Pornography: For those who use it daily, porn can cause huge difficulty. It often takes over their thoughts and lives. Photograph: Thinkstock

Rachel thought she had “a healthy view of sex and pornography”, before her partner became a porn addict. “He pulled me down into a darkness that ma(...)

More than one in ten men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey said they used online pornography every day. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Times sex survey was conducted on irishtimes.com over the course of a week in June 2015. A total of 12,639 participants completed the sur(...)

If you or your partner use a phone, a tablet or a laptop in bed, how does it affect your sex life? The answer is surprising. Only three out of (...)

Body confidence: women grow happier with their bodies as they get older, with 59 per cent of women aged 50-64 feeling happy. Photograph: Getty Images

Men are happier with their body image than women are, and the older men get the more pleased with themselves they are, according to our survey. Sev(...)

We are all intensely interested in reading about other people’s sexual lives and it is even more compelling to compare ourselves to what appears to be(...)

Dating in Ireland these days is about “hooking up” online; more often for men and bisexual women than for heterosexual women. Nearly one in fou(...)

BDSM is now ‘part of the fantasy range’ for many people, according to psychotherapist and Irish Times columnist Trish Murphy.

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon may be having an influence on Irish people’s sex lives, with one in five people who responded to The Irish Time(...)

Almost half of the sexually active men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey masturbate more than once a week. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Men masturbate more than women, with one in four male respondents to The Irish Times sex survey saying they do it every day, compared with 5 per ce(...)

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The majority – 58 per cent – of sexually active people who responded to The Irish Times sex survey have used sex toys, with women slightly more lik(...)

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Am I normal? That’s the question that the sex survey we carried out recently in The Irish Times is meant to answer. “Sex surveys can be a help (...)