Let’s talk about Sex Education, baby

 

On January 17 2020, the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix television series Sex Education was released, and fans have been raving about every second of it.

 

The first season spent time unpacking main character Otis Milburn, played by Asa Butterfield, and his struggle with sexuality. His best friend Eric Effiong, played by Ncuti Gatwa, helps him get out of his shell and start an unusual business with one of the most popular girls in the school, Maeve Wiley, who is played by Emma Mackey.

 

Otis’ mother happens to have an unusual job: a sex therapist. Otis has been able to keep this a secret from the majority of the student body until  he is outed by the school bad boy and all hell breaks loose.

 

Maeve decides to befriend Otis and together they become a dynamic duo, charging the students of Moordale High for sex and relationship advice.

 

The second season touches on Otis’ sexual awakening, and the struggles he goes through to get there. You meet new characters such as Patricia Allison who plays Ola Nyman, Otis’ first girlfriend, and her father in the show who dates Otis’ mother, Jakob Nyman, played by Mikael Persbrandt.

 

This season continues to follow Maeve and Otis, and their risky business, with a few twists and turns along the way.

 

This show provides a great deal of inclusion. Different sexualities are represented including gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and even asexual, asexuality which is rarely mentioned in the world of film.

 

Not only is it insanely inclusive to all sexualities, it also teaches many great lessons to teenagers who choose to watch the show. According to abcnews.go.com, abstinence-only sex education compromises 23% of sex education in the public schools throughout the United States. Sex Education not only teaches teens safe sex practices, it also chooses not to deem sexuality and being sexually active as something that is bad. This show allows teenagers to see that their problems with sexuality are only minuscule and felt by many others throughout the world.

 

Overall, Sex Education provides to the audience multiple different gateways into understanding the world of sexuality, and being reminded that there are many other people throughout the world who go through the same struggles that you may be facing throughout your everyday life.

 

Comment down below if you’ve seen the show, what you think of it, or if you’re going to start watching!