Be Grand: The Leaving Cert Resit,

Kate Dawson – Sex Researcher

April 30, 2019

Listeners of a sensitive disposition or those with agonising memories of accidentally watching the “romantic” scenes from a film in the company of their parents might want to listen to this week’s Be Grand on headphones as sex researcher and educator Kate Dawson braves the questions (and soon realises she has her work cut out).

Kate’s research has focused on porn literacy and she joins Andy to talk about to what extent pornography is accepted in 21st Century Ireland as well as the need for people to be more open with their partners when it comes to their sexual preferences. Kate also gives advice on how parents can educate their children about sex in a world where porn is now ubiquitous.

There’s also discussion on how one becomes a sex researcher in the first place and just why has it taken the 2008 Leaving Cert Biology paper to teach Andy things he really should have known an awfully long time ago?

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