Saturday, September 07, 2013

The remarkably good and explicit British sex education series shown in primetime


A Girl's Guide to 21st Century Sex

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Girl's Guide to 21st Century Sex is a documentary TV series about sex, which ran in eight episodes on Channel 5 and was presented by Dr. Catherine Hood. The 45-minute long episodes (including advertisements) were broadcast on Monday nights. The series started on 30 October 2006, with the final program broadcast on 18 December 2006.[1][2]
Each episode explained a sex position and covered a sexually transmitted disease. Additionally, the following topics were discussed: sex among handicapped and overweight people, penis enlargement devices, penis enlargement surgerysexual violence against men and penis removaltantric sex, the g-spoterectile dysfunctionsex reassignment surgerycosmetic surgery of the vagina (labiaplasty), swinginglichen sclerosus, the use of recreational drugs during sexmale homosexual sex in public toilets, full body plastic wrap bondage, and sex dolls.
The program included close shots of the male and female body as well as footage of sexual intercourse and ejaculation filmed with an internal camera placed inside the vagina. 
21 people complained to the national television regulator, Ofcom, that the explicitness of the sexual scenes breached obscenity and broadcasting regulations, and that the series imparted "inappropriate information to vulnerable young girls.". Ofcom ruled that there was no rule banning the showing of genuine sexual acts on free-to-air television, and that "in [their] view the portrayal of sex in this programme genuinely sought to inform and educate on sex", concluding that "whilst the visuals were explicit at times, nothing was transmitted in a manner that could be construed as having the potential to harm people under the age of 18", particularly given its context as a serious factual program, and as such, it was ruled that the episodes were not in breach of any broadcasting regulations
The complete series is available as a long age-restricted program on YouTube.

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