The Secrets of Enduring Love videos

Jacqui Gabb and  put together this series of videos with The Open University to answer some the main questions that we cover in our book The Secrets of Enduring Love.

Should you make grand romantic gestures?

Should you spend as much time as possible with your partner?

Should you be sure to say I love you?

Should you make sure you have plenty of sex?

Happy valentine’s vid

Happy Valentine’s Day all. Here’s the first of the vids that Jacqui Gabb and I made with the Open University folks about some of the findings in our new book, The Secrets of Enduring Love. We hope you like it. More to come soon, plus a brand new zine 🙂

New book out today! The Secrets of Enduring Love

My new book – with Prof Jacqui Gabb – is out today! The Secrets of Enduring Love was published by Penguin RandomHouse and is available now in paperback and ebook formats.



Jacqui and I are also producing some short YouTube vids with our wonderful colleagues the Open University pulling out some of the main themes from the book. I’ll be posting those up here as they become available, starting on Valentine’s Day of course.

Meanwhile here’s a Q&A with me about the book. Read more of this post

That was 2015, what about 2016?

I’ve been a bit quiet lately because I’ve been recovering from surgery and then working on the first draft of a new book on The Psychology of Sex which will include lots of the topics that I’ve been blogging about here.

Next year is going to be hugely exciting because I’ll have four books coming out which take the work I started with Rewriting the Rules in exciting new directions.

  • In February The Secrets of Enduring Love comes out: the book I was working on earlier this year based on Jacqui Gabb‘s study of people in long term relationships. It weaves together the experiences of the people Jacqui and her team spoke to with various useful ideas and research about what makes relationships work.
  • In Autumn there’ll be two books from Icon. First the comic introduction to queer theory and activism which I’ve been working on with Julia Scheele, and then the sex advice book that I’ve been writing with Justin Hancock. These have been such exciting projects to be involved with – delving into the theory and history of sex and gender on the one hand, and then thinking deeply about how it applies to our everyday lives on the other.
  • Finally, towards the end of the year the Psychology of Sex book should come out as part of Routledge’s new Psychology of Everything series. Speaking of which I really should get on with writing that now…

In the meantime here’s the review of 2015 on this blog that wordpress produced for me.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.