Trish Murphy

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On Wednesday, Pat Kenny discusses teenage sex in occasionally alarming detail. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A minor squall in teacup blows up this week, with howls of exasperation from those wary of the creeping “nanny state”. A proposed new law would fine (...)

Some 40% of heterosexual men reported they have had 11 or more partners, compared with 32% of heterosexual women.

No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. In his 1977 romantic comedy Annie(...)

Anthony and Róisín Casey with a picture of their daughter, Ellen, who was stillborn. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Everybody just wants some tangible memory of their child, that they did exist.” Until recently, parents bereaved through stillbirth or neonatal de(...)

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Friendship week: From best mates to bromances - All week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship When Bob Marley said(...)

Goal setting to kick habits such as overindulging in wine should be SMART: S = Specific, M= Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Relevant and T = Time-bound

It was a fitting finale to eight weeks of interesting public talks. Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s talk on breaking bad habits went down well, to cap off (...)

Four seconds is long enough to suffer from someone’s rudeness or bad behaviour. Photograph: Thinkstock

I heard about a new rule last week, a four-second rule. It might take a while to get used to putting it into practice, but I’m open to embracing it! I(...)

‘Parents may not want to hear this, but the average age of children accessing porn is 11 years old,’ says Trish Murphy,

Parents need to start talking to children from as young as 11 or 12 years old about pornography, a leading therapist has said. “Parents may not want t(...)

More than one in ten men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey said they used online pornography every day. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Times sex survey was conducted on irishtimes.com over the course of a week in June 2015. A total of 12,639 participants completed the sur(...)

Pornography: For those who use it daily, porn can cause huge difficulty. It often takes over their thoughts and lives. Photograph: Thinkstock

Rachel thought she had “a healthy view of sex and pornography”, before her partner became a porn addict. “He pulled me down into a darkness that ma(...)

If you or your partner use a phone, a tablet or a laptop in bed, how does it affect your sex life? The answer is surprising. Only three out of (...)

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