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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
Dec 20, 2016

Do you feel scared and anxious when you meet people who you think are prettier, more successful or sexier than you? Worried that your partner might like them better than you?

 

What do you do when you see that your partner has been liking sexy pictures of an ex on social media?

and.... 

How do you let go of the past and past hurts and deceits to be fully present in your current relationship?

Kathy Labriola and I are diving into that ohhhh sooo uncomfortable emotion of Jealousy and how we can navigate the feelings that Jealousy stirs up within us so that we can have more powerful relationships with ourselves and our lovers and partners. 

Kathy is sharing her tips and tricks for redefining our relationship to Jealousy in episode 18 of Ignite Intimacy!  

 

About Kathy:

Kathy Labriola is a nurse, counselor, and hypnotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, California, providing affordable mental health services to alternative communities. She has been a card-carrying bisexual and polyamorist for over 40 years. She is political activist and community organizer.

Get Kathy's Jealousy Workbook here: https://www.amazon.com/Jealousy-Workbook-Exercises-Insights-Relationships/dp/0937609633

She is extra crunchy, lives in a housing cooperative, rides a bike, and raises chickens and organic vegetables.

Contact Kathy at: (510) 841-5307

anarchofeminist@yahoo.com

www.kathylabriola.com

 

Resources:

Loving Abundance by Kathy Labriola - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Abundance-Counselors-Advice-Relationships/dp/1890159778

 

The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy - https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Slut-Practical-Relationships-Adventures/dp/1587613379

 

More Than Two - https://www.morethantwo.com/ 

 

Kissable agreements in open relationships by Dawn Davidson -  http://www.loveoutsidethebox.com/kissable-agreements.html

 

Cat Maness - Berkeley CA online tool for couples to discuss agreements in relationships: http://www.catmaness.com/

 

https://www.stockroom.com/

Dec 13, 2016

Struggle with communication in the bedroom or in your relationship(s) in general?

Wish you knew how to express your needs in a way that won't turn your partner off or have them feeling insecure and sensitive about their ability to (or not to) pleasure you?

Feeling disconnected from your sex drive in middle age and need to reignite the juiciest parts of yourself?!

Well... we've got some super awesome tricks and tips for you. Author Walker Thornton is on a mission to create a group of sexuality awakened individuals.

                                                                                                                   

 

Join us as we dive into sex and intimacy communication tips, her book Inviting Desire and why our pleasure matters on Episode 17 of Ignite Intimacy! 

 This is about YOU.. not about pleasing your partner first. 

#OurPleasureMatters

 

About Walker:

Walker Thornton is a sex educator, speaker, and sexual health writer. Her mission is to help women embrace their sexuality in a way that feels comfortable at each stage of life. Her writing has appeared on the American Sexual Health Association website, Huffington Post, Better After 50, Senior Planet, and other sites. She is the Sexual Health Columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about midlife sexuality at Kinkly.com. Walker currently serves on the Sexuality and Aging Consortium of Widener University’s Leadership Committee. She has presented at the Sexuality and Aging Symposium, CatalystCon, and in other venues across the country.

A former executive director of sexual assault crisis centers in Alabama and Virginia, with many years of nonprofit board experience at the local and state level, Walker now works to educate and support older women with sexuality-related issues. She lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she went to college at UVA in the early 70s. Walker has a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia, and post-graduate work at North Carolina State University.

 

Get Walker's Book Inviting Desire Here: 

http://walkerthornton.com/book-inviting-desire/

 

Contact Walker online:

Email: walker@walkerthornton.com

Web: www.walkerthornton.com

Twitter: @WalkerThornton

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/WalkerJThornton/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wjt62/

Dec 6, 2016

Have you or someone you know contracted an STD?

Not sure when or HOW to disclose to new partners about your STD status?

Sick of the stigmas around Herpes and other STD's?

Tired of potential partners (or current ones) not taking responsibility for their sexual health by NOT getting tested?!

Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you.. 

Join the powerful and courageous Adrial, of H Opportunity, and I as we dive deep into the topics of STD's, Herpes diagnosis' and the POWER of Full Disclosure on Episode 16 of Ignite Intimacy!!

We're making disclosure sexy baby... 

This episode is really powerful and very personal for me. We're going in on this one and honestly.. it's an episode everyone should tune in for.

About Adrial:


Adrial specializes in helping people move through sexual shame into a full embrace of their lives. In his own life and from working with hundreds of people, he has seen how shame can cripple connection and intimacy. In his work with the herpes community through creating The Herpes Opportunity and in the broader application of relational practices, Adrial supports people in realizing that when they clear shame, they not only have more love and acceptance for themselves … they also have more love and acceptance for others. He is committed to helping people transcend whatever limitations they may imagine are holding them back from living rich fulfilling lives. 

Learn more at:

H Opportunity main: https://herpesopportunity.com

Community Support: https://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum

Nov 29, 2016

Have you served in the Armed Forces and had to hide your sexual preference and desires for fear that you'd be reprimanded or dishonorably discharged from serving your country if 'found out' or caught in the act?

