A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Your Body" celebrates anonymous sex. There is no profanity, violence, or drugs/alcohol, but plenty of innuendo. The video shows Aguilera finding guys in random places and then "finishing them off" after. It's strange, but artistic and quirky, with periwinkle and pink glittery "blood." Still, the notion of sleeping around and not caring when, who, or where, is not a great message for kids.
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What's the story?
"YOUR BODY" is Christina Aguilera's leading single off of her fifth album, Lotus. Aguilera is bringing the "bad girl" back with a song about anonymous sex and not caring who, when, or even where. The steamy video shows Aguilera having flings in random places before she finishes off her victims, literally, serial-killer style with a touch of glitter.
Is it any good?
Aguilera wails her trademark supervocals above an electro-pop sound that generates the majority of "Your Body." In it, Aguilera sings about having a sexual encounter with anyone, anytime, saying, "I don't need to know where you been, I just need to know if you in, all I need to know whose place, let's get walkin'." The lyrics aren't graphic per se, but the message is clear. It's a good "comeback" song for Aguilera, showcasing her still-got-it vocals, but the message may turn off some people.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the fact that Aguilera's fluctuating weight is considered news. Does it matter what an artist/musician looks like or what size they wear? Do male celebrities get this same scrutiny?
How do you think these unrealistic expectations can be changed? What can individuals do? Who are some other celebrities who are comfortable in their own skin?
Aguilera came onto the scene as a bit of a "bad girl" when her counterpart was bubbly school-girl Britney Spears. For her comeback, Christina seems to be again pushing that "bad girl" image and showing that she doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Do you think this is a good way to be? Does it make you want to buy her music? Or does it matter? Is it necessary for a female artist to be sexy and edgy just to stand out?
What are the consequences of anonymous sex?