Sex Education

A Disappointing Set Back in the Battle for Sex Education

Suzi Price | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics
Suzi Price

The Minister says in the letter she will 'carefully consider' updating the official guidance on SRE that was published 15 years ago. But even they can make this meet the needs of LGBT young people, not all schools have to use it.

Nicky Morgan Slammed By AIDS Campaigners For Not Making Sex Education Compulsory

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has been slammed by AIDS campaigners for her decision not to make sex education compulsory in schools. Deborah Gol...

Disney Princesses Visit Sexual Health Clinics For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking after your sexual health could save your life, yet in 2016, safe sex and after care are still subjects we shy away from talking about. To ...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That Your Teenager Would Report a Sexual Assault

Suzi Godson | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

There are a multitude of reasons why older men and women who have been victims of sexual assault might be reluctant to talk about the experience, but surely progressive school Sex and Relationships Education is now helping to diminish the stigma attached to reporting these crimes?

Let's Get Real About Sex and Relationships Education

Dr Shaun Griffin | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Shaun Griffin

Sex and Relationships Education should be a right for everybody. If we ignore the inadequacies of the current system then we are accepting that we are sending young people into the world ill-prepared for real life.

No Excuse for Inaction on Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

Lucy Emmerson | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy Emmerson

The odds of young people learning about safe, equal and enjoyable relationships through school SRE are no different to the toss of a coin. Over half (53%) of the young people we surveyed did not learn how to recognise grooming for sexual exploitation and more than four in ten had not learned about healthy or abusive relationships.

The Playground Guide to Puberty and Sex (Freely Available to All Children Over Four)

Claire Potter | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Potter

I chose to be wide open about puberty and sex with her (and her big brother) right from the start. I first told them about it in simple terms when they were toddlers, revisiting, building on and widening their understanding over the years. Because I wanted them to see sex as a normal, natural, positive part of grown-up life. Not a dirty secret.

A Lesson in Supporting Victims of Child Abuse

Fiona Smith | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

Everyone who works with children wants to help and protect them. But as a recent report revealed that only one in 8 cases of child sexual abuse is being reported, something is clearly not working.

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.