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Sex Education season 3 is coming, thank goodness

Feb 11, 2020 - 11:20 AM

Because we need answers!!

SEX EDUCATION. Gillian Anderson is among the characters returning in the third season of the teen comedy-drama. Photo courtesy of Netflix

WATCH: It’s going to be a messy, exciting season 2 for 'Sex Education'

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:01 PM

The show returns on January 17

NEW SEASON. The students of Moordale High return in season 2 of 'Sex Education.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

FIRST LOOK: 'Sex Education’ season 2

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Otis, Eric, Maeve, and the rest of the gang are back!

SEASON 2. Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa are back as best friends Otis and Eric in the second season of Netflix's 'Sex Education.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

WATCH: Netflix's 'Sex Education' cast react to season 2 scripts for the first time

May 02, 2019 - 12:14 PM

School is back in session, and we can't wait for more 'sex ed!'

Netflix's ‘Sex Education’ is returning for season 2

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Production on the new season is set to begin soon

SEX EDUCATION. The coming-of-age comedy gets greenlit for a second season. Photo by Jon Hall/ Netflix

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

Teachers get sex education workshop

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:37 PM

A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling

SEX EDUCATION WORKSHIP. Teachers from El Nido, Palawan, join the 'Bridging the Gaps in Teaching Reproductive Health' worksop. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[Two Pronged] My partner gives me an enema before sex

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:00 PM

When is a sexual fetish ok? When is it not?

[OPINION | DASH of SAS ] Condoms not pleasant? Get a cockblocker

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health

'A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms' image courtesy Shutterstock

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:42 PM

We will allow the use of QC public health facilities but not QC public schools says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista

NO CONDOM DISTRIBUTION. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista prohibits the Department of Health's planned distribution of condoms in public schools in the city. File photo by AFP

DASH of SAS: Whether it’s sex or drugs, telling kids 'Just don’t do it!' doesn’t work

Dec 15, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Parents are advised to have conversations with their children about sex and drugs based on science based information rather than scare tactics

DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girls

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:58 PM

There are schools which automatically kick out children who get pregnant and automatically also destroy their lives says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

SEX EDUCATION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones rebukes schools that kick pregnant girls out of school.

[Dash of SAS] Pleasure points

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name of accessible and appealing sex education

Talking to your kids about sex, drugs, and rock & roll

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:34 PM

When kids start to ask about sex drugs and rock and roll how should parents respond?

Rappler file photo

Tap That: Sex ed through a mobile game

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Peiying Feng is developing a mobile game to teach players about sexually transmitted diseases

TAP THAT. A in-development sex-ed game for everyone. Image from Tap That website

[Dash of SAS] Anatomical dolls teach sex ed

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:06 PM

These dolls help children understand their bodies and can also help prevent sexual abuse

DOLLS. Anatomically correct dolls are being used to help children understand their bodies and rape survivors deal with the trauma. Photo by Ana Santos

Sex 101: Here's how to talk about your sexual desires and boundaries

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Uncomfortable with something in the bedroom? Want more of something? Here s an ethical approach to talking sex

[Dash of SAS] 12 vs. 18: The age of consent

Dec 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Our laws need to be consistent in ensuring that they protect rather than inadvertently punish adolescent Filipinos

WATCH: Swedish kids' TV tops dancing genitals with singing tampons

Oct 15, 2015 - 12:24 AM

The Period Song airs Friday October 16 on the Barnkanalen children s channel of public service Swedish Television SVT

[DASH of SAS] 'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:03 PM

They are transitional men They engage in sex transactionally on a case to case basis or maybe when the need arises

Learning sex education in school

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Today s generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees

 Ana P. Santos

What happens when a guy breaks his penis?

