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Sex Ed

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tips for sex


Hi there, thanks for your question!

It’s completely understandable that you might have questions or curiosities about sex. First and foremost, it’s important to know that you’re not alone in this. Many teenagers have questions and concerns about sex, and it’s ok to look for guidance and information.
The legal age to consent to having sex in Ireland is 17 years old. When it comes to tips for sex, it’s crucial to prioritise safety and consent above all else. This means making sure you’re ready, both emotionally and physically, and that you’re engaging in sexual activities with someone who respects your boundaries and choices. Communication is key – don’t be afraid to talk openly and honestly with your partner about your wants, needs, and any concerns you might have. 
It’s also important to educate yourself about safe sex practices, including using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies. is a valuable resource that offers comprehensive information and guidance on sexual health and relationships specifically tailored for teenagers like yourself. You might find this article helpful too
Remember, if you ever feel unsure, anxious, or overwhelmed, you don’t have to go through these feelings alone. Childline is here for you, offering confidential support and guidance 24/7. You can reach out to us by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through our Live Chat service at The team is dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your options and get the support you need.
Take care of yourself, and know that we are here for you , any time, for any reason,

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