Original Sin: How Sex Changed The World

National Geographic Channels/ Nick Perlmuter
Original Sin: How Sex Changed The World

Synopsis

This 6-part event series shows us how sex collides with and is often the motivating force behind all things in our world from science to politics to pop culture and social interaction. Using interviews, archival footage, filmic recreations and animation, we will uncover the surprising ways sex impacts humanity and how things have changed over the past 50 years.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Hi-Tech Sex

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    Chock full of quirky, provocative archival footage, and with insights from top academics like biological anthropologist Helen Fisher as well as standout celebrities from Andy Cohen to Margaret Cho, and Ann Coulter to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, this episode takes us on a rapid-fire survey of the technologies that have revolutionized our relationship to sex.

  • Sex Ed Wars

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    This episode explores the controversial and sometimes shocking history of sex education, revealing just how much politics and culture influence what we teach - or dont teach - about sex.

  • Government In The Bedroom

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    This episode explores how overzealous lawmakers have shoved their way into our bedrooms to regulate our most intimate behavior. Well meet the relentless rebels who pushed back leading the charge to strike down rules that restricted everything from sex-toys to same-sex marriage. We discover that laws about sex are rarely if ever about the sex.

  • The New Normal

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    This episode explores the concept of what is normal when it comes to sex and gender and how that has changed over the years, thanks to factors as varied as colonialism, social science, gender-bending musicians and technology. Will the future hold a new normal when it comes to sex and gender or a return to the sex and gender freedoms ancient cultures around the world once embraced?

  • Sex Scandals

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    From Silvio Berlusconi's underage sex parties, to the real "Mrs. Robinson" and Anthony Weiner's provocative selfies, Scandals! cracks open the moral compass that props up our political heroes, and lays bare the hypocrisy in them, and us, that in an instant send them crashing to their demise.

  • Sex In Advertising

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    This episode reveals the many ways that sex sells, from notions of romance to promises of a better body. We explore just what kind of sex sells - and what happens when ads go too far.