MTV is taking broadcasting to another level with their new show “Virgin Territory.”
The show's website reads:
“Virgin Territory follows the lives of fifteen young adults, all of whom are trying to maneuver the often tricky world of virginity. Messy love lives, awkward parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations – all can make for a very tumultuous journey for these abstinent adolescents. Each hour-long episode explores four different v-card-carrying cast members from all walks of life. Some of them are hanging on to their virginity and others are desperately trying to lose it.”
MTV says that its main goal is to bring to light the importance of safe sex through honest dialogue.
“MTV has a legacy of documenting the lives of young adults and openly talking about sex with thought-provoking programming such as ‘True Life,’ ‘16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom,’” said EVP Series Development & Head West Coast Unscripted for MTV, Lauren Dolgen. “Through our ongoing partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, MTV will continue this tradition by elevating the discussion of responsible sexual health to include the topic of virginity in a way that our audience might find surprising.”
But not everyone is convinced that MTV is doing it for the proper reasons. Melissa Henson, director of the Parents Television Council, believes that with MTV’s past shows the subject of virginity will not be treated with respect.
She tells Fox News that, “Based on the way it’s being advertised -- and let’s face it based on MTV’s history with their programming -- we’re not anticipating that they are going to treat the subject [of virginity] respectfully,” she said.