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HSE asks SpunOut.ie to consider 'appropriateness' of threesomes article

Meanwhile, Health Minister James Reilly said that he felt that the threesomes information was not appropriate for the State to put out there.

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly
Minister for Health Dr James Reilly
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

HEALTH MINISTER JAMES Reilly has told a radio station his thoughts on information about “threesomes” on the SpunOut.ie website.

While speaking to Newstalk, he said that he was of the view that it was “not the appropriate information that the State would be putting out there”.

He said that was his personal view on the issue.

The site is part-funded by the HSE.

Meanwhile, the HSE has been in contact with SpunOut in relation to the article concerned. The advice on threesomes was criticised by Fine Gael Deputy Michelle Mulherin, who said the it was “far from healthy”.

The HSE said:

SpunOut is now reviewing its validation process, by which content for their website is reviewed and approved. The HSE has asked SpunOut to consider the tone and appropriateness of the article in question as part of this review.

It noted that SpunOut is funded to provide outreach services to young people, which includes providing non-judgemental advice and support for young people in relation to sexual health.

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