Relationships

Quickies not on because of marathon man

My 33-year-old partner is able to maintain his erection for a long time. However, it can take him around 30 minutes to climax and ejaculate.

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Sex clinic: Will our sex life ever be the same after children?

QUESTION: My wife and I have been married since our early 20s. I’ve always fancied her, but since the birth of our child our sex life has become less exciting. 

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I want cuddles from sleepy hubby after sex

Q. My husband goes to sleep straight after sex while I’d rather have a cuddle. I know it’s a cliché, but is there a biological reason why it happens?

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Would you pay to find love via a mobile phone app?

Tinder claims it makes 15m matches a day and it is about to launch a new, premium service, but while romance can flourish online, Tinder and Plenty of Fish, and other such services, are just as likely to be used for casual-sex hook-ups.

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75% of sexually active women get HPV

My best friend has just contracted HPV from her last boyfriend. She has told me how common it is, and it has made me concerned that I could also have it. How is it contracted, and what happens if I do have it? Is it treatable?

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Pressure on teen girls to be sexually active is intrusive, unfair and damaging

SO, you’re a girl, and a virgin.

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I’m worried about sex with my new girlfriend

I’m worried about sex with my new girlfriend. I’m 10 years older than her and have just come out of a marriage. 

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Travel makes my girlfriend too tired for sex

My girlfriend travels for work. She comes back shattered and sometimes doesn’t feel like having sex. 

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Laura Wogan stopped by panto actor, David Doyle, who is playing Prince Charming in Aladdin.

Searching for Prince Charming? Prepare to be disapponted

Looking to meet a Prince Charming sets unreal standards for men, and can leave women unhappy, says Deirdre Reynolds.

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Sex advice: ’Being naked makes me uptight with him’

READER: I feel very uncomfortable being naked and it makes me feel very awkward about sex. 

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Is honesty the best policy in your relationship?

White lies can be a kindness in a relationship, and it’s best not to burden your partner with your problems, but trust is a must, says psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet.

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Lay off booze and enjoy wedding night sex

I’m getting married in a couple of months and I want to have great wedding night sex. Is it possible?

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Light bondage adds variety to relationship

My girlfriend likes to engage in a little light bondage, tying me up and blindfolding me, etc. 

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Will having sex restore my reduced libido?

I am 47 and have sex with my husband a couple of times a month, but recently my libido has benn diminishing. 

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How to affair-proof your marriage

There are many ways to cheat on your partner. But paying attention to your relationship can help you avoid falling into the affair trap, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Variety isn’t always the spice of (sex)life

My boyfriend and I are fairly adventurous in bed — but always in the same way.

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My girlfriend touches herself, not me

In bed, my girlfriend is more concerned with touching herself than with touching me. Sometimes it’s sexy, but most of the time I feel like I’m quite incidental to the whole situation.

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Dating for the over 50s

With romance in the air at the annual Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Margaret Jennings discovers that finding someone special is still a goal for many over 50.

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Book: Dating after 50

Don’t take the title to heart — it’s not suggesting that you haven’t a clue about human relationships; it’s just another in the educational ‘dummies’ book series!

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Is porn to blame for quickie sex habit?

Q: My boyfriend and I only ever have quickies. We’re both in our early 20s. 

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Sex advice: ’I don’t want to dominate my boyfriend’

I want my boyfriend to take charge in the bedroom.

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Why can’t I enjoy sex like everyone else?

I’m 38 and I’m in a good relationship. We have regular sex, but to me it feels like a box to tick rather than anything else.

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Taking care is key to dealing with herpes

Q. My new girlfriend (she’s 31) has just told me that she has herpes. 

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Sex advice: Talking will lead to more touching

Q. My girlfriend is a really great and generous person, but she is lazy in bed, and barely ever bothers with foreplay.

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When I’m stressed I don’t want to have sex

Whenever I am stressed, it is difficult for me to have sex. My body shuts down, and sex becomes painful.

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I fantasise about my partner’s friends

When I have sex with my partner I frequently draw on fantasies to help me get turned on.

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What's stopping single men from committing to relationships?

Nearly half of men aged 30-39 are single but 90% want to be in a relationship. So what’s stopping them?

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Morning sex means I am late for work

My boyfriend and I have different schedules with regards to sex.

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Reckless romance is a risky business

Summer sunshine can bring out our sexy side but may lead us to take fewer precautions, leading to crisis pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, which are on the rise.

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Therapy is no magic wand for relatioships

My husband and I have had some money and job worries recently, and our sex life has suffered.

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How do I make my girlfriend comfortable with using a vibrator?

Q: I would like to experiment by using a vibrator with my girlfriend.

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