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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
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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.
Ladies, we love your boobs

Ladies, we love your boobs

2019-11-0400:31:355

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.
Toxic mums

Toxic mums

2019-10-2100:32:029

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.
Sex after sexual assault

Sex after sexual assault

2019-10-0700:30:463

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
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.
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.
At a certain point in life, making friends gets trickier and feels super awkward. Many of us want and need new friends though — so how do you do it? At a live recording of Ladies, We Need To Talk, Yumi Stynes and a panel of amazing women chat about why having good friends is so important and give advice for making new ones.
The patriarchy of poo

The patriarchy of poo

2019-08-1200:29:4715

Do you feel embarrassed if you have to poo in public? You're not alone. Whether it's poo, farts, discharge or sweat — women are constantly self-conscious about our odour because it's considered 'unladylike' to smell. But if everyone on the planet needs to poo to survive, why do we have such poo shame? And if poo is on top of the list of things we feel awkward talking about, how do we know when something's going wrong with our bowels? So, Ladies, let's talk about poo.
How do you tell a mate your friendship isn't working? Or a partner you can't stand the way they kiss? Hard conversations are tough to have but sometimes necessary. Psychotherapist Esther Perel is the world's best known couples counsellor and she gives Yumi a lesson on how to navigate difficult conversations.
We're totally spoilt for choice when it comes to birth control. There are 12 different types of contraception to choose from and about 30 different brands of the pill. Having all these options is awesome, but how do you know you've chosen the right one for you?
In season one, we looked at why so many Australian women drink at risky levels. Yumi Stynes revealed her battle with drinking and quit alcohol. We also met Jo, who drank at really risky levels. This episode, we check back in, to see how they're going, plus show you how to cut down your drinking if you'd like to sub the wine for kombucha.
Footloose and childfree

Footloose and childfree

2019-06-1700:29:2410

Grow up, find a partner, have kids — we’ve been doing it for thousands of years. But more and more women are choosing to ignore that path. And the latest research says they’re actually happier for it. So why do we judge women without kids?
Have you ever felt like a massive failure when you've looked in the mirror or felt depressed about the size of your thighs? You're not alone — research says almost 80 per cent of Australian women are unhappy with their weight. And nearly one million Australians have an eating disorder, most of them, women. What can we do to feel better about our bodies?
Lots of women are really self-conscious about the way their vaginas smell. We quickly hide our undies the second we take them off and up to a third of us wear a panty liner every 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?
If you’re in your 30s and have had an abortion or are going to, you’re not going through it alone. It’s a myth that only the young and reckless have abortions. The stats show that older women, and those who already have kids, are having more abortions in Australia than teenagers. So if they’re the facts, why is abortion shrouded in shame, judgement and silence for older women?
When bad sex is your life

When bad sex is your life

2019-04-2200:33:457

We’ve all got a bad sex story. The partner who’s selfish in the sack. The horribly uninspiring one-night stand. The lover with 'performance anxiety'. Most of us have been there. There’s this idea though that we grow out of it — that we all get better at 'doing it' as we get older. But what if that doesn’t happen? What if bad sex is your life?
We're back! Join Yumi Stynes as she once again tears open the sealed section on life to talk all about your forbidden lady business. This is the podcast where we can confess all our secret ladies' stuff and learn something along the way. So, whether it's your discharge, what you use for birth control, or how you can make a new friend ... we're here for you! Ring us on 1300 641 222 or email ladies@abc.net.au. Subscribe now so you never miss an episode.
Do you ever put your head on your desk in the middle of the day and wonder "what the hell am I doing here?"
PRESENTS — Mindfully

PRESENTS — Mindfully

2018-11-2600:02:541

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.
Ladies, we love you

Ladies, we love you

2018-11-0500:30:314

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.
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Comments (32)

Robert Aviles

Hahaha this pod is a massive pile of shitty garbage

Jan 20th
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Lis Stanger

Excellent podcast

Dec 9th
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Oct 4th
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Katie McConnell

the comment about talking about ideas not people really hit home with me. Makes a lot of sense now why I struggle with friends, I'm generally around people who talk about people. Great talk!

