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Channel 4 show that teaches teens Kama Sutra positions labelled 'porn'

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 09, 2011 08:10 hrs

Britain's leading broadcasting watchdog has labelled a television show, designed to teach teenagers Kama Sutra positions, as 'porn'.

The controversial series 'The Joy Of Teen Sex' appearing on Channel 4 goes out after the watershed on January 19 and contains graphic images of lesbian sex and also offers a 'guide to anal sex'.

Mediawatch spokeswoman Vivienne Pattison said the series 'goes much further than The Sex Education Show [another C4 show]'.

"It's soft porn. It's aimed at arousing the audience," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

"It is basically titillation television. It crossed the prurient line. I'm also concerned about the title. If you put 'teen sex' into an Internet search engine, you can imagine the sort of images you will get. That's who will be attracted to this programme," she added.

"This programme comes along when we're having a serious debate on the sexualisation of children, led by Prime Minister David Cameron. There is a real question in the role of programmes like this in this whole mess that we have created for ourselves," said Pattison.

The series is fronted by Dr Rachael Jones, social worker Ruth Corden, and 'resident sex coach' Joanna.

According to Channel 4, it revolves around visitors to a walk-in clinic, the Sex Advice Shop, 'where the team are on hand to offer young people, and sometimes their parents, support and professional advice'.

"Sex is part of every teenager's life. This new series is not your typical sex education programme. It offers a frank exploration of the love and sex lives of today's teenagers. It presents solutions to the emotional and physical problems that many of them experience," said a Channel 4 spokeswoman.

In the first programme Cordon and Jones meet Michelle and her 17-year-old daughter Rachel who is sexually active but refuses to go on the pill.

She fell pregnant 'by accident' last year and her mother is trying to get her to protect herself from another unwanted pregnancy.

Pattison describes the use of Rachel as 'exploitative'.

"The programme says it's concerned about the pressure that is applied to teenagers to have sex. However, that's exactly what it is doing," she added. (ANI)



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