With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “The Real World,” MTV has become known for pushing the reality TV boundaries when it comes to shows that feature people talking openly about their sex lives. But their newest series, “Virgin Territory,” is taking things to an even more intimate level.
The show follows 15 young adults, all between the ages of 18 to 23, who, for various reasons, are still virgins. During the course of the series, at least some of those featured will lose their virginity.
“Some of them are hanging on to their virginity and others are desperately trying to lose it,” a description of the show on MTV’s website explains.
The trailer for the series features some who are vocal about wanting to wait until marriage to have sex, and others who are bashful admitting to their friends they haven’t done the deed yet. The first episode of the series follows Kyle, Lisa, Mikaela and Dominique. Two of them are hoping to lose their virginity sooner rather than later, while the other two are waiting until marriage to have sex.
The network says “Virgin Territory” will help facilitate important conversations among young people about safe sex and preventing pregnancy, according a press release about the series.