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#Sexuality

# sexuality - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,558 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

# sexuality - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
# Consent
# Consent

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed

May 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 49,826 Views 70 Comments

The issue of consent is to the forefront – and the complaints are at a minimum.

# sexuality - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography

Feb 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 41,621 Views 34 Comments

Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.

# sexuality - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Apr 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 24,300 Views 56 Comments

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

# sexuality - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'
# Closer Look
From The42
# Closer Look

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Apr 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,288 Views 3 Comments

Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.

# sexuality - Saturday 20 October, 2018

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Oct 20th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,855 Views 46 Comments

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

# sexuality - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage
# On Chesil Beach
# On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage

May 27th 2018, 10:30 AM 26,128 Views 21 Comments

We talked to the director of Saoirse Ronan’s new film, On Chesil Beach.

# sexuality - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Harry Styles has won so much praise for his response to questions about his sexuality
# None Of Your Business
From The Daily Edge
# None Of Your Business

Harry Styles has won so much praise for his response to questions about his sexuality

May 16th 2017, 9:02 AM 12,853 Views 3 Comments

“It’s tough to justify somebody having to answer to someone else about stuff like that.”

# sexuality - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
# Stereotypes
# Stereotypes

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Sep 13th 2016, 8:41 AM 11,373 Views 47 Comments

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

# sexuality - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Genes have a big influence on when you lose your virginity
# It's Science
# It's Science

Genes have a big influence on when you lose your virginity

Apr 19th 2016, 9:55 AM 22,685 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a study which looked at the lives of 380,000 people.

# sexuality - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

This self-confessed, non-offending paedophile says society needs to accept him
# USA
# USA

This self-confessed, non-offending paedophile says society needs to accept him

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:19 PM 28,940 Views 162 Comments

American Todd Nickerson claims that the key to helping him, and others like him, is understanding not condemnation.

# sexuality - Saturday 5 September, 2015

'I don’t date based on gender, for me, gender doesn't determine attraction'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I don’t date based on gender, for me, gender doesn't determine attraction'

Sep 5th 2015, 8:30 PM 3,071 Views 126 Comments

Bisexuality wasn’t invented in 2015 and neither was the possibility of having a fluid sexual orientation, writes Oisín McKenna.

# sexuality - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,583 Views 98 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# sexuality - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Your mam is probably having better sex than you
# Sexy Mama
From The Daily Edge
# Sexy Mama

Your mam is probably having better sex than you

Jul 23rd 2015, 3:31 PM 12,971 Views 7 Comments

Go on mam.

# sexuality - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

#GrowingUpGay is trending in Ireland and it's funny and heartbreaking
# Growing Up Gay
From The Daily Edge
# Growing Up Gay

#GrowingUpGay is trending in Ireland and it's funny and heartbreaking

Jul 15th 2015, 9:26 AM 6,937 Views 0 Comments

“Why don’t you have a girlfriend yet?”

# sexuality - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

People are talking about 'turning gay' for this girl, and it's not going down well
# Ruby Rose
From The Daily Edge
# Ruby Rose

People are talking about 'turning gay' for this girl, and it's not going down well

Jun 17th 2015, 4:20 PM 12,856 Views 12 Comments

Ruby Rose is turning heads as a new Orange is the New Black character.

# sexuality - Friday 13 February, 2015

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay
# Courageous
# Courageous

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

Feb 13th 2015, 7:38 PM 19,916 Views 32 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# sexuality - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else
# I Wanna Hold Your Hand
# I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else

Jan 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 3,515 Views 101 Comments

I am fed up with being worried about other people’s reactions. My new year’s resolution is to hold my boyfriend’s hand when we walk down the street.

# sexuality - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

"Thanks so much": Leo Varadkar on the reaction to his announcement that he's gay
# Sexual Orientation
# Sexual Orientation

"Thanks so much": Leo Varadkar on the reaction to his announcement that he's gay

Jan 20th 2015, 7:10 PM 19,677 Views 80 Comments

He hadn’t commented since the Sunday interview with Miriam O’Callaghan.

# sexuality - Monday 19 January, 2015

Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'

Jan 19th 2015, 8:46 PM 45,648 Views 70 Comments

He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.

