Women need to be allowed to ask for what brings them to orgasm, be honest about what does not work for them, and have their sexual pleasure prioritised on an equal level with their partner. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe I am a straight woman in a committed relationship of six months. It is a really loving, honest relationship and I am very happy with my boyf(...)

Premature ejaculation: maybe the problem isn’t your partner but how you’re choosing to prioritise a very limited aspect of your sex life. Photograph: Getty

Dear Roe – I’m a 31-year-old woman, and I’ve just started a new relationship with a man. We’ve been together two months and have been having sex for a(...)

Rule 1 is that when you say no to sex, that’s the end of the discussion – there is to be no nagging, no sulking, no emotional manipulation. Photograph: Getty

Dear Roe – my partner wants sex every night, sulks when I don’t agree, and wants to know why. I’ve spoken to him many times about this and e(...)

Ships with the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. Photograph: Graham Keogh

Much like the recent Oscars, this year’s Choice Music Prize ceremony was a curious mix of surprising and predictable. It was brave of the judges to gi(...)

“Use gender-neutral pronouns as much as possible.” Illustration: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I have a friend who has recently come out as gender nonbinary, and is asking people to use gender neutral “they/them” pronouns for them. I (...)

One of the most common and effective treatments is a combination of sex-positive cognitive therapy to address any underlying psychological issues, and the use of medical dilators.

Dear Roe, I’ve had difficulty having penetrative sex in the past, it has always been painful and sometimes impossible – I literally can’t let someon(...)

If your first step in flirting is to touch someone, if your first move is to put your hands on someone’s body before you’ve received any indication that it is welcome, you have got flirting very, very wrong. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a guy in my mid-20s and I find it difficult to know when somebody is into me. How can I tell? Most of the time, people won’t outright t(...)

Start the STI conversation before things get too hot and heavy. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 26-year-old straight woman. I have casual sex and enjoy it, and I’m hoping you can help me out with a tricky subject. I know saf(...)

Sex is rarely – if ever – just about sex. In a relationship, sex is about connection and communication and intimacy and desire. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, My partner has no sexual appetite whatsoever, whereas I sit on the opposite end of the spectrum. This causes endless frustration and argumen(...)

If you feel desired and desirable, it’s far more likely that you’ll be enthusiastic about sex with your partner, instead of it feeling like a one-sided obligation.

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my partner 5 years and he’s gorgeous and I am very much in love but lacking lust. Over the years we had plenty of fights over(...)

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