Relationships

POLL: Are men ready to take the contraceptive pill responsibly?

The idea of a contraceptive pill for men has been kicking around for years, but will we see it in our lifetime? Katy Harrington goes in search of the latest research and asks if women would trust their partners to take it.

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I’m in my 30s and too young to lose my sex drive

Suzi Godson says a low libido is much more likely to be a response to tiredness, difficult life events, professional stress or interpersonal problems. 

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Can your marriage survive the demands of work, kids and ageing parents?

Burdened by conflicting demands, 40-something couples can often turn against each other, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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My boyfriend has banned all foreplay in fear of premature ejaculation

 

Suzi Godson advises on what to do if your boyfriend is anxious about foreplay or direct stimulation of the penis.

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My boyfriend's loud noises turns me off when we have sex

 

Suzi Godson says you have to switch to sexual positions where your boyfriend doesn’t have to do all the work. 

 

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I'm 55 and divorced. Have the rules of dating and sex changed?

Suzi Godson says that older men tend to converge on profiles of good-looking women aged 20 to 24.

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A friend in need: Putting ‘speed-friending’ to the test

We’ve all heard of speed dating, but speed friending? Lorraine Courtney goes in search of friendship and puts it to the test.

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New series ‘Pixie’s Sex Clinic’ breaks down the barriers about sex

Sex is one of the most powerful forces in our lives but we’re often too embarrassed to discuss it. Sharon Ní Chonchúir talks to Dr Pixie McKenna about her new TV series.

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Have you ever been ghosted? It's becoming a popular way to end a relationship

You thought the relationship was going well, until your partner disappeared. Welcome to the cruel world of modern dating, says Deirdre Reynolds.

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I’m a well endowed man, how do we ease painful sex?

Suzi Godson gives advice on what positions are best when a men is well endowed.

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My boyfriend’s fetishes are turning me off

Fetishism is only problematic if it causes distress to the individual, or harm to others, advises Suzi Godson  

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Girlfriends antidepressant medication is making our sex lives a misery

Q. My girlfriend is on medication for depression that has dramatically lowered her libido.

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Is age is just a number? Experts say a generation gap can work in a couple’s favour

Older women who date younger men are often seen as cougars who have little chance of enjoying a lasting relationship. Deirdre Reynolds reports.

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Should I shock my 60-year-old husband with a Brazilian?

Suzi Godson advices this woman to shave her pubes off and shock her husband.

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Sex with my fiancée is dull and infrequent. Is it all downhill from here?

Suzi Godson gives her reasons on why sex with a partner can become infrequent and if you are sexually compatible or not.

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My husband has started 'edging' and these lengthy sessions are making me bored

Edging for women works on exactly the same principles and it is an incredibly liberating process. 

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My boyfriend's erectile issues are affecting my confidence

Suzi Godson gives advice on when a boy or man struggles to get enough of an erection for penetrative sex. 

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"I’m worried my boyfriend thinks I’m lazy or prudish in bed"

 

Suzi Godson answers your questions dealing with sexual relationships.

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'I can’t get stimulated unless I watch porn with my girlfriend'

Q. I’m 25 and am addicted to porn. I have a new girlfriend but I find that I can’t get stimulated by her unless we watch porn.

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POLL: Women can take control of dating with these new generation apps

Women get to make the first move with new generation of dating apps, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: I can’t hear my boyfriend’s sweet nothings during sex

Q. I’m going slightly deaf but only in one ear. I have a new boyfriend but I can’t hear it when he whispers sweet nothings in my ear.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Pregnancy can be the best and worst of times

I’m newly pregnant and my libido has been very up and down. I’m aware that I won’t be able to have sex for a while after the birth. What will happen to my libido during my pregnancy and is there anything I can do? I don’t want to lose the sexual closeness that I have with my husband.

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Lingerie as popular as ever as a Valentine’s Day gift

Lingerie is still a big seller in the run-up to the most loved-up day of the year, reports Deirdre Reynolds

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Make sure you put some love into picking a Valentine’s Day present

Put a little time into choosing a quality present, writes Áilin Quinlan. Otherwise you risk giving the wrong message to your partner

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15 ways to spice up your sex life

Passion usually fades a year into a relationship, says Áilín Quinlan. So what do the experts say about turning up the heat in bed?

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Struggling to enjoy sex after wife’s affair

Since my wife had an affair, I have been struggling sexually.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Is my girlfriend’s sex ban a good idea?

My long-term girlfriend likes to impose a sex ban every so often, where we spend a week not allowed to touch each other. She thinks it increases the excitement by making us mad with desire for each other, but I think we shouldn’t need that crutch to have good sex.

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Prevent yourself from becoming a 'Mumzilla' at your daughters wedding

Helen O’Callaghan says some mothers of the bride, aka mobs, can morph into Mumzilla, wading in and taking over the organisation of their daughter’s wedding day. After all, they have fantasised about it for a lot longer than their daughter

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Can I get the lust back in my marriage?

I used to lust after my wife so much. However, since having children our sex life has diminished. She is as beautiful and stimulating as ever, but we hardly have sex any more. My feelings for her have moved on from sexuality to a deeper connection. How can we get some of that original feeling back?

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It's important to enjoy being single in 2016

Instead of focusing on finding ‘the one’, work out how to enjoy your own life, writes Deirdre Reynolds

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