Sexy Movies with Parents
all been there: we are watching a movie with a parent or relative
when a steamy love scene appears.
a 2010 study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology shows
that all of that squirming and averting of eyes is normal, especially
when you are accompanied by your parents.
of the study assert that not all movie-watching experiences are
enjoyable or positive. Some movies make us feel downright uncomfortable
or disturbed in their content and delivery, while others are inspirational,
touching, or have us rolling on the floor.
your movie watching companion also determines how much you will enjoy
a particular film; this includes your parents, your first date, or
someone you do not know very well.
to the findings if a film is especially unenjoyable to us, containing
gratuitous graphic sex or violence, profane language, or a troubling
theme, we are not likely to want to run out and buy the DVD.
we are more likely to desire to see a difficult movie again if it
made us feel sad rather than disgusted. Additionally, we may be open
to seeing the film again later, perhaps with different co-viewers.
The authors also point out that we at times can be simultaneously
repulsed and perversely drawn to an extreme depiction or emotion while
watching a film.
section of the two-part study employed a survey of a pool of over
335 undergraduates attending a large Midwestern U.S. university. The
students were asked to answer eleven questions related to past movie
viewing experiences. Recurring movies with negative associations included
"Brokeback Mountain," "American History X," "Borat,"
indicated that dramas were the most likely to elicit a negative response
or discomfort, followed by comedies.
author Dr. Richard Harris, Sometimes a normal emotional reaction
may be overridden by other factors. For example, although watching
an athlete get hurt in a ball game would normally elicit an empathic
response from a fan, if that player is a member of the hated opposition
team, there may be a dispositional override, where the fan may not
only fail to empathize but may actually feel positive affect at
seeing the injury. Applying this to affect induced by co-viewers,
although watching a comedy with a lot of sexual banter and raunchy
language might normally elicit amusement and general positive affect
in many young adults, these responses may be overridden by concern
over the presence of young children as co-viewers. According
to the study college students were the most repulsed by the idea
of watching a movie with sexual content with their parents.
part of the study assessed the students movie viewing experiences
by how they responded to a high level of discomfort. When watching
a negative movie, women were much more likely to express their distaste
to their movie-watching partner, whereas men were more avoidant of
the situation and were more likely to pretend they were enjoying a
movie. Harris, When we experience this discomfort while watching
a movie, there are various ways we can deal with these difficult emotions.
We can be silent, fidget in our seat, or initiate a new topic of conversation
in order to distract our co-viewer. It turns out our sense of enjoyment
of media depends on numerous cognitive and social factors.
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