Youths who are embarrassed to ask questions about sex can now turn to the Internet for help, thanks to a new Web site launched by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. Sponsored with $250,000 from the Quality Education Fund, the Web site is designed to promote sex education and encourage teenagers to exchange opinions on-line. 'The Internet has become a popular and useful communication tool among youths. Sex education is a broad subject and we would like to deliver our information in a more interactive and interesting way,' Doris Shu Lai- yi, the association's associate director (information, education and communication), said. The Web site includes a Student Zone and Teacher Zone. The Student Zone consists of five elements - Sex Education Library, Playground, E-mail-card Centre, Letter Box and Sex Edu cation Calendar. The Sex Education Library offers basic information on the association and services it provides. It also features a mini-dictionary, a quiz and illustrations. Playground features three games designed to teach sex education in a fun way. The association came up with the E-mail-card Centre because it believes that youths were no longer passive learners, Ms Shu said. The centre allows youngsters to exchange information and opinions on sex. Youths can e-mail questions to professionals at the association via the Letter Box, and the Sex Education Calendar lists the association's events and activities. 'The Internet is a convenient tool to disperse knowledge, especially as more and more people are gaining access to it,' Ms Shu said. The Web site address is http: // www.famplan.org.hk/student .