Sex, Warts and All
With an audience of primarily twenty and thirty-somethings, BBC Choice felt compelled to commission Sex, Warts `n' All - a fly-on-the-wall series which lifts the lid on exactly what goes on behind the usually very closed doors of a busy STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections (or genito-urinary) clinic in Glasgow.
The programme aims to de-stigmatise the whole process, revealing how simple and painless an examination is, and how non-judgemental staff are. By the end of the series, viewers will know their chlamydia from their herpes, their lice from their warts, and know exactly what to do and where to go if they find themselves in a similar predicament.
The rate of STIs in the UK has increased phenomenally in recent years. Unfortunately, awareness of the prevention and treatment has not caught up. The stigma and embarrassment attached to the subject means that it is rarely discussed. Sex, Warts `n' All intends to change all that, offering a no holds barred, yet informative and educational look, at both the patients and doctors in a Glasgow clinic. Patients talk openly and honestly about their conditions and the cameras follow them all the way through from their consultations to the treatment. Some of the footage is not for the squeamish.
Sex, Warts `n' All is a compulsive and compelling series which aims to challenge people's preconceptions about STIs and address the taboos that surround talking about sex. Each episode deals with a different problem, including gonorrhoea, HIV, genital warts and chlamydia.
Running Time: 15 minutes (approx)
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