clothing a "demeaning" of sex and intimacy among ever younger kids. Signs supporting Roffman's view include increasing numbers of students who report engaging in oral sex and public displays of hip grinding freak dancing. The prevailing message is that sex is recreation, and there's nothing much to think about.


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