Sex is integral to all our lives, it’s one of the strongest human drives. The majority of people have sex or think about having sex – often both. But few of us talk about it openly and honestly to those that matter most: to our partners and to young people. We often find it hard, even deeply embarrassing, to talk about sex.
Sex Box is a show with a difference; a panel discussion about the real sex lives of people with one exceptional twist. In a unique television format inspired by the work of sex researchers, three couples will do what comes naturally – have sex – and then talk about it afterwards – whilst the feelings and sensations are still vivid and truthful. They discuss their experience with the show’s host and a panel of experts in front of a live studio audience.
But while the talk will be intimate the couples’ love-making will be entirely hidden from view, taking place in a private area where nobody can see what’s going on – inside the Sex Box.
SexBox TX'd on Monday 7th October 2014 at 10pm on Channel 4. The hour long special proved to be an exceptionally popular topic on social media, generating 40,659 tweets over the broadcast and taking the number one slot of most tweeted show of the day.
The programme averaged an audience of 906,300 and a 5.71% share, peaking with1,202,300 and a 6.45% share. The peak figures placed Sex Box above the channel slot average of 1,065,100 and a 6.34% share. Sex Box also proved popular among the female and 16-34 age group, beating the benchmark for both demographics.
Sex Box aired on WETV on Friday 27th February 2015 with extraordinary ratings. The female skewing channel saw a dramatic increase in male viewers with a spike of 119% compared to the slots average across the previous 4 weeks.