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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Sex

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Good news: Sexual activity is very rarely heart-stopping
No matter how good.
Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study
The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.
A massive child sex abuse network was cracked by UK police who paid a child rapist to inform
A total of 278 victims have been identified.
Sleep or sex? The battle between the two could be wired into our brains
Research on the common fruit fly suggests they also have the same battle.
The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% - but STIs are on the rise
Instances of chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes have all increased among young people.
Two Indonesian men caned in front of jeering crowd for having sex
The pair received 83 strokes of the cane each after being found guilty of breaking sharia rules.
Sitdown Sunday: Why are people having less sex?
Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed
Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.
'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women
Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.
'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya
Pattaya is home to tens of thousands of sex workers.
Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?
It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.
A titanium ring stuck around a Dublin man's penis was removed using an angle grinder
One month on, the man reported no issues sexually.
'Pick an apartment block in parts of Dublin and you'll find a brothel': The rise of the Irish vice industry
Children as young as 14 are being used for sex in Ireland.
Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered
Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.
There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break
A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.
Research reveals 'highly unusual' behaviour of male monkey trying to have sex with female deer
The study is only the second on the phenomenon of inter-species sex.
60 people in Ireland searched for 'Irish Mammy' on Pornhub last month
And 371 searched for ‘Donegal’.
Taking the pill won't curb sex drive says a new study
Science on the issue is still mixed.
HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.
'My body was her gearstick' - The winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction Prize has been revealed
It’s bad. Very bad.
21% of Irish people think sex without consent is okay in certain situations
12% of Irish respondents to a survey also agreed that domestic violence is a private matter and should be handled within the family.
Opinion: 'Rape culture does exist... I've witnessed it myself in Cork'
Journalist Jennifer Hough encountered two disturbing incidents on the city’s streets within weeks of each other.
Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.
Everyone is losing it at this Buzzfeed video advising men to masturbate with a bar of soap
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.
Poll: Is pornography damaging to young people?
The Taoiseach has called for a national conversation on the issue.
Man who claims he had sex with friend while asleep is guilty if actions were caused by alcohol, jury told
The case of a man accused of raping his friend in 2008 has concluded at the Central Criminal Court.
'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court
Campaigners want to protect those who choose to be sex workers and not put them in harm’s way.
Sex could be great for ageing women's health - but risky for older men
That’s according to researchers, who have analysed data from over 2000 people.
Is sex after alcohol different to sex after cannabis? According to a study, yes
Researchers from NYU studied how alcohol and marijuana affected sexual experiences.
Getting married? Here's what every couple should do to prepare themselves
Marriage counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of being in a long-term relationship.
Tinder shminder: Millennials are actually having less sex than at any point since the 1930s
It’s being blamed on a range of issue like attitudes and pornography.
US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'
Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.
Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic
Rates of STIs in Ireland are highest among under-25s.
15 jokes about sex that will make you laugh every time
*immature laughter*
Genes have a big influence on when you lose your virginity
That’s according to a study which looked at the lives of 380,000 people.
Ever had sex with a stranger? Half of respondents to a new survey have
Additionally, 59% of people said they masturbated regularly and 1% said they never had.
Tech startup has to tell staffers to stop having sex at work
Used condoms were found in the stairwells at the start-up’s office.
We need to smash the silence that surrounds sexual violence
Compelling first year Trinity College students to attend mandatory classes on sexual consent has raised eyebrows, writes Ruairí McKiernan.
Man who was acquitted of rape ordered to inform the authorities if he plans to have sex
The man is required to give police 24 hours notice should he be planning to have sex.