VINNY FROM THE JERSEY SHORE, LUDACRIS, TEEN MOM'S MACI, AMBER,
FARRAH AND CATELYNN, KELLY ROWLAND, TRAVIE MCCOY, AND MORE
EXAMINE THE "TOP 10 MOST OUTRAGEOUS SEX MYTHS"
TOMORROW, APRIL 26TH AT 8:30 PM ET/PT ON MTV
MTV will premiere a half-hour special, "MTV's Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths" Tuesday, April 26th at 8:30pm ET/PT that sets the record straight on many of the most common myths about STDs and other sexual health issues. Part of the GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign, this countdown features artists such as Ludacris, Travie McCoy, Michael B. Jordan, and Tinsel Korey as well as talent from MTV shows, including Vinny from the "Jersey Shore," Maci, Amber and Catelynn from "Teen Mom," Kailyn from "Teen Mom 2," Paul Iacono from "Hard Times with RJ Berger," Liz Lee from "My Life as Liz," Kevin Manno, host of the "The Seven," "10 on Top" host Lenay Dunn, Holland Roden from "Teen Wolf" and more. Additionally, sexual health and relationship expert Dr. Logan Levkoff will weigh in on the special.
As many as one in two sexually active young people will contract an STD by age 25 -- and most won't know it. GYT encourages young people to talk with health care providers and partners about getting tested for STDs. For more information on "MTV's Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths" or to find local STD testing locations, viewers can head to www.GYTNOW.org.
"MTV's Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning and multi-Prism award-winning Gigantic! Productions. Cheryl Horner Sirulnick is Executive Producer for Gigantic! and Stephanie Carle is Producer. Gigantic! also produced "Sexting in America: When Privates Go Public" and many other sexual health programs for MTV.
GYT launched in 2009 as an extension of a longstanding public information partnership between MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation. It is supported by a broad range of organizations including the CDC, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), American College Health Association (ACHA), American Social Health Association (ASHA), the National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC), and various state and local health departments, colleges and universities, and other community groups and non-profits. Gilead Sciences, Inc. provides support and resources for select elements of the campaign. CDC provided assistance to ensure scientific accuracy of GYT health information. Comprehensive informational resources - designed for web and mobile applications - provide facts and referrals to local health centers. For more information visit www.GYTNOW.org.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
Gigantic! Productions was founded in 2001 by Cheryl Horner Sirulnick and is based out of TriBeCa, New York City. Since its inception, Gigantic! has produced several award-winning documentaries and unscripted series documenting the full spectrum of addiction, compulsion and substance abuse. Gigantic!'s honest and uncompromising storytelling have garnered the production house numerous awards including a 2007 Prism Award for MTV's "True Life: I'm Addicted to Crystal Meth" and a 2008 Prism Award for the special "I Won't Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom" which focused on the true life story of hit R&B singer Mario and his mother's battle with heroin addiction. The company was also awarded a 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for their work on MTV's "True Life" series. Gigantic! established a successful development with MTV, which has produced a range of successful unscripted programming for the network including "Fat Camp," "Return to Fat Camp" and for the "True Life Series," the episodes "I'm A Compulsive Shopper," "I'm Deaf," "I'm Changing My Sex" and "I'm A Gambler" among others.