I watched two rather interesting shows this weekend all based around sex. It seems as years go by the line between what can be shown on TV and what can't fades to an erased pencil mark and it may as well be everything goes. Now that I remember - there were three shows. There you go, I've become so desensitized I completely forgot about the cock show.
So Friday night was this show about men having hang ups about the size of their cocks and the "medical" doohickies out there to help men enlarge their penises. Things that look like leg braces, but for the penis and it's supposed to stretch the skin and give an extra inch in appearance. Appearance. From talking to these men, the thing they wanted most was to show others they had more when flaccid as opposed to having a bigger cock for sexual reasons. Ok a couple did say they wanted to make sex more pleasurable for their partners, but once the partners were interviewed not one said they'd had any problem with the size of their man's cock. The show talked about when in the men's lifetime the psychological whirring of insecurity about cock size comes around and it all seems to start in school gym showers. When boys see what other boys are packing and lacking. This show even convinced a local rugby team to strip off and line up to show their cocks. All of them looked rather similar - in fact after seeing so many cocks during the run of the show the odd looking ones became more interesting. But to them, the team, seeing each other with the focus on their cocks, they began to tug themselves, or stretch their penis down to make them look longer. Was very interesting from a psychology POV. The expert Dr. who was convinced all these contraptions were hooey was the creepiest man I'd seen in a long time. Really. Not the sort of fellow I'd ever want to strip down in front of. Wish I could remember the name of the show...
Then I watched A Girl's Guide To Sex in the 21st Century (Originally aired in Fall 2006). This was a good concept ruined with rather blatant pornography. I caught the show that was to demystify the vulva (which they kept calling the vagina) and clitoris and did plenty of up close crotch shots of how the clitoris is individual to each woman as a penis is to men. Then they'd have a voice over with information while we watched a couple doing it doggie style. As it was the clit show I'd have expected to see a reach around but, no. there were lesson for men on how to perform oral sex and well...it was a show that tried to come off as informative and medical and respectable but really it was smutty. Very disappointed really and I didn't bother to watch the whole show.
Finally, last night I watched WI Guide to Brothels. It was an interesting show about who members of the Women's Institute were seeking out ways to make brothels legal in the UK in order to protect prostitutes and their clients from violence and disease. The WI has a reputation of being a club for old ladies, which it is. So for them to champion legal prostitution is shocking enough. To have a couple of representatives go on a world tour to visit legal brothels in Holland, America and New Zealand was eye opening. Brothels are illegal in the UK, but they still exist, often with the knowledge and secret support of the local police. They even pay taxes. It was rather well done and the ladies ran the show, where the UK reporter who was investigating the seedy underground of prostitution, phone sex reality (the woman earns .10p per minute!) and all with the goal of how to create the perfect brothel. The end, well was a let down. they'd managed to find a loophole in the law that allows for a mobile brothel. So of course I was thinking of the Brothel Bus! The Shag Wagon! What do they come up with? A caravan. Camping Cat House. Really, a double decker bus would've been so much better.
So yes. A lot of sex on TV this weekend.