Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

sex therapy

Fifty shades of scarlet: Irish couples in their 20s are still embarrassed to talk about sex

We may have a BDSM-heavy blockbuster in our cinemas, but Irish people are still a little backward about coming forward for help with sexual problems.

AS YOU MAY well have noticed, it’s Valentine’s Day.

As you may also have noticed, the cinema release of Fifty Shades of Grey has been getting quite a bit of coverage over the last few weeks (it’s out this weekend).

Entirely by coincidence, we thought it might be a good week to ask psycho-sexual therapist Nuala Deering to drop by the newsroom one afternoon to talk love, sex and relationships.

With all the progressions in Irish society in recent years, and with an (apparently) BDSM-heavy blockbuster pulling in the crowds — we wanted to know: are Irish people more comfortable talking about sex these days?

Here’s what Nuala had to tell us:

Video TheJournal.ie / YouTube

If you’ve got more than 90 seconds to spare — you might enjoy checking out the full video (below).

Readers sent us their questions for the sex therapist before she came-by, and it made for a pretty interesting chat — taking in everything from sex toys and pornography to confidence-building and intimacy outside the bedroom.

Take a look:

Video TheJournal.ie / YouTube

To contact Nuala check out mindwise.ie. She also works with relationshipsireland.com

Read: What’s the most common problem Irish couples want to talk about with a sex therapist?

Read: The first Fifty Shades of Grey reviews are out and the critics are loving it

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
17
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.