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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# sex ed

All time
# overhaul
External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.
# sex ed
Did you get a sex and consent guide like the one Emma Thompson penned for her daughter?
“Ick is an unbelievably useful emotion.”
Voices
The A&F hazing incidents proves why all colleges should have consent classes
If consent classes and real world sex ed have the power to reduce sexual assault, harassment and incidents of rape, then why the hell aren’t we doing it already?, asks Garreth MacNamee.
# sex ed
Let’s talk about how my mother used an episode of 'Malcolm In the Middle' to teach me about sex
Irish sex education at its finest.
# sex ed
Twitter is revealing the most ridiculous misconceptions people have about the human body
For the love of…
# sex ed
Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.
# sex education
'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.
# LGBTQ
'The sex ed that we have at the minute is clearly not working'
LGBTQ+ groups have called on Varadkar to commit to funding the Sex Education Bill before Pride.
# sex ed
Education committee sex ed hearing delayed as not enough senators to reach quorum
Among those due to give evidence were the Rape Crisis Network Ireland.
# free contraception
Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies
Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.
# let's talk about sex
'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.
# sex ed
Poll: Have you ever spoken to your kids about consent?
Schools are set to introduce consent classes for the first time.
# LGBT
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.
# Your Say
Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?
It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.
Voices
Opinion: 'I'll lend Enda one of my DVDs so he can see what's out there in the world of porn'
Porn is not sex education, but it’s where people look for information when faced with silence, writes scholar in sexuality studies Caroline Ryan.
# Stereotypes
Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.
# birds and bees
John Oliver has made a sex ed video with a Breaking Bad twist
“The conversation that animals in zoos refuse to let you not have.”
# wax on wax off
'I'd dump a girl if she had pubic hair': what teens think about sex
“It’s proper complicated, a fanny, ain’t it?”
# Sex cells
The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever
Are you fully versed in the birds and bees? Take the test.
# Swimmers
12 facts about sperm everyone should know
Class is in session.
# sex ed
12 things women want men to know about sex
Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.
# An education
A teenage girl was suspended for these incredibly spot-on answers to a sex ed quiz
“Condoms are gross, I hate them.” “So are babies.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should porn be shown in the classroom as a part of sex ed?
It has been argued that children need to be educated on how to interpret it.
# irish sex ed
Irish people are sharing their bleak, bleak tales of Sex Ed on Twitter
Nuns, Eurotrash and Queen all make an appearance.
# over to you
Open thread: What kind of sex education did you get in school?
Useful? Cringey? Non-existent?
# local erections
"I have my own willy, which can also double up as a towel-holder" - MEP's sex ed video is surprisingly instructive
Don’t we all?
Voices
Column: Relationship and sex education should be consistently provided in all schools
Early relationships and sexual adventures – or the choice to avoid them – can have a formative effect both on a personality and on a life. As such, young people need access to consistent sex education, writes Aaron McKenna.
# sex ed
Trinity's 'sex toy' sculpture gets a visit from the Government (NSFW)
In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.