Family and Relationships

Couples who have sex once a week are happiest: study

How much sex is enough? Just once a week, according to a US study.

Hold your head up and smile

M magazine sex columninst Maureen Matthews.

Maureen Matthews   The rich vein of humour afforded by hair loss camouflages the fact it can be a very painful process for those whose hairlines are shrinking, especially if they're young.

About last night

Here to help: Maureen Matthews.

Maureen Matthews   Q

Female sexual dysfunction needs more scientific attention

Maureen Matthews: Female sexual dysfunction deserves attention.

Maureen Matthews   It's time to give an everyday issue some attention.

Men should share wives: Chinese economist

A Chinese economist has argued for women to take multiple husbands.

"Women are in short supply... but that doesn't mean the market can't be adjusted."

About Last Night

Maureen Matthews: Maintaining a relationship in the 21st century is tough.

Maureen Matthews   Maintaining a relationship in the 21st century is tough.

Staying calm in a relationship storm

Put the same effort in as when you started dating.

Maureen Matthews   If your relationship is floundering and you find yourself feeling a bit shaky, you could be suffering relationship anxiety.

It's official: men care about sex more than food

A new study suggests the male brain is hardwired to seek out sex, even at the expense of a meal.

Sarah Knapton   It turns out the way to a man's heart has nothing to do with his stomach.

About last night

Here to help: Maureen Matthews.

Maureen Matthews   Q: My daughter, Zoe (16), has mainly female friends, finding boys her age loud, immature, and boisterous.

Facebook cheater wants to win girlfriend back

Matty Stevens has spoken out after a picture of him cheating on his girlfriend went viral.

"It may take one year, it may take five years, but I won’t stop.”

Speed dating

Eight tips for successful speed dating

Feeling romantic? The clock is ticking.

Maureen Matthews   Sex and dating columnist Maureen Matthews finds out what it takes to navigate the modern minefield of speed dating.

Ten charts show the difference in what men and women want from each other

Stereotypes confirmed: Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in <i>The Great Gatsby</i>.

Inga Ting   Men want beautiful women. Women want men with money. And that stereotype holds true whether we're rich or poor, young or old, more or less educated or think of ourselves as attractive or not, according to new research.

About last night: How can I cope now my lover has left me?

Scorned: broken hearts sometime seeks public revenge.

Maureen Matthews   Why is breaking up so hard to do?

About last night: How do I tell my kids about the birds and the bees?

Maureen Matthews: Be prepared for "talkable" moments with your children.

Maureen Matthews   As parents, why do we find discussing sex so challenging?

Will Sam and Snez go the distance?

Melbourne's Sam Wood and new love, Perth-based Snezana Markoski (in Sydney, go figure).

Mary Ward   He's from Melbourne and she's from Perth.

About Last Night

Maureen Matthews helps resolve relationship issues.

Maureen Matthews   Talking things through will help get a failing relationship back on track.

About Last Night: Scents and sex ability

Pheromones aren't usually to blame for a lack of chemistry in the bedroom.

Maureen Matthews   Q: I've heard that women on the pill can be sexually attracted to men they'd usually not find attractive.

About last night: This disease is hurting my sex life

Here to help: Maureen Matthews.

Maureen Matthews   Coming to terms with Peyronie's disease.

Give kids some context to deal with porn

Here to help: Maureen Matthews.

Maureen Matthews   Children start to become curious about sex around the age of nine - and it's extremely difficult to stop them seeing questionable material.

Can you break up via text?

One Direction's Zayn Malik allegedly broke up with his fiancee via text.

Mary Ward   Zayn Malik did. But, can you?