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

SXSW :: Making Disclosure Sexy

Episode Description

Wow Ignite Intimacy Community!!! What an honor and amazing experience it was to record this episode LIVE from the SXSW stage in Austin TX this weekend!!

Tune in for an open, transparent, empowering conversation about sexual health, STD testing, receding a positive STI diagnosis and how to take care of yourself, how and when to disclose your STI status and dispelling the myths and stigmas around STI screening and Herpes on Episode 108 of Ignite Intimacy!

And, THANK YOU for tuning in week after week. We love you and wouldn’t be here without your love and support!!

Please subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating and review so that more people can know about this podcast!

Our Guests – BIO

Courtney Brame

Courtney is a podcast host who has coordinated a space of understanding for other humans living with and/or affected by sexually transmitted infections. He hopes that sharing his experiences can help others find a new, positive perspective and flourish despite their diagnoses.

Connect:
Instagram: @HOnMyChest
Tumblr: @HOnMyChest
Reddit: @HOnMyChest
Facebook Page: Something Positive for Positive People
Twitter: @HOnMychest
Podcast Site: https://somethingpositiveforpositivepeople.podbean.com/

Ashley Manta:

Ashley Manta has become a sought-after authority on mindfully combining sex and cannabis as part of her CannaSexual® brand. As a professional sex educator and coach, she helps people navigate these topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom.

Connect:
Instagram: @cannasexual
Lauren Weiniger:
Lauren is the founder of The Safe App, the app that keeps you and your sexual health in check.
Connect:
Instagram: @thesafeapp

107 :: Addiction + The Six Principles of Sexual Heath with Doug Braun-Harvey

Episode Description

I had the pleasure of seeing Doug Braun-Harvey speak at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November. His energy, authenticity and approach to sexual health lit something up inside of me.
Because of our upcoming podcast recording at SXSW focusing on Making Disclosure Sexy I knew I wanted to feature this brilliant, loving and powerful man for all of you to experience.
Join us as we have a dynamic conversation about addiction, sexuality, the power of learning and facilitating sexual health conversations, consent and pleasure on Episode 107 of Ignite Intimacy!!

Doug Braun-Harvey – BIO

Doug Braun-Harvey is a sexual health author, trainer, and psychotherapist who bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. He co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health.  A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist, Doug has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.
Connect:
Resources

*NEW* 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

*SXSW LIVE RECORDING*
Are you attending SXSW in Austin?! Then join us for our LIVE Ignite Intimacy podcast happening at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 9, 2019 from 9:30-10:30AM. For more information, check out our page on the SXSW website here, and if you’re in town for the conference we’d love to have you favorite the podcast and attend!

106 :: The Space Between Us + Practicing Connection with Paul Browde

Episode Description

Paul Browde is a brilliant, beautiful and loving human being. I had the pleasure of witnessing Paul demonstrate a connection practice he uses with his couple clients at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November. Paul blew me away with his energy, authenticity, generosity and grace. This man has a way with getting straight to your heart in his every way of being.

We sat next to each other during the first part of the day and, getting to know each other a bit, I knew I sharing Paul and his work on Ignite Intimacy would be powerful.

Join doctor, psychiatrist, storyteller and relationship therapist, Paul Browde and I as we do a deep dive into romantic relationships, listening, being with others, non judgement, connection, developing intimacy, the power of a simple apology and dreaming together on Episode 106 of Ignite Intimacy!

*NEW* 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

Paul Browde – BIO

Paul Browde is a medical doctor, and psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, where he works using narrative approaches to treat individuals and couples, and as an Encounter Centered Trainer, guiding couples in the art of communicating beyond the survival dance.

Connect:

TED talk
https://youtu.be/JvOriYNJ15E

https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/paul-browde

https://narativ.com/

https://www.paulbrowde.com/

https://www.narrativemedicine.org/team_members/paul-browde/


*SXSW LIVE RECORDING*
Are you attending SXSW in Austin?! Then join us for our LIVE Ignite Intimacy podcast happening at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 9, 2019 from 9:30-10:30AM. For more information, check out our page on the SXSW website here, and if you’re in town for the conference we’d love to have you favorite the podcast and attend!
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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.