9:30pm – Wednesday, June 22 on ABC2
It’s one of life’s strongest drivers and greatest mysteries, the source of terrible distress and sublime ecstasy. So how do we decide what is normal when it comes to sexual behaviour.
British clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron asks why we judge some expressions of sexual desire as eccentric but within normal bounds, and condemn others as repugnant and dangerous.
Tanya spends time with a self-described sex addict who has had more than 5000 partners. He insists he is normal and argues that most men would do the same if given half a chance.
Dr Byron also meets a woman who insists low libido in women is normal and that most women want far less sex than their male partners.
She also confronts the case of a man who believes there should be no age of consent.