Blog task #3


1. Boundaries – Read and research and then discuss these questions on your blog 

(Remember to reference any sources as appropriate)

Choose a subject area that is likely to offend or shock (e.g. sex, drugs, violence, humiliation, nudity) and consider what context would make the material appropriate for broadcast on UK TV. (Taste and Decency)

– What is the “duty of care” you have, as a programme maker, to your audience and to a contributor (studio guest or interviewee)?

–  What are the rules around broadcasting creative work (music, film, art, poetry, readings etc) made by another artist in your programme?

2. Evidence the RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT for your group’s TV or RADIO FORMAT (clearly highlighting your area of responsibility and individual effort);

Including idea development, audience research, location research, rounds/question research, and any ethical considerations. 



Sex industry or a.k.a. PORN industry is a well know in the TV sphere. It is as rich as the Hollywood productions,but just in a “different” aspect. Million of people around the world are interested in this kind of entertainment, spending lots of money for subscription, donation etc. At the same time there are million people protesting against it, because the think, that is bad for kids, uses violence, humiliation etc. Its one of the biggest issues on the TV in every country. What is interesting is that the “porn” on the TV is around 12-15% worldwide, compare to the on in the WEB.

What actually is a pornography:

“Is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal. Pornography may be presented in a variety of media, including books, magazines, postcards, photographs, sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, sound recording, film, video, and video games. The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself, and so does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease. The primary subjects of pornographic depictions are pornographic models, who pose for still photographs, and pornographic actors or porn stars, who perform in pornographic films. If dramatic skills are not involved, a performer in a porn film may also be called a model.”

On the TV branding the use the logo “XXX” to notice the people what actually it is. In the countries i’ve been the “porn” usually starts after 00:00 am, to be hardly available for kids. It is marked with “red” dot (not allowed for under 18) . The most famous pornography article is “PlayBoy”.


Many researches shows that the brain, acts differently and it may cause you serious problems.


Both having sex and watching porn causes dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for reward and pleasure, to be released. But repeatedly causing this surge in dopamine – by regularly watching pornography – means the brain become desensitised to its effects. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry in 2014 found regularly viewing pornography seemed to dull the response to sexual stimulation over time. This means the brain needs more dopamine in order to feel the same ‘high’, which causes a person to watch more porn, German researchers found. And a 2011 study, published in Psychology Today, found that these dopamine spikes mean porn-users start needing increasingly extreme experiences to become sexually aroused. After being exposed to so many lurid images in films, men have become de-sensitised and are increasingly unable to become excited by ordinary sexual encounters. Pornography is creating a generation of young men who are hopeless in the bedroom, the report concluded.”

As we all know, sex industry is not good at all for children and teenagers around 14-15, because this can lead to many problems. They will have totally different way of thinking what sex is, and it might scare them, also can make the unsure of their selves and to never want to try sex. Brain damage is possible as well on this. On the other side, is not good for a kid to watch a porn before 16-17-18, its just not right for their age.

Cause of Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is defined as a psychological condition where a person quickly reacts on impulse, affecting the attention span. An addicted teenager may continue searching for new ways to satisfy his sexual urges, and so this search may lead to websites that he or she should not visit. For example, a teenager sees himself as a conservative but he may be stumbling upon websites that are masochistic or violent. With that, a teenager’s attention is disrupted as he or she keeps on looking for satisfaction instead of focusing on more mundane, everyday things.”

The “sex” industry is on screen since 70s. And with the time becomes more and more developed. Imagine there are people who earns their money doing this. In some countries they use a lot of educational sex videos, to teach young people or even adults. These are an interesting facts i found:

“Porn began to reach a theatrical audience [in the 1970s] through grindhouse theaters in urban centers, like Times Square in New York City,” said Caetlin Benson-Allott, a UCSC film and digital media professor. “American-produced porn was able to make this jump in part because of the rising popularity of European softcore and sex education films.”

“It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time that [pornography] was acceptable, but I doubt we will be seeing it again anytime soon,” said Lindsey Jennings, a Santa Cruz native who is currently co-writing “The Skinflicks: America’s Hidden Gem,” a book that chronicles the porn industry’s attempt to break into mainstream culture.

I think, no matter how many people wants this to be shut down forever, this is not gonna happen, and the TVs will continue to broadcast it. They make a lot of money from it and i think its one the things that it cannot be changed just like this. It is a whole industry. The only thing is, they must stay very strict with the timing, and try to prevent it for kids, for example to put a password on any channel like this, so only the one who pays it, to watch it.




Camryen Walker (2013) 5 ways pornography affects teens’ brains. Available at:

Davies, M. (2015) How PORNOGRAPHY affects the brain. Available at:

C. (2016) ‘Pornography’, in Wikipedia. Available at:

Sex industry (2016) in Wikipedia. Available at:

The rise and fall of pornography (2009) Available at:


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