Sex Education's Aimee Lou Wood had a "vulnerability hangover" after filming masturbation scenes

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood has spoken about feeling a "vulnerability hangover" after filming masturbation scenes for the hit Netflix show, saying that looking back now, she's pleased the final scenes portrayed female pleasure in a realistic, non-airbrushed way.

Wood, who plays Aimee Gibbs in the series spoke about filming the scenes in an upcoming episode of the Make it Reign podcast (out Tuesday), according to the Sun. In the show, her character seeks the advice of high school sex therapist Otis (Asa Butterfield) after her new boyfriend stops mid-coitus and asks her "tell me what you want." Aimee explains to Otis that nobody has ever asked her before, and therefore it's not something she's ever really thought about. After Otis suggests Aimee gets to know what she likes by herself she comes out with that most iconic of Aimee lines, "so you're prescribing a wank?"

Speaking about filming the masturbation scenes that followed Aimee told the podcast it's a bit of a rollercoaster.

"The intimacy co-ordinator said sometimes you'll feel pretty exhilarated after you've just done the sex scene," she explained. "Then a day or two later you get a bit of a vulnerability hangover and you're like, 's**t!'

"So she checks in on us a day or two after we’ve filmed it to see how we're feeling. With the scene, I was so supported on set. But a couple of days later I was like, 'Oh, my god!'

"So many worries were ignited. I had a major vulnerability hangover. I was like, 'I look hideous, my a*** in the air, so unflattering.'

"But I’m so happy it was like that and not airbrushed, flattering angles. Now I look back at that and think, 'Wow, great!'"

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Filming for the third series of Sex Education is currently underway, and the cast have been sharing behind the scenes pictures and teasers of their time on set. Plus, Netflix recently announced some very exciting additions to the cast for series 3 including Girls star Jemima Kirke.

We truly cannot wait.

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