Promised giveaway

October 1, 2019
Fresh from its premiere at the 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival and featuring a stellar Italian-Australian cast including Paul Mercurio and Tina Arena, Promised is a romantic drama that is certain to hit home. In […]

How to have passionate sex with endometriosis

May 17, 2017
Have you got endometriosis and it’s hindering your sex life? Recently I spoke on Triple J’s ‘The Hook Up’ about sex with endometriosis. I have stage four endometriosis (the most severe kind) and I know […]

Things we love – 300

February 17, 2017
If you had a less-than-brilliant Valentines Day, you can at least take comfort in the fact that cold hearts are perhaps more desirable in the current climate. Sweltering hugs, BO laced pashes and sweaty hand-holding […]

Roses are green

February 5, 2016
Well it’s that time of the year again – Valentine’s Day. A time for everyone to turn to those we love and let them know how special they make us feel. Or, alternatively, it’s a […]

Roadtest: Date Night

February 5, 2016
Let’s face it; you just don’t have a choice in some things. Winter will always come around, Sydney Buses will always be late (especially when it rains) and every single year you will feel pressured […]

Romance Revisited

February 11, 2015
Ciao’s resident sex therapist and relationships columnist, Cat O’Dowd, interrogates the Inner West’s hot and cold affair with Valentines Day. “Cupid rhymes with stupid!” “Valentines Day isn’t about romance anymore it’s about rules and doing […]

Lusty locals get their freak on

July 26, 2013
Red curtains. Titty tassels. A chain dangling from the ceiling. And an audience self-consciously craning to see which ‘Jaded Vanity’ graces our presence next. It’s my first burlesque show, enjoyed on a Sunday night in […]

Not So Great Gatsby

July 26, 2013
Do you believe in the green light? A struggling writer (is there any other kind?) once lamented that no matter how hard they tried, emulating the prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s much loved 1925 masterpiece […]