Season One101 The ErectionCIRCUMCISION: ANACHRONISTIC BLOOD RITUAL?“I went back to school to become a midwife and that’s when I saw a circumcision for the first time,” recalls Marilyn Milos, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Resource Centers (NOCIRC), an anti-circumcision organization based in San Anselmo, California. “I heard a baby screaming in a way I had never heard a baby scream before.” PENIS ENLARGEMENT SURGERY: BIGGER IS BETTER?Bigger is better, and in North America that goes for sex organs too. We’ve all heard about breast implants, and now penis enlargement, a relatively new procedure, is the latest growth industry. Some doctors advertise that they can lengthen a penis by 1/2 to 2 inches (1.25 to 5 cm), and enlarge its girth by up to 50%. Yet the practice is hugely controversial. The American Urological Association’s statement is that penis enlargement surgery “has not been shown to be safe or efficacious.”[b]103 OrgasmTHE UNUSUAL HISTORY OF THE VIBRATORThe vibrator was invented by Victorian doctors who found manually massaging the genitals of female hysterical patients both tedious and laborious. WHAT IS THE CLITORIS?The clitoris is the only human body part purely dedicated to pleasure. Is it just a small penis? And wouldn’t it make more orgasmic sense to have the clitoris located inside the vagina. WHAT IS SPERM?Sperm is the inevitable byproduct of male orgasm, but how much do we actually know about it? How much sperm is in semen? Are sperm really declining worldwide.104 The Birds and the BeesTEENAGERS, SEX, AND INFORMATION: HOW ARE THEY LEARNING ABOUT SEX?In the United States, abstinence is the latest thing to be taught in sex education classes. In the USA, it’s working. A 1997 survey showed the fewest number of students were having sex, or engaging in risky sexual behavior, since the survey was started by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1991. 52 percent of students responded that they had never had sex, compared with 46 percent in 1991. Of the sexually active students, 57 percent said they’d used a condom in their last sexual encounter, up from 46 percent in 1991. ADVANCED BIRDS AND BEES: THE KAMA SUTRAWhen we think of the place sex occupied in historical societies, some of us may assume our ancestors were sexually repressed. They certainly were in Victorian England. But push back far enough into the past, and you’ll find paintings and texts that will make even today’s liberated person blush.108 FetishEVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FETISHES“I worked for Penthouse for seven years, from 1967 to 1974,” writes Linda Barber in the July ’99 issue of Esquire, “and one of my duties was editing the letters page.” She received many ‘normal’ letters but she also got letters from fetishists, describing their unusual fantasies. THERE ARE FETISHES…AND THEN THERE ARE BIZARRE FETISHESAny investigation into the wide world of fetishism quickly becomes a look at the bizarre. Fetishes are extremely varied – with everything from fetishes for women who smoke to women who wear jeans soaked with water (the ‘wet’ look). In every fetish, however, there is the trademark precision, and the sexual focus upon an object that the majority of the population wouldn’t find intrinsically sexy.111 What is Sexy?When it comes to judging sexiness, there’s a lot to take into account. Sexiness comes from a whole package of attributes.Season Two202 The ActKINSEY CANON STILL A BIG GUNThe “Kinsey Report” ignited a heated controversy about sex in America. Fifty years after its release, the flames still haven’t died down. SEEKERS AFTER THE NAKED TRUTHYou know what you know about sex, but do you know how you know it? From Freud to Fithian, sex pioneers have cleared the way for the rest of us. AGES, STAGES AND SAGESMen like it any way they can get it, apparently. That’s why Kama Sutra author Vatsyayana, and ultrasound researcher Lasse Hessel both suggest paying a little more attention to the lady.204 Sexual SignalsDIGITAL DATINGA simple search on the Internet under the heading “dating” brings up more than 200,000 web pages in Canada alone, many specifically dedicated to bringing Romeos and Juliets together across the web. Examples range from the zodiac-based AstroMate, to the intuitively-titled Canadian Russian Introduction Service. Specialised sites abound: , , and the like focus on religious affiliation, while sites like offer their services based on body size. There are also dating services that cater to gays, swingers, sado-masochists, fetishists, and virtually anything else you can think of. 52 WAYS TO LURE A LOVERThe gaze of science is penetrating and pervasive: every human pursuit or behaviour is subject to it. The gaze of a flirting woman, however, is an entirely different matter, alternately discerning, inviting and evaluating, as the situation requires. So says Dr. Monica Moore, an associate professor at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Moore brought the gaze of science into the singles’ scene to observe the gazes, the glances, the gushes and the giggles of women involved in the ancient art of flirting. She observed the “mating patterns” of more than 200 women, in four different locations: a singles’ bar, a university snack bar, a university library and at university Women’s Center meetings. FLIRTING 101″Acting amorously without serious intent,” is how Susan Rabin defines flirting. She should know: Rabin is probably America’s best-known expert on how to flirt. She has authored several books on the subject with Barbara Lagowski, including How to Attract Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace, 101 Ways to Flirt, and Cyberflirt: How to Attract Anyone, Anywhere on the World Wide Web (see our review elsewhere on this site.) Formerly the Family Living and Sex Education Co-ordinator for the New York City Board of Education, Rabin is a therapist, speaker, and leader of workshops on the fine art of flirtation.205 Sexual SensesLoving handsThe human sense of touch is frequently ignored or forgotten by many people in favour of the more obvious senses of sight and sound. Although sensation in our skin allows us to do everything from feeling temperature to typing a letter, the pleasurable experience of touch occurs, for many people, almost exclusively in the bedroom. Touching, in other words, is very much a sexual sense. A nose for sexThe search for the perfect smell has been going on for a very long time – probably for as long as humans have been adorning themselves in plants and animal products to