a sexplanation

A Sexplanation – let’s talk about gay sex

LGBTQ Film and TV

A Sexplanation is now available to rent or buy.


Let’s talk about sex; after all, we don’t talk about it enough, do we? How you answer this question may depend on how comfortable you feel with your body, sexual identity and desires. After all, while many people are happy to discuss porn, brag about their conquests or drool over a celebrity’s body, open and honest conversations about sex remain rare. Why is this? After all, you would think we would have moved past nervous giggles, denial and shame by now? 

Thinking back to my own sex education (if you can call it that) as a teen in the late 80s and early 90s, masturbation was never discussed, and I was forcibly told gay people would die from AIDS as the classroom descended into homophobic jokes and banter. Since then, things have improved here in the UK, yet sex education remains limited in the school curriculum and is barely discussed on TV beyond daytime shows. While in the USA, the conservative right still suggests that wearing a chastity ring prevents all the carnal desires a teenager may have. 


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In his compelling journey of discovery, A Sexplanation, Alex Liu investigates why he was encouraged to feel shame for years as a gay man and how our lack of positive and informed sex education led to those feelings. The result is a documentary road trip exploring the vast diversity of human sexuality while shedding light on the shame many LGBTQ+ young people take into adulthood regarding their bodies and desires. Liu’s openness is infectious as he interviews a range of folk, from a conservative politician to a Jesuit priest. But the power comes from Liu’s ability to reframe sex, no matter your orientation, into a discussion on human sexuality, desire and beauty. So come on, folks, let’s ditch the shame and properly discuss sex in all its diversity.

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Summary

In his compelling journey of discovery, Alex Liu investigates why he was encouraged to feel shame for years as a gay man and how our lack of positive and informed sex education led to those feelings.

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