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Netflix Show Sex Education Is Actually Sabotaging Real Sex Ed Online In Spite Of Good Intentions

The more popular the show gets, the bigger the block to get to the real stuff.

Netflix’s recently-released series Sex Education is a refreshing new take on the teen show genre that finally offers a progressive representation of a diversity of characters and narratives. It makes sense that it soared to such extreme popularity so quickly – it’s excellent.

Unfortunately, while the show brings into the spotlight the desire among teens for clarity on topics of sex and puberty, it’s also making it harder to access real sex education content online.

The show’s title, Sex Education, is a play on the unofficial sex therapy service that the main character offers his fellow students. Clever. Cute. Likely seemed like a very harmless choice.

But now in the world of the wide web, the term ‘sex education’ signifies Netflix’s TV show first, and the actual resources that people in need of actual sex education seek out, second.

When you Google ‘sex education’, the entire first page of results is dedicated to the show, and it continues to dominate most results for the first three pages and permeates even further.

The results are similar when sex education is searched on YouTube.

Google and YouTube are the two main search platforms that people use to seek out the answers to sex ed-related questions, and it’s unfortunate that a byproduct of the show’s popularity is burying that information.

With the dogmatic resistance to improve inadequate sex education programmes in schools, the obstacles between young people and sufficient resources are already taking their toll.

Whether this outcome is something that Netflix considered with this show is impossible to say, but it definitely signals the need for more accessible sex ed beyond the self-driven internet search.

People have a lot of questions, and if the answers are being buried beneath pop culture content with great SEO (search engine optimisation) then we need to be proactive with solutions.

There should be places people know they can have their sex ed questions answered, because Google and YouTube results are a muddied mess.

When Pornhub Gives Out Free Premium Access For Valentine's Day, People Do Not Hold Back

Horny: Valentine's Day Edition.

Valentine’s Day may be a contrived holiday, but it definitely succeeds at its mission to get love on the brain. And while essentially every holiday results in an event-specific spike in Pornhub traffic (see: Halloween to be spooked), no other day is quite as obviously linked to porn as Valentine’s Day.

Which is why every year, Pornhub gifts 24 hours of free access to the exclusive premium content as a V-Day prezzie for all the horny users out there.

As the world’s largest porn site, Pornhub Insights are a pretty bang on depiction of our porn-watching behaviour, and the Valentine’s Day trends reveal just how randy we are on this hallowed day.

Last year, searches went up for ‘valentine’ by 3481%, ‘cupid’ up by 652%, and ‘love’ up by 244%. No kink-shaming, but I’m afraid to see what kind of sketches comes up when you search ‘cupid’ on Pornhub.

The Pornhub Premium Valentine’s Day promotion obviously gets people indulging in some content they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. A lot of people. The traffic to premium on Valentine’s Day 2018 went up by 308%.

We clearly know an opportunity when we see one.

 

Premium means ad-free access to over 100,000 full-length videos from top studios in HD, plus the exclusive content you can’t see for free. So people tend to go after that specifically premium content during the one day offer, to see what they’ve been missing.

But with ‘lesbian’ being the most popular search for women on Pornhub, and a top search for male users, of course ‘lesbian’ still tops the lists on V-Day.

Basically, the insights tell us that Valentine’s Day doesn’t incite too many specific kinks (except this cupid thing). Unlike the Grinch kink of Christmas or the Pumpkin popularity at Halloween, Valentine’s Day just turns us into hornier versions of ourselves.

Pick Your Favourite Movie ~Love~ Scenes And We’ll Tell You How Thirsty You Are

Let's talk about sex.

If you’re taking this quiz, we will assume it’s because you’re self-identifying as ‘thirsty’. But just how thirsty are you? Let’s investigate.

To determine your sex drive on the spectrum from ‘would go a sip’ to ‘extreme dehydration’, tally up your A’s, B’s, and C’s as you go and whatever letter dominates will reveal your inner truth.

