Mira Van Lierop

Why Sex Education Should Be on the Curriculum in School

Expectations for the new season were high to say the least, because season 1 was a massive hit. Sex Education seems to have done the impossible and actually exceeded our expectations. Even more so, Sex Education, the series, should be a required viewing in schools because it talks about some very important things and, let’s be real, schools in real life are obviously slacking in sex ed.

In season 1 we got to meet Otis Milburn the son of a sex therapist. Together with his newfound friend Maeve Wiley he starts up a sex clinic in their school and chaos ensues.

Empowerment

If we could describe season 2 in one word, it would be “empowerment”. It’s not an easy thing being a teen or even an adult and owning your power and being yourself but this season is all about that. Our beloved characters are finding their footing and finding their own power. Owning their sexualities and owning their flaws, we can all learn from that one. It’s 2020 we should feel empowered.

Sexuality and Pleasure

Sexuality, it’s such an integral part of sex ed, yet rarely given the day of light. This season is all about people discovering their sexuality and accepting who they are. Asexuality, bisexuality, gay and pansexuality are all talked about in the second season. Particularly noticeable are pansexuality and especially asexuality because those are very rarely portrayed in a hit show. The best quote of the series definitely goes to Dr. Milburn, “Sex doesn’t make us whole. And so, how could you ever be broken?”

Season 2 delves a bit deeper into an aspect of sex that is often completely neglected during sex ed, which is pleasure. Ya know, that one thing that makes having sex enjoyable for all parties and thus is pretty important to talk about. Opening the floor up to female orgasms, gay sex and anal sex which are three aspects rarely, if ever, mentioned during sex ed.

Sexual Assault

A really important storyline is Aimee’s sexual assault. Just like we need to talk about sex ed, we also need to talk about sexual assault in all its forms and this one often doesn’t get shown on TV. Seeing how Aimee deals with it and how her friends are there for her is important, especially in a show that so many teens watch.

Starting a conversation

Above all, Sex Education is yet again offering teens and adults a chance to start a conversation. One that is much needed. So, grab your parents, sit down on that couch, watch this show and start talking. Will it be awkward? Hell yes, but sex education is important and should be talked about and no, porn will definitely not teach you all you need to know.

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