Category Archives: Lifestyle

6 Sexy Days – Best and Worst of Groningen’s Pickup

Pickup lines can be very annoying. You have to admit though, some can be pretty witty and creative! Here is the finest collection of the worst and the best pickup lines from the people of Groningen.
Link: https://soundcloud.com/the-hook-zine/6-sexy-days-best-and-worst-of-groningens-pickup-lines

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Digital Debauchery

“It’s not cheating when it’s online, is it?” This question is commonly asked on forums as internet affairs are becoming more frequent as research projects suggest that between 20 to 70% of partners have committed adultery, and the internet has made this all too easy. The internet has given us unprecedented access to almost everything we desire, testing our loyalties in ways we never imagined.

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Same sex marriage – After Ireland… Australia?

After May 22nd’s historic vote in Ireland to allow same sex marriage The Hook is investigating marriage equality debates in different countries. In a three-part series we will look at the issue in Germany, Australia and Italy, where the Irish vote has sparked wider public debate.

Australia’s debate over Marriage Equality continued to rumble on after the vote in favour in Ireland. The days following events in Dublin saw the Australian Labour party Leader Bill Shorten move to introduce a bill which would pave the way for Australia to follow Ireland’s example.

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How do you define femininity and masculinity?

We are all familiar with the words femininity and masculinity but each of us has a different definition for them. Is a man allowed to cry? Should women wear lipstick and seductive dresses? And who does the dishes at home? We went on the streets of Groningen to ask people how they define gender roles.

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The ultimate Sex and the Tribe Travel Guide

By Radost Gospodinova

Pack your bags and set off on a long, well-deserved voyage to an isolated beach in a foreign country as summer is finally banging on the door. Before things get too exciting and exotic, or shall I say, sexotic, take a good look at this selection of some really unconventional sex rituals in different tribes all over the world.

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Same sex marriage – After Ireland… Italy?

After the historic vote in Ireland to allow same sex marriage The Hook is investigating marriage equality debates in different countries. In a three-part series we will look at the issue in Germany, Australia and Italy, where the Irish vote has sparked wider public debate.

In the aftermath of the Irish vote in favour of gay marriages, one thing must be told to all of those hoping the same thing will happen in Italy: it won’t.

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Same Sex Marriage – After Ireland… Germany?

After the historic vote in Ireland to allow same sex marriage The Hook is investigating marriage equality debates in different countries. In a three-part series we will look at the issue in Germany, Australia and Italy, where the Irish vote has sparked wider public debate.

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Sex in the animal kingdom. What happens in your backyard?

By Radost Gospodinova

When you’re thinking of wild sex your backyard might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But what happens in the shades of the trees and the disguise of the bushes is just a tiny part of the secret sex life of all animals which inhabit your garden.

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“I hereby pronounce you married dudes”

Emma and Regina’s wedding was celebrated in a friend’s pub. There were rose bouquets, best men and bridesmaids. There was proper wedding music and the master of ceremonies stood on a little stage set for the event. Solemn vows were pronounced, rings were exchanged and there were tears of joy during the kiss that ratified the union.

But this wasn’t a traditional wedding. It was a Dudeist one. Continue reading “I hereby pronounce you married dudes”