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Last Night’s TV – The Sex Education Show: Am I Normal? Channel 4; Imagine, BBC1 – Reviews, TV & Radio – The Independant

Posted: July 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Did you know that the BBC has a television show entitled "The Sex Education Show: Am I Normal?" Did you know that this show is now in it's fourth season? If you answered no to both these questions, you may be American. And stunned! Although some, like the writer of this article, aren't entirely sure that this show doesn't push it's everything-is-normal, i'm-ok-and-you're-ok message a little too far, it's still impressive that the show managed to get on air at all, let alone for four seasons! They show nude pictures to high school students! Well done, UK TV. Now to look into getting BBC America….

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One Comment on “Last Night’s TV – The Sex Education Show: Am I Normal? Channel 4; Imagine, BBC1 – Reviews, TV & Radio – The Independant”

  1. 1 maymay said at 3:44 pm on July 7th, 2010:

    impressive that the show managed to get on air at all, let alone for four seasons! They show nude pictures to high school students!

    Well, I’m not entirely sure “showing nude pictures to high school students” is to be lauded as such a breakthrough of sexual reconciliation. We’re all nude under our clothes. The fact that high school students can see nude pictures on a sex education programme is far from high praise for the show, and praise of that sort says more about the United Kingdom’s sexual repression than anything else.

    Most Americans think the British are All That And A Bag Of Chips. The truth is the American puritanical belief system is an evolution of England’s anti-pleasure Victorian era, and the modern day politics of the country, as well as this review of their televised sex education show, is a reflection of that, IMHO.

    To wit, part of the review says:

    the true taboo here would be to raise your hand and say that you weren’t sure that sex was all it was cracked up to be, and you might be better off reading a book.

    Since when is raising your hand and saying sex isn’t all it’s cracked up to be some kind of taboo? This reviewer is playing right into the anti-pleasure mindset of their Victorian heritage, nothing more and nothing less.