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12th Oct 2018

Girls With Goals LIVE is coming to Griffith College and we’re talking all things sex!

Brought to you by ellaOne.

Well students, we have something totally new, insightful and honest in store for you.

Mark your diaries ladies and gents because we’re coming to Griffith College this Wednesday, October 17, from 1pm to 2pm, and we’ve some extraordinary guests joining in on the fun too. So grab those free tickets here!

As you know, our Her podcast – Girls with Goals – strives to cater best to Irish women. Whether it’s a simple chat, a few giggles, discussions over topical issues and more – we want in on it. Advocating for women (and society as a whole) means shouting about womens careers, dreams, aspirations, and of course – relationships and sex!

Yep, great sex is a very important part of the package. So one of our goals (pardon the pun) is to set a high standard for our sex lives. That’s why we’ll be talking all about sexual wellness in Ireland today, where it stands, and we’ll be pushing for a kind of sexual revolution around sexual education, plus how we view and talk about sex. We’re not only referring to pleasure (although that helps), but also the importance of understanding risks that come with sex, how important it is to feel comfortable, and why we need to be able to talk about EVERYTHING and ANYTHING sex related.

We’ve NO time for TABOOS.

It’s vital we always have safe sex, but recently, through our research with the morning after pill, ellaOne, we found out that 33 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds have experienced contraceptive failure during sex. Over 2,000 young Irish people took part in the research and it was found that the of majority of 18 to 24-year-olds believe that having unprotected sex (and not taking the morning after pill) is more risky than swimming with sharks, skydiving or rock climbing without a harness, yet, 56 percent of those surveyed admitted to having unprotected sex in the past.

Seventeen percent of these claimed they have unprotected sex ‘every time’ or the ‘majority of times’ too. Yep, it’s all pretty scary and plenty of people agree that not enough is being done to really educate teens (and all of us, generally) about the birds and the bees and all things in between. So we’ve decided to bring our podcast show to Griffith College, this Wednesday, October 17, from 1pm to 2pm, to chat about ALL things SEX. And you can grab your tickets here!

Joining us on Girls With Goals Live will be Irish stand up comedian Joanne McNally, Tropical Popical’s co-founder Andrea Horan, and Sex Siopa’s Shawna Scott. Yep, they’re women who are confident, who feel no shame in talking about the things that matter – whether this be sex, their past experiences or mistakes they’ve made. They’ve so much to share (and laugh about) so, join us for a terrific afternoon next Wednesday. And don’t forget, you can listen in later on Soundcloud too.

We promise it will be insightful, meaningful and it’s sure to leave you eager to join forces to ensure sex education is given a whole lot more attention in Ireland.

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