Season 3 of the hit Netflix Original Series, Sex Education has hit our airwaves. It continues to give the drama, the knowledge, and the heart.

Sex Education tells the story about a boy named Otis (Asa Butterfield) whose mother, Jean (Gillian Anderson), is a sex therapist. With the help of his best friend, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), and girl-crush, Maeve (Emma Mackey), Otis opens an underground sex clinic to help his wildly under-sex educated classmates. However, at the end of season 2, the underground sex clinic is found out and closed for good…or is it?

Season 3 gives us a new year where Otis is having casual sex with the most popular girl in school. Eric and Adam are official (ugh), and Maeve is dealing with her own family drama. After being dubbed the “Sex School”, the powers that be have hired a new headteacher, Hope Hadden (Jemima Kirke); who is tasked with turning the school around by any means necessary.

While the series originally revolved mostly around Otis for the first two seasons; I found it incredibly refreshing that season 3 didn’t follow suit. This change allowed the series to explore the other characters in more detail and tackle issues they may not have had time to do otherwise. This doesn’t mean Otis doesn’t have an arc, he absolutely does – he’s just no longer the focus. 

Sex Education Continues The Great Work And Lays Down The Work For Season 4

Even though the underground sex clinic is closed, that doesn’t mean the students aren’t still sexually active. I absolutely loved the arcs given to the other characters. From Eric and Adam learning more about themselves as a couple to the other characters learning. Eric goes on a family trip to Nigeria and learns about what it’s like being gay in a country where it’s illegal. The series even begins exploring what it’s like to be non-binary and the comforts and discomforts of presenting how you want others to see you. Personally, I can’t wait for season 4 to explore this storyline even more. 

One of my favorite storylines from season 2 continues into season 3 with Aimee and her assault on the bus. Some may dismiss something like this assault and not understand why it’s affecting her so much. Sex Education does an amazing job of exploring this through her sessions with Jean; explaining everything in a way that makes sense to the viewer and keeps you rooting for Aimee the whole way through. 

Overall, I absolutely loved season 3 of Sex Education. I was disappointed when it ended – not because it was bad, but because I need more! Make sure to check out the new season streaming now on Netflix!