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Ignite Intimacy

Curious about open relationships? Wonder why you’re still single? Ever wanted to attend a sex party? Ignite Intimacy brings together experts, authors, lovers, and others to dive deep into the topics of intimacy, romantic relationships, sexuality and the plethora of issues, aha’s, taboo’s, fantasies and psychological impacts that go along with these topics in a conversational format with our guests. Are you a curiosity seeker?! Then join us as we Ignite Intimacy!!
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A podcast diving deep into the realms of INTIMACY, Romantic Relationships, SEXUALITY, and the plethora of issues, aha’s, TABOOS, Fantasies, and psychological impacts and many layers of these topics including: redefining our relationship to Intimacy; JEALOUSY; Infidelity; the secret sauce to Long-Term Fulfilling Relationships; OPEN  Relationships; Polyamory; Physical, Psychic, & Spiritual Attachments; MONOGAMY; Self-Pleasuring; the Freedom that comes with Transparency; Honesty vs. Dishonesty; the long term impact of KEEPING SECRETS; Communication; DESIRE; Chasing vs. Attracting - and more!

We will be featuring special guests, experts, and everyday people who’ve got stories to tell and opinions to share about LoveRomanceIntimacy, and Sexuality. The point is to get this conversation out there in a much bigger way. This is not a typical ‘interview’ style program - it’s an ongoing conversation. My guests and I will go back and forth and roll with the energy and topics as they present themselves.


Ready to turn on the conversation?!!

For more Ignite Intimacy goodness, check out our website: www.igniteintimacy.com
Mar 19, 2019
Lauren Weiniger is a powerful lady who knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, investing, startups and technology. 

The idea for Lauren’s latest company is out to disrupt the STI screening space giving anyone access to testing and sharing their results with chosen partners, empowering us to get tested and disclose!

Join Entrepreneuer, advisor and tech enthusiast, Lauren Weiniger and I as we continue our ‘Making Disclosure Sexy’ conversation from SXSW about sexual health, the power of technology to get tested and share your results with partners and how to practice safer sex in the digital age on Episode 109 of Ignite Intimacy!!
 
About Lauren
 
Lauren Weiniger
 
Lauren Weiniger is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SAFE, a personal sexual healthcare company that has created the easiest way to get tested for STIs and verify the health status of potential partners. The SAFE App lets people import their STI results from almost doctor, clinic, or lab for free, and show their verified status privately on their phone. More than an App, SAFE is a Movement: A coalition of influential supporters on a mission to disrupt the spread of STDs in our lifetime.
 
Connect:
Instagram: @thesafeapp
 
*NEW* Listen through the end of this episode where Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems will be sharing another one of her pieces with us. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at museoferotica@yahoo.com
Mar 12, 2019

Wow Ignite Intimacy Community!!! What an honor and amazing experience it was to record this episode LIVE from the SXSW stage in Austin TX this weekend!!

Tune in for an open, transparent, empowering conversation about sexual health, STD testing, receding a positive STI diagnosis and how to take care of yourself, how and when to disclose your STI status and dispelling the myths and stigmas around STI screening and Herpes on Episode 108 of Ignite Intimacy!

And, THANK YOU for tuning in week after week. We love you and wouldn’t be here without your love and support!! 

Please subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating and review so that more people can know about this podcast!

 
About Our Guests:
 
Courtney Brame:
Courtney Brame
 
Courtney is a podcast host who has coordinated a space of understanding for other humans living with and/or affected by sexually transmitted infections. He hopes that sharing his experiences can help others find a new, positive perspective and flourish despite their diagnoses.

Connect:
Instagram: @HOnMyChest
Tumblr: @HOnMyChest
Reddit: @HOnMyChest
Facebook Page: Something Positive for Positive People
Twitter: @HOnMychest
Podcast Site
 
Ashley Manta:
 
Ashley Manta

Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. As a professional sex educator and coach, she helps people navigate these topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom. 

