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: […]

Spicy Confessions: food in the bedroom

October 3, 2014
Have you ever used any food products in the bedroom? If so, what did you use? “Kissing whilst eating dark chocolate (and sharing it!) is one of my favourites.” Phoebe, Five Dock “I eat in […]

A Guide to Good Loving

September 15, 2014
‘Tis the season maids and fellows come a-flocking. Cat O’Dowd, our resident Sex Therapist, shares her best tips for adding bounce to your bedroom rendezvous… just in time for sexy Spring. 1. See sex as […]

Falling out of love with (women’s) tennis

July 19, 2014
The lush lawns of Wimbledon have been the backdrop to many a tennis romance. This year Russian glamour girl Maria Sharapova cheered from the stands as her younger new beau Grigor Dimitrov stormed into the […]

Lessons from a pick-up artist

July 7, 2014
It would be fascinating to know if the line, “Are those space pants? Because your ass is out of this world?” has ever resulted in a romantic interlude. And can the accusation that “your Dad […]

Being mindful in bed

June 21, 2014
Once you’ve regularly practised mindfulness in your everyday life, you’re ready to become a better lover by practising mindful sex. Practising mindfulness can activate and rewire the anterior insula in your brain with studies showing […]

Is your iPhone killing your sex life?

June 11, 2014
Last night I went to a restaurant and saw a couple sitting in silence; one looking at her phone, more interested in scanning the internet or playing games than in interacting. Once the food arrived […]

Uninspiring couples

May 26, 2014
Ever met a couple that instinctively makes you cringe even if you hate to admit it? From how we look and behave, to the products we are expected to procure, marketers and the media ensure […]

Spicy Inner West: Domesticated men?

April 15, 2014
Ciao asks, the Inner West answers: is a domesticated man generally unsexy? “So women want men to be slobs now? We won’t ever get you.” Antonio, Leichhardt. “I always thought it was but my current […]
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