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, producer 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.
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. Her documentary Losing It: Men, Women & the Myth of Virginity won the Award for Excellence at The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, she received the Sex & Gender Positivity in the Media Award from Planned Parenthood Toronto.
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 (Pacific Rim).
Cynthia is a graduate of York University’s Film and Video Department with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. She also studied with York’s Women/Gender Studies Department. Her public appearances have included speaking engagements at colleges and universities throughout the Toronto area, such as Ryerson University, Sheridan College, Centennial College, Bishop’s University and the University of Toronto, where she guest-lectures on relationships and sexuality. Cynthia also holds a Sex Education Certificate from The University of Michigan and is the founder of FindYourPleasure.com.
Cynthia’s perfect dinner party would be with Prince, Anaïs Nin, George R.R. Martin, and her smarty-pants co-hosts on The Social.