Relationships

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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Sex advice: I just play along with sexts when I’m busy

My boyfriend and I spend time apart because he works abroad. He wants us to keep our intimacy while away, so he sends intimate text messages. 

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Sex advice: I don’t want to be celibate for rest of my life

My wife and I have been married for 20 years. She is my best friend and soulmate and I can’t imagine life without her, but we’ve been celibate for 10 years. She says that if it made me happy, she wouldn’t mind if I found another sexual partner. I don’t want to be celibate for the rest of my life, but should I take her at her word?

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Time for men to brave up hit the high streets this Christmas

The words ‘shopping’ and ‘men’ have always been uneasy bedfellows. The idea of buying anything outside of the usual ‘boys toys’ like sports gear or electronics has always been uncharted territory for the average guy.

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Sex advice: Don’t be afraid to commit to a relationship

I’m a shy 21-year-old male student and I’ve never had a relationship — I’m afraid of sex. I’m not scared of commitment but of the consequences of sex.

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Sex advice: My boyfriend insists on showering before sex

Suzi Godson delivers some sex advice. 

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Butt out when Dad’s in charge and let him do it his way

When dads are in charge of the kids and home then mums need to butt out and let them do it their way, suggests Helen O’Callaghan.  

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Girlfriend doesn’t realise I need foreplay

My new girlfriend seems to think that men get turned on automatically — that she doesn’t need to touch me before sex and that all the foreplay should be directed at her. I also love to be kissed and teased, but if I want that, I have to ask her every time. How can I make her realise that I deserve foreplay too?

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Finding love. Why age should never stand in the way

Age is no barrier when it comes to relationships — finding romance is possible for all ages, says Clodagh Finn

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Act of kissing is more important to women

Q. My boyfriend doesn’t really kiss during sex. He does during foreplay, but when we start penetrative sex the kissing stops. I love kissing during sex, but he pulls away. I don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want to force him, but I like the connection of kissing.

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Wife’s scheduling of sex feels very clinical

My wife has a habit of scheduling in sex. So she’ll say, “Let’s have sex tonight as I’ll be back too late tomorrow night”, and always makes sure that it’s arranged so that we don’t go more than a few days without it.

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His morning breath really turns me off

Q. My boyfriend prefers having morning sex, but his breath is so bad in the mornings that it really turns me off.

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My husband can’t keep up with me in bed

Q. I’ve recently got really fit aged 45 and have completed a couple of marathons. 

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After the split: Can you be friends with your ex?

Some celebrities are apparently able to stay close to their exes. Ailin Quinlan explores whether this is a good idea for the rest of us.

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I'm struggling to get back on track after my husband's affair

Q. Six months ago I found out that my husband had had an affair. We decided to recommit to our marriage and are closer than ever. 

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Being overweight is getting in the way of sexual activity

Q. I’ve put on a few pounds and feel uncomfortable in certain sexual positions because I am so conscious of my belly.

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Rules of engagement: Where does courtesy end and sexism begin?

Does the rise of feminism mean the age of chivalry is dead, or do women still want men to open doors for them and to pay for their drinks?  Vicki Notaro investigates everyday sexism and online etiquette.

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I want boyfriend to talk more during sex

Q. My boyfriend and I have been going out for just over six months. The sex is great, but he is so quiet when we’re in bed that it makes me uncomfortable.

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Can the ’pink Viagra’ restore your sex drive?

Big pharma is promoting ‘pink Viagra’ as the new cure-all for women’s sexual woes, but female desire is far more complex, writes Margaret Jennings.

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I haven’t had sex with my husband for nearly two years!

Q. My husband and I haven’t been intimate for nearly two years. He’s had a hard time — he lost his job, and his mother died — which is why it all stopped in the first place. 

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My boyfriend makes me feel like a project

I have only ever been able to orgasm with a vibrator. 

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Are dating apps stopping people settling down?

Dating apps are now seen as the fastest way to get a date. Are people addicted to choice and afraid to settle down, asks Deirdre Reynolds, or are they just having fun while waiting to meet someone special.

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