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Do opposites really attract?

'Opposite' qualities are often part of the initial excitement of a new relationship.  But will they be a deal-breaker ...

You're into Paleo and yoga, he likes beers and burgers with mates. Can you make it work?

What it's like dating a 'smirgin'

He doesn't need to check his phone - he's happy to just sit and think.

Memes? Facebook rants? Hashtags? They mean nothing to a social media virgin.

A selfie told me my marriage was over

The couple in this photo appears to be in love. The author's photo revealed something very different about her ...

"I was furious that it had taken a photo to shake me out of my naivety."

Ashley Madison: Sex, lies and fembots

"I feel the lifestyle is incredibly empowering for women, and it allows women to set the rules and call the shots and ...

One year on, who were the winners and real losers at this hacked infidelity website?

Girlfriend's rules for boys' holiday

Jane Park won lotto before she could drive.

"Avoid eye contact with girls at all times": This millionaire girlfriend's has certain demands.

Let's talk about sex stuff nation

New Zealand actor Teuila Blakely talks about sex.

OPINION: When it comes to sex, honesty is the best policy, writes Teuila Blakely.

Moving out brought us closer

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton famously lived in adjoined houses to each other when they were together.

I moved out of my boyfriend's house and our relationship is stronger for it.

'Wanting and enjoying sex isn't a bad thing'

Condoms are definitely important, but they're not the whole story when it comes to sex.

OPINION: Sex education facts are important, but we need to teach healthy relationships.

On the edge of a love triangle

He dearly loves his wife... but is confused about how her younger sister makes him feel.

I am seriously confused over the feelings I have for my wife's sister. How do I repair my relationship with both of them?

New modern Muslim dating app

Are Muslim dating apps the new way for millennial Muslims to find love?

Minder, a Muslim dating app that mimics Tinder but is aimed at helping Western Muslims find a spouse.

Touching proposal video video

Kiwi lad Shanin Proctor pulls out all the stops in tear-jerking proposal to girlfriend of 12 years.

After 12 years dating Kiwi man Shanin Proctor made sure his proposal was perfect

Confessions of a teenage boy

For one 17-year-old school student, his parents have been more valuable teaching him about sex and relationships than ...

"The biggest a...holes to girls seem to be the richest ... And the dickheads follow each other like sheep."

How to talk about sex

Don't brush off your children's questions when they ask about sex, or else they might stop asking you.

Tips for parents and kids on navigating the evolving world of sex and relationships.

Teenage 'sexpert' truths

We chatted with a panel of teenagers to get their take on sex and relationships, and what they wish they had been taught.

Want to know what kids really think about sex? Read this text message chat.

Ditch the end-of-the-bed sex talk

Sexuality education in schools is only one small part of the answer when it comes to teaching young people about sex and ...

It's better to teach kids about sex over a long period of time ... and don't leave out the fun bits.

More porn, less sex video

While there's little that can be done to prevent young people from seeing porn online, a lot comes down to the ...

Kids' attitudes to sex are coloured by an environment awash with online pornography.

Our sexual revolution

The 2013 Roast Busters scandal prompted protests around the country, such as this Auckland march against rape culture.

Once upon a time, the oral contraceptive pill was only allowed for married women.

Problems with porn

Young consumers of porn have never had to worry about sneaking magazines down the back of the couch or visiting porn shops.

How widespread is porn and what can we do about it?

Take sex advice from old people stuff nation

Michele A'Court tells it how it is: "You'd be way better taking sex advice from actual people. Especially older people. ...

"We don't need to discuss the mechanics of sex ... What we really need to talk about is the feels."

How I figured out sex stuff nation

"The way we talk about sex, both in schools and as a culture, is incredibly heteronormative. Having sex is putting a ...

"I learnt most of what I knew about actually having sex from looking up sex positions in Cosmopolitan."

Let's talk about sex

A nurse at a student health centre says despite being generally bright, some university students make "bloody thick" ...

As a nurse at a university health centre, Susan has learnt not to judge the students who appear in her office.

Prague to Colorado for Tinder date

Veronika Doleželová with her Tinder match Bryan Davis.

They matched 12 hours before his flight departed so she flew across the world for their first meeting.

Is divorce seasonal? This study says so

Divorce filing dates peak in March and August, according to new American research.

A new study revealed the two peak divorce periods - watch out for these months.

Young people have less sex

'Millennials cultivate a sexually-charged image of themselves online that they can't live up to in real life.'

"Millennials cultivate a sexually-charged image of themselves online that they can't live up to in real life."

'My blind dating experiment'

When dating, I seem to automatically seek what I've already sought: charming pseudo-intellectuals, suggestive and ...

If we can change our exercise and diet habits, can we make over our dating lives?

How 'FaceBragging' leads to divorce

Sure, they're happy now. But wait until the FaceBragging begins...

Can anyone's real-life relationship ever measure up to the "perfect" lives we see on Facebook?

How long does good sex take?

Marathon sex session? No thanks - 7 to 13 minutes is all most people really want.

In what's probably the single most important piece of research ever, scientists reveal just how long is "good" for sex.

Divorcee's eBay revenge

Samantha Wragg, pictured here at her wedding, is selling her bridal gown after her husband left her for another woman - ...

Want to buy a wedding dress "full of shattered hopes and dreams"? This woman has just the thing for you.

Pashing: The new Olympic sport?

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

Forget rugby sevens and golf - we reckon sex and snogging are the new sports of these Olympic games.

I saw myself on a porn site

Despite girls as young as 13 are being targeted, people still feel justified saying: "Darling, don't be a slut and you ...

Laura Pilati had never taken a topless photo, but she knew where the photo had come from.

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