Sex Education's Aimee Lou Wood opens up about filming sex scenes for season 3

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Photo credit: Sex Education - Netflix
Photo credit: Sex Education - Netflix

It's almost been two years since we've seen the likes of Otis, Maeve and Eric on our screens, but thankfully the wait for Sex Education season three is nearly over – it'll be back on screens on 17 September 2021.

Ahead of its return, Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood, who plays Aimee Gibbs on the series, has opened up about what it's like to film sex scenes on the show.

Speaking at a press conference, she said: "I mean, I didn’t have any [sex scenes]! Since season one… I just got them all out there."

"But yet the only thing that we had – that isn’t even an intimate scene – was Chris Jenks [who plays Aimee’s boyfriend Steve] and I bouncing on a trampoline."

Aimee continued: "That’s it! I’ve not had any this season, we had a peck on the lips, Chris and I, and that felt a bit saucy after all that time!"

"I got off scot free, sex-scene wise this year," she laughed.

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In the past, Aimee opened up about feeling a "vulnerability hangover" after filming masturbation scenes for the hit Netflix show. But she explained that looking back, she's pleased the final scenes portrayed female pleasure in a realistic, non-airbrushed way.

Last season, we saw Aimee struggle with the aftermath of being sexually assaulted on her bus ride to school. As the episodes unfolded, Aimee was unable to get back on the bus, which resulted in perhaps one of the show's most iconic and touching scenes as her schoolmates Ola, Viv, Olivia, Maeve and Lily all met her at the bus stop to travel to school with her.

Photo credit: Sex Education - Netflix
Photo credit: Sex Education - Netflix

On the upcoming season, we'll see Aimee become a feminist icon as she learns to love her body again.

Speaking about his own sex scenes Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric Effiong, explained they're harder to film due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"It’s kind of tricky because when everyone’s got their masks on, from a distance, you can’t hear anyone," he said.

Ncuti continued: "The intimacy directors were very much involved in every intimate scene. Everything was the same as before, but it just took longer and I guess you had to repeat what you were saying a couple more times."

The series returns to Netflix later this month on 17 September, so there's still plenty of time to binge the first two seasons again. We know we will...

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