Practice Makes Perfect (Sex)

Some couples do more rehearsals on the wedding ceremony than on the consummation of the wedding. It may make their parents proud, their religious authorities boast. But no-one but the virgin brides and (perhaps) grooms get to lie in the bed that they made. And sometimes that bed is less sexy than it might have been with a bit more preparation. Bravo, Dr Raj Brahmbhatt. It can’t be easy to say that... read more

Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage – Book Review

By Stephanie Coontz. You may think that sex and marriage are not necessarily related, or even that they are negatively related. But this extensive account of marriage and gender relations is intrinsically a book about the place of sex in organized social history. Although the book is packed with details, it makes for a fascinating read, because it takes a look at historical material from a very juicy... read more