Channel 4 announces 'Real Sex Season' series will be aired to investigate how pornography affects British lives

Programmes in the series will include 'Date a Pornstar' and 'Porn on the Teenage Brain'

Channel 4 is to air a series of programmes looking at the effect pornography has on British sex lives in their Real Sex Season.

The new series will include Date a Porn Star reality TV show where adult film fans are given the chance to meet porn actresses.

Three men will be introduced to their adult movie idols to establish if they can distinguish between fantasy and reality. The broadcaster said it wanted to see "if it is possible for them to relate to the stars as fully-formed people or whether their porn obsession has fundamentally altered their perception of the opposite sex".

The series will also examine the way pornography affects the nation and will aim to show a more realistic view of British sex lives.

In another programme called The Week the Women Came, psychosexual therapist Trudy Hannington will try to improve sex lives for women who have struggled to orgasm or have lost their libido.

Martin Daubney, the former editor of Loaded magazine will front another film, Porn On The Teenage Brain, to look at how young people are consuming explicit material and how this effects their lives and how they relate to people. Daubney famously resigned from the lads' mag after an epiphany about the effect he felt that peddling soft porn was having on a generation.

The season will also feature a documentary called Virgins, where young people will discuss the pressures of embarking on a sexual relationship in a world where they are surrounded by images of waxed, enhanced bodies and where porn has become normalised.

Ralph Lee, head of factual at Channel 4 said: "The aim of this season is to get a healthy perspective on sex. We live in world where pornography, fantasy and fetish are being considered the norm by many and we want to be very un-British and talk about what really goes on in Britain's bedrooms."

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