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Ignite Intimacy

Hey Listener! Welcome to the Ignite Intimacy Podcast--One Woman’s journey to discovering love. I’m your host, Laura Aiisha. Join me weekly to tackle topics like developing deeper intimacy, matching romantic relationships to your desires, embracing your confidence, empowering communication and navigating seasons of singleness. Get ready to awaken a deep sense of love, intimacy and sexual freedom by igniting yourself, weekly, with me. In each episode you’ll find: *Practical ways to open your heart *Inspiration to be BOLD *Honest experiences from my journey to love *Experts you can trust to guide your path
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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
Jun 4, 2019

 

The path to long term romantic partnerships has been something that’s baffled me through the years. 
 
I’m fascinated hearing stories of how two people come together and ultimately choose each other. 
 
Join coaches, entrepreneurs and speakers, Dorota Stanczyk and Esmond Baring and I as we discover the sometimes awkward and unclear path to romance, intimacy and long term partnership through vulnerability and curiosity on Episode 120 of Ignite Intimacy!!
 
About Dorota and Esmond: 
Dorotaa and Esmond

Dorota Stanczyk is a visual artist, creative director, documentary filmmaker, speaker and writer. Her passion is to combine fine arts with personal growth. In 2019 Dorota co-founded NYOUDE with the intention to inspire individuals, and couples, to realise that true self-expression, with the willingness to be vulnerable, open and courageous are the keys to a deepening of the connection, the love, and the trust in our relationships. Dorota offers intuitive coaching sessions that focus on unblocking our power to create exactly the reality we choose. 

Connect with Dorota:
Website - http://www.dorotastanczyk.com
Website - NYOUDE - http://www.nyoude.ventures
Instagram: travelarty
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dorota.art/
Email - connect@nyoude.venture
 
Esmond Baring  
 
Esmond is a transformational coach and writer, specializing in bringing greater emotional awareness to men. He supports men, to better learn to feel, articulate, and language, the felt experience of their emotional universes. The results are that men are better able to communicate how they feel to those that they love, to better understand themselves, and to be more understood. Esmond's work invites men to explore, feel, and realize that their vulnerability can be their greatest strength, and ultimately set them free. 
 
Connect with Esmond:
Website - http://www.esmondbaring.com
Website - NYOUDE - http://www.nyoude.ventures
Instagram: esmondbaring
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/esmondcoaching/
Email - connect@nyoude.venture
 
 
* 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 *
May 28, 2019
Wowzas!!! This episode is AWESOME! Terry Real is a fantastic, brilliant and super special human being. His energy and light are so enjoyable, present and powerful. 
 
This conversation is so organic, flowing, fun.. And, I hope this energy transfers to you as you listen. 
 
Terry is sharing some SERIOUS knowledge and wisdom from his 25 years working with families and married couples. We also have a deep conversation about men, toxic masculinity and the patriarchy, dating and communication. He is dishing the goods and I HIGHLY recommend you tune in!
 
Join us for Episode 119 of Ignite Intimacy!!
 
About Terry:
 

Terry Real is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology as well as his work on gender and couples; he has been in private practice for over twenty-five years. Terry has appeared often as the relationship expert for Good Morning America and ABC News.

*Special Announcement* 
Terry has recently reopened his therapy video training series called Relational Life Training for a limited time. Learn practical information for better understanding relationships! 
SIGN UP here
 
Connect:
 
 
Resources:
 
Relational Life Training - Learn practical information for better understanding relationships.
 
* 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 *
May 21, 2019
Erica Force is on a mission to create more sexual freedom and empowerment for the world. 
 
I’m sure glad she exists! 
 
Her Instagram feed (see link below her bio) is filled with short and sweet messages of self love, empowerment and sexual freedom. 

Join Erica and I as we have an in-depth conversation about cuckolding, sexual freedom, empowered sexuality and birth control on Episode 118 of Ignite Intimacy!!

About Erica
Erica Force
Erica Force is a woman who believes in the power of knowing & loving yourself. Studying under Dr. Melissa Jones of Sexology Institute in Texas, Erica quickly jumped into getting certified with Sex Coach U under Dr. Patti Britton & Dr. Susan Kaye founder of Institute For Mind Body Therapy. 
Erica’s sexuality has evolved in numerous directions over the years, as she’s found a passion for female/male bisexuality in heterosexual relationships and alternative relationship lifestyles such as polyamory, BDSM, and Kink.

Connect:
Instagram - @sexuallectual 
Website
May 14, 2019
Miki Agrawal is someone I’ve had my eyes on for a while. She is a bold, brilliant and powerful woman. 

And she’s a twin!!

She and her sistar, Radha, launched the innovative period underwear brand ‘Thinx’ turning a multi billion dollar industry on its head. 

