Let’s Talk About Sex on TLC

By , 17, Staff Writer
April 7, 2011

Imagine taking a trip to Washington, D.C., and visiting the Washington Monument. Just when you’ve angled the camera perfectly so that it looks like you’re holding the building in your hand, a helicopter carrying a parachute enters the frame. Wait a second. That’s not a parachute. Stunned, you watch as a giant condom covers the Washington Monument, flaunting the statistic, “Every day 10,000 U.S. teens catch an STD.” This is exactly what happens in the promotional video for Let’s Talk About Sex, an hour-long documentary that will air on TLC on Saturday, April 9th.

Director James Houston uses interviews, media clips and images to explore Americans’ “contradicting attitudes about sex and sexuality” and their effect on teens. In today’s sexually charged culture, scantily clad Victoria’s Secret models and Jersey Shore hook-ups fill our daily lives, yet there is still so much fear about providing teens with information about the realities of sexuality. As a result, teens are not receiving the information they need, and they are getting pregnant and/or contracting STDs.

This documentary sets out to examine the role of sexuality in modern American society. In doing so, it hopes to start new conversations about sexuality and open up dialogue between teens and adults. Tune into TLC this Saturday to watch Let’s Talk About Sex. Check out the sneak peek below:

We want to know what you think of the show. After you watch on Saturday, come back and leave your comments below!

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