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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
Apr 4, 2017

Did you know that erectile dysfunction is becoming WAY more common in men in their 20s and 30s? Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself already and wondered HOW and WHY???  Well this week’s episode just might have the answers you’re looking for!

Based on an article she wrote in Vice, my guest, Tantrika and writer Dani Katz, and I explore how click-of-a-button access to free porn is creating a whole new generation of men who not only can’t get or maintain an erection, but can’t get or maintain a healthy emotional and physical relationship!

We discuss the effect of the feminine movement on modern men, and how to embody and balance both your female and male energies. And, of course, we talk “Millennial ED” and how you can heal your body, brain, and spirit in Episode 26, Millennial ED is a Thing with Tantrika Dani Katz!

 

 About Dani Katz:

Dani Katz is an published writer of articles in, among others, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Whole Life Times, Swindle, LA Yoga, Santa Fe Reporter, nerve.com and Reality Sandwich.  She is also a whimsical artist, tantric practitioner, product developer, and she recently released her book Yes, I Am. Born and raised in LA, this bold and humorous talent continues to work there and is currently developing a television series based on one of her nonfiction essay collections. 

Find Dani at:

www.danikatz.com

The Vice article can be read at:

https://www.vice.com/en_id/article/porn-is-destroying-my-job

For her new book, Yes I Am:

https://www.amazon.com/Yes-I-Am-Dani-Katz/dp/153508734X

And for her Society 6 store (be sure to check out the leggings!):

https://society6.com/danikatz

 

Feb 21, 2017

On this week's episode of Ignite Intimacy, champion for women, Alexandra Jamieson, and I discuss her personal journey of self-discovery and the importance of giving your body what it needs, physically and emotionally. 

We explore feminine confidence, honoring your cravings, and finding the path to pleasure in a healthy and sustaining way!

Find out how you can discover what you really want, ASK for it and GET it on Episode 25, Confidence, Connection, and Cravings with Alexandra Jamieson!

 

 About Alex:

A best-selling author, chef, co-creator the popular documentary Supersize Me, and life-long learner, Alexandra Jamieson works to empower women to grow into their genuine, confident selves. Through her own experiences and education in wellness, cravings, and sexuality, she inspires others to discover and speak their own truth. 

Find Alex at:

www.alexandrajamieson.com

CravingsQuiz.com

iTunes podcast: Her Rules Radio

 

 

Feb 14, 2017

In this episode, Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers, founders of the Light Dark Institute, join me for a powerful Valentine’s Day conversation! We dive into the hot, and sometimes taboo, topics of BDSM, Shame, and Humiliation.

Sounds kinky, but there’s way more to it than sex and sexuality. Tani and Leslie teach us about how exploring the both the light and deep dark aspects of our psyche in a safe, consensual environment can be the key to powerful awakening and emotional growth.

Say YES to all facets of yourself and discover your hidden potential, in Ignite Intimacy Episode 24, Submitting to Your Dark Side!

 

About Tani and Leslie:


Tani and Leslie share a passion for liberating individuals from things that hold them back. Together, they founded The Light Dark Institute as a safe place for people to tap into the beautiful and magical parts we hide out of shame. With honesty, and without sensationalizing it, they use BDSM as an incredible tool to help others. Please visit them at lightdarkinsitute.com

 

 

Feb 7, 2017

How can men have the love, sex, and intimacy that they want, with the partner they want?

In this episode, we focus on passion, love, sex, and freedom from HIS perspective, and learn that when it comes to relationships, communication is KEY!

My guest, Shana James, is dedicated to teaching men how to embody the qualities that draw people to them, and awaken in their own bodies. We discuss how important it is to take risks, to be willing to feel and overcome fear, and to embrace any and all outcomes of our actions.

 About Shana James:

Shana’s love and compassion for men has made her an incredibly successful coach. She has worked on many projects, including leading events for Match.com and Table of six, and has also consulted for an MTV reality show. Through individualized methods, she helps men work through fear and shame, so they can experience fulfilling connections and real freedom.

Find Shana at:

http://ready2dateagain.com/

GET Shana's 6 Steps to Entice Your Partner With Your Fantasies here:

http://ready2dateagain.com/fantasy-conversation

Jan 31, 2017

Are you, or is someone you know, feeling confused about sexuality or gender identity? 

Do you feel pressured to fit into a gender or sexuality "checkbox"?

How can you work on feeling really authentic in your own unique skin and bodies?

Get READY, get CURIOUS, and get INFORMED, with my special guest Rena McDaniel, MEd, certified Clinical Sexologist. Join us as we discuss sex education, and the vast range of sexual and gender identities that fall until the LGBTQ umbrella. 

About Rena McDaniel

As a pleasure-positive Clinical Sexologist, Rena McDaniel, MEd specializes in helping you find confidence and joy in your own unique skin, sexuality, and relationships by exploring practical ways to experience shamelessly bold pleasure & connection in your life.
 
