Hump Day High | A Sex Educator’s Thoughts on Netflix’s “Sex Education”

When I saw that Netflix was coming out with a show called “Sex Education,” I was immediately curious. What aspects of sexuality would they focus on? Would any of my friends and colleagues be on it? It turns out my expectations were entirely off the mark, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the show. In fact, it was mostly excellent. Warning, some spoilers ahead.

“Sex Education” is based in the U.K. (which made me giddy, because I love British accents) and focuses on the lives of a group of high school students. Otis, the protagonist played by Asa Butterfield, is 16 and lives with his mother, Jean, played by Gillian Anderson, a sex therapist who operates her practice out of their absurdly large house and, like most sex therapist portrayals in media, has horrifically bad boundaries which cause issues in her familial relationships. Otis’ best friend, Eric, played by

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