People who are genderfluid can alternate between feeling more male and female at certain times. They can go through prolonged periods of time feeling more connected with one gender over the other, or it can vary day-to-day.

Dear Roe, My son is 15 and is convinced he’s genderfluid. He has told me that’s it’s not a passing phase. He wants me to buy him pink girl’s underwea(...)

People can need time to recover from emotional trauma Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my boyfriend for over a year and a half we’ve never had sex. He’s been really hurt from previous relationships and has compl(...)

Nigel Coen and Julie Meehan with their daughters Amie  (4)  and Clarion Coen (7), with the school’s co-founders Maura Duignan and Gayle Nagle at Sligo Sudbury School. Photograph: James Connolly

As thousands of children settle back into classrooms under the watchful eye of their teachers, students at a new school in rural Co Sligo will be free(...)

Sex should be both pleasurable and honest; if you’re scared of “outing” yourself as a virgin, you might not communicate any discomfort you’re having. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Dear Roe, I’m a 23-year-old woman, and I’m a virgin. This isn’t because of religion or anything, I just wasn’t very confident or successful with guys(...)

“He’s unbelievably brilliant, just mind-blowingly smart, and he’s also charming and funny and is so inspiring.” Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’m a female PhD student entering my second year of research, and I have a problem. I’m completely obsessed with one of my supervisors. He’s(...)

'Be confident enough to ask what your partner would like, and be vulnerable enough to share what you enjoy.'

Dear Roe, This may be a really stupid question, but how do you know if you’re good at sex, or how do you become good at sex? I’m a 21-year-old man an(...)

Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’m a 31-year-old woman and I moved into a new apartment about five months ago, and am having an issue with my flatmate. She’s generally v(...)

The happy medium of being married but not being monogamous is, simply, having a non-monogamous marriage.

Dear Roe, I am getting married next year. I love my fiance but worry at the thought of tying myself to one person for the rest of my life; of only ha(...)

‘You’re not overthinking. Because overthinking usually involves over-analysis, and analysis is what is lacking from your thought process right now. What you’re doing is obsessing.’

Dear Roe, My boyfriend and I broke up a few months ago. We were a terrible couple – we should never have been together – but I can’t stop thinking ab(...)

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad at the thought that he won’t have the life I assumed he would”. Photograph: Getty

Dear Roe, My 20-year-old son came out to my husband and I as gay a couple of weeks ago, and we’re finding it difficult to navigate. We love our (...)

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