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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
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.

Oct 11, 2016

Curious about terms like 'gender queer?' Ever wonder when is the 'right' time to make a move when you're feeling attracted to someone?! Want to know when is the best time to have that oh so convenient but oh so necessary conversation about STD's with a potential lover or partner?

Join sexpert Marcia Baczynski and I as we dive deep into the topics of Gender, Attraction and talking about that oh so juicy topic.. S E X on Episode 8 of Ignite Intimacy!!

Marcia gives us her special tips and tricks for opening up, exploring and having those sometimes uncomfortable conversations around sex and sexuality.

Here's more about our special guest:

Marcia Baczynski is a sex educator and relationship coach who works to provide people with practical tools to create extraordinary relationships. Her primary mission is to help people overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want — romantically, sexually and relationally — even if it’s off the beaten path.

Marcia works with a select group of clients one-on-one each year, teaches workshops, and leads ongoing group classes throughout North America. Her virtual course, “The Good Girl Recovery Program,” helps women to break out of the roles that keep them small and unsatisfied, and move into being more of who they are in all areas of their lives. She blogs practical advice for sexual communication at www.askingforwhatyouwant.com Marcia brings wisdom, humor, and creativity to all aspects of her work, and offers a fresh perspective on love, sex and relationships. 

 

www.askingforwhatyouwant.com

www.goodgirlrecovery.com

 

Resources:

Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein

https://www.amazon.com/Gender-Outlaw-Men-Women-Rest/dp/0679757015

Living with Herpes:

Adrial Dale's https://herpesopportunity.com/

 

Sep 21, 2016

I thought it would be cool to have a PhD on the show to talk more about holistic practices like Ayurveda and how they apply and relate to sex, sexuality and our connections to ourselves and each other.

In Episode 7 of Ignite Intimacy, Dr. Michele Summers Colon and I dive into the topic of sex, Ayurveda, the Three Pillars and keeping you lubed up inside and out for healthy living.

Dr. Michele Summers Colon is a frickin' powerhouse! She is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation So You Can Get and Feel Healthy Again. She is also a physician, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and a motivational speaker offering workshops and online courses based on her book. And... she has a shoe line for women that are made to encourage happy and healthy feet from her years of experience and expertise as a podiatrist!

Dr. Michele's goal is to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives that honor their own bodies, wants, and desires. She is a holistic podiatrist in Southern California and lives with her daughter in a suburb east of Los Angeles, California where she hikes and practices yoga.

Visit Dr. Colon on her website at www.drmichele.com and tune in for a fresh episode of Ignite Intimacy!

Sep 9, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your cake AND eat it too in your romantic relationships? Not sure monogamy is for you?

Victoria Rosa has has been polyamorous for 10 years and non-monogamous for much longer. In that time, and in her 3 years of coaching in this area, she has seen it all - the good, the bad, the ugly and the utterly joyful.

In this episode of Ignite Intimacy Victoria and I decode the terms ‘Polyamory’ and ‘Open Relationships’ and dive into the topic of Jealousy exploring ways to redefine our relationship to this uncomfortable feeling that most of us experience from time to time. Victoria shares her tips and tricks with us! We also discuss transparency vs. keeping secrets and the power of empowered communication in our relationships.

Victoria suggests the following resources to further explore the history of sex and the topics we explored in episode 6:

Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha- https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Dawn-Stray-Modern-Relationships/dp/1491512407

The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy -

https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Slut-Practical-Relationships-Adventures/dp/1587613379/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473459000&sr=1-1&keywords=ethical+slutt+-+dossie+easton

Opening Up by Tristan Taormino -

https://www.amazon.com/Opening-Up-Creating-Sustaining-Relationships/dp/157344295X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473459054&sr=1-3&keywords=opening+up

Victoria Rosa works with people in open and polyamorous relationships, helping them avoid the pitfalls, so that they can have as much fun, love and connection as they crave while maintaining strong, healthy relationships. Aside from her coaching work she is also an organizer running events in London. Originally from Spain, she works with people all over the world in both Spanish and English.

Are you curious to discover the joy that can ultimately come from consciously choosing the best types of relationships for your life to thrive?! Then you’ll definitely want to join us for this episode!!

www.openandawesome.com

https://www.patreon.com/victoriarosa

Sep 6, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Diana M. Joice via the interwebs for a vibrant Ignite Intimacy conversation all the way from her home in Germany!

We dive into the power of acknowledging, facing and claiming our shadow, you know, the darkest sides of ourselves that many of us like to ignore or keep hidden (or locked) behind closed doors, as a way to embrace ourselves fully and wholly so that we can have more dynamic, powerful and juicy intimate and sexual experiences in our lives!

Diana also shares a special treat with us towards the end that is hot, real, sacred and raw. This is an episode you definitely want to experience!

Diana M. Joice is a master facilitator and guide for initiation into the arts of sacred intimacy. Blending her expertise and training in NLP, Tao, Tantra, Jungian Analysis, White Goddess Training, and the Science of Bonding, Diana is a catalyst for those committed to breaking through their deepest barriers to union and connection.

She is an expert in guiding high achievers to heal, transcend and deepen their relationships through mind blowing sex, soul deep intimacy and heartfelt understanding of themselves and their partners.

Many of her clients are powerhouses, confident, successful women who want relationships dripping of desire and burning with juiciness. To finally reach a space inside that allows surrender and freedom and carefreeness… and INTIMACY!

http://dianamjoice.com/

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