58 :: Slut Shaming, Desire + Open Relationships with Lesley Tavernier

Episode Description

I was referred to female empowerment coach Lesley Tavernier by a fellow listener of the Ignite Intimacy Podcast. He was spot on when he told me she’d be a perfect guest for our show.

This is a particularly juicy episode people!

Tune in as Lesley shares her experience from being completely unsatisfied with sex and her perceived inability to orgasm, to the journey that brought her deeply in touch with her own body, her own pleasure, sex work and wildly fulfilling (and transparent) relationships.

Join us as we dive deep into sexuality, desire, open relationships, slut shaming and more on Episode 58 of Ignite Intimacy!

Lesley Tavernier – BIO

Lesley Tavernier is a Feminine Empowerment coach who specializes in helping women to love being a woman.  That is, she supports women in honoring, embracing and enhancing their relationship with themselves, their bodies, their male partner(s), their children, their female friends, their relatives, strangers and of course, with Source/God/Divinity.

Her mission in life is to support women in re-claiming their mental, emotional and sexual POWER and reuniting sex with spirituality.  

Lesley resides in Toronto, ON, Canada with her two teenage sons and is currently in an open relationship with two incredible men.  

56 :: Healing Trauma + Defining Your Sexual Pleasure with Kristina Campbell

Episode Description Kristina Campbell grew up with two opposing forces around sex and sexuality. Her Mother’s family are religiously devout, and her Father’s family worked in the porn industry.    After a career in her 20’s as a sex worker, and a deep dive into healing her own sexual trauma to save her marriage, she became an intimacy coach to support other women to empower their pleasure and relationship to sexuality.    Join us as we do a deep dive into healing sexual trauma, defining our pleasure, communication in the bedroom and the power of forgiveness with Kristina Campbell. Kristina Campbell – BIO Kristina Campbell is a sexuality and intimacy coach inspired to help women cultivate their authentic sexuality as a means to healing, wholeness and connection with spirit.  Kristina comes from a breadth of experience and has transformed her life and relationship through the work of deep sexual connection.  Coming from a chaotic childhood that included toxic marriages, verbal abuse, body shaming and sexual trauma, her path with fraught with negative experiences around sexuality, both direct and indirect.  After years of searching for what would fill the void of pain and loss, her path kept coming back to sexual … Continue reading

55 :: Eroticism, Relationship ROI + Neuroscience with Jamie Thompson

Episode Description Jamie Thompson has created a unique niche coaching couples on a visionary and entrepreneurial path, supporting them to go from partners to power couples. With a deep passion and background in neuroscience, Jamie’s been exploring how the quantum field relates to sex and relationships. Tune in for a juicy conversation about our erotic nature, turning on our sex lives and relationship ROI on Episode 55 of Ignite Intimacy, Relationship ROI + Neuroscience + Eroticism with Jamie Thompson! Jamie Thompson – BIO Jamie Thompson is an Erotic & Intimate Communication Expert, specializing in creating a safe space for conscious couples to have open communication while exploring a new edge of passion, depth, and erotic flow. Jamie combines study of the Quantum Field, communication techniques based in Neuroscience, and somatic movement reprogramming with 10 years of experience helping clients harness their erotic intelligence.   Follow Jamie on Facebook for more ‘Exquisite Eroticism’  Jamie’s website  Instagram: @jamie.elizabeth.thompson **Mention the Ignite Intimacy podcast in a message to receive a discount on her ‘Erotic Activation’ course and a free strategy session** RESOURCES:   Dr. Karl Wolfe … Continue reading

54 :: Relationship Advice + Knowing Your Worth with Charles J. Orlando

Episode Description Last October I was waiting for a flight at San Jose airport when I looked to my right and saw this well dressed, good looking guy with great energy sitting a few seats down from me. I did what any self respecting extrovert would do.. I said hello, introduced myself and inquired to know more about this interesting guy. His response?! ‘I’m a relationship coach.’ Aha! Of course! You know what happened next. I told Charles J. Orlando about Ignite Intimacy and told him we’d love to feature him. And, it wasn’t easy to schedule! Charles is in high demand between his show ‘7 Year Switch’ on Lifetime television, his private coaching practice, writing his 6th book and posting regularly to his robust social media following. Planning this took time, patience and effort. Join Charles and I as we do a deep dive into relational patterns, online dating in a social media obsessed world, knowing your worth and some one-on-one coaching Charles gives me during our conversation on Episode 54 of Ignite Intimacy! Charles J Orlando – BIO Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, bestselling author, and expert host of Lifetime’s smash-hit series Seven Year Switch. He has worked with tens of thousands of singles … Continue reading

52 :: Me Too, Pussy Power + The One with Josefina Bashout

Episode Description Josefina Bashout is a Pussy Priestess Goddess Powerhouse!! Wow! This woman has so much passion and energy, insight and knowledge. She has risen from the ashes time and again, transforming each time into a more full, divine and authentic version of herself.   I first had the pleasure of meeting Josefina when she and Sierra were leading ‘Pussy Church’ in Venice Beach, CA. I was moved and inspired by the way they held this sacred container, which gave each of us space to open up, share, connect, heal and have fun! We’ve attempted to get this conversation on the calendar several times and it finally happened!   Josefina is here to clear the pathways of sexual trauma for generations past, present and future.    Join us on this episode as we dive deep into healing sexual trauma, pussy power, the ‘Me Too’ movement and discovering how we, as human beings, want to play with, flirt with and interact with each other!  Josefina Bashout – BIO   Widely known as Pussy Priestess, International Educator, certified Akashic Record Practitioner, Sensual Empowerment  + Intimacy Coach, Josefina Bashout is dedicated creating a life that’s meaningful, pleasurable and filled with love. She teaches her clients how to cultivate empowering relationships with self and others on a mind, … Continue reading

