Jenny Louch from the University of Worcester writes for The National Student about the controversy surrounding the new NHS website that answers student sex-related questions:
The provocative new website, which has been advertised across Coventry and Warwickshire, has attracted wide spread criticism and has been accused of covering topics which are unnecessary and unhelpful.
The website, which is “written for young people, by young people”, features The Sextionary – a dictionary of sexually explicit meanings, expert tips, and a Frequently Asked Questions section.
Respect Yourself campaign manager Amy Danahay says: “We have completed the young people’s wish list. They have asked for the sextionary, pleasure zones and the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered honestly.”
FAQ’s range from the expected sensible questions, such as (“How do you know if you are ready to have sex?”), to the slightly bizarre (‘Will I grow hair on my hands if I masturbate too much?”), to the more disturbing – “If you shag a horse will the horse lose its virginity or will you die?” – which sees the answer: “There is a famous porn film where someone dies after sex with a horse, but the entire film is a fake – it wasn’t real. Plus it is illegal to have sex with animals as they can not consent to sex!”
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