'Sex was much more fun when it was secret': Martin Whitfield on famous parents' reactions to the campaign
Thursday 03 March 1994
'You can't be ignorant the way the television and schools bang on about it all the time. I feel quite strongly about it. There is no need for unwanted pregnancies, there is the Pill and abortions.
'Boys go for girls because of the urge. Girls go for boys . . . because they feel it's for life. That's the ignorance, not talking about sex, it's talking about what love is. What we should be saying is that children are a tremendous responsibility. Nobody should be allowed to have children unless they have an income and a roof over their heads.'
RICHARD BRANSON, chairman of Virgin and the bringer of Mates condoms to the nation, supports any efforts to increase sex education among teenagers.
Mr Branson, who got his girlfriend pregnant when they were both 16, said: 'Children should be told as much as possible as early as possible. There is nothing wrong with kids knowing what a condom is used for as early as five, six or seven. Parents should be . . . as open as they can.'
His teenage girlfriend had an abortion and Mr Branson went on to set up the Student Advice Centre for young people in similar circumstances.
SIR RHODES BOYSON, 68, who has two grown daughters and is a former head teacher and minister at the Department for Education, believes sex should be kept out of school. 'The more sex education we have had in schools the more teenage pregnancies seem to happen . . . Children mature at different ages. Sex education should be one-to-one, not 30-to-one.'
CLAIRE RAYNER, the agony aunt and a mother of three, is a supporter of the Family Planning Association campaign. 'I am still getting too many letters from girls who say they became pregnant as though it was something that just happened.'
RABBI HUGO GRYN, 63, of the West London Synagogue and a panel member of Radio 4's The Moral Maze, believes sex education should be conducted in the family. He has four adult children. 'They grew up with increasing knowledge.'
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is a two form entry primary schoo...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an excellent, large partially ...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 3 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...