This chapter was so fucking stupid.
Paulo is trying to 'help' his friend but basically out spazzes him on the emotional front so it instead becomes about Matt comforting Paulo then the other way around.
It's really over the top virtue signally with no substance. Matt's only character trait is he is a fat,gay dude that is sorta nice and Paulo kinda wants to fuck.
A more interesting thing to happen is if there was an impromptu kiss/make out session between Paulo and Matt that would cause tension/drama later down the line. Instead of dropping it at "Hey it's ok, when you get into college you will suck all the dicks, now let's shelve you until we wanna do brownie points again.."
It could allow development of Paulo (his sexuality which was SO central to previous chapters) and give Matt more of a purpose in the story then being token-gay-friendo to Rachael/Wanting to pound Lucy's brother Jordan.
It could've also muddled up feelings Paulo had for Lucy or conversely Daisy while he is consistently questioning his desires.
They had no issues making Paulo fuck girls in the past, I know Vero still probably thinks gay/bi dudes are "icky" - but honestly it's like - why the shit you putting them in your comic then?
Don't add pointless noise for no fucking reason. Give your characters things to do, YES even the secondary ones.You wanna go down this gay-boy rabbit hole then commit you coward.