A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a design show that celebrates adult couples' desires to explore their intimacy and push the boundaries in a luxurious room designed for that purpose.
Positive Role Models
Melanie Rose is open-minded and non-judgmental when working with clients.
The series features heteronormative and same-sex couples from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Being intimate and having sex is a major theme, and there are blunt conversations about various sexual activities. Sex, fantasy, and BDSM-themed decor, accessories, and equipment are featured, and are used during expert demonstrations and playful moments with the host. Nudity is visible.
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Words like "hell" and "ass," and curses ("s--t," "f--k") are often used, especially by the host.
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Products & Purchases
The series promotes Melanie Rose's work and a luxury lifestyle.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Decanters and wine glasses are sometimes part of the decor.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that How to Build a Sex Room is an unscripted series about people's "sex rooms" and how they're designed. It features blunt conversations about sex and sexual activities, and lots of intimacy accessories and BDSM-oriented paraphernalia (some of which are shown being used by people in various stages of undress.) Nudity (partially bare breasts and buttocks) is visible. There's also some cursing, and on occasion car brands are visible.
Is It Any Good?
This unconventional home makeover series features the design and construction of different types of sophisticated pleasure rooms. It discusses the structural requirements of the build, and reveals how Melanie Rose makes them into beautiful and unique high-end spaces that suit her client's tastes. However, much of How to Build a Sex Room is focused on sex positivity, celebrating each couples' desire to explore, push boundaries, and enjoy their intimate moments. The entertainment value also comes from the blunt conversations about sexual proclivities and spotlighting the various paraphernalia in each room. Adding to this are the professional demonstrations of how to use many of these objects. All of this is offered in a light-hearted and unapologetic context. There are moments when it gets to be a little much, but that doesn't keep this design show from being a decidedly guilty pleasure for adults.
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