Sex and Relationships

Dear Coleen: I’m left alone to hold the fort with my boyfriend’s kids

April 3, 2018

Dear Coleen I’ve been seeing my partner for just over a year and we moved in together in December last year. A few months before I met him, his wife left him for another man, leaving him to look after their twin sons, who are 15 and doing exams this year, although they stay with […]

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How To Handle Sex When A Long-Term Relationship Ends

March 27, 2018

But the one thing no one prepares you for is the total upheaval your sex life is about to have. And it can be daunting. When my boyfriend of six years left me in January, I’d like to say sex wasn’t one of the first things I thought about. But it was. As I sat […]

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Sex on the syllabus: Our outdated curriculum badly needs an update

March 20, 2018

The official Department of Education advice on sex education for teachers – published 20 years ago – hasn’t aged well. “Sex is a gift, a most sacred act and full sexual intimacy belongs in a totally adult relationship where there is equal trust, respect, acceptance and understanding for both partners – as in marriage,” it […]

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What’s The Difference Between A Polyamorous And An Open Relationship?

March 13, 2018

Being in an open relationship is totally the same thing as being polyamorous, right? (Asking for a friend…) Actually, while the two share some similar characteristics, they’re very different. “An open relationship is one where one or both partners have a desire for sexual relationships outside of each other, and polyamory is about having intimate, […]

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Standard condom sizes are too large for the average penis

October 19, 2017

IT TURNS out that condom sizes are all wrong. Despite the well-known fact that condoms are the only birth-control method that protects against most sexually transmitted diseases, condom usage in Australia is on the decline. A recent study of single, heterosexual men in Australia found only one in three (35 per cent) used a condom at […]

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World’s first artificially intelligent sex dolls

October 19, 2017

WARNING: Explicit content IN THE kitchen of a Barcelona home, a middle-aged woman is washing the dishes next to a naked sex robot named Samantha. When Samantha suddenly starts talking dirty, the woman doesn’t even flinch. That’s because she is the mother of Sergi Santos, the Spanish scientist who created Samantha. Santos, 39, drove me […]

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Sex addict relives the ‘horror’ of his obsession, and how he felt like a predator

October 19, 2017

DAVE’S* addiction to sex has plagued his life for more than 20 years. As a teenager, and in to his early twenties, his obsession with crawling the streets to find a man to have sex with made him feel like a “predator”. But he couldn’t stop. After losing his virginity to a man he’d known […]

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Women should feel safe to send their nude pictures

October 19, 2017

OPINION “HAVE you ever sent a nude pic to a lover?” I asked a female friend a couple of weeks ago. “God no,” she said. “I don’t want my lovers to see my body while we’re doing it, let alone look at it in a photo!” We laughed. “What about you?” “I’ve done it,” I […]

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