Must watch series alert! “Sex In America,” part of the Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series, airs its first episode this Sunday. It will explore the results of the recent sex survey done at Indiana University, where more than 5,000 people were polled and asked all sorts of questions about their sex lives. The survey took place at the same institution where Alfred Kinsey first published the results of his study 60 years ago, so it’s essentially an update on the sex lives of Americans.
“We thought it was time to find out how sexual behavior had changed,” said Debby Herbenick, who led the study. “It wasn’t just people who were young, people who were white or just people who had a certain level of education. The poll included all kinds of Americans.”
Finally. We’re going to find out what people are really up to in the bedroom. Specifically, we’ll get updates on the orgasm gap, oral sex, preferred sexual positions, masturbation, bisexuality and how we choose our partners, and how hookup culture has affected our sexual behavior. We’ll even get to see behind the scenes of a human behavior study where strangers are forced to spend time together in a dark room and see how far they’ll go when they think no one is watching them. It’s like reality TV, but really real.
This sounds both scientific-y and titillating. I will be watching.