“Sex in America” To Air on Discovery November 11th
What do we really know about sex? How often do we do it and in which positions? How do we choose our partners? Do women actually fake it? If so, how often? And have we become a nation fueled by “hook up” culture? “Sex in America,” airing Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series, will reveal the results of the largest sex survey ever conducted and delve into some of the newest, most controversial sexual experiments to shed light on its findings. The results, some revealed for the very first time, will uncover what’s really happening when the lights go out.
When Alfred Kinsey first published the results of his survey about American’s most intimate sexual practices, he shocked the nation. But that was over 60 years ago. How much have our sexual behaviors and habits changed since then?
Indiana University, the same institution that conducted Kinsey’s original survey, now shares the results of the latest survey where they polled over 5,000 people and asked hundreds of no-holds-barred questions. “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.”
CURIOSITY will also put some of the sexual theories to test, taking viewers inside the experiments including a controversial human behavior study where a group of strangers are invited to spend time together in a dark room. They have no instructions or rules. But just how far will people go today when they think nobody is watching?
CURIOSITY, now in its second season on Discovery Channel, brings the ‘I wonder?’ moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects. The next episode, airing Sunday, Nov. 18, traces our epic and treacherous journey from the first spark of life that exploded billions of years ago to our present status as the most successful species on the planet.
“Sex in America” is produced by LEFT/RIGHT for Discovery Channel. CURIOSITY is overseen by Vice President, Development and Production Howard Swartz and Senior Vice President, Development and Production Simon Andreae. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery. Nissan is a presenting sponsor of “Sex in America.”
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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