100 episodes

Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Feel like kicking your mental load to the kerb? You're not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk dives headfirst into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about, like our alcohol consumption, the struggles of monogamy and the wonders of our vaginas. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this show is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 132 Ratings

Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Feel like kicking your mental load to the kerb? You're not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk dives headfirst into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about, like our alcohol consumption, the struggles of monogamy and the wonders of our vaginas. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this show is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life.

    PRESENTS — Judith Lucy Overwhelmed and Living

    PRESENTS — Judith Lucy Overwhelmed and Living

    Following lockdown comedian Judith Lucy is asking the big questions. In between baking and wondering if she had a drinking problem, she's asking how happy she'd been in her old life and why 'back to normal' is not a good idea for her, us or the planet. She's out to change her life, and yours, for the better…. in six episodes.

    • 55 sec
    Our Fear of farting

    Our Fear of farting

    Even though we all crack a turd whistle once in a while, it doesn't mean we're not ashamed of the noises and smells that erupt from our bums, especially if it happens in public. And according to research, women hold that shame more deeply and are judged more harshly for their eruptions than men. 

    Yumi Stynes sniffs out how we can disperse the cloud of shame around women and farting.  



    Featured in this episode:  

    Professor Clare Collins, Laureate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle 

    Dr Kirsten Bell, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Roehampton 

     
    Additional production: Kelly Ung & Yimeng Hu  
     

    • 28 min
    Clean eating

    Clean eating

    Search #cleaneating on social media, and you'll come across over 50 million posts. Vegan, paleo, raw, protein shakes, juice cleanses, gluten-free, dairy-free, chia seeds… all of these things, social media and diet culture will tell us, are the types of foods we should be putting into our bodies.   

    These diets offer the promise of perfect health and the perfect body…But for some they tip over into unhealthy obsession.  

    Yumi Stynes discovers what happens when food choices stop being about "yuk" and "yum" and become a battle between good and evil. When clean eating tips over the wafer-thin line into Orthorexia Nervosa.  

     Featured in this episode: Dr Gemma Sharp, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Body Image research at Monash University 

    • 32 min
    Bonus — Ellidy Pullin, Young Widows

    Bonus — Ellidy Pullin, Young Widows

    Ellidy Pullin and her partner, Alex “Chumpy” Pullin were in the prime of their lives and planning their future together when the love of her life died suddenly. Ellidy spoke to Yumi Stynes about grieving, finding solitude and learning to hope again for the Ladies We Need to Talk episode, Young widows.

    • 16 min
    Update — Discharge, the gooey taboo

    Update — Discharge, the gooey taboo

    Lots of women are super self-conscious about the sticky stuff in our undies. The way it looks and the way it smells. So much so that up to a third of us wear a panty liner each day.  But how much do you actually know about discharge? What should it smell like? What should it look like? And should we just stop dissing our discharge? 

    • 23 min
    Facing your own death

    Facing your own death

    Facing your own death

    The prospect of dying is an abstract thing, something we try hard not to think about at all costs.

    But what if the one dying…is you? Join Yumi Stynes as she meets women who are facing their own death head on and learns how to hard those hard conversations about the end of your life.

    Featured in this episode:

    Dr Kerrie Noonan, Clinical Psychologist and founder of the Death Literacy Institute

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

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From a male

I’m a man and listening to this podcast is giving me a much better understanding about of things from my wife’s point of view.

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Love it!

Thank you for crafting such a relevant and insightful podcast! Have recommended to so many girlfriends which has started some otherwise un-had conversations ❤️

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