The creepily comedic short film, Late Bloomer, tackles sex education through the lens of cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The narration gets kind of annoying, but it’s great commentary on the joke that sex ed has become in schools. Even the ones that don’t teach abstinence-only fail to accurately address the complexities of knocking boots.
What was your sex ed class like? Did you go to a school that taught abstinence? I went to an Episcopalian middle school, which meant that our sex ed class consisted of a single day of gender-segregated classes in which my closeted lesbian gym teacher taught the girls about periods, and my goofy science teacher told the boys about the hair we might grow on our balls. Like most of the things I was taught at a religious private school, it proved to be positively useless.