Channel 4 to air Campaign For Real Sex season of programmes
Story by Jack Foley
CHANNEL 4 is to screen a series of programmes aimed at discussing the realities of sex as part of its new Campaign For Real Sex.
The season will kick off on September 30, 2013, at 10pm (BST) with Porn On The Brain, which will tackle attitudes to accessing porn.
Also included is a show called Sex Box that will see Mariella Frostrup and a panel of experts interviewing couples immediately after they have had sex on a live TV show. The discussions will take place moments after they emerge from a soundproofed box in the middle of the studio – although no intercourse or nudity would be featured.
According to Channel 4’s head of factual programming, Ralph Lee, The Campaign For Real Sex season is a response to “the explosion of online pornography”.
“Sex Box absolutely intends to be an open and adult conversation about sex – something we feel is currently being overlooked by mainstream programming.”
Adds Frostrup: “The sex we see on screen, in magazines and increasingly online bears little relation to the real experiences of real people. I’m delighted to take part in this attempt to have a frank conversation about an essential element of all our lives.”
The Sex Box participants are comprised of an engaged couple who were childhood sweethearts, a couple in their 20s and a gay couple in their 30s.
Relationship expert Tracey Cox will be among the panel speaking to the partners in the broadcast, which is due to air on October 7.