MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
Ricki discusses a new phenomenon among women who have had sex in the past but are now abstaining for long periods of time for a variety of reasons. Psychosexual therapist Simone Bienne, co-host of the syndicated radio show “Loveline,” joins the conversation to help educate us on this new breed of “re-virgins.” Ricki’s additional guests include a 41-year-old virgin and a sex-therapist who is a “surrogate partner” to his clients. In addition, Ricki talks with Dr. Robi Ludwig about sexuality in today’s society.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
“FROM BOYS TO MEN”
How do you raise young boys to become great men? We’ll meet parents at odds over how to parent their nine year-old son. Also, two single mothers debate whether a father figure guarantees a successful child. And, our team of parenting experts – Judge Lynn Toler (“Divorce Court”), authors and clinical psychologists, Dr. Wendy Mogul and Dr. David Swanson and award-winning journalist and legal analyst Lisa Bloom -- weigh in.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
“COMING OUT STORIES”
One of the toughest and bravest things anyone can do is to come out as gay to family and friends. Unfortunately, doing so can sometimes ruin relationships and invite scorn, ridicule and discrimination. Today, Ricki’s guests share the joys and heartbreak of their coming out stories. You'll hear Lance Bass, former ‘N Sync teen heartthrob, talk about how coming out nearly jeopardized his career, meet identical gay twins whose relationship was nearly ruined and hear from Romi, one of the stars of "The Real L Word," who did a reverse coming out by marrying a man. Find out why she’s now taking a lot of heat from the gay community.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
“TEENS IN DANGER”
Ricki goes inside the teen mind to reveal the truth about adolescence – drinking, drugs, sex, peer pressure and body image issues. Ricki talks to teens about what’s really going on and exposes some dangerous teen trends – vodka gummi bears, colored sex bracelets and the practice of choking each other to get high. This is the episode meant to serve as a warning and wake-up call for all parents.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
“HOW TO STOP THE PAIN NOW”
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain -- everything from back and neck to diagnosed fibromyalgia and migraines. Today is all about making the pain go away without prescription medication. Ricki brings in the experts to give live demonstrations of hypnotherapy, acupuncture and, for every mother out there with a colicky baby, a miracle cure! Ricki also tries cold laser therapy, an advance pain treatment being used by professional athletes worldwide.