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    14 Reasons Why "Sex Education" Is Groundbreaking, Real, And Incredibly Necessary

    A (slightly) NSFW love letter to an instantly groundbreaking show.

    1. It shows that a person’s sex drive isn’t determined by their sex.

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    Not all men are keen to shag on the daily, while women can also have urges so strong that they’re… distracting.

    2. It also shows that a person's sex drive and confidence are not indicated by how physically-developed they are.

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    3. It reminds us that sexual orientation and attraction aren't choices.

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    4. And that there are A LOT of healthy and creative outlets for sexual energy.

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    It's 2019. Can we finally stop smut-shaming?

    5. It portrays sex as a basic human need that can be as fun, romantic, casual, or as purpose-driven as those involved need it to be.

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    6. It shows that while masturbation is natural (and shouldn’t be something you’re ashamed of), it still doesn’t come naturally to everyone.

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    See what I did there?

    7. You get to see a character actually follow through with an abortion.

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    And the creators don’t shy away from showing the entirety of the process AND the complexity of the emotions that go into such a decision and procedure.

    8. It habitually and consistently discusses the importance of consent in both sexual and non-sexual relationships.

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    9. It demonstrates that communication, mutual support, and vulnerability are key elements in a healthy, long-term relationship.

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    It also shows that there is not a single long-term relationship out there that isn't at least a little complicated.

    10. It promotes open sex dialogue between adults and youth.

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    No matter your opinions or beliefs about the act itself, an open and frank discourse can save a teenager a TON of heartbreak and regrets.

    11. It also promotes open sex dialogue between partners.

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    12. In this age of sexting (and other forms of social media), it discusses the pain that cyber-bullying can cause in both extreme and day-to-day ways.

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    13. It demonstrates that those who love you the most, may not always know how to support you.

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    If someone you love having in your life is willing to learn how to support you, you may have to teach them.

    14. And lastly, not necessarily sex-related... but it shows us that therapists are human beings.

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    It doesn’t glorify or demonize them (as many stories do). It simply exemplifies that a good therapist is someone who cares for and is fascinated by people, and while they often "get it right", they are far from perfect.

    So, what are you waiting for?

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    Get to it!

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    Sex Education is available for streaming via Netflix.

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