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 […]

Bad to the bone

October 31, 2014

Our resident sex therapist, Cat O Dowd, explains why “bad boys” aren’t good for anyone… The rebel without a cause, the smouldering country and western outlaw or charming spy who kills indiscriminately while women swoon: […]

Global Worming

October 27, 2014

Whether or not Bairdsy pulls off his rationalisation of Sydney’s councils (reducing the number of councils in Sydney from 41 to 18), it is apparent that the combined power of local councils is effective, economical […]

What's on – 245

October 24, 2014

You’d be barking mad to miss this! In its inaugural year, the Sydney Dog Lovers Show is coming this November and promises to be the ultimate event for all dog devotees. With great entertainment, education […]

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