A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's focus is on helping people make the right (and healthiest) choices for themselves and (when necessary) change destructive sexual patterns.
Positive Role Models
Parents and their teen/adult kids improve their communication about sexual topics. There's plenty of conflict, too, but the overall goal is to make things better.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional arguing between parents and their children.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of candid conversations about sexual activity, promiscuity, orgasms, homosexuality, and other sex-related issues. Although there are lots of uncomfortable moments (which sometimes shock the parents), these conversations are more informative and honest than salacious. Euphemisms like "bonk" and "leak" are used to describe sexual activity. Occasionally teens and adults are shown kissing and making out.
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Language includes audible use of words like "ass," "whore," and "douche bag."
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Products & Purchases
References to Dr. Drew's Loveline.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional scenes of teens/adults drinking as it relates to their sexual behavior.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, in an attempt to create a healthy dialogue about often-tricky topics, parents and their teen/adult children candidly discuss sex and sexual behavior in this forthright reality show. Sessions with TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky offer information and resources about various sex-related issues, including promiscuity, sexual health, and homosexuality. While some of the conversations can be awkward and even a little crude (words like "leak" and "douche bag" sometimes pop up), the show's goal is to help families start talking about sex and making healthy, smart choices.
Is It Any Good?
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.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.