Students will learn the legal definition of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, and how to access support services through the college programme. Photograph: iStock

Young people overwhelmingly believe in the principle of sexual consent, but sometimes feel embarrassed about raising the subject , a new study has fou(...)

Just over half of first-year students reported experiencing sexual harassment in the form of sexual hostility   since beginning college. Photograph: iStock

Almost 30 per cent of female college students have experienced non-consensual sexual penetration due to force, the threat of force or while they were (...)

UCC students posting a mural  which tackles rape myths and normalised everyday abuse to the wall of the Boole Library. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Rape and sexual assault at third level is usually hidden. But last autumn, it tumbled out into the open when the Cork Sexual Violence Centre said it (...)

The consent workshops, developed by researchers at NUI Galway, will be offered to transition-year students

Transition year schools will have access to sexual consent workshops and classes under a new national initiative. NUI Galway researchers, who were th(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

A separate survey found that 44.6 per cent of male students and more than 11 per cent of female students watch pornography a few times a week. Photograph: Istock

Some 70 per cent of female students and 40 per cent of male students experienced sexual hostility or crude gender harassment by the time they were fin(...)

If we all start talking about consent, over the dinner table, at book clubs, in the pub or coffee shop we can begin to decipher what we mean by it and what our own involvement in it might be.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fifteen years ago, I tried to get people talking about porn as it was surfacing as a key issue in our society .The need to talk about porn continues t(...)

Irma Kurtz: ‘It’s a them and us mentality; everything is yes or no, agree or disagree’

What should we tell young women about the dangers of mixing alcohol and sex? Fifty per cent of teenagers have to use alcohol before they can even spea(...)