With all the reasons to stay indoors right now, why not check out the much-talked-about Netflix show Sex Education? Rather than the documentary the title suggests, it’s a fascinating character-driven drama that will have you and your partner(s) talking about sex and relationships for hours. If you’ve already devoured all two seasons of the show, here are some reasons to give it another watch.
Instead of bingeing run-of-the-mill TV with your sweetie, check out a high-quality, frank-talking drama that tackles the topics of sex and relationships in a refreshing and nonjudgemental way. With two seasons of 16 half-hour episodes, you have eight hours of entertainment at your fingertips. The British-made show is provocative and, believe me, you and your loved ones will end up talking about surprising topics like anal douching, teenage erectile dysfunction, and asexuality. What a great way to get to know each other even better!
Provoke Interesting Conversations
Of course, you can zone out and watch both seasons of Sex Education in one day. The show is addictive! But just like good sex, it’s even better if you slow it down and ask questions.
Perhaps you see something new you want to try, or you’re curious to know your partner’s thoughts on moral quandaries like being given an ultimatum by a partner. Would your partner ever give you an ultimatum? What would they do if you did? The discussion that springs from fictional situations like these can save heartache down the line by making sure your personal values match.
Even your spirited discussion about which characters you prefer and why can lead to revealing insights. For example, I love the male character with anger issues (as I often do, heh), but at first, my partner was repulsed by him. Our discussion helped us better understand our differences: perhaps I see the world with more grey than my partner’s more black-and-white thinking. Both are valid perspectives, but these differences are good to be aware of in a relationship.