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Ladies, We Need To Talk

ABC (Australia)

Don't know what turns you on anymore? Looking forward to that glass of wine just a little too much? Have no idea what your vagina looks like? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a podcast for women, by women, that isn’t afraid to dive head first into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor.

Don't know what turns you on anymore? Looking forward to that glass of wine just a little too much? Have no idea what your vagina looks like? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a podcast for women, by women, that isn’t afraid to dive head first into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor.
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Don't know what turns you on anymore? Looking forward to that glass of wine just a little too much? Have no idea what your vagina looks like? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a podcast for women, by women, that isn’t afraid to dive head first into the tricky topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. With sensitivity, personal stories, and serious smarts, this is for women who feel the squeeze between work, their private life, and their pelvic floor.

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Episodes

Namaste sisters: introducing Mindfully

11/26/2018
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Do you have too many brain tabs open, keeping you up at night? Probably. Is your head exploding with the mental load of all the stuff you’ve got to do? Definitely. Have you ever wished your life was simpler, but haven’t known where to start? Ladies, we need to talk about mindfulness ... because it could change your bloody life.

Duration:00:02:54

Ladies, we love you

11/5/2018
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You trusted us with some of your deepest, darkest and most intimate secrets and you let us share them with the podcast universe. For our final episode of 2018, we check in with the women we’ve met and hear from YOU about what you’ve learnt.

Duration:00:30:31

Anxious much?

10/22/2018
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Everyone gets a little bit anxious at times, but is what you’re feeling normal? Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia. Up to one in three women will experience anxiety, for men it’s one in five. So why are women going through this? And if you are, what can you do about it? Crisis lines Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 Headspace on 1800 650 890...

Duration:00:29:09

Perimenopause: Coming to a uterus near you

10/8/2018
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Sore boobs, loss of libido, hot flushes, irregular periods. Sound familiar? While you may think you’ll only experience these symptoms when you’re of a 'certain age' and hitting menopause, it turns out, they can creep in way earlier. Welcome to perimenopause! And if you think that’s years down the track, think again.

Duration:00:30:42

Mean girls: our secret sexism

9/24/2018
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How often have you casually heard the terms "bitch" or "mean girl" being used to describe another woman? And, be honest, how often have you used them? In a world where we’re sold the idea that women constantly compete, compare and undermine each other, what are the invisible forces that shape the way we treat each other? And how can we stop, and strengthen the sisterhood instead?

Duration:00:28:47

The secret life of hormones

9/10/2018
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Every month you go on a hormonal rollercoaster but most of us ride it blindfolded. Reproductive hormones control ovulation but they can also affect how you think. Oestrogen can make you feel fantastic, while progesterone can make you feel crappy. And for women who are hormonally sensitive, this rollercoaster can feel like a freefall.

Duration:00:30:34

When sex hurts

8/27/2018
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Sex that feels like your vagina is about to tear open isn’t exactly dinner party conversation, but it’s common. One in five women experience painful sex, according to a study by the University of NSW.

Duration:00:31:19

Obsession with youth

8/13/2018
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If we are intelligent, ambitious and capable women, why are we still judged by the way we look? The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery estimates that Australians spend around $1 billion a year on cosmetic procedures. Most of that is spent on botox and fillers. So if we’re spending so much money on looking young, are we complicit in society’s obsession with youth?

Duration:00:30:57

Settling for average

7/30/2018
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A healthy relationship is meant to feel like a warm hug from your mum after about a year, according to psychologists. But if your partner doesn’t feel like your perfect soul mate all the time, you might feel like you settled for something you didn’t sign up to. So does 'settling' exist or is it just a reality of long-term monogamy?

Duration:00:27:29

Ladies Live: Closing the orgasm gap

7/16/2018
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Women don’t orgasm as often as men during sex. A US study of 50,000 people found 95% of men orgasm during sex, but only 65 per cent of straight women do.

Duration:00:32:00

The pelvic flaw in all of us

7/2/2018
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Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to incontinence, or even prolapse.

Duration:00:27:40

Foreplay: getting what you want

6/18/2018
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When was the last time you talked about foreplay? Women tend to need more foreplay than men — so if your partner’s just a bit crap at foreplay — get them to listen to this. We talk to psychotherapist Esther Perel and a bunch of brilliant female experts about their best foreplay tips.

Duration:00:26:44

Bonus: Ladies who are single and killing it

6/15/2018
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We’ve been inundated with single ladies flying the solo flag with pride. We asked you; what do you love about your single life? What have you been able to achieve because you’re single? What would you happily never hear again from your coupled-up mates? Here are your stories.

Duration:00:05:24

Being single and owning it

6/4/2018
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More people are living the single life than ever before. But what if you don’t need a partner to feel whole? In a world that wants you to couple up, is being single the new happily ever after?

Duration:00:27:16

Can porn be good for women?

5/21/2018
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It’s free, it’s prolific, it’s easy to find and more of us than ever are watching it but is mainstream porn contributing to the exploitation of women? Is it normalising bedroom practices that are problematic? Or is it just good, dirty fun? Warning: contains explicit material.

Duration:00:28:14

Bonus: You tell us - Living through pregnancy loss

5/18/2018
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The response to our last episode was extraordinary. We asked you; what do you wish people knew about pregnancy loss? What’s the best thing to say? How can we better support family or friends who are dealing with it? Here are your stories.

Duration:00:08:25

The 12 week rule

5/7/2018
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The first trimester of a pregnancy can often be the hardest, so why do so many women feel the need to stay quiet? And what if the answer — miscarriage — is the reason we should be talking about pregnancy earlier?

Duration:00:24:42

Women who cheat

4/23/2018
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The statistics say the number of women who are unfaithful is massively on the rise. So why? What’s driving those who seek a covert thrill outside their relationship? And does society still judge women who stray more harshly than men? Warning: this podcast contains strong language and adult themes.

Duration:00:27:15

Ladies, we want you in season two

4/10/2018
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We’re back! Season two is coming and this time, we’re calling on you - our sisters out there. What's in your treasure chest of taboos you feel like you can't tell anyone, but seriously need to get off your chest? We’re here to talk about it. Ring us on 1300 641 222 or email ladies@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:03:10

Introducing the Fierce Girls podcast

3/7/2018
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From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And the new Fierce Girls podcast shares their stories.

Duration:00:03:34