Cynthia and Josie's Unmentionables
About Cynthia and Josie's Unmentionables
Join us on a ridiculously fun journey that celebrates not only our unique stories but also the little imperfections & mistakes that make us human. The show you’re too shy to ask for!
No parent is ever really prepared for the question “where do babies come from?” but thankfully there are ways you don’t have to make it as weird as our parents did. In this episode, we chat with sex educator and author Cory Silverberg about theirnewest book, “You Know, Sex” and learn how to chat in curious and age appropriate ways about body parts, consent, identity, porn and other so-called “unmentionable” topics (we promise it’s not as scary as it sounds!) For more information on Cory Silverberg and all of their books: https://www.corysilverberg.com You can also follow them @corysilverberg **You asked for a longer episode so we brought it!! Let us know what you think! We think this episode really needs to be listened to in its entirety but for those who like to jump around, below are some time codes where you can jump around to various topics. @03:00 – Cory shares what it was like growing up with a father who was a sex therapist (spoiler: it wasn’t like the show Sex Education lol) @05:27 – We chat about shame and where it ACTUALLY comes from @07:20 – What the research says when it comes to kids trusting their parents when it comes to sex education @07:47 -Josie asks about what she can say to her two kids about sex in an age appropriate way (When they start asking about sperm!!) @11:55– Why you shouldn’t panic when kids ask about sex…because it’s not really always about sex! @13:07 – How to answer the question “where do babies come from?” in a way that doesn’t have to be about sex (intercourse) at all!! @14:40 – Is slang okay or should we be encouraging kids use “proper” names for genitals? @16:35 – What age do kids actually start knowing their sexuality and how they identify? @21:57 – How to talk about sex and baby making when your child has a disability @28:45 - The average age kids are first seeing porn (It’s younger than you think!), what can we do to protect them, and how we can talk to them about it. @36:55 – why you need good sex education books around the house @37:52 - Tips for parents who feel completely lost when it comes to starting “the talk”, how you can start to get kids to think critically about things like sexism and relationship stereotypes. If you’re looking for even more, you can find some other sex education resources here: https://findyourpleasure.com/world-sexual-health-day/ https://findyourpleasure.com/kids-need-sexuality-education/
Over 50 years ago, a psychologist named Arthur Aron who was studying relationships, created a list of 36 questions that he claimed could lead to love.The questions range from light-hearted topics to some seriously deep and unmentionable stuff. But here’s the big question: do they really work? In this episode, Cynthia and Josie answer (most) of the 36 questions in the hopes that you will try them out on your next date night. Or at least laugh along with us while we do. Here are the questions: https://cynthiaandjosie.com/unmentionables/36-questions-to-fall-in-love/ *****If you do these on your next date or with your friends – let us know how it went!! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org And if you have it in your heart to rate and review our podcast on Apple, we would really appreciate it. (But only if you really like us lol). Finally, Cynthia is still on a break but we are getting your messages and sending them all her way. Updates to come soon. Stay tuned by following us on socials @cynthiaandjosie.
Listen, we know last week was intense and emotional so first up, we have an update on Cynthia. But then, we bring you something that we recorded waaaay back during the summer. And boy, do we hope it makes you laugh as much as we did. This episode is all about the fantasy that shall not be named. But if you're a mom (okay maybe even a few dads) we GUARANTEE it has crossed your mind. Hint: it starts with a “D”. We love hearing from you! Send in your #unmentionable stories and ideas to email@example.com Also, did you know that our theme song are by the most amazing band Nobro? You can download their music here: https://www.nobroband.com/ And of course we have a YouTube channel that we hope you will check out here: You Tube
After a few weeks of uncontrolled crying spells, Cynthia has come to the realization that she's not okay. We talk about what's been going on and we also do a deep dive on grief. After all, grief is an inevitable part of life. Maybe you’re experiencing the heartbreaking end of a relationship, a job loss, the death of a loved one, or perhaps it's just the overwhelming emotions that come along with witnessing the heartbreaking events around the world. But how many of us know how to process grief? In this episode, we chat with grief coach and death doula, Tammy Faulds about how we can better support ourselves and our loved ones. For more information on Tammy: Inner Travel Grief Coaching™ Website Follow her online on Instagram or Facebook You can also book yourself in for a Discovery Session here. Links to some of her articles: How to show up for someone who is grieving (permission to go beyond the casserole ;) Love Liberates (the story of helping my beloved grandmother during her final transition) Why rituals are so damn powerful (never too late to process grief, includes a list of suggestions people can try for free/on their own) Perimenopause/menopause (grieving the loss of youth and fertility) Helping kids with grief (how grief is different for different ages) Coping With Grief Workbook (pay what you choose) Children & Grief - A Course for Parents
10 Relationship Rules You Should Follow There are countless articles online about navigating relationships. We did our best to gather some of what people say is the “best advice” while also sharing our personal insights. We're so excited to hear from you! Do you have rules that strengthen your connection with your partner? Reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.cynthiaandjosie.com. Thank you so much for listening!
