Channel 4 has unveiled plans to broadcast a sex education series in the morning. KNTV Sex will tackle issues such as contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and masturbation.
The alternative guide to sex education features two animated teenagers from the fictional country of Slabovia, who examine a different topic each week. The 10-part series, a journey of sexual discovery, will combine animated
characters with footage of comedy clips taken from TV shows.
Amazing sex facts , a look at the inner workings of the reproductive system and Operation Penis are some of the programme topics. The series will discuss different ways of having sex, contraception, STDs, bisexuality and coming out.
KNTV Sex is aimed at 14 to 19-year-olds and will be broadcast at 11am on weekday mornings.
The broadcaster said content for the series was developed with groups such as The Terence Higgins Trust and The Sex Education Forum.
Channel 4's head of education Janey Walker defended the decision to broadcast when young children could be watching: Between ourselves and the Channel 4 lawyers we have been careful .... We feel that we can defend the fact that it is going out
in the morning. It might have a mixed audience but we very much aim to make it acceptable to anyone that happens across it....We are erring on the side of caution.
The broadcaster added that teachers had been crying out for more content on sex education.