Let's Talk About Two Gay Guys Having Sex in a Box

By: Brandon Voss

A new TV show will feature couples getting it on in an opaque, sound-proofed box in front of a studio audience, the Daily Mail reports.

As part of a season of programming called Campaign for Real Sex, Sex Box — what else would you call it? — will air Oct. 7 on Channel 4 in the U.K.

The three participating couples, including committed gays Matt and John, will then be questioned about their sexy time by host Mariella Frostrup and a panel of sex experts including Dan Savage.

"The idea of the box is that it will facilitate a conversation that's more immediate, more honest and more truthful than if we didn't have it," says Ralph Lee, Channel 4's head of factual programming. "It's not about the technicalities of sex but more about discussing what it means to them as a couple. There has been a massive explosion of pornography but what there hasn't been is a conversation about real sex in people's lives today. This will add context to pornography."

But why are dudes like Matt and John having sex in a box on television?

"Those who appear have a personal reason for doing so — perhaps some felt that their sex lives were not represented in the media, so it was a chance to show the sort of sex they have."