A few months ago I spoke about why ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama could be your next read, and today I’m discussing a must-watch to add to your list- ‘Sex Education’!
The third series of ‘Sex Education’ came out on the 16th September, and I was so excited for another 8 episodes of funny, open, and relevant sex education content that’s full of diverse characters and storylines!
In this post, I’ve come up with 5 reasons ‘Sex Education’ series 3 could be your next watch- and why I think it absolutely should be!
There’s something for everyone
This series of ‘Sex Education’, the focus was yet again on a wide range of characters. I liked following the storylines of the adult characters such as Maureen and Jean, as well as understanding what is troubling the students at Moordale High.
There really is something for everyone with this show, as series 3 gave viewers a chance to understand everything from pregnancy as a slightly older woman, to navigating your first relationship with a same sex partner.
I love the portrayal of friendship in this show, and series 3 definitely delivered another dose of fun and unexpected friendships to follow. I liked the blossoming friendship between Adam and Rahim, and it was great to see how the friendships of the previous two series’ changed and developed.
The unlikely friendship between Aimee and Maureen Groff was so much fun to watch- and let’s be honest I’m down for any scene that includes Aimee (and Goat).
‘Sex Education’ is completely accurate when it comes to sex and relationships education- and it doesn’t beat around the bush! I loved the accurate information given to the characters about STIs, using condoms, and the ability to prevent HIV using medication.
Series 3 discusses female pleasure, vulvas, and it introduces the show’s first non-binary character. It provides some much-needed honesty about sex and relationships, and discusses subjects that we don’t hear about, such as disability and sex.
It shows that abstinence teaching doesn’t work
In series 3 of ‘Sex Education’, Moordale High gets a new head teacher who is determined to “clean-up” Moordale, or “sex school” as it is known after the antics of last term. She introduces a new abstinence RSE, teaching students to stop having sex, rather than teaching them how to have sex safely.
The students are taught to feel shame about their sex lives, and it causes big issues at the school.
In real life, this kind of teaching is all too common- and it doesn’t work, a fact the students at Moordale High make abundantly clear! I think it was great to show an over-the-top view of abstinence teaching, to drive home the idea that this kind of archaic view of sex education is very outdated.
Above all, ‘Sex Education’ is just a good watch. Yes, it tackles some issues which are very relevant, and it promotes my view that all sex education needs to be open and honest (think Jean Milburn…). But ‘Sex Education’ is also just a funny, interesting, and entertaining show to watch.
I love ‘Sex Education’ and I think it could be the perfect next watch for you this Autumn! It’s relevant, accurate, and different to anything I’ve ever watched, and series 3 brings with it a whole new set of storylines and funny characters. I can’t wait to see what storylines they come up with for series 4.
Do you think ‘Sex Education’ series 3 could be your next watch? Have you watched ‘Sex Education’? Do you agree with my thoughts on the show?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x
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