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(...)

Having these conversations with your children isn’t going to just teach them about pornography; they’re going to teach your children how to be mindful, critically engaged, empathetic, and self-aware. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m the mother of two boys, ages 13 and 15. I’m constantly reading and hearing about how young men are exposed to pornography at a young ag(...)

When it comes to sharing your number with your partner, ask yourself what the goal of the conversation is.

Dear Roe, What do you think about partners sharing how many people they’ve each slept with? My boyfriend and I have danced around the topic a few tim(...)

Peel his request for cyber-sex back to the underlying issues and uncertainties there: “Is our relationship going to be a sexual one?”

Dear Roe, I’m in a long-distance relationship and my partner asks to have cyber sex even though he knows I’m very uncomfortable with it due to trust (...)

“My husband and I are frustrated by this huge shift in our sex life, and it’s causing some tension in our relationship.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 35-year-old woman and I’ve had depression for years. Ten months ago I started taking anti-depressants and I’ve never felt happier or (...)

You’re right in suspecting your son will have sex whether you want him to or not, and so I believe that making condoms available to him is a good idea. Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, My son is 17 and he has a girlfriend the same age. They spend quite a lot of time together but her parents seem to work very late and (...)

Prison drama: inmates watch David Ganly in Sebastian Barry’s On Blueberry Hill at Mountjoy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“All the history of nothing that passes for life here,” says David Ganly, looking out across the small auditorium in a basement wing of Mountjoy Priso(...)

Returning to learning: Choosing whether or not to continue education is heavily dependent on what was studied at undergraduate level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

So, you’re finished college . . . Or are you? Education once took a fairly linear route: primary, secondary, college and work. Those days are gone. N(...)

Adult education: even those who go through the third-level system may  return to education to upskill, change career direction, or simply to learn for the sake of learning. Photograph:  iStockphoto/Getty

Everyone is fairly familiar with the basics of the education system: primary school, secondary school, college and then maybe a postgraduate. But not(...)

Group assessments and projects are  growing in importance at Ireland’s third-level institutions. Photograph: iStockphoto
The new way of learning

Students sitting their Leaving Cert next June may not have noticed, but college courses and entry routes have been changing radically in recent years.(...)

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