Birth Control

How “Love is Blind” season 6 let us down

Don’t worry, we ate it. We have high expectations for the ones we love, so we’ve got some seeds to pick!

1. Failure to correct questionable (completely false) information about birth control

No shade on Johnny and Amy, but their conversations about birth control made our heads spin. Y’all, if you want to have children in the future, a vasectomy is not a good birth control option for you. Also, if you don’t want to use hormonal birth control, that’s fine! You can still have sex! There are many options without hormones! Netflix, if you’re listening, do us all a favor and put a link to our Method Explorer at the end of every episode next season.

That said, one thing we LOVED about Johnny and Amy’s conversations about birth control was the fact that they had it! They both do research, and Johnny is as invested in what birth control they will use as Amy is. That’s what we call a partner.

2. Placing a billboard mocking Chelsea

Why would a major corporation like Netflix choose to bully someone about their appearance? Someone who is being bullied all over the internet? If you haven’t heard, Netflix put up a literal, actual, physical billboard in LA mocking Chelsea because people told her she looked like Megan Fox (WHICH SHE DOES, and we’ll die on that hill). How many executives signed off on that decision? Very and very strange.

3. Allowing the objectification of AD

There’s a lot to be said for the way AD is treated on the show. He’s treated as a sexual object by both men and women, and he’s been publicly subjected to scary jokes that threaten him with sexual assault (quick reminder to Jeramey and Laura that flipping on someone’s chest without consent is sexual assault!). Really, Jeramey and Laura should have been asked to kick rocks in open-toed shoes, but at the very least, it seems like a producer could have stepped in to cut their horrible behavior. AD is a full human being and deserves to be treated as such.

4. Kenny didn’t find someone else IMMEDIATELY

Kenny, you deserve to be craved! If they don’t put that guy in season 7, we’re going to be in trouble.

5. Letting Clay get away with thinking of himself as a leader

Different relationship styles work for different people, and if you want to “follow” your spouse, that’s entirely your choice. But maybe for now let’s not be Clay that husband. Leaving your partner at the altar after clearly and emphatically indicating that you will say yes is not being a “leader.” Thinking that you are genetically destined to cheat on your partner is not being a “leader.” If anyone is the leader, it’s AD! On the other hand, respect to Clay for his growth in the past year. She took herself from the marriage straight to therapy, which was exactly where she needed to go.

6. Not giving more airtime to Margarita

Margarita, Clay’s mother, stole the show in the last episode when she confronted Clay’s father and put him in his place (6 feet underground) about his cheating and the ways that it damaged him. -their child’s behavior. Margarita is the perfect antidote to Clay’s father who advises Clay as if he knows something. As a matter of fact, let’s just replace Nick Lachey with Margarita, and let him host the show with Vanessa. We’re on the edge of our seats waiting for the professional level take down of all the disrespectful reunion partners next season.

7. Casting Trevor

Talk about a slow moving train. At first, we loved Trevor—a seemingly lovestruck, loyal, emotionally expressive potential husband for Chelsea. But the truth came out in the last few weeks, and boy did it come out all the way. Going on the show while in a relationship? Texting that person as soon as he gets his phone to say he loves him and wants to marry him? While telling Chelsea that he loves and wants to get married him?? And the fact that Nick and Vanessa showed us all the receipts??? YIKES. It really doesn’t seem like Trevor’s mental health is okay, and Netflix made a mistake by not providing enough psychological support for him (we assume) or for anyone else in the cast. We went from “protect Trevor at all costs!” to “someone needs to check on Trevor” real quick.

8. Excludes any queer couples

Fix it.

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