One reader wants to return his sex life to earlier, kinkier times. Another asks whether he should be worried that his boyfriend stays out so late without him.
Author Archives: Roe McDermott
Roe McDermott is a journalist, arts critic, Fulbright awardee and sex columnist from Dublin. She lives in San Francisco, where she's completing an MA in Sexuality Studies.
Roe: On the Memory of a Break-in, and on Kissing Anxiety
One reader asks for advice on how to deal with a lingering anger at a violation by a past boyfriend. Another says she feels threatened by kisses.
Roe: On Safety Rules for Casual Sex, and on Premature Ejaculation
One person writes in with a question about how to stay safe during casual hook-ups, and another writes in complaining that her partner doesn’t last long enough. Roe has advice.
Roe: On Being Broke and Wanting Kids, and on Myths of Tightness
One reader says she wants kids but feels she is just too broke, and another worries that she isn’t as “tight” as she should be.
Roe: On Sleeping in Different Beds, and Parental Search Histories
One reader asks if it would be a bad move for her and her fiancé to sleep in different beds, and another questions what to make of what they found on a family computer.
Roe: On Reasons to Have Sex, and on an Ill-Defined Relationship
A married woman has sex sometimes when she isn’t particularly into it, and a friend is concerned. A woman with a non-boyfriend boyfriend is hurt and confused. Roe has advice.
Roe: On Asking Before You Touch, and What to Share with Old Friends
Roe McDermott responds to one reader who has concerns that a new girlfriend might be faking her enjoyment in bed, and another perplexed at her treatment by old friends.
Roe: On Positions for Couples with Big Bellies, and on Making a Choice
One woman says positions she’s seen in porn aren’t working for her, and another is wondering whether to sleep with an old friend who’s visiting soon. Roe has advice.
Roe: On What Chokers Aren’t Asking for, and Allying with Trans Men
A reader asks when chokers became an invite for dick pics, and another questions the invisibility of trans men.
Roe: On Having It All, and on Street Harassment
One woman asks Roe for advice on finding a partner while continuing her career, and another wonders how to cope with being harassed on the street by men.