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What is success in online dating?

It’s been a long time between blogs. But there’s a reason – I’ve just acquired a new knee (pictured!)  A lengthy, painful process but I am finally back on deck and just a little bit wobbly. In the meantime it was fun to be featured in Channel 7TWO’s new series, Time of My Life – […]

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The hazards of writing about sex

Writing about sex means inevitably touches nerves. This week I obviously hit many of them, with a frenzied response to my recent article on casual sex. And a carefully written article it was too, pointing out that most young people have occasional casual sexual encounters which most report they enjoy and which result in no emotional […]

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Lost Mojo

Finding your mojo

Very interesting story from one of my recent dating clients.  I’d been working with a Melbourne woman, helping her put together a lively profile and select great photos. Just as she was all set to put her profile up on RSVP she went to a dinner party and met a man.  Within days it was […]

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One for the team

Across the world the search continues for solutions to the top ranking sex problem facing women – loss of desire. Drug companies are seeking a pink Viagra, a drug to boost female libido. The stakes are high with some surveys suggesting over half of all women experience fading of desire in long-term relationships. Marital distress […]

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Juicy Tomatoes

Joan Sewell is an American woman who wrote a funny book called “I’d Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to love My Low Libido.” In an interview about the book, Sewell grumbled about her low sex drive and mentioned a conversation with a woman who described herself as a juicy tomato. “If you were a vegetable, what […]

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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

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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