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CYNTHIA LOYST

Writer, Public Speaker, Host

A passionate advocate for healthy sexual information, Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst) is best known for giving advice and opinions on the joys and complications of love. She’s also known for being an enthusiastic user of the word “labia.”

A multi-faceted writer, public speaker, and host, Cynthia has shared her expertise on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, ETALK, CTV News Channel, 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto, 103.9 Proud FM Toronto, 104.5 CHUM FM Toronto, TheLoop.ca, and TVO. She’s also a certified relationship coach which is a lot like a sports coach but with less yelling.

Previously, Cynthia was the host and producer of SEX MATTERS and the documentary series SEXTV for which she interviewed a wide range of experts including academics, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, celebrities, and fetish enthusiasts.

Prior to THE SOCIAL, Cynthia co-hosted the daily, national entertainment program INNERSPACE where she was able to combine her passion for love with her passion for geekdom. She also got relationship advice from Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), parenting advice from Jonathan Frakes (STAR TREK), and talked about defining sexiness with Idris Elba (LUTHER).

Cynthia is a graduate of York University’s Film and Video Department where she also studied with York’s Women/Gender Studies Department. She has received awards from SSSS (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality) and a Sexual Health in the Media Award from Planned Parenthood Toronto. She is SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment) certified, a member of SIECCAN (Sex Information and Education Council of Canada), and continues to take ongoing courses in human sexuality.

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