The Worst Episodes of Sex Education: Cringe-worthy Scenes You Can’t Unsee

As a self-proclaimed binge-watching expert, I’ve devoured my fair share of TV shows. And let me tell you, Sex Education is not one to be missed. But even the best shows have their off days, and Sex Education is no exception. In this listicle, we’ll be diving into the worst episodes of the show that will make you cringe, roll your eyes, and maybe even question why you started watching in the first place. So buckle up and get ready to relive some of the most cringe-worthy moments in Sex Education history.
Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Eric’s trauma isolates him, and Maeve’s essay wins a prize. Otis tries to hook up with Lily, but his deep-seated issues get in the way.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Season 2 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2020-01-17

Otis and Eric get away from romance and retreat to the woods with Remi. But parents aren’t perfect, as Maeve knows. Later, Ola follows her heart.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2020-01-17

Ola wants to go all the way, but Otis is on edge. Jean and Maeve need their space. Jackson has performance worries, and star-crossed lovers reconnect.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2020-01-17

Masturbation turns out to be Otis’ secret talent, but can he master his unruly desires for Ola? A chlamydia outbreak distracts the student body.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Eric realizes Otis has fallen for Maeve. But the young sex therapist finds himself torn when hot guy Jackson seeks help with his secret crush.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2019-01-11

The big dance brings out the best, and the drama, in Moordale’s student body. Otis finds a date, Maeve gets her dress, and Eric returns with style.

Episode 8

Episode 8

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2020-01-17

The talking cure may be failing Otis and Jean as they sort out their issues. A wary Maeve makes the finals. Sexy Shakespeare never goes out of style.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2020-01-17

After Jean makes a cringey appearance at school, Otis tries his hand at pleasing Ola—and advising a hapless teacher. Fearless Maeve buckles.

Episode 3

Episode 3

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2020-01-17

On her way to surprise Maeve, Aimee gets a horrible shock on the bus. Rahim connects with Eric as a Milburn family dinner gets seriously awkward.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2019-01-11

An explicit pic puts a mean girl on the spot. Maeve wants to track down the shaming culprit, forcing Otis to make a tough choice on an important day.

Episode 3

Episode 3

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Otis’ clinic achieves liftoff, as does his attraction to Maeve, who unexpectedly asks him for help. Eric swings off on his own and fields a come-on.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2020-01-17

Bouncing back is the only option, so Otis throws a small gathering that turns rowdy, and Jackson deals with the healing. Who can handle the truth?

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Egged on by Maeve—and finding that dispensing sex tips is tougher than he thought—Otis tries offering free advice at a classmate’s house party.

Episode 8

Episode 8

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Otis feels violated by Jean’s new book, and Maeve takes the fall for her brother. Eric serves detention with an old foe, while Lily’s body betrays her.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2021-09-17

Makeovers take over when Ruby gives Otis a magnetic revamp and Hope tones the school down. Way down. Elsewhere, Eric and Adam look to level up.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-09-17

In the cold light of day, can sex turn into intimacy, and vice versa? Ruby recoils from Otis. Maeve connects with Isaac. Abstinence roils Moordale.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-09-17

The truth is out there: Maeve gets the news, Aimee reveals her vulva cupcakes and more, and Eric navigates Nigerian life. Hope goes to new extremes.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-09-17

Home is where the heat is. Jean contends with a hot mess and a cold shoulder. Maeve deals with a mum on the run. The “sex school” finally goes public.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2019-01-11

Despite the ministrations of sex therapist mom Jean and encouragement from pal Eric, Otis worries that he can’t get it on. He’s not the only one.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2020-01-17

Welcome to the morning after. “Sex kid” has made a huge mess—and just can’t stop barfing. Chaos comes to class, and in detention, the girls bond.