Labour MP Jess Phillips: Girls should learn about orgasms as part of sex education

Labour MP Jess Phillips says learning about orgasms should be part of sex education in schools (Picture: PA)

Girls should learn about orgasms as part of sex education in schools, a Labour MP has said.

Jess Phillips said including the topic would help close the ‘orgasm gap’ and help with the balance between the sexes.

Her comments, made in an interview with Grazia, come after research revealed that 95% of heterosexual men “usually or always orgasm”, compared to just 65% of straight women.

Compulsory – Jess Phillips is a leader campaigner for compulsory sex education (Picture: Getty)

Ms Phillips, who is MP for Birmingham Yardley, said: “We should be telling girls about orgasms during sex education.

“I’m not suggesting we go into schools and teach children how to masturbate, I’m suggesting we talk to them about the things they’re doing anyway.

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The 37-year-old, who also revealed that she grew up in a “naked household” where sex was discussed openly, added: “Women’s expectations should be greater. We have to start demanding more.”

Ms Phillips is a leading campaigner on making  sex education compulsory in all secondary schools by 2020. Currently it is only a requirement in council-run schools.