Love, sex and Relationships
Jennifer Klinec In Iran there are women for fun and women for marriage. I was not in the latter category.
Ann Zamudio Change is going to come when we force the words out of our mouths, and tell people our stories.
Henry Alford "I say things to our cat Linda that I'm too emotionally constipated to say to my boyfriend."
Robyn Doreian Chef Kylie Kwong reflects on the significant women in her life, and moments of light and dark they have shared.
The Sex Myth
Rachel Hills It seems our generation's much-lauded hook-up culture is more myth than reality, writes Rachel Hills.
Attacked from both sides
Catherine Bouris It's exhausting to exist in a world that repeatedly tells you your identity is invalid, or a phase, or a front to attract heterosexual men.
Sarah Baker* And this is what happened.
Libby Hakim Falling in love with a foreigner may sound romantic but the happily-ever-after part can be complicated.
Sarah Baker* They say the first year of marriage is the hardest. For Sarah Baker*, it was also the year her marriage ended.
Suzannah Weiss No one told me upping my dosage of Prozac and would stop me orgasming.
Clem Bastow Female masturbation is being treated as ordinary and even a bit boring... and that's revolutionary, writes Clem Bastow.
Maeve Marsden It seems the thrill of the chase can be applied to non-sexual relationships.
Staff writers Jack and George met at a house party in 1961 and have been together ever since.
Nina Funnell and Katrina Marson A new survey shows how high school sex ed can be improved - from the very people who matter most.
Paul Chai Having control over whether or not you become a father sounds like something men should jump at.
Jax Jacki Brown In Australia, almost one in five people have a disability, 45 per cent of those live on or below the poverty line. Jax Jacki Brown is now one of those people.
Natalie Reilly It's time to throw out the silly, hetero-normative studies and get down to the facts.
Lisa Bonos He spends chapters in his new book, 'Modern Romance: An Investigation', highlighting the whole sad situation.
Caitlin Dewey Increasingly, in fact, we're carrying out our most intimate conversations via carefully edited texts.
Ali Benton Thirty pages of confessions from a love-sick 14-year-old Ali Benton.
Women of the World
Rachel Eddie Erotic author Krissy Kneen spoke to Rachel Eddie about women's sexuality ahead of her appearance at next month's Women Of The World (WOW) festival.
Rochelle Siemienowicz There are as many ways to love and be loved as there are people in the world, writes Rochelle Siemienowicz.
Caitlin Dewey In the age of Tinder and OkCupid, other options are just a click away.
Sara Eckel *As long as you're still wanted by men.
Natalie Reilly Some of us know that, in certain environments, deflection is a weapon of stealth.
John Safran In thrall to an ancient religious law, Jewish women face a lifetime in limbo when their husbands refuse to hand over a special divorce certificate.
There are no more excuses for failing to get educated about female sexuality and the clitoris.
Jenny Noyes It's the controversial term that has social commentators and business circles talking marriage, money and sexism.
Coming out stories
Maeve Marsden If someone's sexuality doesn't matter to you, that's great. But it doesn't mean it can be swept under the carpet.
Wendy L. Patrick An American prosecutor specialising in sex crime lists the red flags that signal when you should get out of a relationship - fast.
Helen Croydon The word "compromise" seems to feature highly in people's relationship rule book, but I see it as an anachronistic kill-joy.
Kasey Edwards A US high school made headlines by informing students prom was 'a night to protect her character.'
Maureen Matthews A menopausal woman has lost her sex drive and wonders if it will ever return.
Jane Messer Wanted: single, available man in his 30s, ready to be a father. But what happens when one is not forthcoming?
Kerri Sackville In my year or two of online dating, I've concluded that people who "love life" actually don't – at least, not to the extent that it is a defining characteristic.
Laura Jackel Elite orgies and the pursuit of female pleasure are big business for entrepreneur Emma Sayle.
Claire Cohen Frida Kahlo's love letters will be up for sale next week. But I can’t help but think that such intimate messages should remain private.
What we all need is a little more kindness, writes Linda McSweeny.
Clare Kermond Study debunks myth that older women aren't interested in sex, finding many encourage their partners to experiment.
Claire Cohen Can a simple questionnaire really make two strangers fall in love?
Clementine Ford Man, confidence can be such a boner killer.
Brooke Hemphill The idea of switching sides is an idle thought for most, but some time after hanging up my speed-dating hat, I tested the theory by spending a year dating women.
Friendship at 29
Erin Munro A reflection on friends and a lifetime of friendship.
Rebecca Mitchell How to navigate a dating scene where the height of seduction is a sepia-toned snapshot of one’s genitals.
Love my ways
Jo Hartley Meet three women for whom romance has involved tolerating, and even learning to love, their partners' obsessions.
'It's not you'
Sara Eckel Do you need a 'happy ending' to write about the solo life?
Exaholism for beginners
Clem Bastow There sure are a lot of afflictions to try and avoid when it comes to love and dating.
Paul Chai Why are some guys commitment-shy, and as likely to opt for a night of video games with the lads as a date with you?
Robyn Doreian "It's men like him who breed optimism about the future," Anne Summers on her long-term partner Chip Rolley.
Wedding photo etiquette
Ben Mathis-Lilley What Ben Mathis-Lilley finds unnerving about posed PDA photographs.
Joanne Brookfield A man with a much younger woman raises few eyebrows, but reverse the situation and everyone's got an opinion.
Tracey Spicer Making time to connect with those around us can lead to a much richer life.
Paul Chai If my marriage fails it will be due to “irreconcilable geography”.
The successful dumpee manifesto
Alyson Portlock Want to rise like a phoenix after being dumped? Here's what not to do. Starting with the mentionitis.
Marrie Lobel It's time to expose reality by shattering outdated perceptions of women who enjoy an active sex life.
Effie Mann 'We Met On The Internet' is photographic evidence.
Jessica Grose No, living together before marriage does not lead to divorce.
The matchmaking trap
Kasey Edwards Think that blind date your friend set you up on had your best interests at heart? Think again.
Unplug for love
Thea O'connor Friday is the National Day of Unplugging when families, parents and couples are encouraged to unplug and reconnect.
Cosima Marriner Men think about their bank balances or their health when deciding when to retire while women quit work when they need to care for their spouse or want to spend more time with their families, research shows.