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.
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 –
The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy –
Opening Up by Tristan Taormino –
Victoria Rosa – BIO
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!!
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 – BIO
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!
Check out Diana’s website for more juicy intimate goodness! http://dianamjoice.com/
Join me and two of my favorite people in the world, N’Jelle & Guy, as we dive into a conversation about Pornography, why we use it, what we get from it and how it impacts our relationship to physical intimacy with ourselves and others
Did you know that worldwide, pornography rakes in anywhere from $57 Billion to $100 Billon annually?! In the United States it generates more revenue than ABC, CBS and NBC combined and more than all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises combined annually!* Wow! This is a LOT of porn being consumed!!
When I sat on the couch of some of my favorite people in the world recently, with the intention of recording this conversation, we wondered, ‘hmmm… which topic shall we record our conversation on?! There are just sooo many things we could dive into!!’
And then I asked the question… ‘Is porn bad?!’ And there you have it… we got the mic, and with their 10 month son running around in the background (you’ll hear his laughter and voice in the background of this recording) we dove deep into this topic.
This is a powerful topic and a powerful conversation that you definitely want to tune into! We explore porn from a man’s and a woman’s perspective, discuss the impact easily accessible porn via the internet is having on the youth and our intimate connections in adult relationships and oh so much more!!
N’Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne – BIO
Hailing originally from Jamaica and Guyana, founding artistic producers/choreographers husband-and-wife team N’Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne are the creators of FuturPointe Dance, a genre bending Rochester, New York based dance theater company, created in 2009 by this dynamic duo. They are also some of the most evolutionary, mind/heart/soul expanding and amazing human beings I know!
Their company FuturPointe’s work is called Reggae-Ballet© characterized by a sensory, multi-genre repertoire born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms, ballet, and Latin vocabulary. The company’s repertoire incorporates elements of multi-media, fashion, and provocative performance art to produce an unusual and emotionally transporting dance experience.
Guy Thorne emigrated from Jamaica as a young man, beginning his career in the US as a scholarship student at the Dance Theater of Harlem & later joining Garth Fagan Dance ( 2002-2009).
FuturPointe Dance co-founder, president and Artistic Director N’Jelle Gage-Thorne is an international dancer and educator that has worked extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.
N’Jelle Gage-Thorne also teaches master classes in Caribbean contemporary dance techniques (Tecnica Cubana, L’Antech ™, Reggae ballet, Jamaican urban jazz) at college residencies, festivals, the Draper Center for Dance Education in New York State, and studios across the country.
Check them out online at: http://www.futurpointe.org/
*Statistics cited from the book ‘Sex At Dawn’ by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
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.
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