Relationships

Celebrating Lunar New Year without your family sucks

But it's not all doom and gloom, Sidney Wong writes.

Boundaries, communication, and jealousy: What it’s like being polyamorous

Re: wanted to know what the biggest misconceptions around polyamory are, what it’s like being in a polyamorous relationship and how people cope with jealousy. 

We spoke…

How do I pick a good partner for losing my virginity? | Horny on Main

Horny on Main is a place to unpack and explore the complicated and messy territories of sex, love and intimacy. It’s not just for the horndogs,…

How do I get my libido back after being totally not keen this pandemic? | Horny on Main

Horny on Main is Re:’s sex advice column. It’s a place to unpack and explore the complicated and messy territories of sex, love and intimacy. It’s…

Today we launch our new sex advice column: Horny On Main

Today we launch the new Re: sex advice column, Horny on Main. You can read the first instalment, How do I get my libido back after…

Experts answer: When is it safe to fuck strangers under the Covid-19 traffic light system

With all the rules about public health during Covid, one piece of information has been missing.

Dating lessons we can all learn from Netflix's Love on the Spectrum

We talked to two young people on the autism spectrum about the lessons they can teach about dating.

What do you look for in a partner, and do you even have those qualities yourself?

What is cheating? And is marriage still important to our generation?

‘I didn’t want sex without drugs, and I used drugs to find sex’

A young man tells us about his experience in the chemsex scene

Pastafarian Productions - Rekindled Spirits | 48Hours

June and Trevor go camping to revive a relationship that is on the rocks. 

Nominated for:

L'Affare Ultra48
Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director

Best Script
Best Animation
Best Score/Song
Won:

Taranaki…

Snack To The Future - Judy | 48Hours

A woman forms an unlikely friendship with her partner’s blow-up doll, after trust is broken in their relationship.

See the rest of the Grand National Finalists from…

The Creamery - In Deep | 48Hours

A group of young men organise a complex series of events to get their friend talking to the girl of his dreams. But who is heisting…

Tasteful Sideboob - Hydrangea | 48Hours

During a Reiki session, Rosie is challenged by her own subconscious and not all is as it seems.

Won:

Best Performer
See the rest of the Grand National Finalists…

Underwater Dreams - Jebivetar | 48Hours

A therapy session digs deep as a couple enthusiastically pursue the seemingly pointless, invisible and impossible.

Nominated for:

Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director
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Pleasure study identifies four ways women make sex better

Thousands of women aged 18 to 93 have described specific ways they make vaginal penetration more pleasurable in a new study.

Researchers in the US used information…

Men aren’t making women orgasm and that needs to change

Too many straight women aren’t reaching their potential for sexual pleasure. It's time to fix that.

Trans people tell us how they fell in love

We meet four gender diverse couples at locations in Tāmaki Makaurau that are special to them, and hear their swoon-worthy stories of how they met and…

A sex therapist’s advice on the importance of touch during isolation

Over the past few months, the world has become intimately aware of the impact of our touch. We have started to see our own hands as…

One Couple, Two Cultures: In Photos

It might seem strange in 2019 to write an article about cross-cultural relationships. But even today, many of us still partner up within our own culture.
In…

Can we fix break ups?

Break ups are not fun. So how can we get better at them? We talk to two exes, a counsellor and people on the street about…

What happens when your girlfriend is 2D?

After a traumatic breakup, Jonty fell in love with an anime character called Rem. Before long, they were in a relationship. Jonty shares his story, which…

A long Italian love affair with flowers

Vilelma is 94 years old and takes flowers to her husband's grave every day. EVERY DAY. Re: contributor Anthony Costello met Vilelma on a trip to…

Meet the Huckles

Phyllis and Terry Huckle met ballroom dancing many moons ago. The rumba quickly turned into romance and the rest, as they say, is history. Listen in…

Is sugar babying sex work?

Sugar babies are supposed to lie in the space between a girlfriend and a sex worker - generally young women who spend time with older men…

The Dutch travellers embarking on an epic African adventure.

Ingrid and Branko may be retired, but they're as far away from matinee plays and afternoon biccies as you can get. They're taking their truck through…

Not a Blanket Approach: Hamish's Story

After reaching his limits with depression, Hamish learnt it's okay to ask for help. Now he's advocating for rural communities to open up, and get rid…

Not a Blanket Approach: Norma's Story

When Norma lost her husband, she felt she lost half of herself. As loneliness threatened to creep in, it was her beautiful beach community that helped…

Full circle - Victoria and Sinead Envy, married during the festival where they first met....

Victoria and Sinead met at the Auckland Pride Festival several years ago so it only seems fitting that they tie the knot on a float, right?…

Why we can't have sex with our family

For what could be considered the ultimate taboo, it's surprisingly common in television and movies...what's this fascination with incest all about?