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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# sex education

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This eighties Irish sex education video is unbearably cringey
“Everything is based on love”.
We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school
A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.
'I'd dump a girl if she had pubic hair': what teens think about sex
“It’s proper complicated, a fanny, ain’t it?”
The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever
Are you fully versed in the birds and bees? Take the test.
Teenagers are having a lot fewer children than they used to
There has been a 60% decline since 2001 in the number of 15- to 19-year-olds having children.
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.”
Young people will see online porn – shouldn't we help them interpret it?
Rapidly advancing technology means children will be confronted by pornography online at some point. How should we help them to interpret what they see?
Irish people are sharing their bleak, bleak tales of Sex Ed on Twitter
Nuns, Eurotrash and Queen all make an appearance.
Kids in Russia get absolutely no sex education in school
And that’s not about to change anytime soon…
Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina
Happy National Potato Day!
HSE launches new website to tell teens everything they need to know about sex
In a recent survey, young people said what they basically want is to be told the facts without a lecture.
Open thread: What kind of sex education did you get in school?
Useful? Cringey? Non-existent?
"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?
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.
Teacher accidentally shows homemade sex tape to classroom full of students
She learnt her lesson the hard way…
Teens told by Pure in Heart that condoms fail one in six times
And in separate claims, students who attended a retreat in Knock also said they were told by speakers that they would lose certain hormones the more often they had sex.
Redditors describe their first sexual experience… with a SFW gif
Yup, looks about right.
7 very Irish sex education stories
“When a man and a woman love each other very much…”
Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group
“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”
New sex education course on the way for reformed junior cycle
The short course will be available in schools from September 2014 and schools can opt in as to whether to adopt it.
Column: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and puberty
Parents are often unsure about how much to say to their children about sex – and at what age – but a little preparation goes a long way, writes Martina Newe.
Trinity's 'sex toy' sculpture gets a visit from the Government (NSFW)
In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.
Trinity College's new sculpture is being compared to a giant sex toy (NSFW)
And it REALLY looks like it. Really.
Column: Let's talk about sex (maybe)
Why does sex education in schools address so little about real-life relationships, sexuality, and the practicalities of obtaining contraception?
Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call
Today’s young women and men are being educated about sex by watching hardcore porn online for years before they ever have their own first romantic or sexual experience. For their sake, it’s time to open up about real sex, writes Cindy Gallop.
Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.
Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland
An Irish girl recalls her experience of deciding to have a termination – and her relief that she was away from home.
Column: Let’s talk about sex – how to handle the dreaded talk with your teens
Your teen needs to be informed about sexual health and the importance of keeping themselves safe, writes Martina Newe.
Ireland is the '6th highest' sign-up to Make Love Not Porn website
Cindy Gallop founded the real-life sex video website to counter the myths of the porn industry – and revealed this morning that Irish people have been signing up in droves.