Following on from the success of her book last year, Louise O'Neill's new show 'Asking For It' aims to examine Irish people's attitudes towards the main issues around sex.

"It's really about examining rape culture in Ireland" Louise explained, "and exploring how Irish people feel about sex, about sexuality and about sexual violence."

So what are the main issues which are contributing to the problems? For Louise it's about changing our mindset across a range of issues.

"When I was a teenager or student, and we talked about consent it meant the age of consent." Louise said, "and I think the issue of if you actually gave consent to have sex is a very new one."

"And I think its been raging on in the US and the UK. And I do think there's a lot of work that's needs to be done here. But I don't think it's unique to Ireland. I think the problem about rape culture and slut shamming and shaming women and not believing women, I think that's a global issue."

Listen to Louise O'Neill previewing her new show 'Asking For It':

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With high profile rape cases in the US and UK this year, where does Ireland lie in regards to sexual consent?

"In the documentary, we went to NUIG in Galway. I think they're pretty much pioneering sexual consent workshops in Ireland." Louise said.

"And while I think those are amazing, and it's fantastic to see those for college students, I think it's nearly too late at that stage. I think we need to be introducing those concepts at a much earlier age. I think really, there should be sex education in every school in Ireland regardless of religious orientation."

Louise O'Neill thinks that the introduction of consent should happen earlier in schools:

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