American Sex Podcast Episode 25: Cyndi Darnell - #MeToo, Aziz Ansari and Sex Ed
Sexologist Cyndi Darnell dives in deep discussing #MeToo, the Aziz Ansari story, and how it relates to all of us. We know that #TimesUp and things have to change, but how do we go about that? What steps do we take? What's our personal responsibility? We discuss effective sexual communication, the role sex ed plays in all of this, plus Cyndi gives tips for sex-positive parenting.
Before the interview, Sunny and Ken talk about hangovers and drinking Downy, plus Sunny has an embarrassing recording mishap.
Cyndi Darnell is Australia's most in demand sex and relationship therapist, spearheading progressive sex and relationships seminars for adults that deeply change people's lives, and in 2015 she was the only sexologist named on MindBodyGreen's Top 100 Women to Watch.
Her approach spans the clinical to the esoteric, and is a reviewer and contributor to the academic journals: Sex Education ( UK) Porn Studies ( UK), and Sex and Relationship Therapy ( UK). In 2015, Cyndi released The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy and Arousal a pioneering educational video series designed to give upfront adult information about sex, the body and most importantly, pleasure! She's currently working on her first book exploring the fusion of the mind, body and heart in enhancing and exploring libido and desire.
Her five degrees range from a Bachelor in adult education to two Masters degrees in sexology and psychotherapy. A regular in the Australian media, she has appeared on TV, radio and print as well as being principal consultant and advisor on Northern Pictures Luke Warm Sex (on Netflix)
She counsels individuals and couples, offers training to professionals on sex and the human condition, and offers insight into the quandaries of the erotic to transform fear into freedom. Currently based in Australia and soon to be in New York City in 2018.