While applying my face this morning, I almost stabbed myself in the eye with my mascara while listening to Today’s Kathy Lee and Hoda use the words “insert”, “vagina”, “whips” and “balls” in the same sentence. The “dynamic duo” were getting sex tips ala 50 Shades of Grey as the clock struck 10am.
Now, I know that the Today Show is losing viewers to Good Morning America at the same rate of reality TV stars getting locked up, but do I really need to have my morning grapefruit with a side of S&M?
Sex sells. I get it. But at what time of day should TV start “getting it on”?
To be fair, it’s not just the Kathy Lee and Hoda giving us the sex scoop. I was tuned in to Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show when she asked D.L. Hughley why black men like big asses and then turned to her male guests in a later segment and asked them to “whip your penis out”.
No, I’m not lying. Bethenny is known for her no holds barred style, but damn I hadn’t even had my mid afternoon snack.
Check the segment out here:
Back in the glorious days of my undergrad youth, I used to love a good daytime soap opera. All the murder, corruption, and sex was a perfect aperitif to my late afternoon psych class. At least in the “good old days” TV sex talk was happening in the afternoon, presumably when the kids were napping and stay at home moms and college kids needed a little pick-me-up.
Nowadays, it doesn’t matter what time of day or night you flip on the tube–someone is going to be having an orgasm or explaining how having one is good for your health, thanks Dr. Oz.
Maybe I’m a bit prudish but in this over zealous information age do we have a TMI limit? Or did we lose any sense of our moral boundaries when CNN and every other news outlet started covering Kim K’s sex life as if it were breaking news the country needed to know?
Now back to your regularly “sex-fueled” programming!
Remember when talking about sex brought out the “red light”–no need for that light bulb anymore…daylight works just fine:) Musical goodness after the jump: