Suzi Godson

The Times sex columnist and editor of

Suzi Godson writes a weekly sex and relationship column for The Times newspaper and is the editor of Suzi is also the author of the award-winning The Sex Book (Cassell) which has been translated into fifteen languages. A selection of her best Times articles were published in the book ‘Sex Counsel’

Speed Hating

On Saturday 21st of October at 7pm, a random group of strangers with one thing in common will meet for the first time in a dimly lit room in central London. They are likely to be feeling a little apprehensive, but white wine will take the edge off while they are paired up and allocated to tables.
02/10/2017 16:03 BST

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Get Your Hopes Up About a New Male Pill

In 2013, she received $4.7million to work on male contraception, and two days ago, at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting, she revealed that by tinkering with an existing male oral contraceptive, her team had made some progress in finding a non-hormonal pharmaceutical solution to prevent sperm reaching maturity...
18/03/2016 17:38 GMT

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Sperm Donor

Some men are put off before they even start. Because screening can reveal issues about future fertility, current health and the health of any existing, or future children, men are, quite rightly, advised to think very carefully before they decide to donate sperm.
08/11/2015 20:03 GMT

Ten Things You Need To know Before You Download 'Anal Heterosex Among Young People And Implications For Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study In The UK'.

Marston concludes that there is an "urgent need for harm reduction efforts targeting anal sex to help encourage discussion about mutuality and consent, to reduce risky and painful techniques and to challenge views that normalise coercion". In a country where sex education is not statutory and sexual health services are being ruthlessly hacked? Don't hold your breath Dr. Marston.
01/11/2015 22:43 GMT

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Girls to Men'

On Tuesday 13 October at 10pm, everyone will be watching <em>Girls to Men</em>, Channel 4's much publicised documentary about three young people who were assigned a female gender at birth, but who have always believed that they were born in the wrong body...
12/10/2015 00:01 BST

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Get Old

Although retirement is viewed as an individual experience, it has an enormous impact on marital relationships. In the initial stages of retirement there is a kind of honeymoon period where couples rate their marriages more favorably, they have better sex lives, and feel their relationships have actually improved. It doesn't last.
08/09/2015 17:44 BST

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Father

Throughout this month, BBC Radio 4's <em>Woman's</em> Hour is broadcasting my interviews with men aged from twenty to eighty. The first week focussed on young men, role models and the way in which parental behaviour influences attitudes towards relationships. Last week we spoke to young men about their experiences of pregnancy, birth and fatherhood...
16/08/2015 22:09 BST

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Sign Up To MyFreeImplants

MyFreeImplants (MFI) is the largest cosmetic surgery financing website in the world. Women sign up to the website, post a set of photos and a 'beg' bio explaining why they desperately need cosmetic enhancement and sympathetic benefactors, who are 95% male, donate money to help them achieve their goal...
26/07/2015 21:10 BST

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Flibanserin Gets FDA Approval on 18 August

Female sexual desire is undeniably complex, but the existence of an approved treatment will at least allow women to feel that they have an option, and post approval, the expected tsunami of associated advertising will help to raise awareness about female sexual health in general and female sexual dysfunction in particular.
15/06/2015 08:28 BST