Connect:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram: @cannasexual
 
Lauren Weiniger:
 
Lauren Weiniger
 
Lauren is the founder of The Safe App, the app that keeps you and your sexual health in check.
 
Connect:
Instagram: @thesafeapp
Mar 5, 2019
I had the pleasure of seeing Doug Braun-Harvey speak at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November. His energy, authenticity and approach to sexual health lit something up inside of me. 
 
Because of our upcoming podcast recording at SXSW focusing on Making Disclosure Sexy I knew I wanted to feature this brilliant, loving and powerful man for all of you to experience.
 
Join us as we have a dynamic conversation about addiction, sexuality, the power of learning and facilitating sexual health conversations, consent and pleasure on Episode 107 of Ignite Intimacy!!
 
About Doug
 
Doug Braun-Harvey
 
Doug Braun-Harvey is a sexual health author, trainer, and psychotherapist who bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. He co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health.  A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist, Doug has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.
 
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Resources
 
*NEW* Listen through the end of this episode where Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems will be sharing another one of her pieces with us. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at museoferotica@yahoo.com
 
*SXSW LIVE RECORDING*
Are you attending SXSW in Austin?! Then join us for our LIVE Ignite Intimacy podcast happening at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 9, 2019 from 9:30-10:30AM. For more information, check out our page on the SXSW website here, and if you're in town for the conference we'd love to have you favorite the podcast and attend!
Feb 26, 2019

Paul Browde is a brilliant, beautiful and loving human being. I had the pleasure of witnessing Paul demonstrate a connection practice he uses with his couple clients at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November. Paul blew me away with his energy, authenticity, generosity and grace. This man has a way with getting straight to your heart in his every way of being.

We sat next to each other during the first part of the day and, getting to know each other a bit, I knew I sharing Paul and his work on Ignite Intimacy would be powerful.

Join doctor, psychiatrist, storyteller and relationship therapist, Paul Browde and I as we do a deep dive into romantic relationships, listening, being with others, non judgement, connection, developing intimacy, the power of a simple apology and dreaming together on Episode 106 of Ignite Intimacy!

*NEW* Listen through the end of this episode where Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems will be sharing another one of her pieces with us. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at museoferotica@yahoo.com

 
*SXSW LIVE RECORDING*
Are you attending SXSW in Austin?! Then join us for our LIVE Ignite Intimacy podcast happening at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 9, 2019 from 9:30-10:30AM. For more information, check out our page on the SXSW website here, and if you're in town for the conference we'd love to have you favorite the podcast and attend!
 
About Paul
 
Paul Browde headshot
 
Paul Browde is a medical doctor, and psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, where he works using narrative approaches to treat individuals and couples, and as an Encounter Centered Trainer, guiding couples in the art of communicating beyond the survival dance.

Connect:
 
Website

TED talk

https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/paul-browde

https://narativ.com/

https://www.narrativemedicine.org/team_members/paul-browde/
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2019

Damiana Rahshelle and I met as I was standing outside of Christina Weber's (Episode 65) annual fundraising event Feminine Weapon. I was immediately taken by her gorgeous energy, open heart and the love pouring out of her.

We discussed self-love, the power of releasing, turning on our sensual energy and magnetism and I said ohhhh YES!!! We MUST have you on the podcast during the month of February when we’re discussing V-Day, self love and all of this juicy goodness!

During this episode you will experience two deep meditations that we encourage you to create the time and space to dive into, with your journal available to write out anything that comes to you. It was so deeply healing for me to sit through these meditations with Damiana!

Enjoy my conversation with Damiana Rahshelle as we go on a journey into the soul, into the heart and into the depths of the love, pleasure and joy that is available to us as we choose to begin each day creating and connecting to our magic within on Episode 105 of Ignite Intimacy!!

