Winners and losers from delayed marriage

There’s a long tradition for Western countries to preach to women in the developing world about the importance of planned parenthood – telling them they will improve their own lives and those of their children if they delay having families until they have established themselves.  So how is it that when it comes to our […]

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Fundawear

Fundawear

There I was with all this buzzing underwear all over my dining room table… not the way I normally spend my afternoons! I was entertaining people from Durex – the world’s largest condom manufacturer – who were showing off their latest invention. It’s an amazing new system that allows you to use a smartphone app […]

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Turn off the chatter

Turn off the chatter

There’s a great video clip featuring a smiling woman in bed. All that’s visible is her face and the occasional movement beneath the sheets. She starts off blissfully happy… “Hmm, that feels good..Wait, wait, oh yes, that’s so good.” But then thoughts start to intrude: “Shit, he’s getting bored.” And then, “Oh no, don’t go […]

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Shrinkage is a big deal

It’s bad enough battling the Big C but to come out a winner and pay the price with shrinkage of the old fella seems a little rough. I’ve been writing about prostate cancer for an article just about to be published in The Australian, on Friday April 5. One of the issues I talk about […]

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Beware the rip-offs

Given the flourishing modern world on online dating, why would anyone pay for the services of expensive agencies? I just don’t get it. Some of these companies have been around since the 1970’s and once performed a valuable service, bringing together men and women who wanted to find partners.  They were always expensive and even when […]

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Stop begging for sex

Just back from speaking on a P&O cruise – which was great fun. The only problem was they scheduled my talk on online dating at the same time as the big weekend rugby match. Not surprising that we lost most of the men but the largely female audience seemed to lap it up. It was […]

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7.30 Report on Pelvic Pain

Viva La Vulva

What a start to the year! I’d spent the month leading up to Christmas working on my newspaper editors, trying to persuade them to publish an article I’d written on pelvic pain –all the dreadful problems causing discomfort in the vulva, vagina and other areas in the pelvis. Problems women sometimes refer to as “things […]

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Sex after Prostate Cancer

Australia now has the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the developed world – the result of effective messages encouraging men to have regular testing. That’s good news. But it also means many of the 22,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year end up receiving treatments that unnecessarily leave them incontinent and impotent. I […]

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