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The Orthodox Jewish doctor who wants to boost your ‘sex points’

The Orthodox Jewish doctor who wants to boost your ‘sex points’

Dr Bat Sheva Marcus says there are four quadrants vital to good sex: (lack of) pain, arousal, orgasm, and desire.

  • by Kerri Sackville

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No more stigma: Gen Y and Z are flocking to see sexologists

No more stigma: Gen Y and Z are flocking to see sexologists

A new cohort of young social-media-savvy practitioners are working almost exclusively with young people who are treating their sexuality as an extension of their mental health and an avenue for self-improvement.

  • by Rachael Dexter
The question about men that made this woman a billionaire

The question about men that made this woman a billionaire

At 17, she asked herself, “Why are men always in control in relationships?” Meet Whitney Wolfe Herd, whose woman-focused dating app Bumble has made her the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire.

  • by Jane Mulkerrins
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp: ‘We’re working hard on bringing back the buzz’

Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp: ‘We’re working hard on bringing back the buzz’

The first woman to be directly elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne discusses her post-lockdown city and how cancer made her a better leader.

  • by Benjamin Law
Upstaged

Upstaged

Jordan’s new flatmate, Kevin, seemed nice enough – until Kevin mentioned that he and his girlfriend were celebrating their first anniversary with a night in a swanky hotel. 

  • by Paul Connolly
Online dating lacks the ‘magic’, according to social researcher Hugh Mackay

Online dating lacks the ‘magic’, according to social researcher Hugh Mackay

“Physical intimacy is a beautiful expression of emotional intimacy that is achieved through attraction, and getting to know and feel you love someone.”

  • by Robyn Doreian
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Hugh Mackay: ‘Our legacy is whether we succeed or fail in enriching someone else’s life’

Hugh Mackay: ‘Our legacy is whether we succeed or fail in enriching someone else’s life’

The social psychologist and researcher discusses changing approaches to sex, why he doesn’t fear death, and his hope that Australia will become a loving country rather than simply a lucky one.

  • by Benjamin Law
‘He’d probably have a heart attack’: The secret I can never tell my partner

‘He’d probably have a heart attack’: The secret I can never tell my partner

From lying about their sexual history to keeping a covert “marriage bail” bank account, three women reveal the secrets they can’t share with their spouses.

  • by Dilvin Yasa
MasterChef’s Melissa Leong: ‘I’ve had the most piecemeal career ever’

MasterChef’s Melissa Leong: ‘I’ve had the most piecemeal career ever’

The MasterChef Australia judge and presenter discusses her career, spirituality and why sexy means being comfortable with who you are.

  • by Benjamin Law
Lisa Taddeo’s first book was a bestselling sensation. Her second is just as explosive
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Lisa Taddeo’s first book was a bestselling sensation. Her second is just as explosive

But I feel immense empathy for the character who describes herself ‘depraved’ in Lisa Taddeo’s latest sex-fuelled follow up to the bestseller Three Women.

  • by Jane Sullivan
Having a kid is probably my biggest life regret: ‘Wife concurs’

Having a kid is probably my biggest life regret: ‘Wife concurs’

“A lot of parents don’t anticipate how significant the changes to their lives will be. Some expect being a parent to make their life happier, or make them more in love with their partner.”

  • by Phil Brandel