Comedy Central, National Geographic pair up on sex series

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Posted: Jan 07, 2016 12:06 AM
Comedy Central, National Geographic pair up on sex series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's finally a subject to unite Comedy Central and the National Geographic Channel.

You guessed it. Sex.

Comic Nikki Glaser is the creator and host of "Not Safe," a new series that premieres on Comedy Central on Feb. 9. Glaser, who got a little enthusiastic about sharing personal stories on Wednesday, will talk sex. Among the topics covered in the series are foot fetishists and men who text pictures of their genitals. Glaser, a comic buddy of Amy Schumer's, interviews her parents about their sex life.

Glaser said she talked about her supposed sex life in standup comedy before she actually did it for the first time, at age 21. Now she describes herself as a "curious perv."

"I'm perverted in the sense that I'm always thinking about sex, I'm always talking about it," she said. "I'm kind of like a dude."

The National Geographic Channel announced Wednesday that they had commissioned a six-episode series, "Original Sin: How Sex Changed the World," to air this summer.

The network said the series will discuss how the Sexual Revolution impacted every aspect of society, and discuss how sexuality is expressed in different parts of the world. It will explore how sex on the Internet has led to a collapse of the traditional notions of privacy.

Famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer will participate, and watched from the audience Wednesday as National Geographic announced the new series.