LOS ANGELES — “Sex Box,” a controversial reality show in which relationship-challenged couples have sex in an enclosed box onstage — and then immediately discuss what went on with a panel of sex and relationship experts, is set to premiere in the U.S. on Feb. 27.
The show, which originated in the U.K., was brought to the U.S. by AMC Network’s We tv.
With the premiere nigh, a trailer has been released, which shows both heterosexual and homosexual couples entering the box, and inevitably exiting sweaty and swathed in silky pajamas.
Understandably, the premise invites anxiety: “I’m so nervous,” one male participant says in the trailer. “Are we making the right choice? We’re about to go on,” a female adds.
Yet, some progressive, sex-positive ideas emerge and are promoted. “To say yes to sexual acts with your partner is to say yes to love, and to say yes to commitment,” certified sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue says in the trailer.
The other panelists include Dr. Fran Walfish, a Beverly Hills relationship psychotherapist, who treats celebrity couples and posh residents through her private practice; and Florida-based Pastor Dr. Yvonne Capehart, PhD, the founder of “Healed for Real,” healing and deliverance conference, and Sister Keeper International Ministries Crusade, a network for women in ministry.