I know I wasn’t the only one waiting eagerly for Season 2 of Sex Education to drop on Netflix. From queer kisses to women wanking on screen, it didn’t disappoint. It’s definitely not without its flaws, but there’s some things it got very, very right.
Fifteen months have lapsed since I arrived in Canada as a refugee, all of them endured with feverish masturbation. As a refugee one has to endure loneliness, and sometimes flares of chronic back-pain. Where I come from in Zimbabwe, Africa, there is enormous cultural stigma attached to masturbation that writing this piece alone brings “dishonor” to my family. I will go ahead anyway. Opening up is therapeutic.