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Sex plays a huge role in music, and that's a understatement. No one has proved this more and been more successful at it than Madonna, and now we've got artists such as Britney Spears who seem to be taking over the sex throne of pop music. Your thoughts?


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Unless it's hostile or very offensive, I can't say I've got a problem with sex in music. Madonna can be rather explicit, but it is part of her act, and looking back further, there are lots of other examples of artists using the same trick, in other ways. Sex is part of life, and music's generally about life, so it only makes sense to me that the two would go together. However, if you're talking about artists you feel are popular only because they're attractive, rather than for good music, that is a bit of a different matter. The Buggles were definitely on to something when they said that being able to see, rather than just hear artists, would lead to the decline of those with a less impressive appearance. Still, we do have some choice in what we watch and listen to, and if you're more into eye candy than music, that's your choice. *sigh* I must confess, I love Samantha Fox, and it is for the music, and that's not exactly something to be proud of.

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Anyone who wants to see a lot of sex and music should attend an opera or two.

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That's very true. Sex in music/theatre isn't a new thing at all. It's much more blatant now, but hundreds of years ago, we had MacBeth, Comedia dell'Arte (studying it now), etc. I wonder what caused the change...

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call me silly, but i like britney for both her music AND her image, and i'm not afraid to admit it, hehe! sexuality plays a huge role in her music, image, and everything we know about her, and true, it's nothing new, but it's still fun to me. the same applies for many (if not most) other singers & bands in regards to sexuality. i just wish that double-standard between the genders didn't exist, but that's nothing new either!

oh yeah, if anyone's interested, there's a britney contest at


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