Working as an actor requires being open to some crazy things. Having to film a sex scene can give even the most courageous actors some stage fright, but actual sex. Real Sex is a documentary television series broadcast on and a production of HBO. As its name implies, Real Sex is a sexually explicit "magazine" which "explores sex '90s style." Real Sex explores human sexuality, Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones described the fare in The Essential HBO Reader as "a peek into the. Real Sex is a television series that aired for 33 episodes on HBO. The show explores a variety of sexual subjects. Real Sex is aimed at sexual beginners and experts alike. Most of the show's episodes feature three or four topics, with interviews from people on the street, (asking them what their sexual preferences are) in.