I’ve been both intrigued and inspired by her journey and I’m super excited that we synced up for this conversation today. 

Join Mom, Disrupt-Her author, social entrepreneur and all around Goddess Powerhouse, Miki Agrawal and I as we go in on innovating from products to your love life, disrupting mega industries with new concepts and movements, keeping your butt clean, embracing our vulnerability, twins, motherhood and creating a foundation from which long-term romantic relationships can and grow and thrive on Episode 117 of Ignite Intimacy!
 
About Miki
 

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. Recently named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2018, she is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD, co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand, co-founded Icon, a high-tech pee-proof underwear brand that helps women manage light bladder leakage and most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category with a modern, affordable, designer bidet attachment that both upgrades human health & hygiene as well as the environment from wasteful toilet paper consumption. 

She and her team are also helping fight the global sanitation crisis by bringing clean latrines to underserved communities in India through their partnership with Samagra. Harper Collins published her first book entitled "DO COOL SH*T" on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design and Hay House is publishing her second book “Disrupt-Her” out in bookstores NOW! 

Connect

Website
TUSHY
DisruptHer
@mikiagrawal
@hellotushy 

May 7, 2019
I was in my favorite mezcaleria in San Miguel de Allende recently when my friend said, ‘You need to meet my friend, Lauren. She wrote a book about Sex and love and your podcast is about sex and love. You two should do something together!’ 

And, the rest is herstory ;)

Lauren and I hit it off immediately. When she told me she wrote a book about the lovers she had soon after arriving in this gorgeous central Mexican town after breaking up with her former partner of 10+ years I was hooked. I had to learn more about this gorgeous, bold and brilliant woman and her stories of sex and love here in San Miguel!

Join author, lover and soul adventurer, Lauren Leonardi and I as we share about the journey of love, letting go, waking up to the loss of desires unfulfilled, the path to self love and choosing our sexual liberation in the face of it all on Episode 116 of Ignite Intimacy!!

About Lauren

Lauren Leonardi is a native New Yorker and writer, living between central Mexico and south Florida. 

After years of corporate ladder-climbing, Lauren turned away from that world to pursue a life in the arts, and indeed to make her own life her medium. She’s earned her bread and butter as a freelance writer for the better part of the last decade while moonlighting as a taxi driver, shop girl, waitress, consultant; and as a caretaker for animals, children, and the elderly. 

She suffered for years from debilitating depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma, and ultimately found peace through spiritual practice, deep authentic connection, alive partnership, and lots of lots of great sex. 

Lauren is shopping her book, Just Say Me, which chronicles exactly one year to the day after the end of a long term relationship. Each chapter is devoted to one lover in that first year. The book is about the devastating grief of leaving someone you still love, and the powerful medicine sex can be in the healing of a broken heart. 

Connect:

Instagram: @fairtradetravelista

Apr 30, 2019
I learned about Lora Haddock after attending the CES trade show in Las Vegas this past January. Lora is part of a movement of brilliant, bold and creative women launching business in the Sex Tech and sex toy space with a focus on woman’s pleasure, gender equity and entrepreneurship. 
 
When I heard that Lora’s company ‘Laura DiCarlo’ was awarded a CES Robotics Innovation Award which was then rescinded because the product was deemed immoral, obscene, indecent and/or profane, plus she was not allowed to exhibit on the floor during CES I knew we had to dive into this on Ignite Intimacy. The product itself supports people with Vaginas to have blended orgasms. Nothing obscene about that from my viewpoint! 
 
So please join entrepreneur, trailblazer and innovator, Lora Haddock and I as we explore the world of sex tech, female entrepreneurs, gender equity, blended orgasms and pleasure on Episode 115 of Ignite Intimacy!!!
 
About Laura
 
Laura Haddock heashot
 
Lora Haddock has over a decade of experience in healthcare, and after an honorable discharge from the US Navy she enrolled in a pre-med program. As a self-described “anatomy geek”, Lora became fascinated with the psychological, physiological, and anatomical aspects of the female orgasm. She left med school to design functional product specifications determined to produce the perfect orgasm, drawing on years of research and anatomical data she had gathered from hundreds of women. She founded Lora DiCarlo in 2017 and began her journey towards launching new physiologically appropriate women’s health and wellness products.
 
Connect with Lora:
Website
Instagram
Twitter
 
**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 **
Apr 23, 2019

I was introduced to Dakota Chanel through Damiana Rahshelle after a serendipitous meeting in Los Angeles. Dakota is deeply connected to the sacred waters of our planet and those of our inner bodies. 

Dakota has been on a journey of healing sexual wounding, spending time in celibacy, and now embracing a deeply sensual partnership with herself and her life partner as she journey’s into full self and erotic expression. 

