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This week, Louis Theroux discusses sex.

How would you react if a porn star whipped out her breasts? Iconic British filmmaker Louis Theroux has made numerous documentaries exploring the sex industry in the US and the UK. Here he reflects on the challenges of handling sex on TV and reminisces on his early experiences of working with porn stars.

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Selling Sex with Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex

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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Mums Make Porn

Mums Make Porn

There’s no escaping it. Free online porn is everywhere. Readily available, there’s no doubt that children with access to the internet have encountered it. But what effect is this exposure to X-rated content having on our kids? Five mums delve into the world of adult entertainment, talk to those who use and create it and then, armed with this information, have a go at making some themselves.

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Sex and The Church

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

A woman looking into the camera infront of a busy city

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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Venus Uncovered


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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