Are you living in a relationship paradigm that is old, stagnant and NOT what you truly desire to experience in intimate and/or sexual relationships?

Remember 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'? 

Then join Psychologist, Military Service Vet and Sexpert Dr. Liz Powell and I as we dive deep into Sex, Service and getting to the heart of what we truly desire to experience in our Intimate and Sexual Relationships on Episode 15 of Ignite Intimacy!

 

Dr. Liz Powell is a psychologist and coach who works with people who feel like the regular dating world doesn't fit for them. She helps them learn how to tap into their authentic selves to create relationships that are their unique perfect fit and that make them feel worthy and deserving of love exactly how they are. There are no right or wrong relationship styles, just ones that work for us or don't.

Dr. Liz has presented at many national conferences, including the AASECT Conference, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, International Ms. Leather, and CatalystCon. In addition, she has taught classes on relationship styles and sexual communication at venues such as the San Francisco Armory, home of Kink.com, and Mission Control, the birthplace of Kinky Salon. Dr. Liz is also a decorated veteran with 5-years service as an Army Psychologist and one tour in Afghanistan.

Find out more about Dr. Liz at:

sexpositivepsych.com

sexandvets.com

facebook.com/sexpositivepsych

Twitter - @sexpospsych

Nov 15, 2016

Not sure where to begin with that 'birds and bees' conversation with your child?

Work with children or know someone who's children are reaching the tween years and they need support to have powerful conversations about sex and sexuality with their kids?

Do your children know about things like consent, asking permission and staying safe as they are entering the time in their lives when more intimate and sexual exploration begins?

Join Holistic Sex Educator Robin LaCross and I as we talk about that oh so tender and touchy subject... having the 'birds and the bees' conversation with our children while paving the way to shame-free, empowered communication about sex, intimacy and sexuality with our youth!

Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching fertility awareness skills for over 25 years to women looking for natural solutions to avoid getting pregnant without relying on hormonal birth control. Robin is a holistic sex educator who is passionate about helping moms feel confident when having the challenging conversations with their girls about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe.

Check out Robin's work at:

www.raisingempowereddaughters.com

Nov 8, 2016

Have you or someone close to you experienced sexual trauma at some point in their lives?

Does past sexual trauma create obstacles to creating the relationships and intimacy that you desire to experience with yourself and your partner(s)?

Curious about learning new powerful ways to communicate with your partner around sexual trauma, intimacy and deepening your love?

Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you.. 

Join Relationship Alive podcast creator & coach Neil Sattin, his partner Chloe Urban and I as we dive into the deep waters of healing sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy with yourself and your partner, while taking steps to shift the cultural dynamic around assault and trauma as it relates to our ability to deepen intimacy with ourselves and our loved ones on episode 12 of Ignite Intimacy.

 

Chloe Urban and Neil Sattin are the creators of The New Love Paradigm. They run a 7-week online course, Thriving Intimacy, which uses their signature system to deepen intimacy, improve communication, and turn your relationship into a source of energy and inspiration in your life.

Chloe and Neil are the authors of a forthcoming book for helping couples create profoundly deep intimacy when they are affected by sexual trauma. They work with couples and singles, both individually and together, to overcome obstacles to profound growth and connection in relationship.

Chloe Urban is an Infinity Practitioner, healer and dancer who grew up steeped in nature, creativity, shamanism, and the medicine wheel with over 10 years of experience in healing work.

Neil Sattin is a relationship coach, trained in Strategic Intervention and Conscious Uncoupling, a writer, and an Infinity Practitioner. He has over 15 years experience in the field of relationship coaching and healing and is also the host of the popular podcast Relationship Alive where he talks to the world’s experts on the topic of how to do love right.

Links & Resources:

TheNewLoveParadigm.com to receive our free guide and get more info about our work and course.

Or text the word "possible" to 33444 to receive a free guided mediation 

Check out Neil's Podcast Relationship Alive at: neilsattin.com/podcast and text the word "relationship" to 33444 for Neil's PDF download "the single most important thing that can make or break your relationship. 

www.chloeurban.com

Suggested Reading:

Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz

Tantric Sex for Men by Diana Richardson and Michael Richardson

Also.. Tantric Orgasm for Women by Diana Richardson

 

Nov 5, 2016

Ever come across people that you feel an IMMEDIATE connection with?

Do you think.... THIS COULD BE THE ONE!!
 
But you've thought this before... like maybe 5 or 10 or 20 times before and then guess what.... THEY'RE NOT THE ONE... YOU are!!
 
This episode is VERY special to me...
 
My Twin Sistar Sarah and I have both had a number of what we began terming 'Soul Relationships and Connections' in our lives.
 
These are people who ultimately are in our lives not to be our long-term romantic partners, but rather to show us more of ourselves, teach us about what we want and don't want and possibly to wake us up!

Join my twin sistar and I as we dive deep into the topic of Soul relationships, Pussy Power and so much more on Episode 14 of Ignite Intimacy!!

