The Hook Up

The Hook Up


The Hook Up is the Sex-Ed you wish you’d had. Hannah Reilly talks all things sex, love and relationships, and hangs out with a team of experts who delve into their love lives and answer all your sexy questions.


Sextech and sexual function, VR porn and feminism  

If you have too much sex with a sex robot, could if affect your performance? We also get a feminist's perspective on sex robots.

The ethics of sex robots  

What does having sex with a sex robot say about us? Should sex robots have rights?

New sextech and sexbots in pop culture  

Sex robots are on everyone's lips of late, but what technology is already available to help us get off?

When you hate their job  

How important is your partner's job to your relationship?

Giving consent  

Is consent more complicated than you thought?

Bad smells and tastes  

What do you do when things don't smell or taste any good?

Dating with an eating disorder  

Dating can be hard enough as it is, but imagine what it would be like when you have an eating disorder...

Coming out as trans  

What's it like being trans?

Too big to fit in here  

Turns out there is such a thing as too big...

Dating a 'loose unit'  

You want to date someone who likes to have a good time, right? But what happens when you're spending every other weekending getting them out of trouble or cleaning them up?

Ejaculation Control  

Many men experience premature ejaculation, and it can be devastating for your sex life and relationships.

Gonorrhoea - aka 'The Clap'  

It's one of the most common sexually transmitted infections going around, but lately gonorrhoea has become harder to treat. We chat to sexual health expert Dr Phillip Read about what gono is, how it's transmitted and avoided, plus what the go is with 'super gono'.

Open relationships  

How do you deal with an open relationship? How do you bring it up with your partner, and how do you know if it's right for you? You'll hear from people who have tried it and found success and people who would never do it again. We speak to relationships counsellor, Clinton Power.

Male Sex Workers (they're a thing!)  

Usually we tend to think that men are only buying sex from women, but increasingly women are buying sex from men. You'll hear from researcher Dr Denton Callander on the changing face of sex work and women sexuality, and sex worker Max Anders on what's involved.

What is love?  

How do you know the difference between love and lust? If you're in love, does your heart beat faster? Do you feel sick if they're not there? You'll hear from sexologist and relationships counsellor Alinda Small. Plus, Dr Rebecca Pinkus tells us how science contributes to whether we're love or not.

PDA (public displays of affection)  

So how much is too much, and what might it say about your relationship? You'll hear about the complications of PDA, and why posting too many pics of bae might be a signal of insecurity in your relationship.

Blowjobs 101  

Are you nervous about sucking a dick? Fear not. You'll learn how to relax, communicate and enjoy yourself. Isla View teaches 'The Art of Fellatio' class and is here to help, plus we get further advice from sex therapist Jacqueline Hellyer. Hosted by Sarah McVeigh

Huge age gaps when you're young  

If you're 17, would you date a 30 year old? It may be legal (depending on where you live), but is it the right thing to do?

Love long distance  

Is long distance the wrong distance? How can you make a long distance relationships work?

Risky fantasies: Rape  

CONTENT WARNING: This episode does discuss rape and sexual assault. Fantasies come in a range of forms, but what's it like having a fantasy about something that's not only illegal, but horrible to think about.

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