When I think about sex ed, what immediately comes to mind is my high school classmates turning beet red and giggling in the back of the room while Mrs. Preis’ earnestly attempted to explain masturbation. It wasn’t ideal. Now, thanks to the internet, you and I have many other outlets to learn about our bodies in the comfort of our own homes — and TBH, scouring social media for facts feels way less awk than a classroom lecture (no offense, Mrs. P.). In fact, there's a bevy of sexual education-themed Instagram accounts that you can follow for a steady stream of insight on everything from your period or birth control options to handy tips on how to improve your solo pleasure seshes.
Who knew that schooling yourself on sex could be as easy as scrolling through the 'Gram? The scope of inclusive, consent-informed, sex-positive accounts is actually pretty amazing — and the best part is, you'll get a constant influx of new info for free. From sexologists and intimacy coaches to reproductive health pros, lots of experts in the field are using this platform to enlighten people about their bodies, so you might as well take advantage. As for who to follow — I've rounded up a list of IG accounts that are guaranteed to teach you a ton about sex, sans any unnecessary shame (giggling is optional).