 
Sarah Haykel is a body - mind - soul expert supporting busy creative women who get side swiped by anxiety re-learn how to trust themselves through reconnecting with their physical body, intuition, and Higher Power. She is a certified Professional Life Coach specializing in Body Centered Awareness and Founder of Salsa For The Soul. Sarah is a BAD ASS DANCER and is a trained Latin, West African, Hip-Hop, and breakdancer.

To help her coaching and dance clients live and embody their best lives on and off the dance floor, Sarah created the Free to Be 5 Step Process: From Reactivity to Choice In Five Simple Steps.

You can sign up for the free e-book on our homepage at:

SarahHaykel.com

And learn sooo much more about this POWERFUL Woman whom I'm honored and grateful to call my Twin Sistar!!!

Nov 1, 2016

Have you ever wondered about the life of a professional stripper? And how women get into this profession?

Do you think sex workers are all sex fiends or druggies? 

There are A LOT of myths floating around out there about sex workers that my guest Susan Bremer O'Neill and I bust up and clarify on Episode 11 of Ignite Intimacy. 

Join Susan as I as we dive into the topics of women's sexuality, self image, empowerment and what it was like for Susan to go from being a professional engineer to a stripper who now supports women to redefine our relationship to sexuality in order to accept and love ourselves as we are!

Susan Bremer O’Neill, author, speaker, coach, and Self Appeal® Founder took an unusual path to self-love and respect. Today her interactive, motivational classes and programs empower women worldwide to love their body so they stop people-pleasing and comparing themselves to others, eliminate perfectionism and stop obsessing about appearance, and transform their current relationship or find smart romance in a new one.

Susan has been interviewed in San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose newspapers, television and radio, been featured on FOX news and published in Men’s Health Magazine.  She’s spoken at Universities, and the National Organization of Women. In 2004 Susan produced the woman-empowering DVD, Striptease for Real Women, and in 2014 she published the story of her own journey, From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal: One Woman’s Journey to Recover Her Body, Her Sexuality Her Self.

Check her out at:

http://www.selfappeal.com

http://www.susanbremeroneill.com

If you are currently being abused or forced into sex work against your will, or know someone who is, you can call the National Sexual Assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Or the National Domestic Abuse hotline: 1−800−799−7233

Oct 25, 2016

I've got to admit... this was by far one of my FAVORITE podcast episodes to record so far. This is seriously good... really fucking good.

Join me and the one and only fire starter, rebel, courageous sexpert and warrior Dr. David Ley as we literally traverse the realms of pornography, the power of bringing negotiation into the bedroom, consent, shame and sexual healing, sex education and the release of David's newest book: Ethical Porn for Dicks (it's sold out so you better go order one NOW!! Links below...) and ohhh sooo much more!!! 

This guy is the real deal..

We're hot to TROT on Episode 10 of Ignite Intimacy!! 

Dr. David Ley is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Ley has been treating sexuality issues throughout his career. He has published several books and articles on sexuality issues, ranging from female sexuality, LGBT mental health issues, cuckolding, and is most well known as the leading international expert on why sex addiction is not a real thing.

His new book Ethical Porn for Dicks, A Man's Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure is the first book intended to empower men who use pornography, to push back against the modern onslaught of porn panic and fear-based sex shaming.

Click HERE to order your copy of Ethical Porn for Dicks 

All of David's Books can be found by clicking here

-Ethical Porn for Dicks

-The Myth of Sex Addiction

-Insatiable Wives

 

Read more from Dr. Ley on Psychology Today at:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/david-j-ley-phd

 

Follow on Twitter @drdavidley

Oct 17, 2016

Lindsay Miller is a deeply authentic, creative and courageous woman on a mission to share her journey from breakdown to breakthrough by consciously cultivating more pleasure in her day to day life and business.

In episode 9 of Ignite Intimacy Lindsay and I dive deep into a transparent and vulnerable conversation about discovering where our power actually lies when our identity is stripped away, what's possible when we choose pleasure first and allow ourselves as women to move from the masculine way of 'pushing' through life to a more divinely feminine way of inviting more pleasure as we explore and experience a life truly worth living!

Lindsay A. Miller is a highly sought after photographer. She creates wild visual brands for her clients that allow them to stand out and be seen authentically for who they truly are. She works with entrepreneurs who are ready to be Wildly Visible. After a successful career as an award -winning photojournalist, Lindsay has now created a life and business of her dreams. Based in Oakland California, Lindsay does work all over the world from Paris to Bali, New York and Miami. 

Behind all of Lindsay’s work is an understanding that having your photo taken is about being seen. It’s about being raw and real, it’s about being authentic. “I want a photo shoot to change you forever. I want to know what stands in the way of you being seen. If I were to dig deep, I want to know what it is I'll find, and move forward from that point.”

Lindsay has recently used her photography to express and photograph her self in new and deeper ways, allowing her to use her sexuality, her femininity and all of her emotions to express who she is. In the process she is unleashing a new level of creating for her clients.

Go to wildyvisible.com to connect with Lindsay and to experience more of her work.

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