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In case you missed it, below are two videos from our appearance on the CBS Evening News last night.
Many thanks to Charlie, Cynthia, Jake, Tom, Adam, and Ms. Couric.
Swoon. Every time I see you guys on TV I’m impressed.
Congrats on the awesome exposure!!!!
Interesting. Comparing the Fox coverage you received vs. the CBS story I noticed that the clips Fox used were mostly the funny and most outrageous things and the clips CBS used were the most straightforward–even if they were the setup for a punchline that they cut off! Could it be that Fox was trying to make you seem like you were irresponsible jokesters and CBS was trying to make you look more serious? Hmmm… In fact, based on the CBS clips, you guys aren’t even that funny, almost like you make jokes about cancer or something… Damn the liberal mainstream media!
BTW Nikol, awesome Clockwork Orange poster!
Awesome job, guys!!!! Nikol, you were poised, articulate, and calm…wow, I can’t believe I actually said that. Guy, you were great. Adorable, smart, and professional!
I have to say I was shocked when the news down here in Australia (Sky News) played this story….
Cool. Looks like you have some friends at CBS, at least at the Evening News. Isn’t it nice to know that not all the mainstream is like Fox?
Girl this is the funniest damn thing ever! I randomly found a link today at work. It only took the first episode before I was emailing everyone (my boyfriend, uncle, and mom included) the link. I really loved slacking at work to watch your shows on sex. Too bad ya’ll didn’t have this 8 years ago when I was in high school…. maybe I would have grown out of my prude stage alot sooner?!
hah. i still think it sounds funny when non wisconsinites say “waukesha” congrats you guys. you really deserve this publicity… you are doing great work. keep it up!
You guys are so awesome. Congratulations on the really great piece…I too was impressed with the choice of clips; and the announcer said “Abstinence-only education doesn’t work” YES! I didn’t think I’d hear it on mainstream media so soon, as so many programs are still funded through “abstinence-only” monies…
You all rock. Especially Nikol (and her eldest) for baring their souls for all to see.
Thanks, and keep ‘em coming!
Kudos to you all. Nikol, you looked positively radiant. You don’t need me to tell you that you did well, you already know that.
Congrats to all again!
nikol (and the rest of the team) while i agree with MUCH of what you guys are saying (and definately the purpose) there are a few objections i have. please don’t mistake my concern for criticism. i am just wondering if every teen who views your shows will understand the severe sarcasm you guys use. furthermore, as a (strict) christian i would prefer to show teens in a youth group at church something simular…but maybe a little more church appropriate. like i previously stated…i think the purpose is great. and i think if these clips were more widespread would be a very effective way to get teens to understand the importance of the affects of a sexual relationship.
maybe you guys can make a clip on the risks of multiple partners (both oral and traditional) as far as ALL diseases/infections are concerned. i think that risk of incurable diseases (herpes, AIDS, etc) are just as important as pregnancy.
thanks for listening and keep up the good work!
You know what? If you were really serious, you would have sent a private email. Instead, you’ve disturbed a public forum to tell us that you like everything about the show except that they’re doing everything wrong. It’s as if you had complimented someone on what they were wearing, and then criticized everything until the only positive thing you’d really said was “I’m glad you’re wearing clothes.”
This is not a church-oriented show, and you can’t possibly help but know that. And you can’t possibly help but know that the show is not going to change from secular to religious. So how can you possibly describe your criticism as constructive? As nearly as I can tell you’re saying you want them to change their style of humor, and make the show into something a minister’s spinster aunt could watch without being offended. Other than that, you love it……
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. You don’t like this one, start your own. The kids at your church know how to run cameras, and you can afford them very easily if everyone in the church donates a little. Because if these were the type of people who would let you dictate the content of their episodes, they wouldn’t be putting out the kind of stuff I want to watch. So your goal is doomed from the outset. Start your own and put ‘em out of business if you can. That’s the true spirit of the first amendment: Raising your own voice rather than whining that someone isn’t saying what you want to hear.
Wow, I get grumpy when I haven’t had any eggnog.
Congratulations from me and the entire Sex is Fun gang. You guys are amazing. Keep it up!
BRAVO! Well done! That was a great interview that will hopefully turn even more people on to the need for better sex ed. Thanks for supporting Sex, Etc. and comprehensive sex ed.
Web Associate, Sexetc.org
I was so glad to be introduced to the MTSS via CBS news. The show is hilarious, well-done, and speaks to today’s kids, who so badly need this type of sex-ed. I sent it to all the parents I know. It’s an essential, though I must admit — as a childless 39 year old raised in a conservative Catholic household, it’s SHOCKING to me, even though I’ve even taught in high schools and know what goes on these days.
Great show. I think it will reach kids. I will keep spreading the link!
I adore CBS so much right now. The team working on the story was wonderful, each one of them, so I was pleased to see the story and not be left feeling duped.
Making a podcast related to sex that is specifically for church youth groups is a great idea, just not one that I would ever get involved in. I don’t think there is anything in any of our podcasts that even the Christian teens aren’t thinking about.
And we have so many more shows to do. I have heard from some people saying that we never talk about the risks. I am not sure what show they are watching. Within a topic where a risk is presented, we always talk about the danger.
I am really appreciating all of the comments, support and emails. I had to turn auto reply on while I busily answer as many emails as I can, so I encourage people to comment as much as possible.
Oh, and did you all see that Sex,Ect and Sex is Fun stopped by up there in the comments? Under 18, check out Sex,Ect right this second. (Parents, too) Over 18, you ought to be listening to Sex is Fun. And try to click on the links of commenters. We have some awesome people stopping in to contribute.
