House-party hedonism, adolescent vernacular and puberty-based animation — television has a rich history of YA controversy. Euphoria: the making of a controversial TV hit. Until Skins , every teen party on TV seemed to end in an overdose, every sexual encounter some kind of STI — but here we got to see young, unknown actors many of whom went on to be Hollywood stars revelling in the delights of adolescence, showing that teenage identity exploration and drug use are often just quite a lot of fun. If Skins showed what party-loving sixth-formers got up to, then The Inbetweeners panned across to the neeks in the corner of the common room. It may have pushed things too far with this effort, which ran for two series in , and specifically focused on adolescent rutting.
For the last four weeks, Channel 4 has been broadcasting its latest supposedly educational series on sex. Each of the four episodes began with the claim that the average teenager has had three sexual partners by the time they reach In contrast, the survey quoted by C4 was based on a biased sample of just 1, individuals who visited a certain high-street pharmaceutical retailer. The impact of The Joy of Teen Sex is captured by the report from one counsellor who observed that one of their clients said the programme made her feel 'way worse' about being sexually different. The despair among health professionals, educationalists, parents, and young people prompted a good number of them to write a letter to the Chief Executive David Abraham and Commissioning Editors recommending a way forward to ensure future programming is improved.
From Skins to The Joys of Teen Sex: the most extreme teenage series ever
The Joy of Teen Sex is a British television show on Channel 4 that delves into the world of teenagers and sex. This includes sexual experiences, sexual health, trends and relationship issues. The first series ran from 19 January - 9 February , and aired four episodes.
First into the Sex Advice Shop is year-old Jordan who hates performing oral sex on girls, and is looking for some help from resident sex expert Sam Roddick to embrace this act of foreplay. It is news to him that the majority of women don't orgasm from penetrative sex and that if he wants to satisfy his women he's going to have to invest some more time and effort in female pleasure! Kerys suffers from pain when she tries to have penetrative sex. Her relationships have largely been with girls, but she worries she won't be able to have sex with guys. Dr Anita suspects she's suffering from vaginismus and talks her through how to overcome this common problem.