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Catriona Boffard, clinical sexologist

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Catriona is an accredited clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, sexuality researcher & speaker. She is an expert in the field of sexual behaviour, intimacy, relationships and mental well-being, with a particular interest in helping people create or reestablish sexual intimacy and empowering women to embrace their sexuality. She has delivered her expertise across media, business and private platforms and is a globally recognised voice in the field of sex, pleasure and relationships. She runs a global practice online, consulting with clients from around the world, but has a practice in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, United Kingdom.
smiling couple staring into each other's eyes: ways to create intimacy in a relationship even when you don't feel like sex

Ways to create intimacy with your partner even if you don’t feel like having...

In a recent couples workshop, I asked the zoom audience what intimacy means to them; selecting one of the following answers: Intimacy means emotional,...
The truth about masturbation & why it can be a normal part of any relationship

Is it normal to masturbate even when you’re in a relationship?

Is it normal to masturbate even if you're in a relationship? Will masturbating make me go blind? These are just some of the solo...
the best thing you can do for your sex life: couple communicating via an old telephone

Advice from a sexologist: the BEST thing you can do for your sex life

Ever wondered why you generally feel like sex far more when you're on holiday than you do on an average day? Or why at...
sex education: the difference between porn and real sex

The difference between the sex you see in porn and real sex

The topic of porn seems to elicit a variety of emotions in people, from excitement to disgust. I get asked questions about porn a...
couple using tin can telephones to communicate: how to make talking about sex with your partner easier

How to make talking about sex easier

It’s easy to have a conversation with our partner about things going on in each other’s lives, but when it comes to sex, we often struggle...
a couple holding hands in bed: surprising things a sexologist wants you to know about sexual desire

5 surprising facts a sexologist wants you to know about desire

If you told me when I was a younger woman that sexual desire is not something that just happens, and it actually requires ‘stoking’...
broken heart plaster: why do people cheat and does it mean the end of the relationship

Why do people cheat & does it mean the relationship is over?

Affairs are “universally forbidden but universally practiced”, says author of State of Affairs and world-renowned psychotherapist Esther Perel. An affair, cheating, infidelity, being unfaithful, adultery,...
divorce papers: behaviours in relationships that can lead to divorce

4 relationship behaviours that could lead to divorce

When you think back on all your past relationships, do you recognise any of your own patterns of behaviour? If you think about the...
masturbation during pregnancy: pregnant woman making a heart shape over her belly

Everything you need to know about masturbation during pregnancy

When women think of pregnancy, the words "sexual pleasure" and "masturbation" are unlikely to come to mind. I often get questions like, "Is it...
Chalk board with Women's Health written on it: why pelvic health is important and how to do Kegel exercises properlyWhy pelvice

Why pelvic health is so important & how to do Kegel exercises properly

We often talk about the glutes as the most forgotten muscles in the body, but I honestly think that it’s the pelvic floor. Your...