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The art of giving this Valentines Day

Valentine's Day

Be a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and learn the art of giving according to the experts at Prezzee.


Overcoming an affair


Infidelity is everywhere we look and before marriage most people say a cheating partner is a deal breaker. However, many couples later realise that relationships damaged by infidelity can recover. Turn on the TV, scroll through a celebrity gossip site or analyse the latest divorce statistics and it may seem like infidelity is now more


Older people still have sex, but it’s the intimacy and affection that matters more


Sexuality encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction and what we think, feel and believe about them. It has been a research focus for over a hundred years, and highlighted as an important part of the human experience. Since the first studies on human sexuality in the 1940s, research


What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health


The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s the point of sex?’ series examines biological, physical and social aspects of sex and gender writes Fiona Kate


Sex and the prostate

Prostate Health

Every man has a prostate, yet few men have much knowledge about how sex and the prostate can help with men’s health. It relates to sexual function, pleasure and it’s just part of healthy sex life reports our resident sex therapist and relationship counsellor, Matty Silver.  She rids the bedroom of the taboo subject of prostate pleasure.


Sex & Intimate Relationships over 50 is no longer taboo

sex and intimate relationships after 50

Sex and intimate relationships over 50 is no longer taboo!  Women and men over fifty are downloading dating apps like Tinder and eHarmony at a rapid rate and, discovering a range of relationship outcomes. Of course while many are seeking platonic relationships and romance, there are those out there that are enjoying a smorgasbord of one


Sexting not just for the young

Most people believe sexting is traditionally the domain of young people, but research has shown that increasing numbers of older people have adopted sexting as a way to communicate and connect to their partner, writes Matty Silver. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the term, sexting is defined as sending provocative, nude, sexual, explicit or




As a sex therapist I spoke to a man recently who had a dilemma and needed some advice. His 73-year-old mother-in-law, who has early dementia, had been living in a nursing home for about six months. He and his wife were contacted by the staff who told them that she had started a relationship with


STIs On The Rise Among Over-50s

Could over-50s be having more sex than young people? Emerging trends that suggest the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in over-50s doubled between 2004-2010. Queensland University of Technology social marketing masters student Natalie Bowring has decided to look into it, launching an investigation into the low use of condoms among this age group. “Sexually active


Sex Safe For Heart Disease Patients

Popular culture makes believing a lot of things easy, including that there is a risk of suffering heart attack during sex in our older years. Research, however, has found that in truth – at least for heart disease patients in the United States – sex is no more risky than going for an upbeat walk.