# sexuality - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay
# Proud
From The Daily Edge
# Proud

Here's the heartfelt letter a 9-year-old girl wrote her teacher after he came out as gay

Dec 16th 2014, 4:17 PM 5,306 Views 8 Comments

Beautiful.

# sexuality - Friday 12 December, 2014

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law

Dec 12th 2014, 3:24 PM 30,631 Views 67 Comments

Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.

# sexuality - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?
# You're Not My Type
# You're Not My Type

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?

Nov 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,165 Views 73 Comments

Gay people aren’t sexual predators ready to pounce on unsuspecting straight friends and colleagues… so calm down.

# sexuality - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Yes, Margo really did compare gay sex to a sandwich on the Late Late Show
# Dry Atin'
From The Daily Edge
# Dry Atin'

Yes, Margo really did compare gay sex to a sandwich on the Late Late Show

Sep 27th 2014, 12:37 PM 9,048 Views 3 Comments

OK then.

# sexuality - Friday 26 September, 2014

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
# Employment Equality
# Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

Sep 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 381 Views 61 Comments

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# sexuality - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?
# Coming Out
# Coming Out

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Aug 31st 2014, 7:30 PM 2,551 Views 74 Comments

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

# sexuality - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
# The Birds And The Bees
# The Birds And The Bees

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?

Jun 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 14,384 Views 45 Comments

A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.

# sexuality - Monday 14 April, 2014

'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan
# Open
From The42
# Open

'I don’t see what a person's sexuality has to do with anything' - Ger Brennan

Apr 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 43,267 Views 88 Comments

The Dublin and St Vincent’s footballer has stressed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness within the GAA and sport as a whole.

# sexuality - Monday 24 February, 2014

Pure in Heart: “We don’t have a negative view of sex”
# Sellotape Sex Education
# Sellotape Sex Education

Pure in Heart: “We don’t have a negative view of sex”

Feb 24th 2014, 9:31 PM 24,253 Views 172 Comments

The group were responding after claims that at one of their sex education talks they taped two students together by their wrists.

# sexuality - Friday 14 February, 2014

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability
# Somebody To Love
From The Daily Edge
# Somebody To Love

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability

Feb 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 2,107 Views 0 Comments

“We’re all people”.

# sexuality - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.
# Pride
# Pride

Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay.

Feb 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 872 Views 178 Comments

I’m happy with who I am and I love this country – but I am not happy with how I get treated for how I live my life, writes Christopher Chong.

# sexuality - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people
# Protest
# Protest

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:28 PM 58,086 Views 198 Comments

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

# sexuality - Friday 17 January, 2014

RTÉ releases recording of controversial God Slot show in advance of broadcast
# RTÉ
From The Daily Edge
# RTÉ

RTÉ releases recording of controversial God Slot show in advance of broadcast

Jan 17th 2014, 3:08 PM 21,461 Views 75 Comments

RTÉ was forced to respond to criticism after ‘curing gays’ tweet last night.

# sexuality - Thursday 16 January, 2014

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way
# The God Slot
# The God Slot

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way

Jan 16th 2014, 10:48 PM 41,738 Views 214 Comments

A Twitter account for an RTÉ Radio religious programme asked if ‘gays can be cured’, sparking outrage on Twitter.

# sexuality - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 2,669 Views 101 Comments

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

# sexuality - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Sharing of 'Slane Girl' pics does disservice to women and men
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Sharing of 'Slane Girl' pics does disservice to women and men

Aug 20th 2013, 11:05 AM 750 Views 413 Comments

If you’re more upset about a sexual act occurring than about the malicious sharing of images of that act online, then you have a lot to think about, writes Lisa McInerney.

# sexuality - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship
# Porn
# Porn

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship

Jul 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 370 Views 45 Comments

While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

# sexuality - Monday 29 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 358 Views 23 Comments

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

# sexuality - Thursday 20 June, 2013

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
# Civil Rights
# Civil Rights

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down

Jun 20th 2013, 8:37 PM 8,309 Views 63 Comments

The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.

# sexuality - Friday 17 May, 2013

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report

May 17th 2013, 7:26 AM 5,080 Views 79 Comments

Transgender people suffered particularly badly, with 28 per cent saying they had been attacked of threatened because of their sexuality.

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