87 :: My Little Yoni, Self Lovership + Sexual Sovereignty with Ariel White

Episode Description Ariel White is a brilliant, powerful and creative woman who founded My Little Yoni, a cute, lovable and huggable Vagina inspired doll reminding women (and others) to connect with the unique, creative and expressive power of the Vagina! When we met, Ariel was surrounded by her ‘My Little Yoni’ dolls at a Wild Vessel event in Los Angeles. She was pointed, fierce, loving and insightful and I immediately felt a connection with her. Tune in as Ariel and I dive deep into the new archetype of the Post Patriarchal Woman, Self Lovership, Relational Fluidity, Masculine + Feminine and Sexual Sovereignty on Episode 87 of Ignite Intimacy! Ariel White – BIO Artist, teacher, producer & director of cause-based media, Ariel White is a respected expert and speaker in the realms of sexuality and personal development. As the founder of the progressive pleasure-based sex edutainment company, My Little Yoni, Ariel has presented at the same seminars as industry giants like Esther Perel, Gay & Katie Hendricks, and Dan Savage. Connect Website Instagram: @mylittleyoni, @arielwhitexo … Continue reading

86 :: Masculinity, Spaces for Men + Powerfully Vulnerable with Jason Rosario

Episode Description Jason Rosario is a man on a mission to create safe spaces for men of color, and a framework for what healthy masculinity looks like. After a successful career in finance Jason launched The Lives of Men (TLoM) to highlight and empower men of color, their interests, experiences and lifestyles. Join Jason and I as we explore the world of powerfully vulnerable men, masculinity, safe spaces, the over sexualization of black men and more on Episode 86 of Ignite Intimacy!! Jason Rosario – BIO Jason Rosario is a social entrepreneur, content curator and founder of The Lives of Men (TLoM), an integrated media and lifestyle brand that chronicles stories and the diverse interests of men of color. Jason’s work sits at the intersection of masculinity, identity, and self-actualization. Through this organization, Jason aims to inspire, activate and nurture the development of well-rounded men. Connect: Website Facebook – @thelivesofmen Instagram – @thelivesofmen & @kingkhepri Twitter – @thelivesofmen … Continue reading

85 :: Purity Culture, Sexual Shame + Breaking Free Together with Linda Kay Klein

Episode Description Linda Kay Klein has spent the last 12 years connecting with and sharing stories of trauma around sex, sexuality, and shame with other girls and women who’ve experienced similar things stemming from the Purity Culture of the Evangelical Church. Through these interviews Linda realized she was not alone in experiencing physical and psychological breakdowns in her adult life that stemmed from the childhood trauma she experienced growing up. Join Linda Kay Klein and I as we dive deep into a powerful conversation about Purity Culture in the Evangelical Church, sexual shame, sex ed, healing trauma, the power of sharing and reclaiming our sexuality on Episode 85 of Ignite Intimacy! Linda Kay Klein – BIO The founder of Break Free Together, Linda earned a Masters degree from New York University focused on American evangelical Christian gender and sexuality messaging for girls, and has spent over a decade working at the cross section of faith, gender, and social change. Connect: Website Speaking Resources: PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free (Simon & Schuster) TEDx talk … Continue reading

84 :: Matchmakers, Online Dating + Attracting Love with Carmelia Ray

Episode Description Carmelia Ray has been supporting people like you and me with dating advice since the early 90’s. This woman knows her stuff!! Now a Matchmaker extraordinaire, Carmelia shares decades worth of insights, tips and tools with us to navigate the world of online dating, love, romance and partnership. Join us as we explore the world of matchmaking, online dating, finding and attracting love and busting myths about love, romance and partnership on Episode 84 of Ignite Intimacy! Carmelia Ray – BIO Carmelia Ray is a tv personality and an internationally acclaimed matchmaker for high achieving men and the quality women they’re searching for. With decades of experience and a tireless enthusiasm for online dating and matchmaking, Carmelia has established herself as the go-to attraction expert when elite singles are ready to find, attract, and connect with Mr. or Ms. Right. Connect:   Website Blog Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest … Continue reading

83 :: Am I Ready for Love? With Andrew Barrett

Episode Description Andrew Barrett has been on a soul journey and exploration through meditation for many years. This journey led him to Los Angeles where he’s launched a series called Dating + Meditating focusing on a variety of different topics that I’d venture to say interest most of us. Tune in for this deep, heart opening, real conversation where Andrew and I dive into big questions like, ‘Am I ready for love?,’ gender roles in love and relating, safety and opening up on Episode 83 of Ignite Intimacy! Andrew Barrett – BIO Andrew Barrett is a trained meditation teacher based in LA. He hosts a weekly event called Dating & Meditating, a group meditation followed by a discussion on a relationship topic. Subjects have ranged from What is a relationship, money, sex, jealousy and falling in love. Connect: www.BarrettMeditation.com https://www.facebook.com/andrew.barrett.1238 https://www.instagram.com/barrettmeditation **** Ignite Intimacy has a chance to do a LIVE PODCAST from the 2019 SXSW Conference! With your support we can bring the conversation around ‘Making Disclosure Sexy – Living with Herpes’ to the stage at this incredible 17 day conference. CLICK HERE NOW TO VOTE – http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/83269, register for an account and cast your vote for the Ignite Intimacy podcast to participate … Continue reading

