A new campaign is calling for a more inclusive, high-quality sex education for students.
SpunOut has launched 'Under the Sheets', which aims to debunk sexual health myths and concentrate on all aspects of sexual health.
The campaign will cover STI checks, LGBT+ inclusive education, contraception and more.
It has been created by volunteers aged 16 to 25.
Illan Dunne is a member of SpunOut's national action panel and contributor to the campaign.
He told Newstalk Breakfast this is about normalising certain things.
"It draws an aspect: what we found may not have been covered in the classroom, but is integral for everyone's sexual, emotional, social and mental well-being.
"What we found in the campaign is really around three main areas: there are the need to encourage and educate young people on how and where to get STI or STD testing.
"It's about really normalising that habit of getting an STI test.
"The other area we'd like to focus on is sex education that is inclusive of LGBT+ people.
"They are in the classroom, they have as much a right to sex education as anyone else.
"And then a third focus is an education around contraceptives."
He said this should include "normalising talking to your partner about contraceptives".
And Illan said he believes education for the LGBT+ community is still heavily lacking.
"Just speaking from my own experiences - yes.
"I probably got one class out of my six years in secondary school that really just focused on LGBT+.
"But all it really was was [telling] the class that 'Gay is OK', which isn't sufficient obviously."
More information on the campaign can be found here