One of the most common questions Cynthia gets as a sex educator is how to spice things up in long-term relationships. The truth is that life (and by “life” we mean: work, kids, stress, etc, ETC) can definitely get in the way of sexy time fun in the bedroom. In this episode, we will have you sliding out of your work clothes and into something more comfortable…wink wink, nudge nudge. This episode includes personal stories from Josie and Cynthia as well as tips from sex educator extraordinaire Luna Matatas to help increase intimacy and sexual satisfaction including: why you should schedule sex (don’t @ us!!), how to use rituals to cue sexy time, why you should create a sexual “bucket list” and the tools you might want to include in your own personal tickle trunk. You don’t want to miss this episode!! For more information on Luna, visit her at www.lunamatatas.com And follow her @lunamatatas Speaking of, here is our website: www.cynthiaandjosie.com And we love hearing from you at email@example.com
Prince. Oprah. Tom Yorke. Ryan Reynolds. Gord Downie. Those are just a few of the famous folks that Cynthia and Josie have been up close and personal with. But what do you say when you meet your hero? And is it always good to meet famous people you’ve put on a pedestal? What happens if you have some “vibes” with the person you meet? We go deep on this one.
The year was 2000. Kathy worked as a prop master in the film industry. She and her husband and teenaged step children ended up at a party for a movie called Dracula 2000. She mixed and mingled and eventually met a guy she would later find out was Danny Masterson. What happened next was a secret she kept for many years, a secret that would change her life forever. Follow us @cynthiaandjosie Subscribe to our Youtube channel here: (link) Send us your ideas and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org (* let us know if we can share. We can keep them anonymous)
We’re Baaaack… (…but not in that weird creepy poltergeist way) From the latest on Josie’s sex life and Cynthia’s costume collection, to a strange story of our new stinky couch - we’ve got updates on all of the things you’ve been asking us about (and also some stuff you didn’t). We are also going to tell you a little about the incredible guests and unmentionable topics we are exploring this season. Follow us @cynthiaandjosie Subscribe to our Youtube channel here: (link) Send us your ideas and stories to email@example.com (* let us know if we can share. We can keep them anonymous)
You asked us everything from the strangest places we have had sex, to how to get your libido back and so much more! Just letting you know: this is our last episode of the season but don’t worry we aren’t going anywhere! We will be releasing BRAND NEW content on our YouTube channel EVERY MONDAY through the summer. Also, we will be doing some LIVES on social media so make sure you are following us on socials and stay tuned for more info. As always, we love hearing from you. Come visit cynthiandjosie.com and send us your thoughts, questions and ideas for next season. SOCIAL MEDIA : Instagram: @cynthiaandjosie Twitter: @Cynthiaandjosie
We don’t know about you, but we got about as much information about menstruation as we did about the flip side, menopause. Why is this stuff that is so inevitable for women, also so shrouded in shame and mystery?? We sit down with Shirley Weir who is an author, women’s heath advocate and creator of Menopause Chicks, to answer all of your burning questions about hot flashes, hormone replacement and sex during and beyond, “the change.” For more information on Shirley Weir, follow her @menopausechicks Or visit her at: https://www.menopausechicks.com/
Remember that scene in “Say Anything” when John Cusak stands outside the window of the woman who has just dumped him, holding a boombox playing “In Your Eyes”? At the time, we all thought of it as a grand romantic gesture, right? But when something like that plays out in real life it can be entirely different. In this episode, Cynthia and Josie share their strange and terrifying experiences with stalkers. They also chat with Julie S. Lalonde, women’s rights advocate and author of Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde about her terrifying experience with an ex, why it was such an unmentionable and her thoughts on what needs to change in order to protect women from stalking. Some resources : 1- OutsideOfTheShadows.ca 2- Resilience is Futile :The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde is available wherever books are sold in paperback, e-book and audiobook form.3- Justice Canada information on criminal harassment in Canada. Also, for all of you asking, our theme song is by the incredible all female band NoBro (https://nobroband.com)and the song is: Don't Die
