Dec
03

2017
A sexologist reveals the 6 things to make or break your relationship over summer

One of them is pictured – can you guess? Have you ever found your relationship suffering over the festive season and wondered why? Isn’t this supposed to be a time of joy? There are various factors that might be playing havoc with your love life that you need to consider before you hit the silly season. 1. Alcohol A few drinks can help you get into the mood and assist you to relax, but let’s face it, who stops at just a few over the festive season? Alcohol can have a negative impact on the best of days, but add in a pinch of stress and chaos and it’s a recipe for fire. Before you have a boozy night out, consider first where your relationship is at. If there’s already tension, you might want to stop after a few, otherwise things could be said that cannot be taken back. While letting your…

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Nov
25

2017
How To Ask Someone Out In Real Life

Dating apps have given us an opportunity to meet people we might never cross paths with In Real Life (IRL). Apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and Happn offer a smorgasbord of men and women of all ages and sexual predilections, which means landing a date has, in theory, never been easier. Indeed, the latest YouGov research indicates just how much we have embraced online dating — 35 percent of Australians have used online dating or dating apps. But has the rise of dating online and on apps making us less capable of finding love offline? Less skilled in the art of simply striking up a conversation with our fellow humans and seeing where it leads? Less articulate when it comes to asking that cute guy or girl in the gym out on a date in person? “We are actually communicating more, but we’re not putting our old fashioned communication skills into…

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Nov
23

2017

There’s a reason this month’s number one relationship podcast has experienced such unbridled popularity. Alone: A Love Story is like a heart-wrenching, Eat Pray Love-esque audio memoir. The events and the relationship we become swept up in are anything but fiction; an intimate dissection of the love story of Michelle Parise and her now ex-husband. It’s a story about love and betrayal, and that perilous place in between. It’s confronting – not just because we hear the gravelly reality of having your heart splintered by the man you trusted most, but because Parise does nothing to conceal how she coped with her ex-husband’s affair. The many bottles of alcohol she drank, the uncontrollable crying, the rage, the sleeping pills, the comfort she found in having a man’s body rest on top of her own. Sometimes, these bodies were unfamiliar ones – ones she gravitated towards in bars late at night, when…

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Nov
13

2017

WHAT happens when you hide in the office of a local ‘massage parlour’? You learn a lot about life and ‘extras’ like ‘happy endings’. PEOPLE cheat, it’s a fact of life. I’m not trying to downplay this issue, but we need to be more aware of the topics surrounding infidelity. You can turn a shoulder and think it will never happen to you, or you can open your eyes and work on what needs improving and discuss what needs to be addressed. For a recent podcast exploring sex addiction, I found myself at 12pm on a Thursday at a local massage parlour in Sydney, and I’m not talking about a plush day spa. I have previously visited a high-class brothel, but there was something different about this place and the volume of people that frequented it. At the brothel, it was very discreet and felt like those who were in the…

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