Make sure you stay tuned for the end of this episode Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems will be sharing another one of her pieces with us. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at museoferotica@yahoo.com
 
About Damiana
 
Damiana is an Intuitive Holistic Healer helping guide people to heal on all levels ~ Mind, Body & Spirit. She specializes in Love, Relationship & Empowerment Coaching and is a Ritual Prayerformance Artist & Sound Healer with a focus on Wombyn's EmpowHerment & awakening the Divine Feminine within the Masculine. She shares her offerings through 1 on 1 Coaching, immersive experience Workshops & Retreats, Transformational Speaking, Oracular Readings, Content Creation & giving her Musical Medicine to the World.

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And finally, remember our LIVE Ignite Intimacy podcast happening at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 9, 2019 from 9:30-10:30AM. For more information, check out our page on the SXSW website here, and if you're in town for the conference we'd love to have you favorite the podcast and attend!
Feb 12, 2019

Sara Yardeni has been traveling the globe exploring and experiencing ancient spiritual traditions. Mediation has become a gateway for her to deeper self love and acceptance, rewriting subconscious codes in order to attract more of what she desires and the power of self love.

When she spoke with me about a meditation she does for her clients a light bulb went off! It was a no brainer, we agreed it could be super powerful for her to walk me through this meditation live on the line as I identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance so that you, too, could join us in this meditation. 

Join healer and spiritual pioneer, Sara Yardeni and I for a unique episode of Ignite Intimacy where she leads me through a meditation to identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance along with a deep dive into relational contracts and self love on Episode 104 of Ignite Intimacy! 

About Sara:


Sara specializes in creating empowering experiences for people by integrating ancient wisdoms and healing modalities from around the world. Beginning her professional career 28 years ago helping to spread the wisdom of Kabbalah at a time when it had little exposure in the modern world, Sara was instrumental in sharing this wisdom with thousands globally. 


An essential part of Sara’s work is finding positive, points of connection between spiritual people and practices in order to manifest her vision of elevating human consciousness. Sara is focused on sharing this internal pathway to one’s soul purpose, believing it is this state that ultimately brings love, joy, harmony, balance and abundance for all.

Connect:
Website
Instagram: @sara.yardeni

 

Stay tuned at the end of this episode for a short erotic story by the amazing Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via email at museoferotica@yahoo.com

Feb 5, 2019

I’ve had a mixed relationship to Valentine’s Day through the years. When I was younger I remember the cards and classroom parties, and also the anxiety of whether the boy I liked would give me a card or show some sort of interest towards me on this special day of love.

As I grew up and became an adult I realized that for many years Valentine’s Day carried with it feelings of sadness, disappointment, anger and frustration. Being mostly single in my adult life I haven’t had many boyfriends on Valentine’s Day, and the few times I had a boyfriend during the month of love they weren’t into the Hallmark holiday aspect of Valentine’s day. 

Through the last few years my relationship has shifted towards Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have, my journey into self love has me enjoying the fun around this day of love instead of feeling bad about it.

A few weeks ago I was inspired to bring together a group of folks for the first Ignite Intimacy roundtable to explore each of our relationships to V-Day and how to navigate this sometimes tender or agonizing day of love. 

With a reminder to love ourselves first and to keep it real wherever we’re at with V-Day, Join me with Megan ‘Z’ Zimring, Oren Harris and Dr. Cat Meyer as we explore, discuss and unpack the many faces, experiences, attitudes towards, recreation of and keeping it real about Valentine’s Day on Episode 103 of Ignite Intimacy!

About our Guests

Megan 'Z' Zimring
 
Megan Zimring
 
After seven years as a Marketing Executive in the world of professional sports, Megan decided to shift gears and commit to her passion for activating the highest states of human potential through Evolutionary Astrology and Soul Empowerment Coaching. Megan utilizes a variety of techniques in her work including sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls, Reiki energy healing, mindfulness training, Spiritual Psychology, eastern medicine, and metaphysical principles in order to maximize client experience.
 
Connect with Z:
Insta: @MeganZimring
Website
Facebook
 
Oren Harris
 
Oren Harris
 
Oren Harris is a transformation coach and pioneer on the leading edge of consciousness. He helps leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives to live their highest potential and have a profound impact on the world. His primary mission in life is creating Heaven on Earth,  a place where people wake up to their true selves and live a limitless life of contribution and fulfillment.
 