Congratulations! That was such a balanced and smart piece that really got to the core of what you all are doing. I’m really heartened that mainstream media isn’t doing the whole “Gah! Sex! Recoil!” nonsense.
I was 15 and my introduction to sexuality was not a pleasant one. I wish I’d had a show like this back then. You’re doing such great work. And as a 20-something, I find it funny as hell!
Anyone have a link to the Fox piece? (Lots of these comments refer to ‘hilarious’ and ’soul baring’ and such, so I’m eager to hear a full podcast and your own POV to compare/contrast to the CBS coverage per the comments above)
I’ll Google it in a jiff, meanwhile, Nikol & Guy, if you have a chance to ping me, I’m doing some coverage on the SFSU event and will either send a stringer or find a way to clone myself so would love a few comments…
From a media literacy perspective, it’s ALL important stuff, and as a centrist/nonpartisan/nonprofit I’m eager to see how peer to peer media/UGC videos (e.g. Sextech inaugural conf. finalists) play out in the mainstream in terms of early adopters ‘paying it forward’ to give positive media messages a chance to work.
And yes, that was quite a coup to have the V/O mention the ‘abstinence only’ msg. ‘doesn’t work’…Congrats all around.
So I saw the bit about your program on CBS news on LOGO (The Gay Channel). As soon as the bit ended I had to go online and look you all up. I am going to recommend the show to everyone. Hopefully it will get out to more of the Teenagers in WA (where I live) and AK (where I am from).
Thanks for doing this!
Aww! What a great piece! Nikol is so clever and poised. I’m so glad you folks are doing what you’re doing.
If that sex ed lady had been wearing any more turtleneck, it would have to be deemed a burqua!
I also love that your captcha is a veritable SAT Verbal review…
Congratulations Nikol and Guy! I’m soooo glad this wasn’t something they pissed all over, and I’m proud to say I’m an avid viewer since 06/06/07!! It was great to see the “behind the scene” motivations, too.
Awesome job. I love the stuff you guys are putting out. Sadly, I wonder how much new information some of my friends (nearly 30) are getting out of it when we show it.
Best part was when I showed it to my parents,and they had heard of it!
Anyways, I just wanted to say that I thought Guy was the older gentleman the whole time.
Keep up the good work.
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matt…you understood NOTHING i was saying and took everything the wrong way. i was not crticizing anything they are doing. i think the show and purpose of the show are great and will reach a lot of teens. (as i stated above)i don’t see where anything i said can be taken as negative.
the only thing i said that i could remotely see a person having a slight problem with was the comment about the sarcasm. and the only thing i was trying to say there was that i think there are a few statements that are made that some teens might take seriously but are purely sarcastic. i don’t think that makes theh clips bad or that they should stop making them.
the comments i made about wanting to show teens a more ‘church friendly’ show were simply in hopes to get a response from someone who may know of a site that has such video clips…not b/c i think that mtss should change and make their clips more church oriented.
as far as your comment about me whining and not liking these shows and staring my own…and my goal being doomed from the start…whatever. i am not whining…i DO like the shows…i have no desire to start my own…and the only goal i had when i left theh previous comment was to tell nikol the types of shows i wanted to see in the future. which to the best of my minister spinster aunt mentality and undertanding is something she has repeatedly asked the viewers to do. and from what i can tell by reading the other comments on this site about 75% of other people have also done.
so next time you decide to criticize someone for posting a comment on a public forum try to understand what they are trying to say.
You can criticize/debate the show all you want, but please do not personally attack other commentators. That goes for everyone. Even that moron MusicMan.
(jk MusicMan. I heart you).
guy i apologize if it seemes like i wa attacking anyone…i certainly would not do that. just trying to elaborate on my previous statements and get others who may have also misunderstood to understand.
You know… I had an antfarm once…
Those little suckers were sure fun to watch.
Nikol, you were so cool, calm and collected and really so well-spoken during your interview. Way to represent! Absolutely love the show, and love that this coverage realized it’s more than just comedy.
i just wanna know where was britney barber in this? shes awesome. and hot.
So, did the link from The Drudgereport swamp your servers? Did they warn you it was coming?
You guys are doing a great job. I love that the media is getting your site out there, because it’s really important that teens know this stuff.
But, just a quick response to Jessica, who posted about the sarcasm maybe being a bit much for teenagers to understand…
I’m not trying to debate, I’m simply saying that, as a teenager, even I understand when sarcasm is being used. That’s why this is the Midwest TEEN Sex Show–by the time we’re teenagers, we can understand and appreciate sarcasm. In fact, I’m guessing that’s the reason a lot of teenagers continue to watch–instead of being purely informative, the videos are teaching us AND keeping us attentive.
I wouldn’t want you guys to change a thing. My Sex Ed teacher went over contraceptives for one day, flatly, then continued promoting abstinence. Now, I sit in classes where girls have special permission to use the bathroom whenever because the babies are pushing on their bladders.
Thank you for giving teenagers a place to REALLY learn things.
Go you! I’m so glad to see this show getting the press it so rightly deserves!
My 17-year-old daughter (bless her little pea-picking heart) has very little sense of humor and is the last person to get any joke - and she gets this.
My question is, why should every conversation be required to go through a “church” filter?
Debbie: Here’s why.
Hey I think it should be up to the kids to ask their parents,or another person their own age,that is if the prents dont know anything about sex. I know these days kids seem to know more than the parents do!
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