Rena is a Certified Sexologist through the American College of Sexologists and graduated from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education. She holds a Master of Education in Community Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. 
 
Find Rena at:
 
 
practicalaudacity.com
 
IG PracticalAudacity
 
facebook.com/practicalaudacity
Jan 25, 2017

Dr. Zhana is a powerful and brilliant woman who decided to channel the energy of her own interest in sex and sexuality towards debunking myths around sex and its psychological impacts on human beings. Her passion lies in the dissemination of accurate sex science information for the people that won’t read science journals.

Zhana is a PhD who has livicated her time to researching and writing about topics including Casual Sex, Intimacy vs. Romance vs. True Connection, nonmonogamy, how sexuality affects mental health and more.

Some of the questions she’s begun exploring are: Is Casual Sex bad? And if so, how is it bad? Or, is it bad at all?! And how do casual hook ups affect mental health?

Join Dr. Zhana and I as we dive deep into the HOT topic of Casual Sex, Intimacy, Shame, Juicy Sexual Encounters and more on Episode 21 of Ignite Intimacy!!

About Dr. Zhana:

Zhana Vrangalova, PhD, is a NYC-based sex researcher who studies casual sex, nonmonogamy, and sexual orientation. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University, and currently teaches human sexuality-related courses as an adjunct professor at New York University. Her scholarly work has been published in a number of academic journals, and she is also passionate about bringing accurate scientific information to the general audience.  In working to disseminate sexual science to broader audiences, she also writes about sexuality for popular media (for e.g., Playboy, Alternet, NY Daily News, Teen Vogue, Psychology Today), shares new sex research on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, runs the Casual Sex Project (a place for people to share their true hookup stories), and does a weekly sex education show using the live video streaming platforms Periscope and Facebook Live. She is currently working on a book about the science of healthy hookups.

 

Connect with Dr. Zhana:

http://drzhana.com/

http://twitter.com/drzhana

http://instagram.com/drzhana

http://facebook.com/drzhana

http://thecasualsexproject.com/

Jan 17, 2017

Anna Marti is a vet at this intimacy and sexuality thing. She’s got an energy and vibration that literally lights up a room, and a confidence that will surely inspire you.

Anna and I journey down a winding road which starts with her conservative upbringing, the illegal abortion that liberated her into adulthood, Tantra and the ‘Unwinding’... And the truth that there is no morality, no good or bad, right or wrong.

Join us as we continue to peel back the layers to the truth, whatever that is for each of us, on Episode 20 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast!

About Anna:

Anna Marti, an intimacy coach in Portland, Oregon for the past 20 years, is passionate about supporting men and women of all ages, all orientations, alone or partnered. As an ‘erotic evangelist’, she comes to this work in the hope that more love in the world be generated, with a deep intention that it become a more pleasurable, vibrant and peaceful place to live. Along with a private practice and mentoring, she has been a featured speaker at conferences and universities, providing a bridge between esoteric ‘tantric’ teaching and western psychotherapeutic and somatic practices that are congruent with personal values.  

Teachers and influences include (but are not limited to) Daniel Odier, David Deida, Sunyata Saraswati, Bodhi Avinasha,  Joseph Kramer, and every moment alive.  Her most profound learning has been working with her teacher, Shambhavi Sarasvati, and the Jaya Kula community.

Her work and life are informed by the existential reality that is confirmed on every website and news portal – this could be my last day. Or yours. So I approach our time together with deep devotion and respect.

Connect with Anna:

www.annamarti.com

Resources:

Margot Anand - Tantric Practitioner: http://www.margotanand.com/

Diana Richardson’s books on Tantra: https://www.amazon.com/Diana-Richardson/e/B001KDM6NA

Jan 10, 2017

Elise Carr is on a mission to ignite women and men everywhere to live a more powerful and orgasmic life. She is a brilliant, well educated woman who was immersed in the world of fashion as a professional model as well as a journalist and budding author, living between Australia and Europe.

When her body began to deteriorate physically, and her relationship with her partner was draining her, she knew something had to change. 

Join Elise Carr and I as we explore Tantra, Trauma, the Heroine’s Journey and Living Orgasmic on Episode 19 of Ignite Intimacy!

About Elise:

Elise Carr, M.A. The Trailblazing Woman behind StellaMuse.

Known as the ‘Pioneer of Yoni Power’ she is a Sacred Spirituality and Sexuality Director, Life Empowerment Mentor and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Writer, Speaker,Tantra practitioner, Reiki Master, Model, Artist, and Divine Feminine Trailblazer!

With unwavering enthusiasm, fierce dedication and spirited insight, she guides inspirational souls on a purpose driven passion filled mission, away from fear and dissatisfaction, and into courageous love and divine power; living life as their most authentic, nourished, empowered selves.

 

Connect with Elise:

Website: http://www.stellamuse.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stella.muse/

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

Twitter https://twitter.com/stellamuse_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/

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