Trish Murphy

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Body confidence: women grow happier with their bodies as they get older, with 59 per cent of women aged 50-64 feeling happy. Photograph: Getty Images

Men are happier with their body image than women are, and the older men get the more pleased with themselves they are, according to our survey. Sev(...)

We are all intensely interested in reading about other people’s sexual lives and it is even more compelling to compare ourselves to what appears to be(...)

Dating in Ireland these days is about “hooking up” online; more often for men and bisexual women than for heterosexual women. Nearly one in fou(...)

BDSM is now ‘part of the fantasy range’ for many people, according to psychotherapist and Irish Times columnist Trish Murphy.

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon may be having an influence on Irish people’s sex lives, with one in five people who responded to The Irish Time(...)

Almost half of the sexually active men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey masturbate more than once a week. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Men masturbate more than women, with one in four male respondents to The Irish Times sex survey saying they do it every day, compared with 5 per ce(...)

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The majority – 58 per cent – of sexually active people who responded to The Irish Times sex survey have used sex toys, with women slightly more lik(...)

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Am I normal? That’s the question that the sex survey we carried out recently in The Irish Times is meant to answer. “Sex surveys can be a help (...)

The two rules she recommends before they depart is an agreed schedule of contact, which you both stick to, be it daily or weekly, and whether it will be through text, Skype, social media or phone call

The first instinct of many parents after hearing the news of the Berkeley tragedy was to give their own children an extra hug and wish they could keep(...)

Most people are curious about what everyone else is doing in bed. Well, not always in bed. Maybe it’s in the car, or a hotel. But whatever it is th(...)

Stephen Fry (57) and the man he recently married, Elliott Spencer (27). Photographs: Niki Nikolova/Filmmagic

Age-gap relationships are and always have been controversial, but if you are limiting the pool you choose a mate from by age, you could be losing o(...)

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