Connect with Oren:
Instagram:@orenharris
Facebook:@theflowcoach
Website
 
Dr Cat Meyer
 
 
Dr. Cat Meyer is a licensed sex and relationship therapist, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. She is host to the popular podcast Eat.Play.Sex on iTunes, in which she brings you expert guests talking on how to ignite your love life both mentally, physically, and relationally.
 
Connect with Dr Cat:
SexLoveYoga.com
CatMeyer.com
Instagram: SexLoveYoga
Facebook: @SexLoveYogawithDrCat
YouTube: SexLoveYoga
Twitter: @drcatrawrs
GoddessCelebration.org
Jan 29, 2019
I met Stephanie Zuber at an Esther Perel event in NYC in November. The focus was the Masculinity Paradox, and the day was filled with powerful conversations about men, masculinity, sexuality, romance and more. 
 
Intrigued by the work Stephanie is doing supporting couples and individuals in Ithaca, NY with sex, body and relational matters, and my own recent experience feeling a lack of sexual desire for a partner, it was a no brainer. We had to have a conversation about something many people experience in dating and relating - mismatched desire and sexless relationships. 
 
Join Stephanie and I for a conversation that will support, inspire and encourage you to create more intimacy and rekindle your desire on Episode 102 of Ignite Intimacy! 
 
About Stephanie
 
Stephanie is a licensed mental health counselor and sex therapist who hopes for a world that’s engaged in more self love and less erotophobia. Stephanie sees individuals, couples, those in multi-partnered relationships, and facilitates a sex & body matters group for women. Committed to helping everyone live their most authentic sexual life, Stephanie presents often in her community and at conferences on topics related to infidelity, sexual desire, how to maintain that erotic spark in long term relationships and exploring monogamy & polyamory. 
 
Connect
 
Instagram: @sextherapywithstephanie
Jan 22, 2019

 

Dr. Anna Yusim is a powerhouse. She’s brilliant, intuitive, insightful and passionate. Having traveled and worked all over the world, Anna was a lot like me in that we both had a habit of attracting emotionally unavailable men.

When we met at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November we knew a conversation was in order to unpack this hot topic that many of us can relate too. 

Join Dr. Anna and I as we dive into why we attract emotionally unavailable people, receiving vs. chasing, the imperfection of being human and how to attract what we actually desire on Episode 101 of Ignite Intimacy!

About Dr. Anna

Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally renowned, award-winning psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City where she has helped over 1000 patients from all over the world live happier, more meaningful lives. She is also a best-selling author of the book Fulfilled, a filmmaker, and a highly sought after speaker. 

Connect:

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Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn: 
 
Pinterest

 

Jan 15, 2019

 

Episode 100 baby!! YES!! A special guest for our special Episode, Megan Bruneau is just the type of lady I love. A brilliant, powerful, beautiful and loving woman with a no BS attitude who's running her own coaching and speaking business here in NYC.

Megan has taken all of her life experience, challenges and trauma and channeled that energy into supporting others to develop new relationships to their trauma and mental health issues to create a new life inside and out. 
 
Join Megan and I as we have a transparent conversation about dating in NYC, perfectionism, attachment, attracting unavailable partners, craving love, fearing intimacy and self compassion on Episode 100 of Ignite Intimacy! 

About Megan

Megan Bruneau

Quoted by Deepak Chopra as the “Millennials’ therapist,” Megan’s no-bullshit, relatable voice has garnered over 30m views and landed appearances on The T.D. Jakes Show, Good Morning America and New York 1 Morning News. She is Huffington Post – homepage regular, MindBodyGreen, and Forbes favorite.

Megan has a master of arts in counselling psychology and a bachelor of arts in psychology and social work. By sharing her personal experiences alongside her professional expertise, Megan seeks to change the way people relate to their inner and outer worlds. 

Connect:

Website

Failure Factor Podcast

YouTube channel

Thrillist 

Thought Catalog

Gaia

Entrepreneur

Verily 

Quartz

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