80 :: The Power of Touch + Professional Cuddling with Christina Hepburn

Episode Description

I love cuddling!! It’s one of my favorite things to do with people I dig.. ya dig?! So you are definitely going to want to listen to this episode with professional cuddler Christina Hepburn and I as we dive deep into the world of professional cuddling.

Christina and I discuss our touch-starved culture, seeking sex to fill the void and how to keep it tight and right, safe and sound as we venture into our desires, fulfilling our pleasure and receiving that good good loving on 2 year anniversary Episode #80 of Ignite Intimacy!

Christina Hepburn – BIO

Christina Hepburn is a professional cuddler and intentional touch expert. Cuddling is a platonic, physical touch therapy that allows her to work with clients around intimacy and comfort in their bodies. She is also creator and cohost of T&A Talk Sex, a podcast on BlogTalkRadio for 3 years, gabbing about taboo topics around sexuality, relationships, and intimacy in an effort to normalize it. She firmly believes a developed sexuality can center us as humans. Christina is based in Los Angeles and travels to meet her clients.

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@tatalksex

The Ignite Intimacy Podcast 1 Year Anniversary!

Holy Moly!! The Ignite Intimacy Podcast is 1 year! As you may know, 1 year ago in late July I made an announcement that I was launching a new project that would create space to contribute to the growing conversation on sexuality, intimacy, romantic relationships and all the juicy (and many times taboo) topics that are aching to be shared, discussed and explored on greater levels! Well… 1 year ago this conversation started when the Ignite Intimacy Podcast went LIVE on iTunes on August 1st 2016!! I am proud to share that we have kept the podcast going and now have 36 episodes LIVE via iTunes, iHeart Radio, and GooglePlay! Listeners are tuning in from all over the world from United States, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Romania, Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (Wow!!) and elsewhere! This is sooo exciting! We’ve covered a diverse array of topics from polyamory and open relationships to kink and BDSM to empowered communication in romantic relationships and how to heal from sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy in your relationships. Here’s what one of our listeners said..  ‘It takes a rare skill to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality, and relationship. Ms. LAH has done that in a way that anyone can … Continue reading

Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 14-17

14 :: Soul Brother ~ Soul Sistar Relationships with Sarah Haykel “What intriguing topics you’ve chosen to highlight” 15 :: Sex, The Military & Discovering your Ideal Sexual Identity and Relationship Style with Dr. Liz Powell “I’m so grateful for this new outlet which will allow us to tap into her and her circle of amazingly talented, courageous and inspiring friends and acquaintances” 16 :: Making STD Disclosure Sexy with Adrial from The ‘H’ (Herpes) Opportunity “Your podcast was a tremendous blessing. I’ve been in a slump lately, and hearing the podcast has given me the desire to continue forward in my journey of learning to love myself and being open to receiving love from others” 17 :: Inviting Desire, Sex & Intimacy Communication Tips with Walker Thornton “Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite Intimacy email list here:http://eepurl.com/b3meHb When you do listen, please leave us a review on iTunes and share with your friends!  I can’t wait to hear what you … Continue reading

Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 6-9

    6 :: Decoding Polyamory & Open Relationships with Victoria Rosa “I’m loving ALL these podcasts!! Keep ’em coming!” 7 :: Ayurveda, Sex and the Three Pillars with Dr. Michele Summer Colon “Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here and I can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve.” 8 :: Let’s Talk About Sex featuring Marcia Baczynski “It takes a rare skill to be able to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality and relationships…Laura has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from.” 9 :: Diving Deep into Pleasure with Lindsay Miller “Thank you SO much for your podcast.” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite Intimacy email list here:http://eepurl.com/b3meHb When you do listen, please leave us a review on iTunes and share with your friends!  I can’t wait to hear what you think! xox Ms LAH aka Laura Aiisha … Continue reading

Ignite Intimacy Podcasts 2-5

  2 :: Put More Love On It with Abba Yahudah “Loved this!!!!!! This interview with Abba is fantastic! Thank you to you both for sharing this conversation with us all. I will be letting this all sink in throughout the day! I’m looking forward to listening to more when time allows!”   3 :: Courageous Relational Explorer with Dana Saylor “I’m always happy to see new media creators that promote healthy exploration. So, thank you for doing what you do! It’s important, and relevant, and necessary, and beautiful.”   4 :: Exploring Porn with N’Jelle and Guy ‘Boom! Keep up the heat!’   5 :: Exploring the Idea of “Sweet Surrender” with Diana M. Joice “You GO LAH! What intriguing topics you’ve chosen to highlight: sex, intimacy, relationships and transparency! Your voice sounds so professional! I loved the poem at in the beginning (episode). And I want to hear more about you and your story as we go along!” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com  Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite … Continue reading

I Haven’t Disappeared.. I’ve Been Working on my Podcast ‘Ignite Intimacy’!!

