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Episode 6: The Future

Air Date: 9 February 2012 11:30 PM

A three course meal that comes in a pill, jetpacks, time travel, space colonies, and the robot housemaid – these were just some of the predictions futurists made about what life would be like in 2011.


YOUR SAY: What does the future hold when it comes to sex?

Episode 5: Love

Air Date: 9 February 2012 11:00 PM

Sex existed long before the idea of love but somewhere along the annals of history the two became entwined. Many humans then started selecting their partners based on this emotion.


YOUR SAY: How did sex and love become synonymous?

Episode 4: The Church

Air Date: 2 February 2012 11:00 PM

Why do people cry out "oh God!" during sex? Is it because sex transcends our mind and bodies? Religion has been getting between the sheets since it became organised, but it was the sexual revolution of the '60s and birth control that brought matters to a head.

YOUR SAY: With the advent of sexually liberated religious institutions, will religion and sex finally become bedfellows or does this herald the end of organised religion as we know it?

Episode 3: Fashion

Air Date: 26 January 2012 11:00 PM

Does how we dress tell us what we’re like in the bedroom? If you see someone wandering around in fetish gear it’s safe to say they’re doing so to attract potential mates of like minds. But what else can fashion tell us about sex? A lot, it seems.

YOUR SAY: What role do you think fashion plays in sex?

Episode 2: Taboo

Air Date: 19 January 2012 11:00 PM

It’s hard to imagine that just over 50 years ago sex outside of marriage was a social taboo, homosexuality was illegal, masturbation was frowned upon, to view pornography you had to sneak into a seedy cinema in a back lane.

YOUR SAY: What do you consider to be sexual taboo?

Episode 1: The Revolution

Air Date: 12 January 2012 11:00 PM

The 1960s was an era that heralded the birth of feminism, civil rights, free love and gay liberation - a sexual revolution that changed our attitudes towards sex and relationships forever.


YOUR SAY: How do you think sexual practices and principles have changed over the past 50 years?

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