People of a sensitive disposition, look away now
Crikey. It's all about sex on TV this week. Doing it, talking about it, learning about it and dealing with the consequences of it.
Channel 4's "controversial" Sex Box on Monday had stirred up a media storm before transmission.
The idea was for couples to have sex in a soundproof box and then talk about it afterwards. How shocking.
In the end, it proved to be less outrageous than your average episode of EastEnders. It turns out that sex is normal, natural, fun and makes you smile. Who'd have thought it?
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Part of Channel 4's Campaign for Real Sex series, agony aunt Mariella Frostrup acted as presenter and there were three experts on hand with "over 100 years of sexual experience" between them. She meant on a professional basis.
Relationship expert Tracey Cox, sex columnist Dan Savage and psychotherapist Philip Hodson quizzed the post-coital couples in a way that turned out not to be prurient but rather sweet and fun. Youngsters Rachel and Dean, both 21, met the modern way, online, which is now responsible for bringing one in five couples together.
At the other end of the scale were Lynette and Des, who were childhood sweethearts, having met at school. They parted, married others and had children and got back together nearly three years ago.
Their 20-year gap has brought them experience and Des cheerfully admits that sex has gone from "great" to "magnificent". Go Des!
This programme was actually quite a joyful, life-affirming experience rather than shocking TV.
It was, of course, timed to coincide with Channel 4's big drama, Masters of Sex, which began on Tuesday.
It's 1956 and William H Masters is king pin at Washington University, where his skills in obstetrics and gynaecology have him feted and admired.
But Masters is a troubled man. His marriage to the beautiful Libby is sterile in both respects. There seems to be little love between them and she is unable to conceive the baby she thinks will keep them together.
At work he is desperate to carry out his research programme into sex. He's even taken to hiding out in a prostitute's wardrobe to take notes about clients' performances.
It's work that, at first, brings him into conflict with the dean, Barton Scully, but his attractive new assistant Virginia Johnson helps to turn things around and their sex study can begin.
It's Masters' job to conduct experiments and collate the study. It's Virginia's role to persuade secretaries and students to have sex with strangers while strapped up to machines to monitor their vital signs.
Michael Sheen's buttoned-up performance as William Masters has a lot to do with the success of this cleverly script drama.
He brings great depth to the character and his clinical approach to his work avoids any sense of titilation in the sex scenes.
Virginia (Lizzy Caplan), on the other hand, oozes seducative appeal and epitomises the burgeoning sexual independence of women, much to the dismay of her lover, Dr Haas (Nicholas D'Agosto) who has mistaken her bedroom enthusiasm for a declaration of love.
As their secret sex project starts to make progress, Virginia befriends Masters' wife (played by Caitlin FitzGerald) and learns from Haas that all the fertility treatment will be pointless. Masters isn't capable of fathering a child anyway.
It's a cruel deception but Masters has his eye on someone else. In the closing scene – never looking up from his papers – he tells Virginia that he really feels, if their experiment is to work, they must have sex so that they can understand what their subjects are going through.
As a chat-up line, Dr Masters, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Finally, Peaky Blinders, Thursday night's BBC Two treat, which comes to an end next week. The long-overdue sex scene between Tommy (Cillian Murphy) and Grace (Annabelle Wallis) was tender and beautiful in an episode packed with emotional detail. I'm starting to miss this genius series already.