The BEST episodes of The Sex Lives of College Girls

Every episode of The Sex Lives of College Girls ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Sex Lives of College Girls!

Follow four college roommates as they arrive at New England’s prestigious Essex College. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating as they live out their new, free lives on campus.

Last Updated: 1/20/2023Network:HBO Max
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The Truth
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7.96
188 votes

#1 - The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2021

While Kimberly faces possible expulsion after her honor code violation, Bela takes a stand against the Catullan’s culture, Whitney levels with her mom, and Leighton speaks her truth.

Directors: Liza Johnson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Surprise Party
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7.74
196 votes

#2 - The Surprise Party

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2021

At Leighton's surprise party for Nico, an unexpected guest sends Kimberly reeling. Bela worries she silenced a fellow Catullan writer, and a rumor threatens to upend Whitney's world.

Directors: Maggie Carey
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Taking Shots
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7.67
88 votes

#3 - Taking Shots

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/2022

Leighton helps Kimberly administer her hormone injections. Whitney considers how to handle being repeatedly mistaken for the only other Black girl in class. Bela clashes with her Catullan replacement.

Directors: Thembi Banks
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Pre-Frosh Weekend
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7.66
88 votes

#4 - Pre-Frosh Weekend

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/8/2022

For Pre-Frosh Weekend, Bela hosts her nerdy childhood friend Priya, who’s had a surprise glow-up. Leighton prepares to come out to her dad. Kimberly seeks commonalities with Jackson, while Whitney finds chemistry with her lab partner.

Directors: Tazbah Chavez
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I Think I'm a Sex Addict
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7.65
188 votes

#5 - I Think I'm a Sex Addict

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/2/2021

While Bela anxiously awaits the Catullan's final decision, Kimberly gets hooked on casual sex with Nico, Whitney explores her connection with Canaan, and Leighton takes the next step with Alicia.

Directors: Lila Neugebauer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Parents Weekend
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7.64
190 votes

#6 - Parents Weekend

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/2/2021

After reuniting with their families for the first time since move-in day, the girls struggle through an uncomfortable dinner, where parents clash, egos are bruised, and secrets are revealed.

Directors: Meredith Dawson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
That Comment Tho
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7.59
199 votes

#7 - That Comment Tho

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2021

While a cryptic message from Nico sends Kimberly reeling, Leighton invites the women’s center to her brother’s frat party. Bela has an uncomfortable experience with a Catullan editor, and Whitney navigates the fallout of investigative work.

Directors: Rachel Raimist
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Rooming Lottery
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7.53
68 votes

#8 - The Rooming Lottery

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2022

When Leighton is elected Kappa’s campus social chair, the roommates must figure out what sophomore year will look like.

Directors: Justin Noble
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Doppelbanger
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7.52
90 votes

#9 - Doppelbanger

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/1/2022

Bela seizes an opportunity when a late-night comic visits campus. Kimberly attempts to prove she hasn’t been “med-zoned” by Jackson. Whitney fights to contribute to a group assignment. Leighton pursues a junior… who reminds her of herself.

Directors: David Stassen
Writer: Mindy Kaling
Watch Now:Amazon
Kappa
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7.51
208 votes

#10 - Kappa

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/25/2021

After mingling with an exclusive sorority, Leighton gets roped into a date with a boy, while Whitney confides in a teammate about her relationship with Dalton. With Kimberly in tow, Bela speaks her mind at a high-profile Catullan event.

Directors: Kabir Akhtar
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Welcome to Essex
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7.50
264 votes

#11 - Welcome to Essex

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/18/2021

As they start settling into college life, first-year suite mates Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, and Whitney navigate relationships, extracurriculars, and culture shock. Later, the girls hit an exclusive party to blow off some steam.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Essex College Food Workers Strike
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7.48
81 votes

#12 - The Essex College Food Workers Strike

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2022

Leighton grapples with “dating up” for the first time. Kimberly appeals to an unlikely source for help with the food workers’ strike. Whitney sets out to crush her final lab. Bela’s faces blowback from a misstep.

Directors: Tazbah Chavez
Writer: Beth Appel
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Will You Be My Girlfriend?
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7.47
91 votes

#13 - Will You Be My Girlfriend?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/2022

Bela scrambles to expand The Foxy’s reach ahead of its release. Jackson invites Kimberly to a study session. Canaan asks Whitney to be his girlfriend… but she already thought they were dating. Leighton gets called out.

Directors: Lila Neugebauer
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Cheating
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7.45
188 votes

#14 - Cheating

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2021

A heartbroken Kimberly considers cheating on an exam. Leighton’s fear of coming out upends her weekend getaway with Alicia. Bela navigates the fallout of exposing assault. Whitney confronts the truth about Dalton.

Directors: Kabir Akhtar
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Short King
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7.40
98 votes

#15 - The Short King

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/24/2022

While Leighton enjoys the perks of being out, Bela focuses on a short king. Whitney attempts to expand her horizons with a difficult class, and Kimberly considers a new fix for her money problems.

Directors: Lila Neugebauer
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Naked Party
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7.40
243 votes

#16 - Naked Party

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2021

The first week of class finds Kimberly feeling out of her league, while Leighton thrives academically… but not so much otherwise. Whitney confronts soccer drama, and — looking to get properly wild — Bela and Kimberly go to a naked party.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sex & Basketball
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7.37
67 votes

#17 - Sex & Basketball

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/15/2022

Whitney and Andrew attempt to bring their chemistry into the real world. Bela over-curates The Foxy’s big spotlight. Kimberly accompanies Canaan to the Econ department’s awards banquet. Leighton visits the women’s center – and Alicia.

Watch Now:Amazon
Le Tuteur
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7.35
204 votes

#18 - Le Tuteur

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2021

While Kimberly connects with Nico during a tutoring session, Leighton begrudgingly starts volunteering at the women’s center, Bela explores the local dating app pool, and Whitney seeks to take things with Dalton to the next level.

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Winter is Coming
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7.34
123 votes

#19 - Winter is Coming

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/17/2022

While grappling with their new status as campus narcs, Bela starts an all-female comedy mag, Whitney embarks on the soccer off-season, and Kimberly explores ways to make up for her lost scholarship – with unexpected help from Leighton.

Directors: Daniella Eisman
Watch Now:Amazon
Frat Problems
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7.28
118 votes

#20 - Frat Problems

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2022

Bela and Leighton organize a sexy fundraiser to get back on Theta’s good side – and into frat parties again. Kimberly tries to find another co-signer for her loan, while Whitney feels threatened by Canaan’s new coworker.

Directors: Daniella Eisman
Watch Now:Amazon

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