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Dzuunmod
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Here in Canada, a slew of new TV channels recently launched. Many of them aren't available to most of the population, but some of us, like me, are getting them.

One of those new channels is SexTV. It's a channel borne out of a program of the same name, which is syndicated to places like the U.S. and Australia.

For those of you who've seen the channel (and I realize it's a very narrow group I'm speaking to, here) what do you think of it?

For those of you who haven't, what would you want to see in such a channel? Play program director. What existing shows would you air, and what programs might you create?

I think the channel, frankly, is just too cheesy. There are too many badly made dramas that look like 'Baywatch' and lots of B-grade movies with actors I've never heard of. They air the game show 'Sex Wars', and another one that I'm not familiar with, called 'Strip Poker'. They both pit members of the opposite sex against one another, with the latter ending in one group standing on the stage in their undies. It's all very regrettable.

They need to emphasize the 'think' more on the station. More documentaries, more journalism, less eye candy.

My two cents.


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SolitaryTear
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Don't have these channels, but I have heard of them.

I would like to see technique since we can't get it at Scarleteen lol. Maybe actually show us how to put on a condom, step by step, or enter a female condom (the film) more comfortably. Something else would probably be expressing the many sexualities around us and how to deal with the controversy surrounding them. Maybe give advice, let viewers write email or letters or even call and talk live about questions and concerns they have involving any kind of sexual activity or problems, maybe even health. Maybe like a "TV Gyn" or something. It would not only be helpful to the public, but also help our public to better understand their bodies and sex for those who can't get onto Scarleteen, possibly even decrease the teen pregnancy population or the baby booms, or the spread of STDs, STIs, etc.

That sounds reasonable, right? It's education, not pornography (unless of course, some people make it pornography), but it wouldn't be meant as pornography, just as educational, helpful advice. Sometimes we don't feel comfortable addressing our questions or problems or sexual experience and such, and we'd like people to just "read our minds," and if something like this were to be brought about in our public eye, it would probably even help people with problems they may not feel comfortable discussing. Like for instance if a person were to be having anal sex and after anal sex she/he were to bleed or maybe got a sore or it hurt to have a bowel, and she/he were too embarrassed of being humiliated or criticized for maybe having contracted something serious, maybe someone could address this fact or they could e-mail them and remain anonymous, and feel more comfortable and relieved about the situation.

Anyone else feel as I do?

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Mophead
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I wish I had more faith in the general population, sexually speaking, but I don't. I would never subscribe to SexTV because I already know it's going to be relatively stupid. The idea of a television channel isn't intelligence anyway. It's money making.

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Dzuunmod
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...but it doesn't have to be. Think TVOntario, the BBC, PBS and (to a lesser extent) the CBC. Public television rocks!
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vespertine
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haha, we have strip-poker. i believe it's a original american show *proud*

i would like strip poker, lesbian version

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vespertine
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quote:
Originally posted by SolitaryTear:
That sounds reasonable, right? It's education, not pornography (unless of course, some people make it pornography), but it wouldn't be meant as pornography, just as educational, helpful advice. Sometimes we don't feel comfortable addressing our questions or problems or sexual experience and such, and we'd like people to just "read our minds," and if something like this were to be brought about in our public eye, it would probably even help people with problems they may not feel comfortable discussing. Like for instance if a person were to be having anal sex and after anal sex she/he were to bleed or maybe got a sore or it hurt to have a bowel, and she/he were too embarrassed of being humiliated or criticized for maybe having contracted something serious, maybe someone could address this fact or they could e-mail them and remain anonymous, and feel more comfortable and relieved about the situation.

Anyone else feel as I do?

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ever heard of love line on mtv?

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yeah, have fun trying to get THROUGH to Love-Line ;-p

When I lived in NYC, I used to listen to a radio show called Lovephones that's basically what you're talking about (call in for technique advice & so on). I think it went national, but I don't know if it's still on.


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Mophead
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Dz, notice how most of those channels are constantly scraping around for money? Public television tries to be intelligent, and look how it ended up. When people hear 'sex', what they want is porn, not education.

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Dzuunmod
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Yeah, public broadcasting's financial situation is pretty laughable. But, it's a vicious circle -- the fewer people tuning in, the less money they get, the lower quality the programming becomes. So, then, of course fewer people watch.
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