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*This post contains major spoilers*
It’s official, Sex Education somehow managed to top its first season with even more twists and turns (thanks Netflix). With no topic off-limits, the show is keen to break the stigma around sex and by sharing the awkward moments and ups and downs of navigating life at such a strange time of your life.
There are so many amazing lessons taught to us by this season of Sex Education, the cast who play portray their characters are fantastic and are all able to educate the audience about sex education and life lessons without it being overly in your face. The show is also made to educate not only teens but also adults in breaking down stereotypes and what it really can be like growing up in 2020. So here are 8 reasons why Sex Education rocks and what you can take away from the show.
1. There are many sexualities
Often sexuality is put into a box, of either straight or gay with the occasional bisexual which falls into both boxes. However, sex education isn’t afraid to open our eyes and show there are other sexualities out there. The show goes into being asexual and what that means for those who are, and even then there are many different types of asexual people. Sex Education discusses bisexuality, bi-curious and pansexual mentioned in the programme. With pansexual being greeted by you’re attracted to pans? which I can imagine is usually what is said to someone who opens up about their sexuality.
2. Taking the morning-after pill is not shameful.
One of the episodes leads Otis and Ruby (I know right!) needing to get the morning-after pill. At first, Otis tries to get the pill on behalf of Ruby but is then declined. When Ruby finally plucks up the courage to get one herself she feels ashamed and embarrassed to do so.
Most of us would feel the same when it comes to being judged, however, it is always the best way to take control of the situation if possible.
3. Your sexuality is something to be proud of
This season welcomed new boy Rahim, who joined the school from France. We quickly learn that he is happy to be open and honest about his feelings around Eric and how much he likes him. He wants to show off Eric to the world and is proud of who he is.
We also see Adam throughout the season (and the previous one) feeling ashamed at the possibility of being bi, which is a harsh reality for many. Unlike Rahim, Adam is ashamed of who he is and doesn’t want to admit he likes Eric.
Often we can be made to feel a certain way about sexuality and how you need to meet certain criteria to be included within that box, however you feel towards a person is all that really matters.
4. Friends come before anything else
Throughout both seasons of sex education, the theme of friendship is key. Keeping your friends close, new and old can be a lifeline when you need them the most. Take the time to reach out to your friends and find out how they are.
During this season of Sex Education, we see Aimee experience a sexual assault which controls her life throughout the episodes! Luckily Aimee has supportive friends like Maeve and the gang to help her through as she works through her Trauma.
5. It’s ok to talk about sex
Many of us feel ashamed to talk about sex with anyone, including our partners, it’s a natural thing to discuss and doesn’t make you any less of a person.
6. Don’t make a roast chicken for a party
So within the mix of all of the serious topics, Sex Education is known for its comedy factor and way it manages to turn most things into something more lighthearted on the surface. This includes Otis offering to make a roast chicken for a party he’s hosting, to be quickly shut down by his pal Eric.
I don’t think I will be making a roast chicken for a party anytime soon (although, I am veggie so that might explain)
7. Being disabled does not mean you want pity
New character Isaac makes an appearance this season and viewers including myself find him charming and can’t wait to get to know him more. Although, the ending changed that for a lot of us after he deleted Maves message from Otis! (Hurryyyy up season 3!) When Isaac is asked about his wheelchair people are quick to step in and advise how they can’t ask that.
This includes when Aimee asks what has happened to him, Maeve quickly goes to shush Aimee, but Isaac is more than happy to talk about it and advises how he hates pity. His witty humour around his disability is fantastic and fans of the show are even more impressed they used an actual disabled person in the cast. This is usually unheard of.
8. WE NEED MORE SEX EDUCATION
A quick lesson or two on straight sex in year 8 isn’t the answer to the sex education crisis in the UK, more schools need to implement new and improved sex education and even hire someone like Jean!
I’m so glad Netflix made it’s second season just as amazing as the first and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in season 3!