We ask Birmingham: What’s the biggest sex education myths you were told growing up?

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It can be a taboo subject for some and others brought up being told a variet of myths about sex. But why is this? And what are the biggest sex education myths that people have been told. We take our camra out to the streets of Birmingham to find out

Brummies share with us what sex education related myths they were taught and offer us some advice and reassurance.

Andrew says: “When it comes to sex and growing up, you can hear about my accent, I’m from Northern Ireland and a young Catholic boy with that. So there were many myths.

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“But I won’t intimate as to what act might have caused it. But there was definitely hint as to going blind had, you have practised certain things too often. Thankfully, these glasses are only for blue light. And I have 20/20 vision!”

Clarissa says: “I think the tabooness of it. Everyone would always make it seem like you don’t speak about it. You don’t ever really do it. When really once you grow up you realise it’s not even that big of a deal. Yeah, that would be the main thing.”

Ian says: “Growing up my family were quite prudish. I wasn’t really talked about in my family. I don’t know - to me I suppose being a gay man it was even harder for me to talk about stuff like that, because I was quite late coming out to my family.”

John says: “And for me, yeah. My family were Irish Catholicism. So I was brought up with a strict, strict upbringing. So even going out with a girl I thought even like holding hands, you could get pregnant.

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“So you have to be really careful because back in the day when I was 60, now, obviously, a bit more, a little bit more streetwise about sex. But when I think back to some of the stories that we used to think about sex, we was just so like naive back in the day,”

Waly says: “I think the young people nowadays, I don’t know because of school, too much is said now by young people. So when they’re like 14 or 15 they already lose their flower.

“But yeah, I think don’t don’t rush into that because it has to be special for you not for the person as well. “ Ana says: “Small things also work.” Waly replies: “Yes, size is not important. You can try other things!”

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