Parents' Guide to

Sex...with Mom and Dad

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dr. Drew helps teens, parents open up about sex.

TV MTV Reality TV 2008
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

False advertising

How can people get away with calling their shoe "sex with Mom and Dad" and then have NO INCEST?!?

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

this was on jasons reading list

so i told him he ould read it when he sacrifices his wii

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Pinsky offers non-judgmental advice about how to think and talk about subjects like promiscuity, STDs, orgasms, and sexual addiction. He also offers information about sexual health, including the physical, emotional, and familial impact of certain sexual patterns (such as engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners). But while the show is designed to be educational, each 30-minute episode only scratches the surface of the complex psychological issues influencing some of the teens' decisions -- and their parents' ability to deal with them.

Meanwhile, the show includes lots of frank conversations about sexual topics, some of which can get a little crude. The dialogue might be shocking for some viewers (particularly when teens open up about their more destructive behavior), but it's all presented within the context of helping teens and their parents understand the consequences of their actions. Some younger teens may not be ready to handle the subject matter, but mature teens and their parents could learn a lot.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 29, 2008
  • Cast: Drew Pinsky
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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