Discovery Fit & Health is gearing up for a month-long exploration of sex in America – dubbed Sextember – unleashing a torrent of provocative programming from its library vaults every weeknight at 10 p.m. EST beginning on September 1.
Throughout the month the network will offer encore programming centered around common sexual dysfunctions , offer viewers sex advice from Dr. Laura Berman, and reveal sex subcultures in episodes of Our America with host Lisa Ling. Specials will look at unique sexual health issues such as 100 Orgasms a Day or Sleep Sex, while Sex Robot and Secret Sex Lives explore alternative sexual preferences. IN addition, regular shows will air special sexually-themed episoides like Sex Sent me to the ER and Untold Stories of the ER: Sex Edition.
To further engage fans Discovery Fit & Health and Shape Magazine have partnered to host weekly one-hour Twitter chats featuring expert insights to address sex questions. Curious minds can join the #Sextember #Sex_Talk conversation every Monday at 10/9c via @disc_health and @shape_magazine to learn more about topics such as: sex Q&A for new moms, sex at all ages, sexual health and anything else fans aren’t too timid to ask.
“With no topic too taboo, Sextember reveals what really happens when the lights go out – from the birds and the bees to Kama Sutra and STDs,” said Discovery Fit & Health general manager Jane Latman in a statement. “With both jaw-dropping programs and those that highlight perplexing medical conditions, Discovery Fit & Health is where viewers can turn to for a little more schooling than what was taught in sex-ed.”
The lineup of encore Sextember programming follows (subject to change):
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER
Valentine’s Surprise: Episode airs Monday, September 1 at 10/9c
This series provokes curiosity and provides raw entertainment with embarrassing, outrageous sex stories that have landed couples in the ER. In this episode: a man gets a Valentine's surprise when he breaks out in a rash after intimacy with his girlfriend; a professional fighter incurs a major injury in bed; and a man dressed as a vampire comes to the ER with a concussion, but his girlfriend can't remember the cause.
IN THE BEDROOM WITH DR. LAURA BERMAN
Dr. Laura Berman wants you to have great sex. A relationship expert, sex therapist, New York Times Bestselling author and Sirius XM radio show host, Dr. Berman makes house calls to help troubled couples uncover what's really going on between the sheets. From the wife unwilling to relinquish her sex toys to the husband whose penis is too large for comfort, no issue is off limits with Dr. Berman.
Sex and the Laundry Basket: Episode airs Monday, September 8 at 10/9c
Becky and Steve began as a happy couple with a very active sex life, but once Steve became "Mr. Mom" and Becky took over control in the relationship, Steve's ability to bring her to orgasm faded, and she began seeking assistance from the laundry basket.
Sex, Stress and Erectile Dysfunction: Episode airs Monday, September 15 at 10/9c
Brett and Trisha are overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life, and the buildup combined with a lack of communication has caused Brett to develop erectile dysfunction with Trisha contemplating an affair.
Sex, Loss and Resentment: Episode airs Monday, September 22 at 10/9c
When Jeff’s mother passed away while he and his wife Kim were on a vacation, he never forgave her for not being at his mother’s side. The once happy couple began a silent war where their anger and resentment jeopardized their marriage. Can Dr. Berman save them with a few role-playing exercises?
Sex, Finance and Rapid Climax: Episode airs Monday, September 29 at 10/9C
With mounting financial stresses causing a disconnect between them, Dave has begun to struggle with premature ejaculation and his wife Toni struggles desperately to keep the marriage together for the kids.
OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING
From religious movements to sex offenders to drug addiction and online brides, OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the United States.
Shades of Kink: Episode airs Tuesday, September 2 at 10/9c
Lisa Ling goes beyond the best-selling fantasy novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, to explore the real world of BDSM: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sado-masochism. What she finds is a kinky truth far more complicated than fiction.
Swingers Next Door: Episode airs Tuesday, September 9 at 10/9c
An estimated 15 million Americans are active in the "swinger" lifestyle. From house parties in suburban Arizona to swingers' clubs in Nashville and workshops in LA, we explore what's at stake when couples test their sexual boundaries and learn to swing.
