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# Sex

Last month
May 2024
Calls for action as fewer teenagers are using condoms or other contraception
This year
70% increase in gonorrhoea cases due to lack of condom use - and better testing
Over 6,700 cases of gonorrhoea were reported in Ireland last year, up from 3,976 in 2022.
Some 6,748 cases of gonorrhoea were reported up to 23 December 2023, compared with 3,976 cases in 2022
The majority of cases reported in Ireland last year (5,200) were among men
Ireland has one of the highest incidence rates of gonorrhoea in Europe
Last year
Eoghan Cleary: The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
Eoghan Cleary
3 Real Madrid reserve players arrested over video with minor
All time
Opinion: Consent matters whether you've just met or you've been together for years
Dr Caroline West
'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
Young people who talk to parents about relationships 'significantly more likely' to use contraception during sex
Quiz: How much do you know about popes?
Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
Before Normal People: A brief history of Irish TV sex controversies
Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'
Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far
'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
Hundreds of couples livestreamed having sex in South Korea without their consent
Penetration, painful sex and panic: When sexual discomfort requires a doctor's appointment
No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced
Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do
Caroline West
First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
How much did our Grannies know about 'the birds and the bees'?
Dear Fifi: Am I bad at sex?
Coming soon? Here's what our sex lives will look like in the future (with robots and personalised toys)
Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women
Too much sex puts tiny marsupials on endangered list
Researchers uncover 'dirty jokes' in Anne Frank's diary
Sex, concentration and goals key to World Cup glory, Brazil legend tells Jesus
'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education
Stormy Daniels unveils sketch of man she says threatened her to stay quiet about Trump
'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway
Serbs perturbed by dwindling numbers of babies being born in Balkan nation
Column: 'Sex resolutions for 2018 to advocate for your own sexual pleasure and health'
Shawna Scott
Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)