30 Sex-Ed Lessons I Had to Learn from Big Mouth
Puberty is gross. Your body changes, your hormones rage, and your life will never be the same again. Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece Big Mouth on Netflix understands that this extended awkward period is an isolated, confusing time when no one knows what’s going on, they just know it sucks. As it turns out, even as an adult you might have no idea what was going on back in the day (or what’s happening now), especially if you were the victim of a less-than-ideal sex-ed program at school.
Listen, I loved my Catholic high school, but when your health teacher’s legal name is Ms. Hymen and you’re the only one laughing, something is very, very wrong. I had crowdsourced my sex-ed through trial and error, casual girl talk, and the occasional Wikipedia black hole. Even as a quote-unquote adult, there’s still a lot I don’t know, but these Big Mouth sex-ed lessons filled some very important holes.