“Okay I’ll come in for one drink and maybe sex but that’s it.”
Every morning I hop on to my computer armchair and peruse American and French sites for interesting tidbits.
A few days ago I came across an enthusiastic review of a Netflix production called “Sex Education”. It was written by a French blogger named Fiona Schmidt, a lady “qui n’a pas froid aux yeux” (who does not have the fear of a shillelagh in her eyes.) Poetic license.
I was a little surprised to find this review of an Anglo/American production in the French Huffpost, but in the days of globalism nothing should surprise you anymore.
This review, drafted in French was provocative and well written. This prompted me to tune in to Netflix and watch the above-mentioned show.
The plot is simple but full of twists. At the urging of a rebellious girl, a virgin boy of 16 (whose mother is sexologist) opens a practice of clandestine sexual therapy in high school.
Sounds a little implausible but you have to play along.
My adolescent years are far away, but it seems to me that a teen today is more knowledgeable about sex than many adults fifty years ago.
I don’t know if it is the easy access of online pornography, but juveniles today seem to have no qualms about talking about sex. Their vocabulary is peppered with words such as penis, vagina and oral sex.
Fiona writes “In the series as in real life, girls masturbate, think about sex and express their desires. Teens think about sex and fuck.”
And why not? Sexual intercourse today is not the sole preserve of male imagination. Women think of sex as much as men and are not bashful about it.
“Men think, while women desire.’ Gone are the days when ‘demanding sex’ was considered exclusively a man’s forte. Today women demand sex greater than men. And they have no qualms about getting vocal about it.”
The sexual revolution has matured and is now egalitarian. Just as it should be.
“How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican.”― Will Durst, political satirist