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Sex Box: cheap trick or educational?


By NIKKI MURFITT AND JO KNOWSLEY

Presented by Mariella Frostrup, the show features three couples one of them gay who each enter a box, and have sex for 35 minutes.

London - They were too embarrassed to tell family and friends. And when they made their debut performance – having sex in front of a television audience – they were terrified they would be too nervous to go through with it.

Now Lynette Ellis and her partner Des Lashimba will doubtless face a public outcry when they appear on Channel 4’s provocative programme Sex Box, in which they have sex shrouded from view in a box in a television studio.

The programme – from the channel which in the past faced a furore over screening a live autopsy and aired uncensored footage of penetrative sex in the movie The Idiots – is the latest offering from the broadcaster.

“Des was terrified he wouldn’t be able to do what was needed,” Lynette confessed. “But I wore some sexy underwear and that seemed to do the trick.”

Lynette, 39, insisted she and Des, 41, are not exhibitionists. “We have sex as part of a normal, healthy and loving relationship,” she said. “I hope people will look at the programme in a positive light.”

But while Channel 4 claims Sex Box is “pushing the boundaries of British television” and will prompt intelligent debate at a time when an alarming 30 percent of online traffic is to porn sites, critics have branded the show a cheap entertainment stunt.

Many have taken to Twitter to suggest the programme is even worse than soft porn because it masquerades as a public service.

Scores have branded the notion of sex on television disgusting. Mary Beadnell wrote: “What the hell have we become as human beings?” while Miranda said: “So there’s a new show called Sex Box where people have sex on TV?... sounds like porn to me.”

Others accused the broadcaster of cynically trying to boost ratings after it was outperformed by Channel 5 for the first time in its history in July.

Presented by Mariella Frostrup, the show features three couples – one of them gay – who each enter a box, and have sex for 35 minutes before emerging to talk about their experiences with psychotherapist Phillip Hodson, sex therapist Tracey Cox and relationship expert Dan Savage.

Frostrup said she initially had “great trepidation” about the show but now thinks “it is a really mature look at a subject we’ve allowed to proliferate in its worst manifestations and refuse to confront”.

The programme is based on the work of sex therapists who encourage couples to have sex then talk about it immediately afterwards while their feelings are vivid.

Lynette and Des admitted there was no romantic “warm-up” before they walked into the opaque, sound-proofed box, where they had 35 minutes to have sex before emerging to talk about it with the sex experts.

“Usually we’d take a lot more than half an hour from start to finish so it was a bit stressful,” says Lynette. The couple said they were more used to spicing up their sex life with romantic weekends. But there were no rose petals scattered on the bed in the box.

“It looked like a basic room in a budget hotel,” said Lynette, a mother of three. “It had a double bed, side tables with a lamp, a mini-disc player and a sink. It wasn’t quite what we’d expected.”

There is little that can be seen through the box, and only when the lights on the outside turn from red to amber do the audience get the hint that the interlude is almost over.

Lynette said she had been more nervous coming out of the room than going in. “We don’t usually talk about sex after we’ve done it and I was concerned what the experts were going to ask,” she says. “Sex can be stress relieving, it is the ultimate anti-depressant. Sex is important to us within our relationship but not the most important thing in the world.”

The Mail on Sunday was given exclusive access to the programme which discusses issues including multiple partners, myths about gay sex and uses several sexual words.

Producers adopt a light-hearted talk-show tone throughout.

When Lynette and Des, a probation officer, were approached by researchers to take part in the show, they had no idea it would involve having sex in a box.

“We just thought it was going to be talking about sex,” said Lynette. “When they mentioned having sex, Des had reservations. We are private people and had the feelings of the children to take into account.

“I know they might get a bit of teasing but they didn’t object to it. We felt confident the programme wasn’t going to show sex in a dirty or degrading way and I don’t feel we have done anything to be ashamed of.”

The couple have not yet seen the show. They say they will watch it before allowing their children to see it. The biggest surprise is likely to be for Lynette’s mom, who thought the couple had gone for a romantic weekend in London. Des’s dad has also not been told.

“It might be a bit of a shock for them,” Lynette said. - Mail On Sunday

* Sex Box is on Channel 4 on Monday, October 7 at 10pm.

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Wow they have to have sex for 35 minutes, that is like 7 times. ::o

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shrek Wrote:
> Wow they have to have sex for 35 minutes, that is
> like 7 times. ::o


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Tommy_Hotspur Wrote:
> shrek Wrote:
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> > Wow they have to have sex for 35 minutes, that
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> > like 7 times. ::o
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More like 35 times >:D<

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Anyone that can recomend Under the Dome?

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Where the hell do you guys find the time? I have 500 gb of series and have watched 3 episodes of Dexter, the last time being about two years ago. Did however watch Two series of game f thrones. Took 6 months though

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PeeKay Wrote:
> Anyone that can recomend Under the Dome?

Season 1 Wierd ending. Whole series seems to have no point to be honest.

The walking dead is an amazing show at the moment. season 4 starts soon.

Big Bang theory only comedy show i watch from USA.

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Breaking Bad the best TV show ever made. The ending is brilliant and is a must see.

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10 years 2 months ago
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Damages...another brilliant series

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I think I am the only person that watches BANSHEE - When my fiance hears that intro music she knows it's time to leave(she hates the violence)

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> I think I am the only person that watches BANSHEE
> - When my fiance hears that intro music she knows
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Love it Mr H......i watched the entire 1st season not so long ago. I am waiting for the 2nd season to complete before i get it, cos i cant wait a whole week to see the next episode! One of the best.

Does anyone watch The Blacklist? Looks good, but i am also waiting for the season to complete before getting it

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ya watching the blacklist now,also have the 1st 6 of season 2 of the Banshee

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