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Is there such a thing as rape in marriage?

Can someone be raped by their spouse? And where do you draw the line between sexual privacy and rape within a marriage?

Do disabled men get erections?

You assume all men can get erections, but that isn't always the case. And what happens when you're having sex with a disabled man?

Finding healing after abuse

There is hope after abuse. It sounds like a paradox, but it is possible.

How to get out of an abusive queer relationship: part 2

As terrible as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is, there are unique challenges the LGBQ+ community experiences in these situations. The mutual fight myth and the hyper-sexualisation of bisexual people are some examples.

Do we need an International Men's Day?

Do men need a special day dedicated to celebrating men? Jess doesn't think so.

Falling out of love

How are you supposed to dislike someone you have loved for years? Is it ever that easy to flip the switch from unconditional love to hate and spite?

How to get out of an abusive queer relationship

The term Intimate ‘Partner’ Violence (IPV) was created because same-sex relationships have the same problems as opposite-sex ones. Can victims find their way out of a situation that isn’t acknowledged?

Why I’m so scared of relationships!

Are you so busy protecting your broken heart, that you forget to fall in love again?

Catholicism and sexuality

It's hard enough being a human in this world. Being a religious human can make life - and more specifically, questions about sex, a bit harder.

Your long-distance relationship can work!

Sometimes, absence makes the heart grow fonder - for real!

Consent in disability

Brian's journey to accept himself and his new body led him to meet people who were in the same struggle as he was - and sometimes, in a completely different way.

Online dating with a disability

Dating when you don't have a disability is hard as it is, and having a disability puts a whole other layer onto it - when do you tell the person you're chatting with, and how much should it matter?