Shame game

October 9, 2015
Miranda Devine shamed and stigmatised women survivors of domestic violence in her last article titled ‘Demonising men won’t stop domestic violence’. There’s already enough blame heaped on victims by our society and by the perpetrators […]

Sexual sins

September 12, 2015
Cat O Dowd goes through the most common mistakes people make when making love and how to avoid them. Follow this guide to be on your way to coital paradise. Same old routine Get in […]

Love in the Tinder era

August 4, 2015
“We turn wimps and geeks into supercharged macho studs.” Pick up artist products lure men through promising multitudes of sexual partners and the ‘cost-benefit’ analysis of casual sexual hook ups without the supposed ‘hassles’ of […]

Bottling up emotions

July 17, 2015
Leaving your emotions to ferment can take years of your relationship and your life, writes Cat O Dowd. If your partner has done something to really upset you and you bottle it up, research shows […]

Playmates

June 19, 2015
Imagine you’re being interviewed for a job as a personal assistant in a big office. Now pretend your lover is the boss. They close the door. They walk very close to you as they walk […]

Stop Sexual Bullying

May 24, 2015
Sexual bullying makes me sick. That is, any sort of bullying or shaming about someone’s gender or sexuality. Research shows that girls are disproportionately the victims of sexual bullying and that the bullying is usually […]

Testosterone in Men

April 12, 2015
It’s the one hormone that the media fixates on. It’s held responsible for all sorts of behaviours, actions, drives and deviances. Results are misinterpreted and misunderstood and used as excuses for stupid actions. Can one […]

Fifty facades of…

February 28, 2015
As a kink friendly sex therapist I’m frustrated with the book Fifty Shades of Grey. I understand the book has assisted many women in reawakening their sexual side but after reading it, here are my […]

Some like it Rough

November 20, 2014
How does the kinky brain work? Ciao’s resident sex therapist, Cat O’Dowd, caught up with professional dominatrix Kalyss Mercury, who is studying the neuroscience of kink at the University of Oslo. Mistress Kalyss Mercury is […]

Spicy Confessions: Sexiest mens halloween costumes

October 31, 2014
What is the sexiest Halloween costume for men? • “Who wouldn’t leave their boyfriend for Edward Cullen?” Macy, Drummoyne • “There is something about bloodthirsty, pasty men that is inherently scary and sexy.” Rhiannon, Stanmore • “I know […]
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