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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more.

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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more.

    Victoria Pendleton and Sophie Everard on how to deal with a break up

    Victoria Pendleton and Sophie Everard on how to deal with a break up

    This week Olivia is joined by Olympic cycling hero Victoria Pendleton and fitness entrepreneur Sophie Everard to discuss break ups. What's the best way to get through them? And what are the dos and don'ts of getting over someone?


    After Victoria's divorce the pair took a surfing trip to Costa Rica. Is there really value in 'finding yourself' abroad, or is it just something that people think they need to do?


    Plus, Victoria explains why her lesson in love is not to give too much if you don't get it in return. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Cariad Lloyd on grief in relationships

    Cariad Lloyd on grief in relationships

    This week Olivia is joined by comedian and Griefcast host Cariad Lloyd to discuss grief in relationships. How can you help a partner who is grieving? What should you say to them and what should you definitely not say?


    The duo discuss the complexities surrounding grief and explore why there's so much stigma surrounding it. Cariad also talks about why you shouldn't be surprised if a partner breaks up with you after losing someone close to them and how this doesn't necessarily mean your relationship is over for good.


    Plus, she explains why the 'five stages of grief' is grossly misguided information and why there is no right time to move on after losing a partner. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Sacrifice in relationships

    Sacrifice in relationships

    This week Olivia is joined by TV presenter Grace Woodward and poet Charly Cox to discuss sacrifice in relationships.


    What lengths do we go to for love? How much of ourselves should we compromise for another person? And what happens when we start changing core parts of our personalities and our appearances to suit their desires?


    How marriage and childbirth are two of the biggest sacrifices women can make and how having an absent father can hugely impact the way we behave in relationships are also up for discussion.


    You can follow Grace on Instagram here
    https://www.instagram.com/gracewoodward/


    You can follow Charly on Instagram here and her new poetry anthology, Validate Me, is available now.
    https://www.instagram.com/charlycox1/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Gender fluidity and masculinity with Courtney Act

    Gender fluidity and masculinity with Courtney Act

    This week, Olivia is joined by Shane Jenek, aka drag queen and artist Courtney Act.


    The pair discuss how gender fluidity is perceived in 2019 and why there are still so many barriers to overcome with it comes to breaking down some of the stereotypes society attaches to masculinity and femininity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    How to have feminist sex, with Gina Martin and Flo Perry

    How to have feminist sex, with Gina Martin and Flo Perry

    This week, Olivia is joined by activist Gina Martin and writer Flo Perry to discuss feminist sex.


    What is feminist sex? And how does it differ from, well, regular sex? Olivia, Gina and Flo also discuss the importance of communication in the bedroom, why straight men don’t talk about sex in the same way as other people, and how our parents help to shape our love lives in unexpected ways. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    Jordan Stephens discusses how #MeToo has changed the way we date

    Jordan Stephens discusses how #MeToo has changed the way we date

    Jordan joins Olivia to discuss how the #MeToo movement changed the dating landscape. The actor and musician opens up about how wider conversations about sexual harassment and manipulation made him reconsider some of his own experiences with women.


    They also talk about coercive behaviour, emotional neglect and how the term "toxic masculinity" has been monopolized by the media and acquired new meaning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 23 min

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