Sex ed: Teachers reveal students' funniest questions

From flavoured condoms to horror at parents' sex lives, here are the strangest comments made by students in RSE lessons

Catherine Lough

Sex education: Teachers reveal the funniest student comments

It is a discussion that can be fraught with embarrassment and misunderstanding.

So, when it comes to sex education, what are students' funniest or strangest questions?

On social media, teachers have revealed the comments from students that still haunt them – or make them chuckle – to this day.


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Often, it is students' disbelief that their parents, or indeed teachers, "did the deed" that can provoke the most humour.

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Deputy headteacher Mr Grocutt kicked off the discussion, tweeting: "Best line I’ve had in a sex and relationships lesson today: ‘My dad did that?!’"

Other teachers commented that delivering a sex education lesson while pregnant prompted horrified glances from students as they joined the dots.

Of course, these lessons can also sometimes be somewhat too revealing about the private lives of students' parents.

In a discussion on pubic hair, one teacher reported that a child announced "my mum's got loads of that", an image they said they "struggled to shake".

There can also be confusion over exactly how interactive the lessons might be. One student asked: "Miss, when we do sex education, does someone come in to demonstrate?"

Many reported students' bemusement over flavoured condoms, with one suggesting they might be a handy snack in the event of being stood up.

And there were some surprising questions about sexually transmitted infections, too.

It is true that the more comfortable the teacher is leading the discussion, the bolder students will feel in asking for clarity.

But as the above comments prove, these lessons can also provide unintentional hilarity. 

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Catherine Lough

Catherine Lough is a reporter at Tes.

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