An appalling number of states don’t require it at all and as Oliver points out no parent “wants” to talk about sex with their kids and vice versa. That’s why sex education in schools is so important. As he accurately states, “human sexuality, unlike calculus, is something you actually need to know about for the rest of your life.”
Beginning at around the 17:50 mark you can watch the actual sex education video that Oliver put together with stars like Laverne Cox, Nick Offerman, Jack McBrayer, Kristen Schaal, Megan Mullally, Aisha Tyler and Kumail Nanjiani.
And the video, get this, is actually pretty good! For instance, the stars explain that when choosing abstinence, some people might make fun of you, to which the actors state, “Those people…are assholes.” Useful information.
Of course, former sex ed video actor Jonathan Banks (who you may know from Breaking Bad) contradicts the very video he starred in and says, “If anyone ever tells you that getting your period makes you better at bowling, they’re a fucking idiot.” More news you can use, right there.
Watch and share. It might be the most sex education some of you have ever had.