Threesome Sex Advice Offered By Irish Youth Website Causing Splits Within Ireland's Fine Gael Government

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A partly state-funded Irish website is exposing generational splits within the government after it published advice to young people about threesomes.

SpunOut.ie describes itself as "dedicated to helping [16-25-year-olds] make informed decisions about things which may be happening in [their] life".

Its page on threesomes offers such advice as "keep it safe", "change condoms if you are switching partners" and not to participate "because other people say it would be great craic".

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The website has rejected the criticisms

The country's health minister, James Reilly, said the sexual instruction was "not the appropriate sort of information that the state should be putting out there".

Others in Ireland's ruling party, Fine Gael, have come out in support of the page.

The president of the youth wing said: "Young Fine Gael supports SpunOut.ie publishing information about sex, including information regarding threesomes.

"It is therefore important for young people to be informed of how to have safe sex and about the consequences of becoming sexually active, rather than pretending that sex doesn't happen," reports the Guardian.

The page is reported to have been up for a number of years but has only attracted widespread attention over last weekend.

According to the Belfast Telegraph some of the language has been toned down in the past few days.

Originally the site described threesomes as "shenanigans" which could lead to sex lives being "spiced up".

Ian Power, spokesman for the website, said: "We just removed a certain word. The substance of the article has not changed, it will not change and it will remain on the website."

 
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