Porn: delightful or disgusting? Most of us probably stumbled across our first porns scrambled up on a vintage television set. Nowadays, it is everywhere. On this episode, Cynthia and Josie talk about what they love and loathe when it comes to porn, their concerns as parents and how they are (or aren’t!) talking to their kids about it. Plus Cynthia shares what it’s like to be on an actual porn set. You can follow Cynthia and Josie on social media @cynthiaandjosie. Also, let us know what you want us to talk about here: Hello@cynthiaandjosie.com For more information on Erika Lust you can learn more about her: HERE
Did you know that the number one reason women end up in long term care is because they can’t hold in their pee? If you have a vulva (whether you have had kids or not) you are going to want to listen to this episode. Cynthia quizzes Josie on the anatomy of the vulva (spoiler alert: Josie couldn’t find the clitoris) and they chat with The Vagina Coach, Kim Vopni about how to do a proper kegel and what you need to do to get your very own “buff muff”. For more information about Kim Vopni, visit: HERE Did you know we have a YouTube channel? Check it out here (link) And we love hearing from you. Come visit us at cynthiaandjosie.com and send us your feedback and ideas for future pods.
Even though Cynthia is a TV host, you might be surprised to find out that she has suffered from huge amounts of anxiety when it comes to public speaking. And Josie has a fear of something else coming out of her mouth. From general nervousness to full blown panic attacks, Cynthia and Josie dive into their anxious natures and share stories about how they have managed to (sort of) work through them. If you’ve ever suffered with anxiety and or panic attacks you’re going to want to listen to this episode. #CynthiaLoyst. #JosieDye We love to hear from you! You can share your stories about anxiety by visiting our website: www.cynthiaandjosie.com and send us an email. You can also reach us through social media @cynthiaandjosie. And also don’t forget we have a YouTube channel you can find here: (link) www.cynthiaandjosie.com
If you’re looking to add a little bit of auditory spice into your bedroom adventures, we have the episode for you! We share our awkward stories of dirty talking and get tips from sex educator Luna Matatas. For more information on Luna and where to take her workshops you can follow her on social media @lunamatatas and visit her here: https://lunamatatas.com
Ever wonder what’s going on in the mind of a single guy on the dating scene? Well we thought it would be fun to put all of the pressure on radio host, DJ, personality, Jamar McNeil to explain every straight man’s perspective (lol) on dating, hookups, ghosting, the friend zone and where we actually learn about dating (hint: no where!!) We also talk about the “crazy chick” stereotype and give our contradictory tips on how to get what you want out of a prospective partner. If you’re out on the dating scene or about to be again soon, you’re not going to want to miss this one. You can find Jamar McNeil on social media @jamarmcneil We love hearing from you!! Come visit us at cynthiaandjosie.com We also have a YouTube channel Here
We watch them in the dark. We romance some, despise others. It can feel like we know them, but we never really do. Let’s face it: there’s something strange about the one-sided relationship we have with celebrities…and it can become even stranger when we actually meet them in person. In this episode, Cynthia and Josie share some of their sexiest celebrity stories and chat with long time journalist Teri Hart about why theses tales are so “Unmentionable”.
What if there was a way to guarantee that your partner would never, ever stray? Turns out there are certain things that successful monogamous couples do and what those things are might surprise you. Dr. Lucia O’Sullivan from The University of New Brunswick is here to share what research shows about love, sex and monogamy. For more information about Dr. O’Sullivan and her research, visit: Here Also, come visit us at our website: www.cynthiaandjosie.com And do you have an idea for an unmentionable episode? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.