mental health

Sep
06

2018
My Keynote on Decriminalising Abortion

Recently, I got asked to speak at an event in support to decriminalising abortion in the state of Queensland. For those of you who might not be aware, abortion in Queensland remains in the criminal code. The only time is it legal to be performed is to prevent serious danger to a woman’s physical or mental health. So, in a nut shell, what happens is that women who are wanting to terminate an unwanted pregnancy up until a certain point must sign a document saying that if they were to continue with the pregnancy, they would be at mental or physical risk. Whilst it’s great we have a loop hole, this makes an already terrible situation even worse. I was also shocked to discover that Queensland doesn’t have safe zones outside of these clinics with women having to be escorted through protestors. I struggled with what to say in this…

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Feb
12

2018
The medical benefits of sex

Recently I gave a radio interview about some research that has come out on the medical and scientific benefits of sex. We have seen similar stories like this before, but this article outlined burning calories, boosting the immune system, preventing incontinence, a natural painkiller, aids insomnia, improve mental health, prevents wrinkles and makes you brainer. Whilst I love a bit of fun sex research, I also worry that focusing too much on these scientific points takes away from making sex sexy and make it more medical. Should you be having sex because it helps you sleep or boost your immune system? “Honey, instead of that vitamin C, why don’t we just get it on more?” Should we be having sex for medical gains or are these medical gains just a pleasant side effect? Whilst there might be scientific benefits to having some fun in the bedroom, I’m going to give…

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Feb
12

2018
The 9 reasons having sex is good for you, according to science

Science reveals nine ways having sex benefits your health. According to California-based obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross, few things in life are better for people’s hearts, bodies and souls than getting intimate between the sheets. From burning calories to boosting the immune system and even fighting the signs of ageing, numerous studies reveal regular love making seriously boosts people’s wellbeing. Sex is even a natural painkiller and could help combat insomnia, Dr Ross adds. Below, Dr Ross outlines the nine ways, proven by science, being active between the sheets boosts people’s health and wellbeing. According to California-based obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross, few things in life are better for people’s hearts, bodies and souls than getting intimate between the sheets Burns calories Researchers from the University of Quebec at Montreal analysed 21 heterosexual couples with an average age of 22. Results revealed women burn, on average, 69.1 calories when they have sex…

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