It goes without saying that you should always practice safe sex, however just be aware that not everyone you meet is going to share the same views and/or knowledge about safe sex as you do.
They’re not afraid of men or of making the first move and can often be just as sexually aggressive as their male counterparts.
Men – don’t be surprised if a woman catches your gaze, approaches you, starts a conversation and asks YOU out for a drink.
Not so long ago, you weren’t even able to purchase condoms in Ireland without a prescription!
It’s only been since the 1990’s that sexual education has been a widespread part of school curriculum.
Flirting doesn’t automatically mean that the person wants to sleep with you.
To put it differently, casual sex has never been the recreational sport that it is in say, Los Angeles.
Kieran, September 2015 I attended a speeddating event over the summer 2015 and really was impressed with the professionalism and approachability of the host.
It was my very first time so I was a little nervous but as soon as I got to the venue, I was greeted with a warm welcome and explained how the evening would unfold.
Because of the strong influence of the Catholic Church, sexual attitudes are still more conservative in Ireland (both North and South of the border) than in other Western Europeans states, however this has slowly been changing over the past three decades .
With that said, attitudes are changing much faster amongst the younger age groups.
When it comes to sex, Irish women tend to be outgoing and ready to enjoy themselves.