Porn & relationships: When Three’s a Crowd

Porn & relationships: When Three’s a Crowd

I wonder how many relationships are marred, possibly even destroyed, by a partner’s addiction to porn. Typically the male partner. Is it a harmless addiction – far less harmful than, for instance, alcohol, drugs, gambling or having compulsive affairs? Or is watching porn in itself on a par with having an affair, in the sense [...]

SPICY RESEARCH

SPICY RESEARCH

Now hang on a minute – I’d like to state from the outset that I don’t want to mislead anyone. By ‘spicy’ I don’t mean spicy as in hot Indian curry, but rather, spicy as in … well, sexy. The thing is, when my graphic designer son graduated from university, he just couldn’t find any [...]

Moving on

Moving on

  There are many things in life that are easier said than done, and moving on is one of them. How many people over the generations have been told to move on, and felt obliged to do so, rather like an assignment set at school? Or a New Year’s resolution never to be kept but [...]

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

The Diary Keeper  Wendy Skorupski It is the winter of 1992 in post-communist Poland. Leo Ferenc is an introverted bachelor with faded rock star looks, a club foot, and a chip on his shoulder. He owns a small photocopying shop in the heart of Krakow - a medieval city that is just waking up to [...]