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'Orange Is the New Black' Revolutionized Sex on TV, but What About 'Sex and the City'?

Let’s unpack the latest ‘Sex on TV’ news.

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'Orange Is the New Black' Revolutionized Sex on TV, but What About 'Sex and the City'?

Let’s unpack the latest ‘Sex on TV’ news.

According to the “Sex on TV” study conducted by the natural sex care pros at Roam, TV is evolving rapidly. But some of our favorite shows are revolutionizing the space, while others are doing more harm than good.

The study analyzed ”over 40 TV shows and 10 million lines of dialogue,” and found that fan favorites The Office and Sex and the City were leading in mentions of sexuality.

But, when they analyzed what shows discussed issues like homophobia the most, Orange Is The New Black took the lead. However, not in the way, you’d think. OITNB actually put what some would consider uncomfortable conversations at the forefront. For example, tackling important issues like female sexuality and pleasure.

What OITNB did differently — which ultimately led to it changing the scope of television — was boldly portrayed ”sexual prejudice,” while “initiating crucial conversations on sensitive topics,” says the study. Essentially, OITNB provided the representation needed to show why these conversations were important. IT then became a model of queer representation in the mainstream.[ becoming an important part of the conversation for accurate LGBTQ representation in mainstream media. ]

Other shows, like SATC, put sexuality and difficult topics at the forefront of their series. However according to the study, they often used “derogatory terminology,” which is ultimately one of the many reasons SATC did not age well.

If you enjoy sex-positive TV, read this feature on five shows that pass the Clit Test.

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