Sex conversation questions

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This is a potentially controversial subjeSuperscript textct in some societies, and consequently some teachers may want to carefully consider if they wish to use all of these questions.

Here are some conversation questions about sex. I think we also have some Relationships conversation questions, and abortion conversation questions.


  • What should schools teach children about sex and relationships? What should they teach? At what age?
  • "The talk"
    • Did one of your parents have "the talk" with you to explain how sex worked? How old were you? What did they say? How did it feel?
    • Have you had "the talk" with your own children? What did you say? How did that feel?
    • NB: There is a potential role play here
  • What does practising safer sex mean?
  • At what age do people in your society usually lose their virginity?
  • Should contraception be free?
  • How acceptable is it to pay for sex? Why?
  • How acceptable is it to have sex before marriage? Why?
  • How acceptable is it to have sex outside of marriage? Why?
  • What do you think about "friends with benefits"?
  • Does your religion affect the way you approach sex? How?
  • How often should a couple have sex?
  • What do you think about the #metoo movement?
  • What do you think about pornography?
  • How are your attitudes towards sex different to your friends' or your parents'?