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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# sex ed

This year
FactFind: QAnon website promoted on anti-SPHE leaflets protesting sex ed in Ireland
Controversy over curriculum changes is being used to push conspiracy theories about child-murdering Satanists
Call to consider including advice for over-40s in new sexual health strategy
An independent review has made 32 recommendations on how to advance Ireland’s sexual health and wellbeing.
All time
External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.
Did you get a sex and consent guide like the one Emma Thompson penned for her daughter?
“Ick is an unbelievably useful emotion.”
The A&F hazing incidents proves why all colleges should have consent classes
If consent classes and real world sex ed have the power to reduce sexual assault, harassment and incidents of rape, then why the hell aren’t we doing it already?, asks Garreth MacNamee.
Let’s talk about how my mother used an episode of 'Malcolm In the Middle' to teach me about sex
Irish sex education at its finest.
Twitter is revealing the most ridiculous misconceptions people have about the human body
For the love of…
Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.
'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.
'The sex ed that we have at the minute is clearly not working'
LGBTQ+ groups have called on Varadkar to commit to funding the Sex Education Bill before Pride.
Education committee sex ed hearing delayed as not enough senators to reach quorum
Among those due to give evidence were the Rape Crisis Network Ireland.
Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies
Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.
'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.
Poll: Have you ever spoken to your kids about consent?
Schools are set to introduce consent classes for the first time.
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.
Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?
It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.
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.
Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.
John Oliver has made a sex ed video with a Breaking Bad twist
“The conversation that animals in zoos refuse to let you not have.”
'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.
12 facts about sperm everyone should know
Class is in session.
12 things women want men to know about sex
Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.
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.”
Poll: Should porn be shown in the classroom as a part of sex ed?
It has been argued that children need to be educated on how to interpret it.
Irish people are sharing their bleak, bleak tales of Sex Ed on Twitter
Nuns, Eurotrash and Queen all make an appearance.
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.
Trinity's 'sex toy' sculpture gets a visit from the Government (NSFW)
In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.