Relationships and sex education

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My cheating boyfriend told me he was a sex addict. Was it a disorder – or just an excuse?
When I found out my partner had been lying for years, my whole world shattered. Did calling it an addiction mean I had to forgive him?


27, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Children in England’s schools need better sex education, experts tell MPs
Too few teachers have training in how to deliver lessons in relationships and sex, committee told

Richard Adams Education editor

10, May, 2023 @7:29 PM

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Can you make an AI understand love? The experimental games festival about relationships
Laze in front of a digital fire reading poetry, play games about dating or find out how gaming links families at Now Play This in London, designed to make us look at video games differently

Keza MacDonald

06, Apr, 2023 @10:04 AM

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Sex education overhaul in England based on ‘overblown’ claims, say teachers
DfE proposes age ratings for classes after Tory MP claimed children were given ‘graphic lessons on oral sex’

Kevin Rawlinson

31, Mar, 2023 @3:50 PM

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Rishi Sunak sidesteps question about whether having private swimming pool means he’s out of touch – as it happened
PM also refused to say what he would do if inquiry into Dominic Raab found justice secretary bullied officials

Andrew Sparrow

31, Mar, 2023 @2:19 PM

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Gillian Keegan urged to not let culture wars weaken sex education
Organisations write to education secretary ahead of review, saying England’s schools have vital role in tackling misogyny and abuse

Alexandra Topping

24, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Isle of Man school got death threats after false sex education reports
Staff received ‘tirade of abuse’ after inaccurate news reports about drag queen teaching sex education

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @6:21 PM

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The orgasm gap – and how to close it: ‘Don’t equate sex and penetration’
In heterosexual sex, men climax more than women. But when we focus solely on the big O, we can miss other forms of sexual pleasure

Zoe Williams

21, Mar, 2023 @12:52 PM

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A fifth of teenagers watch pornography frequently and some are addicted, UK study finds
Head of one Hertfordshire school in survey of 14- to 18-year-olds says it has led to rise in sexual abuse

Harriet Grant and Dan Milmo

10, Mar, 2023 @5:00 PM

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How we educate children about sex is vital. Don’t let it be part of Britain's toxic culture war | Gaby Hinsliff
Of course schools don’t always get the details right, but if the issue is politically weaponised, pupils will suffer the most, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Mar, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Sex education review is ‘politically motivated’, say teaching unions
Tory MPs’ claims of extreme graphic lessons at England’s schools written off as ‘inflammatory rhetoric’

Aletha Adu and Richard Adams

08, Mar, 2023 @7:12 PM

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When Mum made me a class celebrity | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sex education | Quarter-zipper, all style | Older slogan wear | Stale pasties | Knight rider

08, Mar, 2023 @5:58 PM

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