Originally I was going to just reblog Burt’s wonderful quotes from the “Sexy” episode, but I stumbled upon this NYT blog post and wanted to link to the whole thing, since it also links to the Hulu clip (which likely won’t always be available, but w/e), and also because I actually think the first round of reader comments were well-written and spot-on.
…for example: I, along with an early commenter, didn’t like when Holly called Rachel “frigid.” Not how an educator should handle it - it’s her choice, and there are gentler ways to point out that it’s important to have information, whether you choose to use it or not.
Anyway. Was the episode perfect? No, not by any means. But it was miles ahead of any other sex-ed focused episode of a tv show that I’ve seen. And, I decided, very much worth a mention on this blog, especially since the episode was rated “14 and up” and therefore easily qualifies as a Young Adult text. Enjoy!