Dr Ruth: ‘Nobody has any business being naked in bed if they havent decided to have sex’

Sex therapist, child of the Holocaust, former sniper Dr Ruth Westheimer has lived more than most. Now 90, shes as busy as ever and still has strong opinions on pornography and consent Early this spring, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, famous as a time capsule of American history and culture, reached out to Dr Ruth Westheimer and asked her to donate an object to its vast collection. Its there that you can find such iconic totems of Americana as the glittery red shoes Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz, or influential TV cook Julia Childs kitchen, fully reassembled. Soon you will also be able to find the microphone that Westheimer used at WYNY, the New York radio …

Lets stop pretending exercise is fun. Like work, youve just got to do it | Barbara Ellen

Talk of endorphins simply builds up false expectations of the thrill of working out Heres a harsh truth about fitness that you dont often hear exercise sucks. For some of us anyway. I envy those people I see posting online about their completed half-marathons, with messianic zeal (I feel so alive!). For people like myself, theres no redemptive endorphin rush. Exercising is just a repetitive bore to be dreaded and endured. If a Slendertone-thingy machine actually did the same job with electronic pads, as I sprawled on the sofa watching Lindsay Lohans Beach Club, Id sell my childrens kidneys to buy it. Worst of all, tedious though it is, for most, exercise is beyond beneficial, its vital health, wellbeing, weight, …