51 episodes

Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Can’t find contraception that works for you? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a show for women, by women, and dives head first into the tricky and taboo topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. Or contact us at ladies@your.abc.net.au

Ladies, We Need To Talk ABC Podcasts

    • Sexuality

Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Can’t find contraception that works for you? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a show for women, by women, and dives head first into the tricky and taboo topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. Or contact us at ladies@your.abc.net.au

    BONUS — The concrete ceiling

    BONUS — The concrete ceiling

    You’ll have heard of the glass ceiling — the invisible barrier that stops women getting ahead at work. For women of colour, that ceiling is actually concrete. And while you can (sometimes) shatter a glass ceiling, the concrete ceiling is a much tougher barrier to smash. At a live recording of Ladies, We Need To Talk, Yumi Stynes speaks with a panel of brilliant women about what it’s like looking up at the concrete ceiling. Our guests were Professor Sujatha Fernandes, Shy Magsalin and Shyamla Eswaran.

    This episode is a part of the ABC’s Australia Talks project, which aims to find out what Australians are really thinking and feeling, and uses those findings to help us all learn something about each other.

    • 33 min
    Ladies, we love your boobs

    Ladies, we love your boobs

    Boobies, tits, cans, your rack. Ladies, we want to celebrate your boobs. Despite what the beauty mags tell you, boobs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big, some small, some are great at breastfeeding, others are not. Some women love their boobs, others get new ones. This episode talks about, and celebrates, all the boobs.

    • 31 min
    Toxic mums

    Toxic mums

    There’s a whole lot of mythology around the so-called sacred mother-daughter bond, but it isn’t always reality. Mumming is hard work. It’s a tonne of unpaid emotional and physical labour, and mums don’t always get it right. We speak to women who’ve navigated very fraught relationships with their mums.

    • 32 min
    Sex after sexual assault

    Sex after sexual assault

    One in five Australian women over the age of 15 have experienced sexual violence.
    1.4 million Australians have lived through childhood sexual abuse.
    So if that’s you, how do you find the courage to be intimate again? For this episode we speak to women who’ve struggled to have sex after sexual assault, and others who now have a healthy sex life.

    Life Line: 13 11 14
    1800 Respect: 1800 737 732

    • 30 min
    Sexually transmitted isolation

    Sexually transmitted isolation

    Around four million Australians have had an STI at some point in their life, but who ever talks about it? STI’s are shrouded in loads of shame, secrecy and regret. And it’s not just young people getting them — women in their 30s and 40s get them too. In fact, the number of older people getting them is actually growing. We smash the stigma and learn that women living with an STI aren’t alone.

    • 29 min
    Walking away from your kids — update

    Walking away from your kids — update

    Women are still expected to be primary caregivers — but what happens when they choose to walk away from this role? In season one we heard from women who "broke the motherhood contract". They were no longer living with their kids and felt society judged them harshly for it. We check back in to see how those women are going now.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

Verbs34 ,

SO GOOD

This quickly became one of my all time favourite podcasts... please come back soon!! I usually listen to true crime & news podcasts, but I find this show a really nice break from those kinds of shows. I generally love everything about this show, except I would have liked a more thorough episode about how to make friends as an adult. Even though I really enjoyed that one, I didn’t find that the live-show format permitted the same insightful and relatable content as other episodes have, and I think it’s a really important subject which I’d love to hear more on from you!

shellsbells74 ,

Love it!!!

Yumi this podcast is the best and so are you for bringing up these topics for all us women. Whether I relate to the topic or not I always take some bit of insight from every episode. You add fun and honesty to topics and have also shared some of your history which is not always easy. So I say Thank You and keep up the great work. P.S I was at the live gig in Brisbane w the bang on Ladies. You were directly behind me when we were leaving the venue. I so wanted to turn around and tell you how much I love this podcast and what you do but I knew I would fangirl way too much!!

Doingitforeveryone ,

Fantastic!

If your a woman - you need to listen to this podcast!!! Warm, engaging conversations about important things we don’t talk about or find waaaay to embarrassing to talk about. I cannot say thankyou enough to the cast and production team who put these episodes together. And if your a guy - it could be worthwhile also having a listen 😃

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