Eric Leven

Midwest Teen Sex Show

Filed By Eric Leven | January 10, 2008 12:14 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: gender identity, Midwest, sex, sex ed, sexuality, teenagers

The black space of American teenage sexual education may have met its biggest foe. Who needs to worry about what's being left out of text books when you have the Internet?

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Midwest Teen Sex Show, a website and episodic video blog dedicated to sex information and the discussion of teen sex.

Through a series of skits, ranging anywhere from "Female Masturbation," to "The First Time," to "Birth Control," to "Homosexuality," to yes, even "Backdoor Business" the Midwest Teen Sex Show discusses sex openly and honestly with no apologies. The skits are hosted by Nikol Hasler, a courageous suburban mother of three, who says she learned sex-ed the hard way -- when she got pregnant at 18 after a one-night-stand.

The mother of three says, "We're encouraging both boys and girls to be responsible for having safe sex. And we're also telling them that they don't necessarily have to have sex at all."

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Why a show on teen sexuality?
Teens and sex. It happens. Not every teen is having sex and not every teen is abstaining. We hope the Midwest Teen Sex Show will create a space for frank discussion of all things related to teen sexuality. Broadcast media shies away from any real exploration of the topic, and they forget that not all teens live in Orange County. So subscribe on iTunes, Miro, or your favorite RSS reader, download our latest episode, tell your friends, and let’s get it on! (Midwest style).

Is this sex education?
Sort of–we like to call it sex information. We’ll leave the formal education to classrooms and textbooks. Midwest Teen Sex Show is here to provide sex information in a clear and entertaining way. We won’t pretend to be experts, but hopefully a few of our own embarrassing experiences and insights will keep you out of trouble.

Are you promoting teen sex?
No! We’re promoting a discussion of teen sex.

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Good for her! We need more open discussion of sex and sexuality in this country.

Hmmm - I'm from Indianapolis, so maybe getting it on midwestern style just means something different to me... Kind of like, well, getting it on.

But I don't think I've ever thought to myself "I need to get it on East Coast style." I'd have to make a gang symbol, wouldn't I?

Still I wonder what our style is. I'm sure it involves corn fields...

I'm glad a quality website of this type has finally emerged --- considering America's "War on Sex Literacy" it is long overdue.

Unfortunately, web filtering programs such as SafeSurf and NetNanny will be blocking this website in no time flat, under the guise that it is "pornographic" and/or "unsuitable for wholesome teenage consumption" --- no doubt in response to requests from conservative parents who want to keep their young adult children sexually dumb as doornails.