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10th Mar 2020

Fact or Fiction: We tested Clarabell and Grainne Binns on their sex health knowledge


Brought to you by ellaOne

How much do you know about sexual health?

We all like to think that we know what we’re doing when it comes to sex. Everyone gets the usual sex-ed class in school, but how much does that really teach us?

Do we actually know all the ins and outs of what’s going on inside our bodies, all the best ways to look after our sexual health, and are we doing enough to keep ourselves safe and healthy?

As part of its #FactNotFiction campaign, morning-after pill brand ellaOne conducted a survey of 18-35 year olds and found some pretty interesting results. For example, almost half of the female respondents (44 percent) said that they have had unprotected sex, where the contraception failed or where no contraception was used at all (when trying not to conceive) in the last 12 months. However, only 26 percent of those women took emergency contraception.

With 20 percent of respondents stating that they had had sex before receiving any formal sex education at all, it made us wonder just how much people actually know about sex and sexual health before they decide to do the deed. So we thought we’d test it.

We teamed up with ellaOne to quiz Irish influencers Clarabell and Grainne Binns on the subject of sex. We read them a list of statements about different topics relating to sexual health and had them tell us whether those statements were fact or fiction.

Have a look see how they got on.


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So it’s clear these two ladies know their stuff, but did you? Let us know if you found those statements hard or easy. Did you know that women were born with all their eggs at birth? Did you know that you can get pregnant while on your period? Did you know that the morning-after pill is decidedly NOT like a mini-abortion?

Or are you like 29 percent of ellaOne’s survey respondents who thought that taking the morning-after pill too many times could make you infertile? Because, rest assured, that is 100 percent a myth.

And did you know that you can now order ellaOne online through pharmacy Click & Collect services? That makes things SO much easier for those of us who need to access the morning-after pill but may feel too embarrassed to ask for it in-store.

Brought to you by ellaOne

ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill that is available from pharmacies without a prescription. No other morning-after pill is more effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex.

ellaOne consists of one film-coated tablet which should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Each film-coated tablet of ellaOne contains 30 mg ulipristal acetate. Always read the label.

The morning-after pill is now available as a Click & Collect service online. For further information on emergency contraception visit