Teen Sex


Teenagers and sex – it’s always been a sticky topic.  A new TV One documentary “Teen Sex” explores what teenagers are really up to by interviewing and following six teenagers who have all made very different choices.

According to recent nationwide research by the time they leave school half of all Kiwi kids have lost their virginity.  But not all teenagers wait until they’re over sixteen – the legal age of consent.  At 13 one in seven girls and one in five boys have had sex.  By fifteen a third of all boys and girls have had sexual intercourse.  Teenagers decide to have sex for a variety of reasons.  A long running Dunedin study found that the reason teenagers most commonly give for having sex for the first time is curiosity.  But in the top five for both boys and girls is being in love.  That was what motivated Taui, aged seventeen, and his girlfriend.


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Production Details

Producer:  Jenny Williams

Thanks to: Jessie, Christian, Kylee, Daniel, Darren, Riyka, Taui and their families

Exec producer: Andrea Lamb

Network exec: Jude Callen

Director: Jenny Williams

Researchers: Kirsten Warner, Tara Landry

Writer: Jenny Williams

Online Editor: Brenton Cumberpatch

Offline Editor: Christine Jordan

Production manager: Lornelle Henry

Production assistant: Karen Bunting

Camera: Ben Freedman

Sound: Andy Thomas, Phil Donovan, Brad George, Nick Treacy

Narrator: Michelle A’Court

Graphics: Blair Walker

Production accountant: Liz Goddard

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: TVNZ & TV On Air