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The Independent reports: Most young people learn about sex from television, the internet or their friends, a survey has found.

Only 1 per cent get lessons on the facts of life from their father and 5 per cent from their mother. Just 13 per cent get most of their information during sex education lessons at school. A staggering 81 per cent find out about it from outside sources. Five per cent rely on internet porn for their knowledge.

The survey, by Brook, the sexual health charity, questioned young people of secondary school age about where they had learnt the facts of life.

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