After you complete all ten multiple choice questions you’ll probably want some ~alone time~ to ~reflect~ on your ~results~ if you know what I ~mean~.

Enjoy.

#1. First Base: What’s Your Ideal Kiss?

A) Never Been Kissed: fanfare and an audience on the baseball field.

B) To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: the hot tub scene.

C) Don Jon: goodnight kiss featuring jizz in your pants.

#2. Second Base: Which Scene Do You Vibe The Most?

A) The Ugly Truth: wearing vibrating underwear gifted from your coworker in public is one way to spice up dinner.

B) Moonlight: intimate, mutual handjobs on the beach.

C) 40 Days 40 Nights: the orgasmic power of white Orchids.

#3. Third Base: Which Scene Do Like The Most?

A) Love Actually: Jack and Judy chat over some faux-felatio.

B) Train Wreck: strictly instructed oral.

C) Black Swan: the dream sequence.

#4. Spending The Night Can Be Sexually Charged. How Would You Want To Spend It?

A) Crazy Stupid Love: Ryan Gosling is shirtless, but you fall asleep.

B) Notting Hill: why sleep on the couch when there’s room in bed?

C) Troy: knife to the throat quickly pivots to sex with Achilles, because Achilles is Brad Pitt.

#5. Forbidden Love: Which Scene Do You Find The Hottest?

A) Brokeback Mountain: the no-foreplay-straight-to-it tent scene.

B) Titanic: “Put your hands on me, Jack.”

C) Dirty Dancing: Baby and Johnny slow dance their way into making ~love~.

#6. Which Sexual Agreement Gets You Going The Most?

A) Friends With Benefits: Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, as the title suggests.

B) No Strings Attached: Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman do it better.

C) 50 Shades of Grey: no judgment, but this is basically porn.

#7. Which Non-Human Sexual Encounter Do You Find The Most Alluring?

A) Avatar: intertwining the tendrils.

B) Twilight: Bella and Edward’s honeymoon.

C) The Shape Of Water: fish sex.

#8. First Time: Which First ~Love~ Scene Appeals To You The Most?

A) The Notebook: “It wasn’t over. It STILL isn’t over.”

B) Cruel Intentions: Sebastian and Annette get sensual and sweaty.

C) Blue Is The Warmest Color: 10 minute sex scene. Enough said.

#9. DIY: Which Depiction Of ~Self Love~ Resonates With You The Most?

A) Pleasantville: Betty’s bath time turns her world into colour.

B) American Pie: third base with the pie.

C) Call Me By Your Name: the peach scene.

#10. Foreplay Is Key: Which Scene Gets You In The Mood?

A) Coyote Ugly: Violet stripping to make Kevin understand what stage fright feels like was a sexual awakening.

B) Ghost: who knew pottery could be so hot?

C) Pretty Woman: specifically, the scene when they finally kiss on the mouth. Ooft.

RESULTS

Mostly A’s Thirst Level: All Round Pretty Well Hydrated But Would Take A Sip

You’re not yearning for it or anything but you’re also not about to turn down an opportunity to root. Trying role play, dirty talk, or any new positions probably isn’t at the top of your ‘to do’ list right now but you could possibly be swayed by the right suitor.

Enjoy your hydration level and take advantage of the ability to concentrate your energy elsewhere that you might otherwise not have when you’re a messier, hornier version of yourself. Bon chance!

Mostly B’s Thirst Level: Definitely In Need Of A Tall Glass Of Water

OK mate, let’s cut to the chase, you want to f**k. No shame in it! We wish you well on your sexual ventures.

We pray your drive is satisfied one way or another, so that you may continue to be a functioning human in society and not reduced to a dirty-minded mess. Remember who you are.

Mostly C’s Thirst Level: WARNING EXTREME HYDRATION

You need a drink ASAP!!! If you don’t have someone to hydrate you, hydrate yourself!!!

But seriously how are you getting anything done with your mind so deep in the gutter? You deserve a medal, you horny mess.

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