It’s been a looooong time… too long since I’ve been in touch. And there’s a reason for that. This year, not only did I make a HUGE life transition by driving across the country to relocate to California, I was SO blessed to be able to launch a project that has been in my heart for a long time: my first ever podcast, Ignite Intimacy!  Ignite Intimacy started as a way to dive deeper into my own education and exploration of intimacy, romantic relationships, sexuality, and everything that goes with it! In each episode I share an honest and juicy conversation with an amazing guest about anything – sex education and parenting,  pornography, open relationships, jealousy and more. Raw, SEXY, and at times very emotional, these podcasts are meant to inspire and empower you!   The truth of the matter is that I’m so excited to share Ignite Intimacy with you. We’re already getting great feedback: “It takes a rare skill to be able to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality and relationships…Laura has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from…can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve.“  ~Amy C., Journalist, Writer “Hearing the podcast … Continue reading

Little $ BIG Impact – The Power of Community

You may not know this about me, but I’ve long had a dream of being a philanthropist. I used think that I’d need millions of dollars to make an impact, thankful now I know differently. Over the last several years I’ve supported projects with as little as $1, and guess what…. those $1, $5, $25 donations made an impact and helped projects get funded. I am continuously awed and blessed by the power of our community! We are greater together, and the impact we make can move mountains…AND EXPAND SCHOOLS!! As many of you know, I’ve been passionate about Africa, African culture and playing a role in increasing the peace and goodness on the continent of Africa. I started traveling to Africa 5 years ago and have been aching to pay it forward to organizations and projects that are making a direct impact on the lives of Africans in the Motherland. So I’ve been invited to join 29 other change-makers, entrepreneurs and colleagues in the Misfit Inc. community to raise $500 each between now and the end of August to improve a school for children in Uganda! The “Send Me to School” program doesn’t just build buildings (although with 190 … Continue reading

Musicians Wanted :: Come Join a Growing Movement

As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve made the decision to put a much bigger focus on my music this year, and I’m loving the evolution and path that LAH Musique is taking! Part of this evolution is finally putting my band together!   I am super excited to gather some amazing musicians and co-creators to support me in upleveling my sound and the LAH Musique movement!   I’m looking for talented and experienced musicians with great energy, who are forward thinking and want to be part of a growing movement locally, nationally and internationally.   Does this sound like you or someone you know?   If so, send the following to booking@LAHMusique.com: a short bio headshot  video or audio clip of a performance contact info  The audition is invite only and will be held on Monday May 25th in Buffalo, NY.  I’m currently looking for a drummer, bassist, lead guitarist, and keyboardist. Women are encouraged to audition!!    I wouldn’t be here without you and all of your support! Give thanks for joining me for this wild and wonderful adventure!  XOX … Continue reading

In the Studio and Booking New Shows :: Laura Aiisha & LAH Musique

I’m stoked to let you know that I’m in the studio again recording new music, booking shows and leveling UP LAH Musique in a big way! If you’re not already on the LAH Musique VIP list CLICK HERE to sign up! Interested in booking LAH Musique for your show or event?  Serious inquiries contact us by Clicking HERE   Stay tuned… the best is yet to come!!! Give thanks! xox … Continue reading

Reawaken Your Divine Feminine at Spring Clean You

It’s FINALLY spring! Hallelujah!!! I cannot even begin to express my JOY at finally seeing my DRIVEWAY! Seems so simple, and it is soooo real after the winter we’ve had. It’s most certainly time to give thanks and celebrate the glorious sunshine! For me, this is also a time to take notice of the rebirth and renewal both inside ourselves and all around us. Spring deserves a celebration, and what better way to celebrate the change of season than by renewing your relationship with the divine feminine?   Sarah Haykel, Sue Morreale, Sarah Nasca, and I are sooo excited to present Spring Clean You, an event exclusively FOR women BY women! We have gathered some of Western New York’s creative Goddess Powerhouses for an evening of artistic expression and storytelling. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house! Come join us as we celebrate the feminine inside ourselves and our community!   See below for all the details: “Four female entrepreneurs have come together to honor the Divine Feminine in You. Renew your relationship with the Feminine: within you, in your relationships and in your life! We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of spring and the final days … Continue reading