Ignite Intimacy Podcast

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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 Love, Romance, Intimacy, 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.

 

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Latest Episode

100 :: Two Women on Dating, Attachment + Self Compassion with Megan Bruneau

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Episode Description

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! 

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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 counseling 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. 

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99 :: Pleasure, Dating + Linguistics with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Episode Description

I first discovered Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh at an Esther Perel event in NYC. She was one of the featured experts at Esther’s event focused on the Masculinity Paradox. At first sight I was taken by this powerful, confident, brilliant woman so fluidly talking about sex, the body, orgasm and relating in front of a packed house.

I knew we had to feature her and her insights, work and energy on Ignite Intimacy!!

Join powerhouse PhD Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh and I as we have a bright and playful conversation about pleasure, dating in the digital age, the power of language, orgasm, cultural differences in sex, dating and sexuality, your unpolished gut and more on Episode 99 of Ignite Intimacy!!

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Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD is a Social Psychologist and a thought leader in the fields of Cultural Fluency, Diversity & Inclusion and, Sexual Health & Relationships. An award winner, speaker, television host, and advisor, among many other things, Dr. Nasserzadeh is based in Palo Alto, California and travels widely.

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Top Ten Episodes of Ignite Intimacy in 2018!

Holy Moly! We’re here at the end of December. This year has been a pivotal and powerful year!

And, we are SO CLOSE to our 100th episode of the Ignite Intimacy podcast!

2018 has brought us some of the most unique episodes to date, thousands of new listeners, and so much love, connection and new information!

As the year comes to a close we’re inviting you to join us in revisiting the ten most popular episodes of 2018. Please enjoy them over again and share with your friends and loved ones!

Giving thanks for all of your support this year!

#10

Episode 67 :: Female Choice Paradigm, Female Sexuality + Living Polyamorous with Kenya Stevens

This episode finds me diving deep with the dynamic Kenya Stevens into female choice, sexuality, polyamory, choosing to embrace femininity and being a catalyst for new relational paradigms.

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Episode 72 :: Pleasure + Infidelity + Truth Telling with Robert Kandell

An energizing, empowering and thought provoking episode focused on pleasure, permission, truth telling, infidelity, forgiveness and relationship styles.

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Episode 71 :: Juicebox, Sex Advice + Future of Sex with Brianna Rader

A conversation with sex education advocate Brianna Rader about sex tech, toys, communication, and the future of sex.

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Episode 75 :: A Conversation About Boundaries + Female Anatomy + Erotic Encounters with Sheri Winston

Join wholistic sexuality teacher and author Sheri Winston and me as we go deep into the conversation about boundaries, how to develop them and live by them, the layers and levels of the female anatomy and staying powerful during erotic encounters

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Episode 79 :: Orgasmic Meditation, Pleasure + Climax with Marga Berlinski

Marga Berlinski and I have a conversation between the US and The Netherlands about pleasure as access to creating what we desire, exploring new frontiers, getting vulnerable and the difference between orgasm and climax

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Episode 56 :: Healing Trauma + Defining Your Sexual Pleasure with Kristina Campbell

We dive into healing sexual trauma, defining our pleasure, communication in the bedroom and the power of forgiveness with intimacy coach Kristina Campbell.

#4

Episode 53 :: The Clitoris Is Not a DJ Booth, Vagina Visions and other musings with Morgen Love

Morgen Love and I are having a straight up sexy conversation about communication, consent, our desires, proper clitoral stimulation, and more as Morgen reads her musings for us live on the line.

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Episode 70 :: Consensuality + Slow Play + Safer Sex Foreplay Convos with Rachael Maddox

Rachael Maddox who gives us the goods on healing trauma and learning to say no in powerful and sexy ways.

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Episode 59 :: Sexual Freedom + Erotic Blueprints with Jaiya and Ian

This episode features somatic sexologist Jaiya and her partner Ian who are exploring the depths and edges of sexual and erotic freedom, relationship fulfillment and personal liberation.

 

And our #1 Episode of 2018…

Episode 68 :: Frog Farmers, Belly Fat, Emasculation + Misinterpretations with Alison Armstrong

A rapid fire conversation with men and relationship expert, Alison Armstrong as we go deep into several juicy topics including Frog Farmers, the Emasculation of Men, Misinterpretations in dating and romance, and more!

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You can also catch all of our Ignite Intimacy conversations on iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn, Google, Stitcher and YouTube! See you in the new year!

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about

I have always been fascinated by the world of relational experiences. Wondering what makes two people come together, break apart, stay single, attract many suitors and long term relationships, or none at all, what makes some venture into the world of polyamory, while others were born into a culture and society where polygamy is common and if not a choice, something they learn to live with. I’ve been meditating on these topics for quite some time now when in January 2016 an energy larger than me began pulling me forward to explore all of these topics (and more) in an interactive and audio based conversation I could share with the public. Coming off of my first ever 6 month ‘man-pause’ (not menopause…. a MAN pause) I figured it was the perfect time to launch the Ignite Intimacy podcast!

What I believe to be true based on my experiences and conversations with others is that is that we as a collective society are not having enough transparent conversations about these topics, issues and desires. By bringing this conversation to a larger audience, with the intention to create more transparency and dialogue around these topics, there is a profound evolution that can (and will) occur. I know that our world will be a better place when more of us choose to stop living within the framework of a ‘lie’ and live in alignment with who we truly are at the core. I look forward to seeing a world where more of us choose to live ‘out’ about who we are as relational, intimate and sexual creatures, than ‘in’ where many choose to hide behind the guise of what is acceptable by society’s or our community’s standards. I have a feeling that when we can level the playing field and realize that most likely every human being has been impacted in some way shape or form by some aspect of this conversation, even if by a twinge of jealousy, that our world, and our relationships will benefit tremendously. 

DISCLAIMER

This podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in the podcast constitutes medical or other professional advice. Guests of this podcast express their own opinions, experiences, and conclusions. Their beliefs and views may not reflect our own. Ignite Intimacy deals with adult subject matter that may offend or trigger some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. This podcast is available for private, non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify, or redistribute this podcast. Ignite Intimacy assumes no liability for any of your activities in connection with this podcast or for your use of this podcast in connection with your website, computer, or playback device.