A gay couple is to have sex in front of a live studio audience for the first time on British television.
On the Channel 4 show Sex Box, the volunteer couple will be shielded from view in an opaque, sound-proof room attached to a studio, and will emerge to discuss their experiences with sex experts.
The couple, in their 30s, are hoping to bust myths about gay sex.
They will joined by a straight couple in their early 20s who think people do not talk openly enough about sex.
US sex columnist Dan Savage, psychotherapist Phillip Hodson, sexpert Tracey Cox and agony aunt Mariella Frostrup will be on hand to chat to the couples after ther time in the ‘sex box’.
The programme will form part of Channel 4’s Campaign for Real Sex Season, which will begin on 30 September.
Ralph Lee, the broadcaster’s head of factual, said: ‘The explosion of online pornography is one of the stories of our time and the Campaign for Real Sex season is our response to it.
‘Sex Box absolutely intends to be an open and adult conversation about sex, something we feel is currently being overlooked by mainstream programming.’
David Glover, senior factual commissioning editor, is hoping Sex Box will open up honest discussions about sex and the role is plays in relationships.
He said: ‘It is a rather mischievous, fun idea that actually allows sex to be completely private but the conversation to be truthful and immediate.’