Join Water Priestess, Mystic and Writer, Dakota Chanel and I as we dive deep into the oceans of our inner waters, the sacredness of water and human fluids, the flow of our sexuality and consciousness and our connection to all that ebbs and flows on Episode 114 of Ignite Intimacy!

About Dakota

Dakota Chanel is an Ordained Water Priestess, Mystic, and Writer. She knows in every cell of her being that we are the children of the most beautiful love story in the universe. She guides woman into their own gnosis through 1:1 mentorship journeys, group programs & retreats. Dakota lives heaven on earth, barefoot in dresses, being a mermaid, and celebrating the magic of life with her beloved on the island of Maui.

Connect with Dakota
Resources:
The hidden message of water by Dr. Masaru Emoto
 
 
*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 *
Apr 17, 2019
I’ll always remember when I was broken to the core, at the very beginning of a long healing journey to mend a shattered heart and soul, and my twin sis and I got into a massive fight outside of her little home in Haiku, Maui. She said, ‘You have to love yourself, Laura!’ 
 
I had no idea what she meant. I couldn’t even place it… there was nothing to compare it to or balance it off of. I had no idea what she was talking about. 
 
Self Love.
 
13 years ago I began the journey. One foot in front of the other.
 
And, although this episode is not about the specifics of what brought me to my knees and thus home to myself, it is about a self care practice that I’ve generated over the last few years that was completely foreign to me and has supported me on a daily basis to get connected to gratitude, my body and the magic within each day.
 
So join me, your hostess with the mostess, Ms. Laura Aiisha, as I share my morning self care routine, which alleviates anxiety, grounds me in my body, generates gratitude and elevates my energy and cells for an activated juicy day… everyday on Episode 113 of Ignite Intimacy!
 
About Me:
 
 
In 2006, after a career on the business side of music, television and film, I began supporting small businesses internationally with new business development consulting. My twin sistar, Sarah Haykel and I, were featured speakers for TedxBuffaloWomen in 2013, and in 2014/15 I released 7 original songs that I’ve been performing nationwide. During the Summer of 2016 I launched the ‘Ignite Intimacy’ podcast, which focuses on intimacy, romantic relationships and sexuality. And, in 2017 I co-founded a project called 'Inclusive Conversations' bringing women of color and white women together to discuss the issues that separate us. I’m a Mom to a 21-year young daughter, West African dancer, cookie baker, music lover and world traveler currently nomading between the US and Mexico while working remotely!
 
Contact:
 
Email
Website
Facebook
Instagram
Apr 9, 2019

Craig Cullinane has been on a powerful journey of healing shame in his own life while also providing access to that healing for students of the New Body Electric School.

This episode flowed so beautifully and is filled with discovery, connection and bravery. 

Craig and I offer a simple yet powerful exercise for each of us to tap into our own pleasure and our own self care at the end of the episode. So tune in and take it all in for a journey into healing body shame, erotic shame, the power of prioritizing pleasure, self love practices and worthiness on Episode 112 of Ignite Intimacy!

About Craig

 
Craig Cullinane
Craig Cullinane is a Faculty member and the Managing Director of the New Body Electric School, the mission of which is to offer expertly guided educational experiences grounded in the erotic and its integration with the sacred, to foster transformative personal and communal healing. Craig is a social justice and diversity educator, having received his Master's degree in Intercultural Management from the SIT Graduate Institute.
 
Connect:
 
The New Body Electric School
 
 
**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**
Apr 2, 2019
Corinne Loperfido is one of a kind in every sense. I remember first meeting her in a loft building in downtown Los Angeles where she was living at the time. When I walked into her place it was like the most beautiful explosion of creative expression, color, sound, sensuality, bold imagery, pussy power jewelry just enveloped me and drew me in. I HAD to know this wild and wonderful woman!
 
We’ve stayed in touch and now two years later have connected worlds between New Orleans (where Corinne is living out of her van at the moment), and Los Angeles (where I was visiting), to record a conversation for y’all!
 
Join Corinne and I as we go in on a conversation that dips in and out of embodying bold, clear and powerful communication in our relationships, toxic masculinity, freedom of self expression and movement, courage, creating a zero waste lifestyle, recreating our societal funk, choice, personal power and more on Episode 111 of Ignite Intimacy!
 
About Corinne:
 
Corinne Loperfido
 
Corinne is a true Renaissance woman, currently living nomadically and travelling the US in her van, who has always been driven to break boundaries and transcend social norms. Whether she’s making wearable art or producing an event, she lives to give people an eye-opening experience of new possibilities. She created Pussy Power House in 2017 to host events and interactive art installations with and for other women. It is an ever expanding community of educators, healers, artists, and activists who have joined forces to promote self-love and personal expression by facilitating mindful events, workshop, and group art projects focused on women's empowerment.
 
Connect:
Instagram @corinneloperfido + @pvssypowerhouse
 
**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 **
 
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