09/29/2013 10:47 am ET Updated Nov 29, 2013

Sex! In A Box! On TV!


This, my friends, is television today: The U.K.'s Channel 4 is set to premiere a show that will ask couples to have sex inside an opaque soundproof box and then cross-examine them about said sexin' immediately afterward. It sounds like the precursor to pornographic reality-TV -- only, get this: the stated aim of the show, subtly titled "Sex Box," is to "reclaim sex from pornography."

In other words, they're fighting one artificial construction of sex with a different artificial construction of sex.

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