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To not appreciate vibrators etc playing a part on family dramas!
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Chamomileteaplease · 27/11/2021 13:32

Last night I started watching Bump on iplayer. In the first five minutes there is a scene where the mother's vibrator falls on the floor and is seen in all its glory.

I watched the first episode and it seemed like an OK drama, the kind you might watch with your older teens. But why do they have to throw in the vibrator scene? It wasn't needed and is just an embarrassment to the audience. Are they trying to be edgy??

A similar thing with Fleabag - I thought it would be a good series to watch with my older teenage daughter but then I remembered the first episode where she benignly accepts unasked for anal sex. The rest of the series is quite full on I would say, but nothing that bad again, from memory.

AIBU to be pissed off that programmes that might offer good family watching with older teens can be spoiled by unwarranted, in your face sexual scenes? Interested to hear if others agree.

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SusieBob · 29/11/2021 14:20

@Londoncallingme

I agree, so much I’d like to watch with teens but spoiled by one sex scene.
I also wish Titanic didn’t have the nudity in it because otherwise my 11yr old would love it.

See, this is where I find people's attitudes towards things weird.

Watching people freeze to death, shoot each other etc is fine, but a glimpse at someone's boobies is not fine?
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Mirw · 29/11/2021 14:38

Game of Thrones had all sorts of sex, pain and torture!! Not suitable for a 16 year old!! A vibrator is nothing these days. Have you missed the Tango advert?
I remember my mother trying to explain what the wee gold tube in her handbag was to my 3 brothers 45 years ago!! It was hilarious!!! Grin

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ButtonSister · 29/11/2021 14:40

There are some dramas that are enjoyed by older teens and their parents, but definitely shouldn't be watched by both generations together.

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RhondaZ · 29/11/2021 15:06

When is the —prude— rude awakening happening? I need to know if I should cancel things I’ve got booked next month.

Grin I'm really intrigued.

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JanLevinsonGould · 29/11/2021 16:42

I had a vibrator at 16 Grin so I don't see how seeing one on the telly at that age is unsuitable. You can move out and be married at 16, so I would hope you were also mature enough to know about masturbation.

I don't think it's for the writers to take your sensibilities into account when they are writing a show within the confines of their own vision and are being clear about who it is aimed at. Im sure if we asked the writer they would explain the necessity of the scene, bit that they should have to. Surely it's for them to break taboos?

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LittleGwyneth · 29/11/2021 16:51

I cannot believe how many people thing that adult television should be censored so that they can watch it with their children.

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StarlightLady · 29/11/2021 19:16

@JanLevinsonGould - l had one long before that and very happy it made me too.

You can’t change TV series to cater for every whim. Neither can you consider either show as family drama. They do not pretend to be. TVs not only have an on/off button, they have a selection of channels too.

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Bangolads · 29/11/2021 20:36

Flea bag isn’t a family drama?!! I haven’t watched bump so can’t comment but wouldn’t have had an issue with seeing a vibrator on the telly with my teens but I think it depends on age and how open and relaxed you are with them.

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Kiwirose · 29/11/2021 22:06

How could you possibly watch Game of Thrones and consider this acceptable when it contains violence, bullying, torture, incest etc and not thing Bump is suitable where they use vibrators (which are considered fairly mainstream now) and teenage pregnancy? I think you might need to have a chat with yourself about your values.

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Hawkins001 · 03/02/2022 23:57

It is a pickle with some shows, similar when they used the toothbrush as a vibrator in the show sugar rush.

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WalkingOnTheCracks · 05/02/2022 21:02

AIBU to be pissed off that programmes that might offer good family watching with older teens can be spoiled by unwarranted, in your face sexual scenes?

So you'd like them to have written something quite like that, but not that, so that you aren't embarrassed watching it with your kids?

Me, I reckon that someone should have told Shakespeare that all the death and stuff was really making it unsuitable for nine-year-olds. I mean, did he really have to put all those murders in? Lazy writing is what I call it.

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