Healing Body Shame, Pleasure + Worthiness with Craig Cullinane

Episode Description Craig Cullinane has been on a powerful journey of healing shame in his own life while also providing access to that healing for students of the New Body Electric School. This episode flowed so beautifully and is filled with discovery, connection and bravery. Craig and I offer a simple yet powerful exercise for each of us to tap into our own pleasure and our own self care at the end of the episode. So tune in and take it all in for a journey into healing body shame, erotic shame, the power of prioritizing pleasure, self love practices and worthiness on Episode 112 of Ignite Intimacy! Craig Cullinane – BIO Craig Cullinane is a Faculty member and the Managing Director of the New Body Electric School, the mission of which is to offer expertly guided educational experiences grounded in the erotic and its integration with the sacred, to foster transformative personal and communal healing. Craig is a social justice and diversity educator, having received his Master’s degree in Intercultural Management from the SIT Graduate Institute. Connect: The New Body Electric School           **Listen through the end of this episode where Noelle, Scribe of personalized … Continue reading

Breaking Social Norms, Owning Your Sexual Power + Zero Waste with Corinne Loperfido

Episode Description Corinne Loperfido is one of a kind in every sense. I remember first meeting her in a loft building in downtown Los Angeles where she was living at the time. When I walked into her place it was like the most beautiful explosion of creative expression, color, sound, sensuality, bold imagery, pussy power jewelry just enveloped me and drew me in. I HAD to know this wild and wonderful woman! We’ve stayed in touch and now two years later have connected worlds between New Orleans (where Corinne is living out of her van at the moment), and Los Angeles (where I was visiting), to record a conversation for y’all! Join Corinne and I as we go in on a conversation that dips in and out of embodying bold, clear and powerful communication in our relationships, toxic masculinity, freedom of self expression and movement, courage, creating a zero waste lifestyle, recreating our societal funk, choice, personal power and more on Episode 111 of Ignite Intimacy! Corinne Loperfido – BIO Corinne is a true Renaissance woman, currently living nomadically and travelling the US in her van, who has always been driven to break boundaries and transcend social norms. Whether she’s … Continue reading

Women’s Sexual Health + Tackling Taboos with Estrella Jaramillo

Episode Description I recently met Estrella Jaramillo at a conference for health and technology companies and was immediately taken by her energy and presence. Estrella has been focusing for the last several years on building and creating tools and services to support women to deal with the anxiety and stress related to their bodies, sexuality and gender equity. Because we’ve been focusing on sexual health in March and will shift our focus to how we view, treat and take care of our bodies in April, this is a perfect bridge between both conversations. Please join us for a powerful conversation where Estrella and I discuss women’s sexual health, the pelvic floor, anxiety, body image and tackling taboos on Episode 110 of Ignite Intimacy! Estrella Jaramillo – BIO Estrella Jaramillo is the Cofounder of B-wom, a digital health solution for women. She is a passionate women’s health advocate who aims to eradicate the anxiety women suffer when it comes to their bodies and their intimate issues. Estrella conducts women’s health workshops and awareness sessions at private corporations, as well as for international institutions like the World Bank. Connect: Website Social: @estrellajrios Resources: Pelvic floor, Intimate and sexual health – http://b-wom.com Sexual health, … Continue reading

Safer Sex with Lauren Weiniger

> Episode Description Lauren Weiniger is a powerful lady who knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, investing, startups and technology. The idea for Lauren’s latest company is out to disrupt the STI screening space giving anyone access to testing and sharing their results with chosen partners, empowering us to get tested and disclose! Join Entrepreneuer, advisor and tech enthusiast, Lauren Weiniger and I as we continue our ‘Making Disclosure Sexy’ conversation from SXSW about sexual health, the power of technology to get tested and share your results with partners and how to practice safer sex in the digital age on Episode 109 of Ignite Intimacy!! Lauren Weiniger – BIO Lauren Weiniger is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SAFE, a personal sexual healthcare company that has created the easiest way to get tested for STIs and verify the health status of potential partners. The SAFE App lets people import their STI results from almost doctor, clinic, or lab for free, and show their verified status privately on their phone. More than an App, SAFE is a Movement: A coalition of influential supporters on a mission to disrupt the spread of STDs in our lifetime. Connect: Website Facebook Instagram: @thesafeapp *NEW* Listen through the end of this episode … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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: Website Resources ‘Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction’ written with co-author Michael Vigorito Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual  *NEW* Listen through the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

105 :: Self Love, Pleasure + Turning ON Your Magnetism with Damiana Rahshelle

Episode Description Damiana Rahshelle and I met as I was standing outside of Christina Weber’s (Episode 65) annual fundraising event Feminine Weapon. I was immediately taken by her gorgeous energy, open heart and the love pouring out of her. We discussed self-love, the power of releasing, turning on our sensual energy and magnetism and I said ohhhh YES!!! We MUST have you on the podcast during the month of February when we’re discussing V-Day, self love and all of this juicy goodness! During this episode you will experience two deep meditations that we encourage you to create the time and space to dive into, with your journal available to write out anything that comes to you. It was so deeply healing for me to sit through these meditations with Damiana! Enjoy my conversation with Damiana Rahshelle as we go on a journey into the soul, into the heart and into the depths of the love, pleasure and joy that is available to us as we choose to begin each day creating and connecting to our magic within on Episode 105 of Ignite Intimacy!! And, make sure you stay tuned for the end of this episode Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, … Continue reading

104 :: Dating Yourself, Relational Contracts + Rewriting Love Codes with Sara Yardeni

Episode Description Sara Yardeni has been traveling the globe exploring and experiencing ancient spiritual traditions. Mediation has become a gateway for her to deeper self love and acceptance, rewriting subconscious codes in order to attract more of what she desires and the power of self love. When she spoke with me about a meditation she does for her clients a light bulb went off! It was a no brainer, we agreed it could be super powerful for her to walk me through this meditation live on the line as I identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance so that you, too, could join us in this meditation.  Join healer and spiritual pioneer, Sara Yardeni and I for a unique episode of Ignite Intimacy where she leads me through a meditation to identify, clear and rewrite subconscious codes around dating, love and romance along with a deep dive into relational contracts and self love on Episode 104 of Ignite Intimacy!  Stay tuned at the end of this episode for a short erotic story by the amazing Noelle, Scribe of personalized erotica, love stories, and poems. For more from Noelle, visit her website at  Museoferotica.carrd.co or connect with her via … Continue reading

103 :: The Many Faces of Valentine’s Day with Megan ‘Z’ Zimring, Oren Harris, Dr. Cat Meyer

Episode Description I’ve had a mixed relationship to Valentine’s Day through the years. When I was younger I remember the cards and classroom parties, and also the anxiety of whether the boy I liked would give me a card or show some sort of interest towards me on this special day of love. As I grew up and became an adult I realized that for many years Valentine’s Day carried with it feelings of sadness, disappointment, anger and frustration. Being mostly single in my adult life I haven’t had many boyfriends on Valentine’s Day, and the few times I had a boyfriend during the month of love they weren’t into the Hallmark holiday aspect of Valentine’s day. Through the last few years my relationship has shifted towards Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have, my journey into self love has me enjoying the fun around this day of love instead of feeling bad about it. A few weeks ago I was inspired to bring together a group of folks for the first Ignite Intimacy roundtable to explore each of our relationships to V-Day and how to navigate this sometimes tender or agonizing day of love. With a reminder to love … Continue reading