BBC reality show challenges sexually active teenagers to abstain for six months

A new BBC reality series will see what happens when sexually active teenagers stop being horny and start abstaining. The series, called No Sex Please, We’re Teenagers, will allow viewers to watch as “two Christian youth workers tried to get participants to swap ‘casual sex for old-fashioned courting rituals,'” BBC News reports.

The dozen 15- to 17-year-old participants–who include a 15-year-old who lost his virginity at 12 and more than one virgin–abstained for five months, and then “spent a weekend sharing a house with two rules – girls and boys were not allowed in each other’s bedrooms and no alcohol.” They’ll also attend “Romance Academy” with “two Christian youth workers.”

The series debuts Sept. 6 on BBC Two.

BBC show sets teen sex challenge [BBC News]

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Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

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Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

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