Michel Houellebecq’s prescient, mocking critiques of our debased modern world

Why is Cardiff actively spreading queer theory in schools?

As couples move away from the traditional binds of marriage, Julie Bindel wonders whether heterosexuals are soon to become the new sexual outlaws

A BDSM book by a group keen to challenge gender norms is oddly conventional

Choose ambience over aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Moral boundaries are being eroded by the rise of sex robots that claim to be “the perfect companion”

Opera was the tinder of Renaissance Venice, says Robert Thicknesse

A welcome intervention by an author determined to return some rationalism to the trans discussion

In praise of pop smut

Is it transphobic to say women get periods? Don’t be daft, says Ella Whelan