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.
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?
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, our lovers, and our partners.
Kathy is sharing her tips and tricks for redefining our relationship to Jealousy in episode 18 of Ignite Intimacy!
Kathy Labriola– BIO
Kathy Labriola is a nurse, counselor, and hypnotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, California. She provides affordable mental health services to alternative communities. A card-carrying bisexual and polyamorist for over 40 years, Kathy is a political activist and community organizer. She is extra crunchy, lives in a housing cooperative, rides a bike, and raises chickens and organic vegetables.
Get Kathy’s Jealousy Workbook here: https://www.amazon.com/Jealousy-Workbook-Exercises-Insights-Relationships/dp/0937609633
Contact her at: (510) 841-5307
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.
Walker Thornton – BIO
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:
Contact Walker online:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/WalkerJThornton/
Have you or someone you know contracted an STD?
Not sure when or HOW to disclose to new partners about your STD status?
Sick of the stigmas around Herpes and other STD’s?
Tired of potential partners (or current ones) not taking responsibility for their sexual health by NOT getting tested?!
Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you.
Join the powerful and courageous Adrial, of H Opportunity, and I as we dive deep into the topics of STD’s, Herpes diagnosis’ and the POWER of Full Disclosure on Episode 16 of Ignite Intimacy!!
We’re making disclosure sexy baby…
This episode is really powerful and very personal for me. We’re going in on this one and honestly.. it’s an episode everyone should tune in for.
Adrial – BIO
Adrial specializes in helping people move through sexual shame into a full embrace of their lives. In his own life and from working with hundreds of people, he has seen how shame can cripple connection and intimacy. In his work with the herpes community through creating The Herpes Opportunity and in the broader application of relational practices, Adrial supports people in realizing that when they clear shame, they not only have more love and acceptance for themselves … they also have more love and acceptance for others. He is committed to helping people transcend whatever limitations they may imagine are holding them back from living rich fulfilling lives.
Learn more at:
H Opportunity main: https://herpesopportunity.com
Community Support: https://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum
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.
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.