The power of touch: I was hugged for the first time at 18. It meant confronting my deepest fears. I had grown up in brutal poverty, and saw touch as a privilege for those with less traumatic backgrounds. Then a friend and mentor changed my life Welcome to the Guardian’s Power of Touch series
The mum-of-three headed to Instagram to confront critics and defend sharing breastfeeding photos of her baby son.
The power of touch: having sex with another woman shook my brain and restarted my heartI had known her for a month or so, and ending up in bed seemed inevitable. The experience elevated touch to a whole new level Welcome to the Guardian’s Power of Touch series
The power of touch: I'm shielding with small children. Chubby thigh squeezes have saved my 2020This year has been tough for everyone. But in a world starved of physical contact, I’ve been a guilty glutton, entangled in a cornucopia of limbs
The new mum has been sharing her pregnancy journey in a video series with Yahoo UK.
Are the faces I see in dreams recalled from real life or figments of my imagination?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts
‘I bought 16kg of flour by mistake’: online shopping mishaps in lockdownOnline shopping soared during lockdown but, unfortunately, some Guardian readers did not get what they wanted
England and Scotland retailers: share your thoughts on mandatory masksWe’d like to hear from retailers on the announcement that wearing face masks will be mandatory in shops in England from 24 July
Are hasty operations on intersex children becoming a thing of the past?. When babies are born with ambiguous sex, doctors and parents often rush to intervene with surgery. That approach is harmful, say intersex advocates
I have secret cybersex with strangers. Will it bring my marriage crashing down?. I want to stop, but the sexual thrill is intense. I still love and hugely desire my wife and know she would be horrified if she knew what I was doing
The new mum is thinking of taking her baby daughter, Sienna Grace, on her first trip abroad.
How we met: 'It's 1,300 miles to Romania – the same as the number of pounds my phone bill was'. Stephen and Polly Deal, 58 and 51, fell in love in 1991 while she was living in Bucharest. They work in theatre, but are currently shielding in Surrey with their sons
Tree of the week: ‘Everyone loved this oriental plane. It was breathtaking’In a weekly series, readers tell us about their favourite trees. This week: a Turkish plane known as the Octopus
The summer of stress – how to cope with fear and uncertainty in a pandemic. During lockdown, anxiety about our health and the economy was on the rise – and the easing of restrictions has brought new worries. Experts describe how to navigate this period
'We went to therapy to save our friendship'. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman have been best friends for more than a decade. They care about each other so much they even saw a couples counsellor. Now they’ve written a book about what it takes to stay close for the long haul
The slowest trike crash in the park – and my son is jubilant. First he goes missing, next he’s barrelling downhill. It was different in my day