enhance their own odours. But since the 1930s, when scientists first discovered that moths were attracted to mates they could not even see, there has been a lot of attention focused on the chemistry of scent. In 1956, after 20 years of effort, a team of German scientists identified the first pheromone: a substance called bombycol, secreted by a female butterfly of the genus bombyx. Only 100 molecules of bombycol are enough to send a male bombyx butterfly into a wing-flapping mating frenzy. TASTES THAT TITILLATEThere has been a lot of talk in recent times about the power of chocolate. Common wisdom has always had it that chocolate makes people – perhaps women, in particular – feel great. The recent discovery of the presence of the hormone phenethylamine, or PEA, in chocolate has added fuel to the fire. PEA has become famous for inducing the feelings of euphoria that are usually associated with being in love.206 Sex For OneFantasy for fleshIn ancient times, devotion to one’s faith was often taken to extremes, unimaginable to many contemporary people. For example, pious priests and nuns gave themselves over entirely to the church, foreswearing sexual relations for the sake of a higher calling. Such a life could be a lonely and difficult one, with fantasy – in the form of inspired dreams or visions – the only acceptable outlet for sexual tension. CRACKERS, FLAKES AND THE HISTORY OF MASTURBATIONContrary to popular belief, there is nothing in the Bible that forbids masturbation. Genesis 38:9 is as close as it gets: “And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.” For those of you not up on your biblical scholarship, Onan disobeyed his father’s order to impregnate his dead brother’s wife, by practising the withdrawal method. God was displeased, apparently, because he summarily dispatched Onan for the misdeed, and that was that. ELECTRONICA EROTICASteve Melman has a job most guidance counsellors probably won’t tell you about: he sells 900-line packages that enable his clients to purvey psychic advice, match making, or – you guessed it – sex services over the telephone.214 MythsDo ‘penis size’ studies measure up?According to Intersex Voices, a website devoted to intersex issues, there are two main myths about intersexed people that prevail among the general public. The first is that intersexed people are hermaphrodites in the original, mythological sense of the word: two people of opposite sexes sharing one body. This widespread, if illogical belief has given rise to a common question, encountered by the producers of The Sex Files: can a hermaphrodite get him/herself pregnant? (The answer is no; you do the math!) The second common misconception about intersexed people comes from the pages of pornographic magazines. Where on earth are the world’s best lovers?Latinos are often cited as being the world’s best lovers. Their hot-blooded nature is usually the culprit, so the story goes. But are Latinos all sizzle and no steak or do they deserve their esteemed reputation? Well, that depends on who you ask. Season Three304 Better SexTantric sex teachers Al and PalaAs I walk up onto the porch of Al & Pala’s home — where these grandparents teach tantric sex to eager couples — I can’t decide whether it is odd or appropriate that the song wafting from the kitchen radio is Barry White’s “I Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby”.The big squeezeYou may not think your grandmother can teach you how to achieve greater sexual fulfillment – but you’d be wrong. She may be doing an exercise that can result in more frequent, more intense and more easily achieved orgasms. Her secret? Kegels, of course!310 Sex versus Love What’s your CQ?If someone said you could find your lifelong soul mate with a mathematical formula, would you supply your measurements? Well get your digits ready because one scientist has managed to invent a way of testing true love and claims that couples are doomed unless they score a magic number. Sex and Love: The long and short of itAre men wired for one-night stands? Is a woman genetically set to pin a man down? That might be part of the evolutionary picture, but psychologists suggest each sex has both a long and short-term strategy.313 SexpertiseTurning to the pros”I’ll do it, as long as you don’t ask me how my work has affected my sex life.” That’s what one sex researcher told me when asked to be interviewed for The Sex Files’ season-ending show, Sexpertise. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we wanted to discuss. Our initial plan for this episode was pretty simple… Stories from the sexpertsI’ve attended an oral sex and masturbation workshop. I have a collection of sex toys and porno magazines in my desk. And I get paid for it. Yes, my work is the envy of many. It has also kept me sexually informed. Did you know that Kinsey reported that half of the men raised on farms in the United States had sexual relations with farm animals? Or that Masters and Johnson reported that it takes the vagina 10 to 30 seconds to lubricate.Season Four402 Kinky Sex403 Rated X404 Beyond Monogamy406 The Kiss407 The Strip412 Makin’ It Work413 More Kinky SexSorry no ep info for these yet.Season Five510 Top Ten Sexual FantasiesWe’re going to take a trip back in time way back in time. Think we’re a sex-crazed sin-filled society today? We’ll show you eye popping, erotic sex that was written about, described and displayed two thousand years before the invention of the Internet. We’ll examine the orgies of ancient Rome, the ubiquitous bisexuality in ancient Greece, the sexual innuendo on the tombs of the Egyptians and the birthplace of the Kama Sutra in India. To get a handle on our current sexual obsessions, it wouldn’t hurt to ask our ancestors for some help.This is a collection from the first 5 seasons (if anyone has season six please share) of Discovery Channel (Canada) The Sex Files, a series of informative documentaries on all subjects sexual, these are deffo worth a watch.I have collected these into one nice product for the Place, I have not seeded eps that are off topic for the tracker, like you all need to know about testicles or menopause Note – Many of these files are from other P2P sources, they have been named correctly, extra audio tracks removed (dontcha love those crazy Canucks) video cleaned up and some even recoded from non-standard MPEG’s, it took me months to get them, you can do it too if you want to go thru the hassle, if not grab these.
Discovery Channel – The Sex Files
Discovery-The Sex Files – The Place Collection
[TV-Rips – XviD]