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All we need is love: but whose?

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All we need is love: but whose?

Is my desire to be romantically pursued problematic? For years, popular culture fed us the story that finding Mr Right would make us happy, now they’re telling me that self-love is all I need. I’m not so sure either will do the job.

The future of sex

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The future of sex

It’s been called the New Drug. An insidious addiction that’s caught on to the wonders of technological advancement much more quickly than we can cope with: porn. It is becoming ever more acceptable, yet the data is only just emerging of the damage it causes individuals, relationships and wider society. So why do we continually crave something beyond what reality can give us?

The joy of living without sex

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The joy of living without sex

If we learnt anything from classic films such as American Pie and The 40-year-old Virgin, it was this: the pinnacle of human experience is to have sex. Therefore, a life without it must be the absolute WORST. I respectfully disagree. Life without sex ain't all that bad. Get yourself a cup of tea, have a sit down and read about my adventures in celibacy.

Consent is essential, but love is better

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Consent is essential, but love is better

Consent must be given before two people can have sex. But is that all we should be requiring as a society?

Sex is never NSA

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Sex is never NSA

There has been a pretty fundamental shift in the way we think about sex in recent history, from a soul-binding force to an animal act. But sex can never be No Strings Attached.

Single again on Valentine’s Day?

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Single again on Valentine’s Day?

Do your Valentine's Days end in disappointment, tears and the occasional kebab? Me too, mate. How on earth can a desperate singleton survive in a world obsessed with romance and relationships?

What would Jesus say to my trans friend?

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What would Jesus say to my trans friend?

Over the past few years, the transgender phenomenon has exploded into the public consciousness. Most have rapidly adjusted their understanding of gender. But a significant minority remain opposed to this redefinition. As a Christian, I'm sometimes asked, how would Jesus respond...

Has sex replaced love in the age of Tinder?

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Has sex replaced love in the age of Tinder?

Traditional dating is dead. The proliferation of dating apps is part of a wider trend: we’re rejecting monogamous, committed relationships for short-term casual encounters. We’re told we no longer start dating to find the one, but to find the next one to spend the night with. But is this true? Has sex really replaced love?

The dating apocalypse

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The dating apocalypse

The world of dating is changing faster now than at any time in history, and hookup culture has become pretty much the norm. This isn’t likely to slow down or stop, but we need to pause and think about the consequences.