“Micro-cheating” is infidelity for the digital age, meaning it does not involve the exchange of bodily fluids, knowing glances, or any form of physical contact. Photograph: iStock

There are worrying signs of a new puritanism creeping into relations between the genders. Last summer, a survey of over 5,000 adults for the New York (...)

Requests for sexual imagery can come two or three sentences into an online interaction, An Garda Síochána says. Photograph: Getty Images

It was close to midnight on a summer’s night in 2015 when Ronan Hughes walked into his mother’s bedroom in Tyrone and told her about his problem. Unt(...)

Members of the O’Tooles and Castleknock teams shake hands after a game during an U10 football tournament in Clontarf. “Girls’ involvement in team sports tends to fall off a cliff ‘right at the time when they would benefit most’.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I don’t know how to manage my own anger, frustration and utter gut-wrenching hurt for him when he sobs that he is not good enough,” a concerned paren(...)