Sex Education

Sex Education Book Teaches Kids That Not All Babies Are Naturally Conceived

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education books usually involve the stereotypical 'mummy and daddy make a baby' type scenario. But a new book is educating children on the diff...

10 Ways to Tell Kids About Sex

Prabs Patel | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Parents
Prabs Patel

You know your 11 year old daughter is growing up when you walk into her bedroom and instead of finding the usual charming collection of soft toys on her pillow, you stumble upon Ken getting up close and personal with his harem like this... Seriously, what on earth Ken?

PSHE: The Missing Link

Fiona Smith | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

The UK is shockingly behind other developed countries in terms of children's health outcomes, with five more children dying per day than in Sweden. So many health issues facing our children are preventable - yet the Government has just cut £200 million from public health spending and with it many of the resources we need to educate children about their health.

Make Classes That Could Protect Kids Against Sex Abuse Compulsory, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The UK's only Green Party MP says children must be taught to fight the threat of sexual abuse from figures like Jimmy Savile through compulsory Person...

Students Give Their Younger Siblings The Invaluable Advice Sex Ed Often Skips

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Own your sexuality, nobody has the right to shame you." That is the sex advice that Josy Jablons, a New York University student, would like her yo...

Australian Church Apologises For Telling Girls Not To Hug Because It'd Make Them Want Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

According to a church in Melbourne, Australia, if a woman becomes physically close and hugs a guy for 20 seconds it will make her want to have sex wit...

Fertility Education: Facts Not Fiction

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

Following my call last week to Nicky Morgan for fertility education to be introduced as part of the school curriculum for both genders, I have been disturbed by the number of educated and influential figures making public statements that female fertility does not decline with age.

Young People Learn More From Porn Than School - Fuelling A Rise In Sex Injuries

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The wide availability of porn and outdated sex and relationships education (SRE) is to blame for the rise of young people sustaining injuries from vio...

Fertility Education: The Debate We Need to Have

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Geeta Nargund

Sex and relationship education is for now and fertility education is for the future. Conception and contraception are two sides of the same coin. We need to empower our young people with education on fertility, so that they can stand a better chance of falling pregnant when they choose to. Education empowers.

14-Year-Old Has The Best Response to Guys Who Don't Want To Wear A Condom

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Coach Carr from Mean Girls (see above) would be super proud of this teenager's response to guys who don't want to wear condoms. Filling out a form ...

Young People With Cancer Need Better Relationships and Sex Advice

Matt Whyman | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Whyman

Every day, six young people aged 16-24 receive the shocking news that they have cancer. Treatment usually starts immediately, can last for up to three years, and disrupts every area of their lives. Of course, this can include relationships and sex. And yet at such a formative time the issues that arise are not often openly discussed. Until now.

Why the 'Three Rs' Are Vital to Sex Education

Madelaine Ward | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Madelaine Ward

After almost 50 years in nursing, it still worries me that not enough emphasis is placed on the 'Three Rs' when it comes to sexual health education in Britain. It seems that we are so keen to teach our young people the mechanics of what is safe and what isn't, that we forget there is so much more they should, and indeed must, know.

Bystander Intervention in Rape Culture

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Fiona McPhillips

A video has emerged showing hundreds of people standing and watching while an incapacitated woman was gang raped on a beach in Florida during spring break celebrations last month. The police officer investigating the incident said the footage was the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen.

'Good Heavens' Watching Anne Robinson Watch Hardcore Porn

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK

No it’s not secret footage leaked in a cheap attempt to "ruin" her career, but this is acerbic journalist Anne Robinson watching hardcore porn for t...

LGBT Inclusive Sex Education in Schools: Why the Dispute?

Anna Tippett | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Tippett

Gay people exist - young and old, male and female, rich and poor, black and white. So do gay parents and the straight parents and grandparents, siblings, aunties, uncles and cousins of gay children. Should we exclude all of them in the name of faiths that claim to be peaceful, non-judgemental, forgiving and supportive?

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Joke About Masturbation

Suzi Godson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Women are, and always have been, reluctant to masturbate. In fact, a wealth of research has consistently confirmed that masturbation is the biggest difference in sexual behavior between men and women.

Young Gay Men Are Let Down By the Education System

James Hanson | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Hanson

I strongly believe the education system fails young LGBTI+ people every day. We have won the battle of equal age of consent and equal marriage in the UK, the next fight is to make inclusive SRE compulsory in all schools.

Two Thirds Of Young Gay Men Don't Receive HIV Testing Advice - As Diagnoses Rates Double

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three quarters of young men who are gay or bisexual don't receive any information about same-sex relationships at school, with two thirds going withou...

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Louise Ridley

Could This Simple T-Shirt Be The Answer To Homophobic Bullying?

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

"Your haircut is gay" may sound like a childish insult, but it can hurt. In British classrooms and playgrounds, young people are experiencing homo...

A Step Forward on Sex and Relationship Education Is Long Overdue

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

In the past, voices calling for improved Sex Ed in schools have found themselves drowned out. But the debate is shifting because it's plain that a significant number of our kids are being let down. A step forward is long overdue. It's time to shake the sand from our ears, take a collective breath, and check our classroom compass. We must equip our kids them with the tools they need for life - keeping them ignorant puts them at risk. Our children deserve the very best education. And our teachers deserve the very best support in giving it to them.

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

The Support for PSHE Education Behind the #PSHEpledge

Joe Hayman | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Joe Hayman

While the support for the campaign is growing, it is important to listen to those who are still concerned. During the Education Committee's inquiry, anxieties were expressed in relation to the subject and its potential impact on parental responsibility and faith communities: these are voices which should be heard and concerns which we should try to address.

Sex Education 'Should Be Compulsory For Primary Schools'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

The government has been been sharply criticised for a steep decline in standards of sex education by an influential Commons committee, which has recom...