Watch sex documentaries on BBC Select
From its significance in early religions to its ubiquitous nature in today’s society through pornography and dating apps, we investigate how sex rules our world in this collection of documentaries presented by the likes of Louis Theroux, Bettany Hughes and Diarmaid MacCulloch .
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Selling Sex with Louis Theroux
With online booking, reviews, and lashings of social-media interaction so customers can try before they buy, the sex trade is more accessible than ever. New technologies help sex workers to vet their clients in safety. But at what emotional cost? Should sex ever be as easy to book as an Uber? In this BBC documentary, awkwardly charming investigator Louis Theroux passes no judgement – but his eyebrows do the talking.
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Sex and The Church
Many religious traditions celebrate sexuality as a gift from God. So why did Christianity turn it into a dangerous and shameful vice? In this major three-part series brought to you by the BBC, theological historian Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the Christian Church went beyond reflecting Western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality throughout history – and actually began to shape them.
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Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating
Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies, paired up on a website with the promise of money, gifts and a luxury lifestyle. It sounds unsavory, but is it a legitimate business? This highly revealing BBC documentary lifts the lid of the Sugar Baby Dating phenomenon, and talks to girls who have a string of rich older men funding their lives and the women who feel damaged by the whole experience.
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It’s the story of one of antiquity’s most potent forces. A story of naked human desire and how that desire transformed who we are and how we behave. Classicist Bettany Hughes embarks on a voyage of discovery, traveling across the globe to reveal the truth about the love, fertility and sex goddess Venus in this BBC history documentary. What relevance does this immortal have in the 21st century?
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