A new report has made a number of recommendations calling for a radical overhaul to the way sex is taught in our schools.
The Oireachtas Education Committee has suggested removing any religious influence, discussing consent and teaching about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships.
It also recommends using external agencies when needed and including those with intellectual disabilities in sex education.
Ian Power from spunout.ie says change is badly needed:
Some schools are choosing to ignore LGBTI+ young people, and that does have a huge affect on them.
Also included in the report, is a recommendation on teaching children about the pitfalls of pornography.
Senator Lynn Ruane, who sits on the Education Committee, believes it's vitally needed:
Teaching young men and women to be able to tell what is fantasy and whats' reality - how one should behave within a sexual encounter with somebody
The report recommends these changes be made as soon as possible.