Research is key to establishing what course is the correct one for you. Photograph: iStockphoto

Just over 30 per cent of graduates from Irish third-level institutions now progress onto postgraduate studies, a drop of 10 per cent from the highs of(...)

“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(...)

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 (...)

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