82 :: The Body, Jealousy and Playfulness with Dr. Cat Meyer

Episode Description Dr. Cat Meyer is a powerful, sensual and magnetic woman. She knows how to pull you in with the silky, deep tone of her voice and the playfulness and authenticity that comes through every syllable. Join Dr. Cat and I as we explore topics like embodiment, jealousy, attachment, and playfulness that are at the foundation of the romantic and sexual experiences that we have, that shape us, shame us, and how to breakthrough the old and step powerfully into the new on Episode 82 of Ignite Intimacy! Dr Cat – BIO   Dr. Cat Meyer is a licensed sex and relationship therapist, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. She is host to the popular podcast Eat.Play.Sex on iTunes, in which she brings you expert guests talking on how to ignite your love life both mentally, physically, and relationally.   Connect with Dr Cat: SexLoveYoga.com CatMeyer.com Instagram: SexLoveYoga Facebook: @SexLoveYogawithDrCat YouTube: SexLoveYoga Twitter: @drcatrawrs GoddessCelebration.org **** Ignite Intimacy has a chance to do a LIVE PODCAST from the 2019 SXSW Conference! With your support we can bring the conversation around ‘Making Disclosure Sexy – Living with Herpes’ to the … Continue reading

81 :: Living with Herpes, Disclosure + Something Positive with Courtney Brame

Episode Description Courtney Brame was diagnosed with Herpes over 7 years ago. Instead of letting it get him down he chose to create a platform for people living with positive STI results to share their stories as a way to support and empower themselves and others. Join Courtney and I as we have an open flowing conversation about STI’s, testing, the stigma around Herpes, disclosure and how and how to have and maintain a thriving sex life after a positive diagnosis on Episode 81 of Ignite Intimacy! Courtney Brame – BIO 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.  Instagram: @HOnMyChest Tumblr: @HOnMyChest Reddit: @HOnMyChest Facebook Page: Something Positive for Positive People Twitter: @HOnMychest Podcast Site: https://somethingpositiveforpositivepeople.podbean.com/ STL Magazine Article St. Louis Post Dispath Article Resources: ProjectAccept.org Reddit HOpportunity … Continue reading

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. Connect: @chrihepburn Christina’s Cuddle Practice Article by Christina: A case for Intentional Touch from … Continue reading

79 :: Orgasmic Meditation, Pleasure + Climax with Marga Berlinski

Episode Description Marga Berlinski was searching for a way to feel connected to her own pleasure, vulnerability and desire. After a chance meeting with a woman from the OneTaste community Marga went on an exploration to stretch beyond the edges of her own comfort to discover pleasure on her terms. Join Marga and I as we have a conversation between the US and The Netherlands about pleasure as access to creating what we desire, exploring new frontiers, getting vulnerable and the difference between orgasm and climax on Episode 79 of Ignite Intimacy! Marga Berlinski – BIO Marga Berlinski works with women (and men) who desire more connection. intimacy and satisfying sex in their lives. This touches on area’s of self-esteem, body image and feeling confident to speak up and get your needs met.    A trainer and coach since 2010, Marga practices a variety of modalities combined with the OneTaste philosophy and the practices of OM. After experiencing the power of this practice she is committed to make it available in the Netherlands, where she is the first person certified as the first OneTaste life coach in the country. Connect: Website Facebook Meetup   … Continue reading

78 :: Haptic Body + Vocal Expression + Healing Trauma with Megwyn White

Episode Description Megwyn White is a brilliant, creative, powerful woman. She experienced sexual abuse as a child, and as a result discovered a deep connection to creative expression, her voice, movement and acting to channel trauma. On her soul’s adventure through creative expression, ancient cultures, the discovery of body as technology and the healing arts, Megwyn founded Haptic Body. Join Megwyn and I as we dive into the ethers of our physical and spiritual bodies, how to utilize the gift of creative expression to channel and heal trauma, orgasmic dolphins and more on Episode 78 of Ignite Intimacy! Megwyn White – BIO Founder of EmbodyVoice Megwyn White has spent over 20 years researching and exploring the dynamics of human emotions as they are mapped inside the body’s tissue. Her “Haptic Body” technique includes powerful self-care tools which work with the technology of touch to help awaken, and naturally clear the constellation of emotions that are often locked inside the body’s tissue as fear, shame, and trauma. Megwyn often partners with other sexual educators, and has been featured in publications such as Cosmo, and Sentient Magazine. Connect with Megwyn: https://www.hapticbody.com Resources: Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin … Continue reading