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.
The Times sex columnist and editor of www.suzigodson.com
Suzi Godson writes a weekly sex and relationship column for The Times newspaper and is the editor of www.moresexdaily.com. 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’
Adopting a no-fault divorce system would be an easy political win, but successive Governments have refused to address the issue. A small Government pilot exploring the viability of online divorce petitions is currently underway, but modernization is painfully slow.
28/02/2017 12:35 GMT
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
There are a multitude of reasons why older men and women who have been victims of sexual assault might be reluctant to talk about the experience, but surely progressive school Sex and Relationships Education is now helping to diminish the stigma attached to reporting these crimes?
22/01/2016 16:30 GMT
In the US, a 2013 Gallup survey of 1,535 American adults found that 91% considered extramarital infidelity to be morally wrong. This was higher than the figure for people who objected to human cloning, suicide, and polygamy.
12/01/2016 18:12 GMT
Clearly, age alone is no barrier to sexual activity, but there is a 'use it or lose it' aspect to sex in later life, and for older people, masturbation is probably the easiest and most effective way of sustaining both sexual desire and sexual function.
14/12/2015 17:26 GMT
Human beings enjoy having sex. In fact, in a study where people rated how happy they felt after undertaking a range of daily activities, sex was rated as the number one happiness inducing activity.
24/11/2015 17:24 GMT
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
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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
In June the government announced a £200million pound cut to the health budget. The cuts were apparently based on projected local authority underspends, so they were not supposed to affect frontline services...
22/10/2015 21:03 BST
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
Once sex becomes associated with pain, the mere anticipation of post-coital discomfort can make a woman with endometriosis avoid sex and it is hard for their partners not to interpret this as rejection.
01/10/2015 17:17 BST
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
Marriage is in a state of transition and the men I have spoken to for this research project hold contradictory views on its importance as a relational construct. However, they do consider the institution of marriage to be a necessary safeguard for the family unit.
26/08/2015 17:56 BST
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
The shape of the family has changed immeasurable in recent decades as divorce, remarriage and single parenthood have become increasingly common. No one would wish to turn back the clock, but are we underestimating the impact that changing family structures are having on young men in particular?
31/07/2015 17:55 BST
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
Given the importance of good blood sugar control during pregnancy, it is bewildering that the 2015 NICE guidelines do <u>not</u> advise that diabetic women should be routinely offered a continuous glucose monitor for the duration of their pregnancy.
10/07/2015 16:57 BST
The Mating Market Model explains the phenomenon; prior to marriage, weight maintenance is motivated primarily by the desire to attract a mate (Sobal, 1984). After marriage? There is pizza.
24/06/2015 17:36 BST
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