Yumi Stynes


Author's books

Ladies, We Need To Talk


Ladies, We Need To Talk breaks the stigma around everything women are thinking but not saying. Yumi Stynes and Claudine Ryan cover all the trickiest taboo topics from their hit podcast, from bodies and mental health to sex and relationships.

The ABC podcast Ladies, We Need To Talk has been tearing open the sealed section on life for years, but host Yumi Stynes and co-creator Claudine Ryan know there’s still way more to say. In this book, they dive further into the podcast topics that resonated most with sensitivity, hilarity and serious smarts, and open the conversation further to include personal stories from listeners.

Want to discover the wonders of your vagina or know how to close the orgasm gap? Are you riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded or feeling a bit weird about your period? Do you want to kick your mental load to the kerb or consider the alternatives to monogamy? You’re not the only one – and there’s no need to go it alone. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a book for all women who feel the squeeze between their private life and their pelvic floor.

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Welcome to Consent


An inclusive, frank and funny guide to navigating consent for tweens and teens of all genders, from the award-winning authors of Welcome To Your Period.

Adolescent health experts Dr Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes have written the only guide you need to figuring out the rules of consent. Whether you’re a curious 11 to 14-year-old, or the parent of someone with a bunch of questions, this book is reassuring, interesting, and full of the info you need!

I’m ready for this book if:
I’m curious about how consent works.
I will get a haircut or visit the doctor on my own one day.
I think I might kiss someone or have a relationship in the future (even if I’m not ready to yet).
I don’t know how to actually TALK about consent.
It’s hard to say no.
I don’t know when to say yes.
I find consent confusing!