Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just go to the doctor, why don't you?

Bo gleefully told me, now that The Sex Education Show has come to an end, she's found another programme for us to watch: Embarrassing Teenage Bodies. Now, don't get the wrong idea, but I really liked TSES. It was non-salacious; the presenter was cheerful, non-judgmental and willing to undergo intimate procedures on our behalf; it allowed Bo and me to watch together, affording her the chance to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.

But have you seen ETB? What is going on there exactly? - gurning presenters; pus-filled tongue piercings; too-sudden-switches to close-ups of fat-reducing surgery. Oh, yucky! Give me a break, do.

And the question I'm left with is this: what is it with teenagers who are too embarrassed one minute to even consult their GP over their condition, but the next minute are willing to undress and display their bits for the entire nation to gawp at?
Just don't get it.


Casdok said...

Ive often wondered that, and dont get it either!

KAREN said...

Oh blimey, my daughter and I watched a bit of that and felt quite sick. There's just no need!! You can't help thinking they're trying to shock. It worked, but not in a good way!

Penny said...

I share your feelings! On the one hand, I'm so glad when we're all given 'permission' on these programmes to discuss anything and everything with full and frank whatever.... BUT on the other *how* I avoid watching them! Especially at tea time! Ditto lions eating antelopes, zebras etc. etc.

Honeysuckle said...

Casdok, Karen and Penny - can only say I'm glad I'm not alone! I don't mind sex education as such, but I like a bit of decorum too. Just a little bit.