"I'm so fking grateful for my ex"The Hook Up add
Break ups are pretty horrible, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t sometimes worth it.
Thanks to a certain pop star, there’s been a lot of chat lately about why we should be grateful for our exes rather than just bitter. Find out why when we're joined by a psyc.
Dating when you're a widow in your 20sThe Hook Up add
Dating after a break up can be hard as it is, but imagine dating when you’re single because your partner had passed away.
Many young people have experienced losing a friend or family member, but it’s rare to be a widow in your 20s. Find out the challenges faced and how to overcome them.
ChemsexThe Hook Up add
If you’ve used drugs before, you might be aware of the way drugs alter your sense of state, and if you’ve used a lot of drugs, you might be aware of how addictive and potentially destructive they can be. Add sex to the mix, and it could be one nasty cocktail.
Recently we were contacted by Bryce, who’s in his mid-twenties and is recovering from a chemsex addiction… where drugs such as crystal meth are used during sex.
CONTENT WARNING this podcast contains strong language and drug references, it also may be triggering to those who have experienced drug addiction.
Sex and relationships when you have an intellectual disabilityThe Hook Up add
People with intellectual and cognitive disabilities can love sex and want to be in relationships as much as anyone else. But there can be obstacles to making these relationships to happen.
Find out what those barriers are and how to overcome them.
Amie O'Shea, Research Fellow in the School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University
Natasha Alexander, clinical psychologist, specialises in working with people with intellectual or cognitive disabilities
Linda Stokoe, peer educator, sexual lives and respectful relationships program at Deakin University
Saying 'I love you'The Hook Up add
It’s just three little words, eight letters. So why do we find it so damn hard to say ‘I Love You’? The build up to it can feel excruciating, and what do you do if you say it, and the person you love doesn’t say it back?
Featuring relationships therapist Desiree Spierings.
Taking a 'relationship break'The Hook Up add
If you’re in your 20s and in a long term relationship, there’s a good chance you haven’t been in a relationship with anyone else. You might not have even had sex with anyone else…
So it’d be reasonable for you to think “is there anything else out there, or is this is - forever?”... Find out if the relationship break is for you.
Do tight briefs ruin your sperm? (and other sperm myths)The Hook Up add
If you’re a guy in your 20s, your fertility or the ability to get someone pregnant is probably not something you’re worrying about.
Seeing we’re at the end of Movember, a month raising awareness for men’s health, we thought we’d take a look at male infertility myths… are things you’re doing now potentially screwing things up for your future self?
Not masturbating for a month?!The Hook Up add
It’s November and some of you might be taking part in no-fap or no-nut November where you don’t masturbate for a whole month.
Find out if taking a break can be good for you, if it’s even worth it, and why this no masturbating for a month is even a thing.
Featuring Dr Lauren Rosewarne and sex therapist Gemma Cribb.
Negotiating your sub-dom relationshipThe Hook Up add
Last month, 28-year-old Melbourne boy Jack Chapman passed away. He was in a sub/dom relationship with a guy in America - where he’d been living.
Find out how you can manage your sub/dom relationship and make sure it doesn't take over your life.
Featuring Dr Lauren Rosewarne, kink educator Aleni De Viate and kink-friendly GP Dr George Forgan-Smith.
Dating someone just like your parentsThe Hook Up add
Have you been dating someone for ages to suddenly find they remind you heaps of your Mum or Dad? It seems like your worst nightmare, ending up with someone like your parent, but how common is it?
Hear from a psych on whether it’s common for us to be attracted to people who act like our parents, and how we can break the cycle.