47 :: Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie

Episode Description Join me as I have a rare in-person conversation with spiritual relationship, sex coach, and “heart surgeon of energy” Gina Marie. We’re going in on how stored sexual stress or trauma can hold us back from fully experiencing life, sex and relationships. We also explore how to integrate this stress or trauma so that we can use the pain to empower ourselves and stand on our own two feet. Listen in for tools and tips to unravel stress through our own breath, cutting through the complicated stickiness of any area of life, and the impact of the recent #MeToo movement on episode 47, Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie. Gina Marie – BIO Inspired to travel the world after college graduation, Gina Marie found a deep calling to explore the esoteric and spiritual world. While learning from masters and shamans in places like South America and India, she realized that the key to her own awakening was within herself, and that her true calling was to serve people and to support them in their process of freedom and awakening. Now working mainly with sexual stress and sexual trauma, Gina Marie brings people together and creates a space in … Continue reading

45 :: Prioritizing HER Pleasure with Kim Sedgwick

Episode Description: Ladies, why are we so afraid to ask for what we want in the bedroom? This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast I’m talking to sex educator Kim Sedgwick, co-founder of Red Tent Sisters, about the female tendency to put others first and not take time to consider and express their own desires and needs. We’re talking about opening up the channels of communication in the bedroom, and prioritizing all different kinds of pleasure, not just orgasm. Learn the beauty of letting go of your fears, saying goodbye to those pesky hangups, being fully seen for all of you, and creating true connection and intimacy with the right people (for you!). Kim Sedgwick-BIO Growing up Toronto, Canada, in a very sex positive atmosphere, Kim always felt comfortable asking questions and having discussions about sex. After majoring in English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Kim and her sister Amy founded Red Tent Sisters to teach women how to manage their fertility naturally through the Justisse Method, and helping them feel sexually empowered. Kim aims to change the definition of the passive “nice girl”, and teach women about the confidence that comes from knowing your boundaries and creating deep connections … Continue reading

43 :: Men + Sexuality + Dating with Destin Gerek

Episode Description In this episode we explore Destin Gerek’s journey to discover his true masculine, first using costume as a “mask” to create a persona to help bring out the core essence that lives underneath. We discuss gender dynamics, and the loss and confusion some men may feel in this time of the rise of the woman, leading some to resentment and anger, others to disempowerment. So, how can men passionately manifest their biggest dreams with women and sexuality? How can they find and carry power instead of fighting for power? And how can they use this power to become better, responsible men who show up in a way that is real, true, sensual and passionate? Tune in for the answers on episode 42 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast, Men + Sexuality + Dating with Destin Gerek. Destin Gerek – BIO Destin Gerek is a transformational personal empowerment coach for men specializing in masculinity, sexuality, and consciousness. Dedicated to redefining 21st century masculinity, Destin fully embraces his message, walking the talk and being a strong role model for men. Remember that amazing free gift Destin mentioned? You know you want it! Click HERE for Destin’s Free Gift ‘Enticing Desire’ Schedule a 20 … Continue reading

20 :: Nourishing Vibrant Erotic Connections with Anna Marti

 Episode Description: Anna Marti is a vet at this intimacy and sexuality thing. She’s got an energy and vibration that literally lights up a room, and a confidence that will surely inspire you. Anna and I journey down a winding road which starts with her conservative upbringing, the illegal abortion that liberated her into adulthood, Tantra and the ‘Unwinding’… And the truth that there is no morality, no good or bad, right or wrong. Join us as we continue to peel back the layers to the truth, whatever that is for each of us, on Episode 20 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast! Anna Marti – BIO Anna Marti, an intimacy coach in Portland, Oregon for the past 20 years, is passionate about supporting men and women of all ages, all orientations, alone or partnered. As an ‘erotic evangelist’, she comes to this work in the hope that more love in the world be generated, with a deep intention that it become a more pleasurable, vibrant and peaceful place to live. Along with a private practice and mentoring, she has been a featured speaker at conferences and universities, providing a bridge between esoteric ‘tantric’ teaching and western psychotherapeutic and somatic practices … Continue reading

6 :: Decoding Polyamory & Open Relationships with Victoria Rosa

Episode Description: 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 – https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Dawn-Stray-Modern-Relationships/dp/1491512407 The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy – https://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Slut-Practical-Relationships-Adventures/dp/1587613379/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473459000&sr=1-1&keywords=ethical+slutt+-+dossie+easton Opening Up by Tristan Taormino – https://www.amazon.com/Opening-Up-Creating-Sustaining-Relationships/dp/157344295X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473459054&sr=1-3&keywords=opening+up Victoria Rosa – BIO Victoria Rosa works with people in open and polyamorous … Continue reading