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

58 :: Slut Shaming, Desire + Open Relationships with Lesley Tavernier

Episode Description

I was referred to female empowerment coach Lesley Tavernier by a fellow listener of the Ignite Intimacy Podcast. He was spot on when he told me she’d be a perfect guest for our show.

This is a particularly juicy episode people!

Tune in as Lesley shares her experience from being completely unsatisfied with sex and her perceived inability to orgasm, to the journey that brought her deeply in touch with her own body, her own pleasure, sex work and wildly fulfilling (and transparent) relationships.

Join us as we dive deep into sexuality, desire, open relationships, slut shaming and more on Episode 58 of Ignite Intimacy!

Lesley Tavernier – BIO

Lesley Tavernier is a Feminine Empowerment coach who specializes in helping women to love being a woman.  That is, she supports women in honoring, embracing and enhancing their relationship with themselves, their bodies, their male partner(s), their children, their female friends, their relatives, strangers and of course, with Source/God/Divinity.

Her mission in life is to support women in re-claiming their mental, emotional and sexual POWER and reuniting sex with spirituality.  

Lesley resides in Toronto, ON, Canada with her two teenage sons and is currently in an open relationship with two incredible men.  

57 :: Female Pleasure, Sexual Health + Cannabis with Mathew Gerson + Kiana Reeves

Episode Description

It’s crazy to think how blatantly women’s sexual health and pleasure have been left behind by the science, R&D and pharmaceutical communities considering millions of women around the globe struggle with sexual dysfunctions from orgasmic disorder to sexual arousal disorder.
Not to mention that natural solutions to ease pain and discomfort from menstrual cycles and birthing barely exist.
With the ability to extract THC and CBD from Cannabis, Foria founder Mathew Gerson saw a huge gap in the sexual health market for women and decided to experiment with blending THC oil + coconut oil to give his girlfriend more pleasure during sex.
The results were enough to convince Mathew to launch a line of products to support women’s sexual health, to experience more sexual pleasure, and ease pain and discomfort from their monthly cycles or genital scaring.
 
Tune in for a juicy conversation about sex, cannabis, pleasure and innovation on Episode 56 of Ignite Intimacy!

Mathew Gerson – BIO

As a social entrepreneur, Mathew Gerson has conceived, founded, and launched multiple companies in the consumer products, e-commerce and social media industries. He is the creator and Wellness Director at Foria.
Before Foria, he co-founded Sir Richard’s Condom Company, helping to address the unmet need for condoms globally with a “buy one-give one” business model in tandem with Partners in Health in Haiti and retail distribution in Whole Foods Market & CVS nationally. Prior to becoming a socially-minded entrepreneur Mathew spent ten years studying Buddhist meditation in Asia, Canada and the U.S. He currently lives in Topanga, California.
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56 :: Healing Trauma + Defining Your Sexual Pleasure with Kristina Campbell

Episode Description

Kristina Campbell grew up with two opposing forces around sex and sexuality. Her Mother’s family are religiously devout, and her Father’s family worked in the porn industry. 
 
After a career in her 20’s as a sex worker, and a deep dive into healing her own sexual trauma to save her marriage, she became an intimacy coach to support other women to empower their pleasure and relationship to sexuality. 
 
Join us as we do a deep dive into healing sexual trauma, defining our pleasure, communication in the bedroom and the power of forgiveness with Kristina Campbell.

Kristina Campbell – BIO

Kristina Campbell is a sexuality and intimacy coach inspired to help women cultivate their authentic sexuality as a means to healing, wholeness and connection with spirit.  Kristina comes from a breadth of experience and has transformed her life and relationship through the work of deep sexual connection.  Coming from a chaotic childhood that included toxic marriages, verbal abuse, body shaming and sexual trauma, her path with fraught with negative experiences around sexuality, both direct and indirect.  After years of searching for what would fill the void of pain and loss, her path kept coming back to sexual healing.  Over years of therapy, spiritual work, sexual reclamation and marital communication, Kristina has transformed her relationship to herself and to her partner.  
 
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Instagram: @kcstarlite
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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.