Channel 4 show attracted complaints after showing nearly 300 shots of penises in first episode
A contestant from Channel 4’s controversial new dating show Naked Attraction has revealed how he watched the episode that he appeared on with his mother.
The programme received numerous complaints following its premiere on Monday night (July 25). The show aims to investigate the so-called science of “raw primitive attraction” by making contestants choose prospect partners based on the appearance of their genitalia.
Contestant Rob Ross has since appeared on ITV’s This Morning, saying: “My mum watched it with me… She was proud of me. All my friends and family have been supportive.”
Responding to the criticism the show has faced, Ross said: “I’ve had really good feedback, I’ve had people message me saying they feel better getting naked with their partner and that I helped them.”
He went on to say how the show helped him gain “more confidence” about his looks.
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As previously reported, the series opener attracted 45 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.
It has been calculated that 282 shots of male genitalia were shown during the 48 minute duration and 96 female genitals.
A spokeswoman for Channel 4 responded to the news by saying: “This is a light-hearted and appropriately scheduled series which aims to demystify the rules of sexual attraction for the Tinder generation”.
Meanwhile, pressure group Mediawatch UK said: “Never before have programme makers shown such blatant contempt for basic standards, with record levels of explicit nudity serving no particular purpose. It’s not even like the programme was any good to compensate.”