• nicky wedding

    “I’ve spent almost half of my life with my husband, and I’m still as attracted to him as I ever was.”

    Share       Cameron Diaz, possessor of excellent abs and great hair, has revealed she doesn’t believe in monogamy. I know, Stop. The. World. Let’s all get off. In the grand scheme of things whatever Cameron Diaz is doing in the bedroom doesn’t greatly affect our lives but it’s always fun when a celebrity [read more]

  • bigkev

    14 sex tips we reeeeeally don’t recommend following.

        I used to love the sealed sections in magazines. They just provided the most handy tips (lol puns) for every inexperienced teen out there of what to expect when you finally became old enough to be doing the deed. It’s only when you grow up a little that you realise the advice you’re [read more]

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    This is why straight men sometimes seek out gay sex.

              Here’s a trend that has a lot of people confused. On dating sites and apps there’s a growing new category:  gay men seeking sex with straight men. Or straight men seeking sex with gay men. In America, there are reportedly more than three million men who identify as straight – [read more]

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    Group therapy: “I’m 28 years old and an accidental virgin.”

          There’s not a lot I wouldn’t tell my closest girlfriends but there’s one thing I’ve been lying by omission about for years. I’m too mortified to let this slip. And too confused about how this situation has transpired. But the thing is: I’m 28 years old, and I’m a virgin. I don’t understand how it [read more]

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    “I know my place and I am happy to be in it”.

              In the division of labour that occurs within any long term relationship, there is a quiet but brutal skills assessment of each partner. In our case, tasks involving organisation, intelligence and finesse are allocated to my wife Rachel, while jobs which could otherwise be performed by a poorly trained labrador are [read more]

  • how to survive a breakup

    There is no nice way to end a relationship. But there is a better way.

          In a cruel twist of fate, just as my contract with Harper Collins to write my latest book on dating and relationships was finalised, so too was I finalising the end of what had been an incredibly important partnership with a man I had deeply loved. Although I had to end this [read more]

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    “When my husband told me he was a cross-dresser, my first instinct was to run”.

                It was quite frightening when my husband told me he was a cross-dresser. My first thoughts were to run away as far as I could. It was still a new relationship, and he told me early on to avoid the type of heartache that broke up his first marriage. He [read more]

  • university student porn star

    Belle Knox: “Why I did porn to pay my way through university.”

              This is Belle. Belle wrote an anonymous column last month about how she’s paying for her university degree with a part-time career starring in adult films. A male student who attends Duke University in North Carolina, USA, recognised her and threatened to expose her real identity. To take control of her [read more]

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    The best advice for women who want to be successful? Marry for money, of course.

            Some could say that Cinderella has a lot to answer for. Presumably her life was pretty sweet after her handsome (and wealthy) Prince finally tracked her down via a very dubious method of confirmation (I mean, come on, you mean to tell me that there weren’t at least 100 other girls [read more]

  • Black Kia Carnival

    Dating as a single mum: “He got in the car and sat on a cheeseburger pickle.”

    I currently drive a 2009 Kia Grand Carnival. It’s a beautiful car, and can hold eight people, has five anchor points for child restraints, side curtain airbags and a five star safety rating. I have named her Black Betty, but let’s face it, she’s hardly sex on wheels.

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    Why I stopped rolling my eyes at my husband.

                First, some quick back story. My husband and I run a business together …  I hate meetings … and it really annoys him how bad (read: unprofessional) I am when it comes to meetings. So … The other day we were in a staff meeting. And after roughly 15 [read more]

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    Your first sexual experience. As told by 11 hilarious GIFs.

    So the internet forum Reddit recently asked people to share GIFs that summed up their first sexual experience and you NEED to see the results, you guys. All we can say is – we hope, for your sake, that your first time wasn’t as confusing, ridiculous and downright awkward as these little gems. Ready? Here [read more]

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    So, it turns out that our greatest symbol of love? Is just an advertising scam…

    If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “For goodness sake, why are engagement rings so darn expensive?” (There may or may not have been greater use of expletives by your inner-voice.) Then this video is for you. Your mind is blown, right? So are you disappointed by the fact that it turns out diamond engagement rings [read more]

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    Are you single? This is Susan Patton and she reckons you should blame ‘the feminists’.

                  Calling all the single ladies: if you spent Valentine’s Day this year hanging out with your mates and having a blast, or getting drunk and watching rom-coms while yelling obscenities at the screen – then you’re doing it wrong. Basically, according to Susan Patton, if you’re not in [read more]

  • Em

    EM: The biggest mistake women make in their marriages?

              I bet you think things are going pretty great in your relationship, don’t you? You’re feeling a bit smug about the holiday you just booked, he/she remembered your birthday and you even managed to have the sex once last week. Well, WAKE UP DUMMY. Your relationship is bullshit and you [read more]

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    Finally, someone in the public eye admits to having herpes.

