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MTV Greenlights 'Sex'

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2008 Sep 25
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MTV has greenlighted a sex-themed series for teens and their parents featuring relationship expert Dr. Drew Pinsky.

The show, "Sex ... With Mom and Dad," is part of Think MTV's sexual-health campaign "It's Your (Sex) Life." In each half-hour episode, Pinsky will help a teen and his or her parents work through their problems discussing sex, dating and relationships.

"This is a unique and compelling format from overseas that we redeveloped and adapted for the MTV audience about getting families to talk openly about a taboo topic," MTV executive vp Tony DiSanto said.

"Sex," which has received a 20-episode order, debuts at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

Source: Hollywoodreporter.com
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifb7c0deaad627f7cff0c4ac62796b2a9

Okay, just an fyi on this. While a show dedicated to increasing the discussion of sexuality between parents and teens has some merit, two big caveats: 1) The show is on MTV, which ought to give parents an immediate caution flag. The article above notes "adapted for the MTV audience." 'Enough said. 2) I surfed over to MTV.com and viewed the trailer for show. In it Dr. Drew assigns parents and kids assignments, such as one teen taking his parents to all of the "interesting" places he's had sex (including one local dumpster!) and another girl is seen taking her father to a drug store for some condom shopping.

So, if your looking for wholesome, healthy-morals television to help you get the discussion on sexuality going with your kids, "Sex...With Mom and Dad" won't be the show for your family!

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