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!! Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD – BIO 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. Connect Blog  Twitter: @DR_Sara_ FB: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh  Instagram: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh Resources: Esther Perel website … Continue reading

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. #9 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. #8 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 … Continue reading

98 :: Sexual Dynamics in the Workplace with Anita Teresa

Episode Description Anita Teresa began exploring sex and education in the medical space after realizing that healthcare professionals were missing core pieces of sex education in their day to day work. After running a very successful and in demand Sex and Medicine Summit Anita pivoted her work to focus on sex dynamics in the workplace. With the #MeToo movement creating a platform for victims to step forward, be heard and supported with their experiences of sexual assault at work, Anita continues her work developing shame free environments where victims and perpetrators can share their experiences, get educated and empowered in their healing process. Join Sexuality Educator and Coach Anita Teresa and I as we explore sexuality in the workplace, sexual harassment, sexual health, communication, self expression and shame in Episode 98 of Ignite Intimacy! Anita Teresa – BIO Anita Teresa is an Integrative Sexuality Educator and Coach with a private practice based in NYC.  She Founded the Sex & Medicine Summit in 2015 and does on-going programming around the topics of embodiment, healthy sexuality,  and the future of male/female leadership.   Connect: Website Facebook: Anita Teresa + Sex and Medicine Summit LinkedIn   … Continue reading

97 :: An Episode for Men and Those Confused By Them with Robert Kandell

Episode Description Robert Kandell (previously featured on EP 72 of Ignite Intimacy) has been on a journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship having built an international 8-figure business based on relationships, intimacy and sex before launching a coaching practice and now authoring his revolutionary new book, unHIDDEN – A Book for Men and Those Who Are Confused By Them. I’m thrilled to have Robert on for a follow-up conversation to jam on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, MEN! Masculinity! What is it, why men are confusing, what’s going on for men internally, patriarchy, external influences and the harmony and connection that is possible when we all take responsibility for ourselves, our relationships and our choices. Join Robert and I for a powerful conversation about Men, Masculinity and sorting through it all on Episode 97 of Ignite Intimacy!   Robert Kandell – BIO Author and host of the highly successful podcast, Tuff Love, Robert Kandell has been helping men find themselves for fourteen years. An expert in interpersonal communication and relationships, he has helped thousands of students find a more balanced, energized life with better relationships, more sex and more happiness. Connect: Website Facebook Twitter: @RobertKandell … Continue reading

96 :: Engineering for Intimacy with Janet Lieberman

Episode Description Janet Lieberman is a woman after my own heart! After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from MIT and working with various companies in the consumer product space she began to wonder why the same level of care and design didn’t go into sex toys. Through the grapevine she heard about Alexandra Fine (Co-Founder of Dame Productions – Episode 93) who was also launching a sex toy company and it was business partner love at first sight. From their first meeting they chose to combine efforts and energy to launch Dame. Join Mechanical Engineer and Co-Founder of Dame Products, Janet Lieberman and I as we talk about sex toys, product design, female orgasm, dispelling myths about sex toys and pleasure and orgasm shaming on Episode 96 of Ignite Intimacy! Janet Lieberman – BIO Engineer and a graduate of MIT, Janet designed 3D printers until she discovered that vibrators weren’t being developed, manufactured, or marketed the way a quality consumer good should be. A firm believer that you must be the change you want to see in the world, Lieberman co-founded Dame Products to try to catalyze that shift. Connect Website Twitter – @dame_janet IG/FB/Twitter – @dameproducts RECEIVE $15 OFF … Continue reading

95 :: Nudity, Desire + Possibility with Matthew Ayriss

Episode Description After spending almost two decades in long-term relationships, Matthew Ayriss is on a journey home to himself. A year into his marriage he realized something wasn’t quite right. And, the career he excelled in producing music videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay Z was feeding the machine he had intended to hold a mirror to, by bringing more consciousness to it.  With an affair and then a divorce, Matthew realized it was time to align with his roots and discover who he had become as a grown man. Join soul adventurer, coach, magician and producer Matthew Ayriss and I for a powerful, honest conversation as we dive deep into mommy love, nipples, nudity, the over sexualization of the human body, desire, romantic partnership and radical communication on Episode 95 of Ignite Intimacy! Matthew Ayriss – BIO After a decade in Hollywood producing music videos for artists like Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Katy Perry; and commercials for clients like Apple, Facebook and Toyota, Matthew Ayriss set his intention on creating only consciousness raising content. As a personal development coach, energy healer and body worker, Matthew works one-on-one with individuals and couples helping people navigate new relationships, sacred sexuality and conscious … Continue reading