            More than 10 per cent of the Australian population has it, yet it’s a secret not many of us are willing to publicly admit to. That might be about to change thanks to Australian online talk show host, Kirsty Spraggon. In a TEDx Talk called, “You’re Only As Sick As Your [read more]

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    The honest truth: What it’s like to be a 29-year-old widow.

                  This story originally appeared on Role/Reboot, and is republished here with permission. Elizabeth Scarboro’s husband died of cystic fibrosis, leaving her a 29-year-old widow. She shares her experience trying to find love again. Wednesday morning, 7am, the radio alarm blaring. Keep your eyes closed. Don’t move, because you have miraculously [read more]

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    She started a website to find a partner. And it worked.

      In 2011, we ran a post from a woman named Courtney Beck. Courtney was single, and in the market for a long-term partner. But, after coming out, she had realised that this was not as easy as she’d hoped it would be. Sick of waiting to be swept off her feet, she decided to [read more]

  • how to survive a breakup

    Everything Hollywood taught you about relationship breakups was wrong.

                If Hollywood soap operas have taught us anything, it’s that nothing in life is more dramatic and woeful than breaking up with someone. After a committed three-year relationship, I had my first breakup just over a month ago. This was a big deal. This was my moment. My time [read more]

  • Erin.

    “By current Western society standards, I’m doing womanhood wrong.”

                  So. I don’t want to get married. Turns out this isn’t a popular opinion for a woman to have.  At least judging by reactions I receive, which occasionally seem like responses more appropriate had I just casually declared I like to suffocate puppies in my spare time. I’ve [read more]

  • homemade sex toys

    Parents, this should definitely not be your kids’ last craft project before school goes back.

              In these tough economic times it is important to find ways to… Oh man, I can’t even finish that sentence because, you guys; I found a dude who home makes his own sex dolls. In a home craft abomination that would make Tonia Todman weep, this “artist” known only as [read more]

  • perfect relationship

    7 reasons why the internet is better than a boyfriend.

            Friends, it’s time I came clean about something. For a while now, I’ve been telling all of my friends and family that I’m single. “It’ll happen when it happens,” I’ve shrugged convincingly. However, that’s not exactly the truth about my relationship status. To be honest, I’ve been in quite a serious [read more]

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    “I wish he’d just die” she thought to herself. Two weeks later she was at his funeral.

        When someone breaks up with you, you may find yourself saying a whole host of things you don’t actually mean: “I hate him,” “I wish we had never met,” “I wish he’d just die.” After my ex-boyfriend broke up with me outside a Thai restaurant in the middle of Newtown’s King Street, I [read more]

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    Male lingerie. Because… why not?

        We actually don’t even know why we’re writing copy for this post. We know you won’t read it. We know that you’ll just scroll straight past it in a mad rush to see the pictures of men in lingerie. And not in a ‘frat boy hazing ritual‘ context. In an actual, deliberate, “I [read more]

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    This ‘cure’ for menopause is something we never expected.

            Meet Dr. Mary Jane Minkin. The doctor who prescribes vibrators to her cancer patients. BPA and phthalate free vibrators that are made out of silicone – and can even be charged using a USB cable – to be precise. Okay, so it’s unconventional. But Dr Minkin has the best interests (and [read more]

  • The dreaded question.

    Time to fess up. What’s your number?

      After a few glasses of wine recently, a friend of mine bashfully admitted that she and her husband haven’t had sex for nearly two years. Two years! I was utterly flabbergasted. She went on to explain that while their marriage feels stronger than ever, between kids, jobs, housework and caring for elderly parents, it’s [read more]

  • What would you do?

    Dear orgasm, where are you?

          I want to start a discussion about sex. And no, this isn’t a discussion about vibrators, sexually transmitted diseases, protection, virgin, mother or whore, or fake orgasm (although that is somewhat related). No, this is a discussion about sexual satisfaction. Why is it that in the age of sexual liberation, Sex and [read more]

  • Vanessa with her daughter

    “If love is so powerful it can kill you, then that is also the sort of love worth living for.”

    It’s a sunny Autumn day and I am standing at the foot of my best friend’s grave, watching as his dark brown mahogany casket is lowered into the ground. In my hands I am clutching a bouquet of bright yellow roses. As the priest nods, I lean towards the abyss and throw the flowers one [read more]

  • Not everyone is celebrating this New Years Eve

    If you’re remembering someone this New Years Eve, read this.

          New Year always seems such a time for hope. Hope that it will bring everything from world peace to weight loss. Hope that the New Year is kind.  Hope that those New Year gods will smile on yourself and those you love and cherish. For me it’s also a weird combination of celebration [read more]

  • What is life without girlfriends?

    “A girl doesn’t need one best friend. She needs six.”

                This post was first published in Cosmopolitan Australia magazine. Every now and then, a new word enters our collective vernacular. This year dictionaries have welcomed inaugural definitions for ‘selfie’, ‘space tourism’ and ‘babymoon’ into their pages. Seriously. What attracts less focus are words that disappear from use. The ones which [read more]