The Channel 4 programme called Sex Box will feature volunteer couples who will emerge to discuss their experiences immediately afterwards with a panel of sex experts.
The volunteers include a gay couple in their 30s who hope to shatter myths about gay sex, and a heterosexual couple in their early 20s who think people do not talk openly enough about sex.
Independent.co.uk reports the couples will talk to agony aunt Mariella Frostrup, psychotherapist Phillip Hodson, sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox and US sex columnist Dan Savage (pictured).
The first couple to use the ‘sex box’ for the pre-recorded, hour-long show, which will air on October 7, is 20-somethings Rachel and Dean. They will be followed by Matt and John, who are in a long-term relationship, and childhood sweethearts Lynette and Des.
Ralph Lee, the broadcaster’s head of factual, said: “The explosion of online pornography is one of the stories of our time and the Campaign for Real Sex season is our response to it.
“Sex Box absolutely intends to be an open and adult conversation about sex, something we feel is currently being overlooked by mainstream programming.”
David Glover, senior factual commissioning editor, said he hopes the show will open up honest discussions about sex and the role it plays in loving relationships.
He said: “It is a rather mischievous, fun idea that actually allows sex to be completely private but the conversation to be truthful and immediate.”
But one columnist at The Guardian has said:
Showing more sex isn’t necessarily the answer, even if it is inside a box. Internet service providers need to do more to stop children seeing inappropriate content and we need to look at how we use sex in advertising, and invest in proper sex education. And that doesn’t mean Michael Gove telling teenagers that instead of sexting, they should send each other poems (using a commercially available app created by his wife’s friend). If we’ve got Channel 4 and Michael Gove telling us how to have sex, then we’re better off not having it.