Mar 06, 2015 - 7:37 PM

A urologist says that fractures of the penis occur explains how they happen

Kids having kids: When choice is not an option

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Sex is a word thrown around lightly these days; but you ll be surprised how little understood it is particularly among Filipino youth under 18

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Let’s talk about sex … with mom

Nov 25, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Her message about sex is consistent: That sexual desire is not something to be ashamed of but it’s also about love and trust

[Two Pronged] Not comfy talking about sex ed with daughter

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:50 PM

This mom says sex ed will be taught in school but she s not sure how to approach the topic with her daughter

RH law full implementation by November 30

Sep 28, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The full implementation of the RH law can be expected by November 30 once the FDA certifies that the contraceptives to be distributed by the DOH are non abortifacient

RH LAW. Once the FDA certifies that the family planning commodities used by the DOH are 'non-abortifacient,' the RH law will be in full swing. File photo by Franz Lopez/

When talking about sex is easy

Jul 30, 2014 - 3:42 PM

While the reproductive health law now mandates schools to teach sex education the government is also using other ways to bring the message closer to young Filipinos

India health minister under fire over sex education criticism

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:05 PM

It is the 2nd time in a week that Vardhan a medical doctor finds himself at the center of a controversy

UNDER FIRE. File photo of Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan by EPA

DASH of SAS: Let's talk about genital warts

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Globally there are more than 1 7 million cases of genital warts among males and females

Young, pregnant and poor

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:52 AM

For poor teenage mothers life is a roller coaster ride that just goes round and round

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Ona: Let's stop abortion

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona renews the call to stop abortion as cases remain high in the country

STOP ABORTION. The Department of Health is against abortion. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sex education for all, except in Catholic schools

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:25 AM

As far as the Catholic Church’s hierarchy is concerned sexuality education has no place in Catholic schools even as their students are confronted with the same challenges as the rest of the country’s youth

Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young

Jan 17, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Thailand s conservative streak makes sex education an uncomfortable topic for many

TEEN PREGNANCY. This picture taken on October 29, 2013 shows pregnant teenager Ying (R) walking down stairs with another pregnant woman (L) at the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW) in Bangkok. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Outrage in Indonesia over school's genitalia survey

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:43 PM

The questionnaire distributed to 11 and 12 year olds at a school in the town of Sabang contained pictures of genitalia and also asked whether students had experienced erotic dreams

[Two Pronged] Caught in the act

Jul 20, 2013 - 2:34 PM

A teenager catches her parents having sex

TOUCHY SUBJECT. How to explain sex to your child after he or she catches you in the act?

[Dash of SAS] The problem with virginity

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Let virginity be a personal decision rather a measure of someone’s character or lack of it

Myanmar gets steamed up by sex ed magazine

Jan 07, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Hyno s photo spreads of semi clad women and columns espousing bedroom secrets and the benefits of cuddling to the more cryptic modern lies before marriage have raised eyebrows in conservative Myanmar

This picture taken on December 20, 2012 shows a Myanmar woman selling Myanmar's first sex education magazine in downtown Yangon. AFP PHOTO/ Soe Than WIN

RH law: The long and rough road

Dec 30, 2012 - 5:53 PM

The RH law is a culmination of the hard work of a battalion of RH advocates inside and outside Congress and a President who stepped up to complete the job

Stop RH Bill, cardinal tells lawmakers

Dec 17, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Vidal said that faithful lawmakers should follow the law of God

STOP THE RH BILL, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal tells lawmakers. Photo from his Facebook page

[Dash of SAS] 'The wet and the dry'

Sep 13, 2012 - 1:19 PM

Without adequate and judgment free information about reproductive health young people are left guessing and groping in the dark about how their bodies work and how to deal with their burgeoning sexuality that marks the onset of adolescence

CONVERSATIONS: HIV and AIDS in the Philippines #SexTalk

Jul 18, 2012 - 6:36 PM

Why is HIV still on the rise in the Philippines?

Pia Cayetano: 5 misconceptions about the RH bill

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:49 AM

It took a year for the RH bill to hurdle debates in the Senate Sen Pia Cayetano responds to the most controversial misconceptions