The new 'educative' show profiles mysterious conditions, unusual fetishes and the kinky science behind sexual attraction.
TLC is slowly driving away from its original mission, to enlighten and inform its audience. The channel which stands for The Learning Channel has just announced in a press release that it explores unconventional bedroom behavior through a new series called "Strange Sex".
Starting July 18 at 10 and 10.30 P.M. ET/PT, TLC will air two back-to-back episodes of "a six-part series exploring all things sex." With first hand accounts and commentary from medical professionals, each half-hour episode sends viewers on an unrestricted journey into an entirely new world of sex.
An Iraq war veteran who only experiences pain during intercourse and a former Broadway star and sex educator who learned to "think" herself into having an orgasm would be some of the cases featured in the series. Other examples are someone with balloon fetish and a woman who wants orgasm during childbirth.
The premiere in particular will feature a 73-year-old woman who hooks up with a man in his 30s.
TLC drives away from its pure educative programs when "Jon & Kate Plus 8" received its widest attention last year with the split of Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin. The network chose to air an episode where the parents of a sextuplet and twins announced their separation.