We seem to get the most amazingly open doco's on TV here, just out of primetime (8:30 or 9:30) on sex. The kind of stuff you really don't mind your children watching.
Recently there was one about elderly people still having sex, issues that they encounter, and how they keep the love alive - which I thought was just wonderful Gives you a whole other perspective.
In general, the docos shown are ones which are open minded, but definitely let people know that regardless of what others say, it's OK to be you. They openly show pictures of penises, breasts etc from people of all ages, races etc. Everything is normal, and thats what I love about our TV!
We did watch a few NZ sex docos in sex ed when I was still in school, which were entertaining to say the least! Nothing was hidden. I hope that other countries do the same thing, or begin to.
Actually, even if you did have a VCR, you wouldn't able to share it with Smurfie. Australia, NZ, and most of Europe use a television system called PAL, while the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan use a standard called NTSC. PAL came out about 10 years after NTSC was developed, and has superior picture quality but a decreased frame rate. Basically, the picture looks better but doesn't update as often, so if you look at a PAL TV show out of the corner of your eye, you can see it flicker a teeny bit.
This makes it rather difficult to share tapes with friends who live in different countries...since our NTSC televisions won't recognize PAL television programs and vice versa. So I guess I won't be seeing any cool New Zealand documentaries anytime soon
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I saw the other day while flipping through the channels I saw part of a special on the Discovery channel about penises called Phallalcies but it was only an hour long. I only saw part of it and didnt see any photos of penies but they did show statues with erect ones and showed a bunch of guys in the shower from the waist up. I wish I had seen the whole thing.
If anyone saw this, what did they actually show? Did they show any naked ones like the program in New Zealand? I dont have a problem seeing that stuff because its interesting and educational, except I cant believe they would really show close up pictures of a guys penis.
Most stuff about women is from a porn type idea and therefore sexual, I dont think that should be shown on TV.
I have always had an academic as well as personal interest in sex and sexuality, so imagine my delight to discover that the Life Network was having a sex show marathon! Whee! I learned stacks about the reproductive purposes of some deformed sperm (theoretical, but intriguing, etc.), but one thing bothered me about this one episode. They were talking about the fertility aspects of female orgasm. They'd inserted a camera into the woman's vagina and were actually taping what was happening inside.
For some reason wholly unknown to me, the head of the penis was blurred out. They have a camera inside a woman's vagina, they are filming her orgasm internally, exposing her internal genetalia on national television...and they can't show the head of some guy's penis? WTF?
(Thwacks the censors who don't see the inequality there.)
------------------ Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam. ( Tr. "I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head." )
Ha! I saw that. That was very interesting and very funny. Although there was a big viewer complaints article in the papers the next day..... They should have a program called "The Naked Breast"! Hmm..... Luv, Bubbles
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There was a documentary not so long ago in Canada called Phallucies. It was far too short though, and only scratched the surface on the topic of penes. There's so much that can be said chemically, biologically, psychologically.... it bugs me that they tried to wrap it into an hour show.
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