How much poison is too much?
1950s and 1960s. There were words that could not be said on television. Yes, those words. The same words that George Carlin made a big deal about in his act "Those Words You Can't Say On Television."
You would never see a raunchy comedian. There would be no Chris Rock or Cedric the Entertainer or Louis Black or Bill Maher.
1) Keep your radio tuned to a Catholic station.
2) Get your news from a newspaper. Generally speaking, you will not be bombarded by sexual material but avoid the advice columns. In a recent Detroit News column, a husband was advised to consider adultery in light of his "loveless" marriage. That's how bad it's gotten.
3) Avoid 99% of what's on TV. If they are going to make TV shows about lovable serial killers - does that tell you something? (Dexter)
Or how about a show about a semi-attractive female doctor who drinks and picks up a man at a bar for anonymous sex? Where the oddball character is a married woman who has a baby with her own husband! Strange for TV? I know. (Grey's Anatomy)
And let's not forget her friend who is 100% lacking in human compassion but is fornicating with a fellow doctor. This in an era of HIV/AIDS. Oh yeah.
4) Computer games? I was recently shown one where a character pauses to have an off-screen sexual encounter with a woman he just passed. And the purpose of this is what?
5) Magazines? Anything with a woman wearing next to nothing on the cover. Anything. And if they think it's OK to put similar images on guitar magazines - dump those too.
For now, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics are OK.
6) The internet? Hoo boy. Where to start?
7) Books? Sad to say, I've had to throw a few in the trash recently, and I'm a big reader. It seems that it's OK now to add pointless sexual references to historical books. In one case, about half the book.
Hope this helps,