Tag: worry

Normal People couldn’t be further from porn – but it still makes me worry about my son’s sex education

A now-infamous debate erupted on Irish phone-in show Liveline last week when a listener named Mary phoned in to complain that scenes of the BBC adaptation of Normal People were “something you’d expect to see in a porno movie”.

The show’s (many) sex scenes champion healthy communication and comfort in a way rarely seen on screen. Connell asks Marianne if she’s OK, wears a condom and Marianne has a physiologically plausible orgasm.

Admittedly, the bar is pretty low. Main man Connell has been heralded on Twitter as the “CEO of consent” and the scenes had their own “intimacy coordinator” to

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Howard County high school students worry about what’s lost in online schooling

When Doniele Cooper, a rising senior at Wilde Lake High School, heard last week that Howard schools will start the new school year online, he was stunned.

“Oh my god, are you kidding me?” he asked. “I can’t believe this.”

The Howard County Board of Education approved a plan on Thursday, July 16 to teach students solely via online instruction until at least Jan. 28, answering the much-anticipated question: Would students be headed back to the classroom anytime soon amid the coronavirus pandemic?

A minute later, Cooper began processing the news. Half, if not all, of his senior year of

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