The Pros and Cons of Polygamy

Is there a link between polygamy and social unrest?

The Psychology of Gift Giving

Whatever the season, whatever the occasion, these are my 10 rules of gift giving.

The Joy of Solitude

Loneliness as a subjective state of mind.

Same-Sex Relations in the Bible

Many traditional attitudes to same-sex relations have come down from the Bible.

A Brief History of Masturbation

7 reasons to masturbate.

The Psychology of Romantic Love

Could romantic love be little more than an ego defence?

Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Egypt

This oldest of civilizations could be surprisingly liberal.

The Gay Revolution

Attitudes to homosexuality have undergone nothing short of a revolution in the past five decades.

Should We Have a Big Wedding?

How weddings became so formal, and so lavish.

Love in the Bible

Many traditional attitudes have come down from the Bible. What is their basis?

A Feminist Critique of Marriage

At a time of unparalleled social freedom, can we imagine a better way of living?

What Future for the Family?

Families are becoming much more diverse.

The History and Psychology of the Orgy

Orgies gave people a much-needed break.

Should We Have Children?

This fundamental question raises profound ethical issues.

The Challenges of Intimacy

Why intimacy requires constant vigilance.

The Oldest Gays in History

Three tales of homosexuality in Ancient Egypt.

Gender Fluidity in the Gods

And what it might mean.

Why Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

The psychology and philosophy of forgiveness.

Touch Hunger

The breaking of a taboo.

A Short History of Love

How love became the new religion.

The Psychology of the Bachelor Party

What do they mean and why have they become so popular?

The Rise and Fall of Divorce

Why did divorce rise, and why is it now falling?

A Short History of Monasticism

For centuries, monasteries have offered an alternative way of life. How did it evolve, and where is it going?

The Rise and Fall of Monogamy

What future for monogamy and polyamory?

Polyamory: A New Way of Loving?

Polyamory and its pros and cons.

Is a Bird in the Hand Worth Two in the Bush?

A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush, if you don't kill it.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

The Meaning of Adam and Eve

Was the fall from Eden a price worth paying?