Sep 30th
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Nicole Ezzy

Thankyou I love this podcast so much

Sep 11th
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Lis Stanger

Great podcast

Sep 10th
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Amy

such a brilliant, eye-opening, helpful and practical ep! thank you !

Jul 30th
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Oz Ahmed

So helpful.

Jun 10th
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BaBee01

lol, Thankyou ladies! Yeah what is this white shitbin my grundies? ive had my man accuse me of cheating when hes seen my black dirty grotty grundies! if we all blooody get it, why the heck is it sooooo taboo? cant we make it a top trending hashtag with pics?

May 31st
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Amedee

your loved ones look upon with bewilderment and betrayal. Nothing can prepare you for the havoc it wreaks and the fall out that your life becomes before you discover what is wrong, and once you do, how little control you gain by discovery. The thing is that even though I know that hormones are the cause, it does nothing to alter the reality that a third of my life is spent on the brink, in retreat from social interaction, in depression, exhausted by hopelessness and vivid suicide ideation while the other two thirds are spent scrambling to contain the wreckage while well enough to function and building excess for Hyde to tear apart. My period has become the most precious thing in life it frees my consciousness from its prison, from days passed in agony, aware and observant but unheeded and paralyzed. On behalf of all the women who have undoubtedly, from time immemorial, experienced and still experiencing some version of my life, I want to explain that dismissive attitudes do us all such a disservice. The label of PMS is both infantilizing (because it causes irrational feelings, we are irrational for experiencing them) dismissive (because your feelings arise from an irrational place, we have no entitlement to feel them). The end result is a perception that it is a personal failing if a woman succumbs to the feelings that she knows are irrational and unfounded and if a woman fails to control her response to those feelings, it is appropriate to shame her, as though she has lost control through carelessness, when she never had agency over her feelings and body at all..

Mar 28th
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Amedee

Thank you so much for this. I am a woman who knows that pmdd is no joke, it is life shattering and if dismissed or misunderstood, possibly life ending. Nothing can prepare you for sudden adult onset that transforms you from Jekyll to Hyde, unrecognizable, usurped by a body snatching doppelganger who i

Mar 28th
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James Black

I have found women to have no skill with giving pleasure also ..as a man you have to take responsibility for your own pleasure..or you don't get what you need ...time for women to upgrade skills at giving pleasure ...that will help

Mar 26th
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Lee Lee Wilson

love love this stressful job getting recognised and exposed. I played this to my partner and saw the penny drop.... as he dropped me to work he said 'make sure you ring our Mason (our son) and remind him to take his key to school. l said back 'its me that needs to that is it?' and shut the car door and walked into work.....

Mar 15th
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jmwn

Interesting to learn... at 50 it evens out!

Feb 25th
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Fiona Whitehead

Thank you so much for 'The pelvic flaw in all of us '. I didn't know so much! After listening I saw a pelvic physio. I didn't even know they existed. Discovered a minor prolapse (who knew heavy lifting with a weak pelvic floor could cause issues!), and have now had corrective surgery! I can cough and sneeze without stress! Thank you.

Jan 3rd
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Julia Eva

More please! This podcast is SO important. Thank you for the fantastic episode.

Aug 28th
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Julia Eva

Such an important podcast. Always great to listen!

Aug 27th
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Ashlee McElligott

I love this podcast so much! I love how it brings taboo topics to life and challenges cultural, political, human and gender issues.

Aug 2nd
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Olivia Preston

Omg Jennifer it is FATE / DESTINY that I happened upon your comment and the details of your life mirrored in mine. I’m only just starting today to pull myself out of the black hole. We have basically lived the same existence in so many ways. I’m trying to escape DV atm. Please contact me! I’m in Sydney, Australia but we can talk anytime thanks to the wonderful internet. My name is Olivia Preston. On Snapchat I am TheoliviaP83 (not that I really use it!) lol on most social media I am under TheOliviaPreston xxxxx

Jul 10th
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Sharleen James

definitely appreciate a podcast for women about being single! its nice to hear about the marriage and kid stuff so I can relate to friends but this one was definitely relatable for me! only downside i find of being single, when I want take out pizza and garlic bread but only for one meal, when will they make single serving sizes??

Jun 12th
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