I’m currently in the middle of the first and only season of a fairly new Netflix show called “Sex Education.” The core idea is that a high school student who happens to be the son of a sex therapist decides (for various reasons) to serve as a sex therapist himself for his fellow students.
The setting is a beautiful high school in England–it’s out in the middle of nowhere, yet it’s very well attended. And the student population is extremely sexual. As in, they’re actively having sex all over the school grounds. And at home. And everywhere else.
I appreciate the sex-positive tone of the show, though it’s a bit hard to relate to, as it’s so different than my high school experience (both personally and my perception of what other students were doing). Granted, I went to a nerdy magnet school with only about 120 students in my class, and I’m pretty sure most of us were quite horny…I just didn’t get the sense that we were doing much about it. I certainly wasn’t, at least not much beyond kissing the girls I dated.
Looking back, the only times I recall that some students ventured into sexual territory were when we weren’t on school grounds (the opposite of Sex Education). Like, at Model UN conferences and post-graduation beach week.
However, that was 20 years ago. Perhaps high school has changed quite a bit since then. Or maybe other high schools in other areas were different.
What’s your gauge on how your high school compared to the school in Sex Education? Like, if Sex Education is a 10 on a scale of “most sexual high school experiences,” where would you rate your high school? I’d go with a 2 for mine.