Technological advances, particularly the Internet, have exposed children and young people to a wider range of sexual information than ever before. While this can pose problems, as it also introduces the risk of accessing harmful or misleading content, it also arouses curiosity and a willingness to learn more about the subject. Studies suggest that early and effective sex education can delay the onset of sexual activity and increase condom use.

Many parents and carers would like to be able to support their children in receiving the sexual education they never got. Parent-child communication on sexual health has been shown to have a positive effect on teenage sexual behaviour. To that end, we’ve put together a short list of ten interesting sex education facts to inspire you to research further – some may surprise you!

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