Sex Education

Challenge Porn on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Rachel Bell | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rachel Bell

Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old's step brother, Nathan Ma...

Admit It, We're a Misguided Generation That Don't Really Know What Rape or Consent Is

Tasha Okeke | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Someone also stated that yes it was true she didn't give consent, but she didn't say no. Honestly, it's crazy that the fact she didn't explicitly give consent didn't just close the conversation of whether it was rape or not, it had to be debated. Even though she was clearly seen to be unresponsive.

How to Stop Period Shame? From the Start

Celia Pool | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Pool

Sure, there may be the odd dinosaur like Bill Cash MP who can't say the word 'tampon' in the Commons. Despite last week's defeat in Parliament, it seems the general feeling is that there are now more people against the tampon tax than for it.

Ten Things You Need To know Before You Download 'Anal Heterosex Among Young People And Implications For Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study In The UK'.

Suzi Godson | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Marston concludes that there is an "urgent need for harm reduction efforts targeting anal sex to help encourage discussion about mutuality and consent, to reduce risky and painful techniques and to challenge views that normalise coercion". In a country where sex education is not statutory and sexual health services are being ruthlessly hacked? Don't hold your breath Dr. Marston.

What Does a Rapist Look Like? In Response to George Lawlor From Warwick University

Olive Barton | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Olive Barton

Very few are given the right information to know who to contact should they need help. Consent sessions should you want to take part in them are a chance to learn, grow and develop. The harsh reality is that PSHE School education is a lottery, and there are very few winners.

Sex Education for Your Five Year Old; What Not to Say...

Nicole Thomas | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nicole Thomas

Sex education? Easy. Simple facts. No need to go into details of who has to sleep in the damp patch. Just cold, hard facts. But I don't have to think about this right now. My eldest is five. She won't ask about the birds and bees for at least another two years.

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

Does Being On The Pill Affect Fertility? Jessica Biel Thought So

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

Jessica Biel has confessed she didn't know how easy it would be to conceive her first child, having been on the pill for so long. The 33-year-old g...

Could You Pass A Sex GCSE Exam? Test Yourself And Find Out..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Belgian sexologist Goedele Liekens is raising some eyebrows in a school in Lancashire, after the UN Goodwill ambassador for sexual health took over a ...

How Bob The Builder And Wendy Can Teach Your Kids About Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sex education isn't a topic you're likely to bring up with to your kids until the topic starts floating around in the classroom. But a United Nati...

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?