Amateur Porn: Episode airs Tuesday, September 16 at 10/9c
Every day, people are creating erotic videos and uploading live sex sessions in bedrooms across the U.S. This is the story of amateur porn and the secret lives of men and women who have chosen to share their sex lives with the world, for better or worse.
I Love You & You & You: Episode airs Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c
Can you imagine being happily married and still dating someone else...with your spouse's consent? There are half a million Americans practicing polyamory, and Lisa Ling meets three families who are pushing the limits of love, commitment, and family.
Modern Polygamy: Episode airs Tuesday, September 30 at 10/9c
In a journey to Centennial Park, Arizona, Lisa Ling visits one of America's most closed-off communities, and is granted unprecedented access to a group of modern-day men and women who are living in plural marriages – and professing to love it.
SECRET SEX LIVES
This series of specials delves into a mysterious world profiling couples as they juggle marriage, family commitments and careers – all with a secret fetish reserved solely for the bedroom.
Supersized Sex: Episode airs Wednesday, September 3 at 10/9c
Can you ever have too much of a good thing in the bedroom? In this hour, explore several individuals who believe bigger is better. From a woman with record-setting "natural" breasts to a couple with a "large sexual appetite," when it comes to sex, size is everything.
Unusual Sex: Episode airs Wednesday, September 10 at 10/9c
Most people are familiar with sexual attraction, but what if the object of your affection is actually an object? From a man who literally loves his car to a woman who knows how to manhandle men, when it comes to sex, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
Swingers, Part 1: Episode airs Wednesday, September 17 at 10/9c
Swingers, Part 2: Episode airs Wednesday, September 24 at 10/9c
Meet several couples that participate in the swinging lifestyle. Hali throws a party to introduce her friends Jayson and Heidy to the lifestyle. Rebecca, now engaged, is feeling guilt and visits a pastor to come clean about her new lifestyle.
HIDDEN IN AMERICA
Swingers and Lovers: Episode airs Thursday, September 4 at 10/9c
Each episode of HIDDEN IN AMERICA travels behind the veil of secrecy to explore a members-only world, featuring first-hand insights to reveal little-known facts and breathe a gripping reality into communities largely shrouded in mystery. In this episode, wedded couples add spice to their relationship by inviting strangers into their beds, while married moms carry on stable relationships with up to four different partners at once.
SEX ROBOT: Special airs Thursday, September 11 at 10/9c
Explore the secretive and little understood world of robot fetishists by following three men who dream of sex, love and even marriage with a robot. Plus, meet the inventors vying to bring them the world's first sex robot.
100 ORGASMS A DAY: Special airs Thursday, September 18 at 10/9c
Meet three women whose lives have been turned upside down by the physical urge to have orgasms, sometimes up to 100 times a day. These women suffer from a rare condition known as Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder also known as PGAD. PGAD turns pleasure into pain, as suffers must alter their lives and learn to live in a constant state of unwelcomed arousal.
SLEEP SEX: Special airs Thursday, September 25 at 10/9c
This film follows four different people’s lives touched by the condition sexsomnia, a sleeping disorder over which they have no control and no memory of their sexual behavior during sleep.
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER
Sticky Situation: Episode airs Friday, September 5 at 10/9c
A couple turns alone time at a pool party into a fiasco that gets them busted; a doctor rejects a request from a man looking to score meds, only to wind up treating him anyway; and an adventurous couple gets into a sticky situation that ends in the ER.
It Was a Doozy: Episode airs Friday, September 12 at 10/9c
A 440lb virgin sends his girlfriend through the wall and to the ER after his first time; a rock and roll bandleader collapses in the middle of a peak performance; a man with a broken penis has complications when his wife and girlfriend arrive at the ER.
UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER: SEX EDITION
Sex Edition, Part 1: Episode airs Friday, September 19 at 10/9c
Sex Edition, Part 2: Episode airs Friday, September 26 at 10/9c
Get an intimate look at the untold stories of patients who landed in the ER after sex-related injuries. From life-threatening to the light-hearted, mysterious to bizarre, hear their outrageous stories, as told through the eyes of the doctors.