94 :: Romantic Relationships By Design with Effy Blue

Episode Description Effy Blue is a worldwide adventurer and relationship explorer. After 10 years globetrotting she ended up in NYC where she was embraced by the Sex Positive community and introduced to the world of open relationships and polyamory. Here experience has been unique to say the least. From all of the things she’s learned on her journey the last several years, Effy transformed a corporate career into a relationship coaching practice supporting mostly couples in the process of exploring non-monogamy and opening up their relationships. Join relationship expert and and coach Effy Blue and I as we dive deep into non-monogamous relationship styles, communication, powerful agreements, opening up and how to consciously create your own unique romantic relationship by design on Episode 94 of Ignite Intimacy!! Effy Blue – BIO Effy Blue is a relationship expert specializing in non-monogamy and other alternative structures. Her coaching philosophy, Relationship by Design, abandons the one-size-fits-all relationship structure that is heavily prescribed by our society. Besides coaching, Effy builds a growing community of Curious Foxes, leads panels and workshops, and speaks at relationship and sexuality conferences around the country. Connect:   Websites Effy Blue Curious Foxes Play Party Etiquette facebook.com/coacheffyblue facebook.com/wearecuriousfoxes Twitter and … Continue reading

93 :: Sex Toys, Redefining Climax + Enhanced Intimacy with Alexandra Fine

Episode Description Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Dame Productions, Alexandra Fine has always been comfortable with her sexuality. As a curiously adventurous girl, she recounts a story about her First grade teachers reaction when she shared about an adventure she went on as a young girl with her Aunt to a drag show in Manhattan. In this episode Alex tells us about her courage to explore and engage sexually at a young age, her desire to share openly about her experiences and STI status to developing sex toy-esque innovations at home and inviting her girl friends over to test them out for her! Join entrepreneur, CEO and Co-founder of Dame Products, Alexandra Fine and I as we explore the power of being bold, courageous and true with our sexuality, sensuality, desires, status and relationships in Episode 93 of Ignite Intimacy. Alexandra Fine – BIO CEO of Dame Products, Alex Fine translates the nuances of our sexualities into human-friendly toys for sex. A lifelong student of sexual health, Fine earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in sex therapy from Columbia University. She first began developing her own vibrators at home and asking friends to give her feedback. In founding … Continue reading

92 :: Cycles + Sex with Lauren Bille

Episode Description Lauren Bille is a powerful, gentle, fiery, dynamic, beautiful and true soul. She is on a mission to transform the current societal, racial and gender based paradigms here on planet earth and I am sooo grateful she’s stepped up to the plate. Lauren and I have distinct similarities in our life experiences and some of the ways we’ve approached dating, relating and our sexuality in the past. Sitting with her was like looking in the mirror at times! This is a powerful and deep conversation that will take you on the journey of a woman who broke out of the addiction and depression of her teen years to having a powerful voice as a grown woman in areas and arenas that impact all of us. Join entrepreneur and founder of Cycles + Sex, Lauren Bille and I as we explore the realms of self worth, being chosen vs. choosing, personal power, freedom, #metoo, responsibility, consent and so much more on Episode 92 of Ignite Intimacy! Lauren Bille – BIO Passionate about racial, gender and economic equity, building meaningful communities and shifting cultural paradigms, Lauren co-founded CYCLES + SEX – the destination for all things reproductive health and sex. They intersect education, tools, … Continue reading

91 :: Dating For Global Nomads with Nikki Faye The Wanderer

Episode Description Nikki Faye left her corporate job 3 years ago and took a leap of faith to gain more freedom and adventure in her life. 3 years and 30 countries later, Nikki Faye and I connect from Nairobi, Kenya to Brooklyn, NY to dive into what it’s like to date around the world as a global nomad! Join global nomad, Nikki Faye The Wanderer and I as we discuss the ins and outs of leaving your corporate job, nomading around the world and the dating scene from Italy to Kenya, Colombia and beyond on Episode 91 of Ignite Intimacy! Nikki Faye – BIO Nikki Faye is a lover of travel, blogger, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel influencer. From a young age, she jumped at every opportunity to travel, meet people, and learn from the lives of others all around the world, and in turn, she would like to inspire and educate the people along her path to travel and experience this amazing planet to the fullest. Connect: IG: NikkiFayeTheWanderer FB: NFTheWanderer Twitter: NFTheWanderer … Continue reading