Now we are treated to an attractive Aryan couple smooching each other, while a soothing Sex Voice Over (SVO) tells us, "Because intimacy is more than the sexual act. Intimacy fills every moment of your day." To demonstrate this, the couple kneads dough together, and strokes a faucet. The source of the SVO, a really scary-looking sex therapist, appears on the screen, and starts to talk some more. Then Sharon starts to fast-forward the tape. Because, you see, we are in Angela's parents room at Chase Place, where Sharon is showing Angela this video to help her overcome her fears. "Blah blah blah, we've all heard about intimacy," Sharon is saying, "then there's this whole relationship stuff. And...ah...here we go. Shelley and Mitch. They love each other, but lately their sex has become routine and mechanical." Angela says, "Your parents actually watch this?" Sharon's all, "Are you kidding? They've had it for, like, years. You can keep it for a while, though. They won't even notice." Angela gets all unconvincingly blasé and says, "Why would I want to keep it?" Sharon looks at her. "I don't know. Why were you asking me all those questions? So. You and Jordan...never...?" AVO: "There's this dividing line. Between girls who've had sex, and girls who haven't. And we both suddenly realized, we were looking at each other across it." Sharon stops the tape. "Look, Angela, you're allowed to ask me things." Angela pretends not to have any questions, for all of one second. "What kinds of things?...So did you use something?" Sharon flips out. "Of course we did! We used condoms! Angela, promise you'll make him wear a condom if you decide to do it!" Angela agrees, under the barrage, then says she wants to stop talking about it, and then asks, "So how did you, like, decide to..." Sharon says, "Look. I told Kyle I wanted to wait until I was ready. And then, one night, I totally was. The only strange thing is that, after that, having sex was, like, expected, because you can't, like, go back. I mean it kind of stopped mattering whether I wanted to." Which can happen. And suddenly Sharon's side of the great divide doesn't look so appealing to Angela. Not that, of course, it seems to have looked appealing to her before.
My So-Called Life
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My So-Called Life