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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Episode Description While in college Isabelle Deslauriers discovered a major gap in the sex toy industry. There were no luxurious, well designed, safe toys made specifically for women or women’s health. She said, “What was on the market didn’t resonate with my view of what sexuality was. For me, sexuality was always deeply intertwined with intimacy and even romance. I couldn’t find anything at the time that gave me that feeling.” After a dare from her college classmates, Isabelle chose to focus her senior project on developing a new sex toy that would be safe, aesthetically pleasing and effective without batteries. Join us for a warm, insightful and inspiring conversation about sex toys, women’s health, the dangers of materials used in sex toys and how to develop deeper intimacy with yourself and your partner through the use of Desirables’ dildo, the ‘Dalia,’ and their internal massage stones, the ‘Adori.’ Isabelle Deslauriers – BIO Quebec City, Canada born and raised, and now Montreal based Isabelle Deslauriers is the founder and president of Désirables Expérience Design inc. An innovative and award-winning femmepreneur, Isabelle is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the University of Montreal. Find her online: Website Facebook Instagram Subscribe here and get a free massage booklet! Discount for Ignite Intimacy Listeners: 15% off their first purchase with … Continue reading →
Episode Description Alison Lessard is a powerhouse in the realms of sacred sexuality, romantic relationships, twin flames and pleasure. One of the things I love about her is that she works with both men and women! She and I do a deep dive into twin flames and soulmate relationships, personal and relational transformation, attachment vs. letting go, and how to balance the scales between deep personal growth work and the freedom to have fun while being fully expressed in love and sex on episode 50, Sacred Sexuality, Twin Flames + Soulmates with Alison Lessard See you inside for this juicy conversation!! Alison Lessard – BIO Relationship and Sacred Sexuality Expert Alison Lessard is a master communicator and advisor in the realm of the healing arts. Specializing in helping men and women elevate their relationships, Alison helps create deeper connections, and unlocks your highest sexual potential to transform all areas of your life. Instagram: @alison.lessard Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessardluxurywellness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/alisonlessard Website: www.alisonlessard.com Resources: Jade Egg Secrets: An Introduction to Awakening Your Sexual Power and Magnetism e-course Twin Flames: Journey to Self-Mastery Guidebook: Kindle iBooks Love Liberated: Aligning with Your Divine Union E-Course … Continue reading →
Episode Description Holy Goddess Gracious… This episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! I know it did mine. I feel like I received the missing link that I’ve been searching for for more than half of my life through this amazing conversation. Psychotherapist and sexuality expert Eva Clay helps us decode what is actually happening in our physical, mental and emotional bodies when we have attraction and sexual encounters with others. She goes through the science of it all (from the female and male perspectives) and how to prepare, navigate and detox from that oh so uncomfortable energy that can come from casual sexual encounters that result in radio silence in the days to follow. THIS IS IT!! You definitely want in on this conversation!! Eva Clay – BIO An acclaimed psychotherapist, educator, and sexuality expert, for 20 years Eva’s mission has been to illuminate the ménage-a-trois soul, sex and science. Eva believes that self-love is the foundation for healthy relationships, and has helped thousands of people to attract hot and holy love. She’s trained extensively in mind-body philosophies and as a teacher of neuropsychology, and bodaciously reminds us that smart is sexy. Eva’s been privileged to study with some … Continue reading →
Episode Description How can men have the love, sex, and intimacy that they want, with the partner they want? In this episode, we focus on passion, love, sex, and freedom from HIS perspective, and learn that when it comes to relationships, communication is KEY! My guest, Shana James, is dedicated to teaching men how to embody the qualities that draw people to them, and awaken in their own bodies. We discuss how important it is to take risks, to be willing to feel and overcome fear, and to embrace any and all outcomes of our actions. BIO – Shana James Shana’s love and compassion for men has made her an incredibly successful coach. She has worked on many projects, including leading events for Match.com and Table of six, and has also consulted for an MTV reality show. Through individualized methods, she helps men work through fear and shame, so they can experience fulfilling connections and real freedom. Find Shana at: http://ready2dateagain.com/ GET Shana’s 6 Steps to Entice Your Partner With Your Fantasies here: http://ready2dateagain.com/fantasy-conversation … Continue reading →
I am so thrilled to be able to share a project with you that has been over a year in the making!
Helping young women step into their power and embrace their unique gifts is a passion and mission of mine! This past school year, my twin sister Sarah and I collaborated on a pilot project with the staff and students of Nativity Miguel’s St. Monica’s Campus to share in a year-long Empowerment and Leadership program with their grade 7 girls.
This project is near and dear to both our hearts as we both keenly remember that vital time in our childhood. 7th grade was the time that I started to veer down a different path and venture into unknown territory, and somewhat unhealthy behavior. I had a hard time relating to my parents, people at school, and sometimes even my twin sister. It was a time when I could have used extra support, guidance, mentorship and a sense that even though I was exploring things that a lot of my peers weren’t exploring, that that was ok, that I was ok.
Sarah and I developed a program to give Saint Monica’s 7th grade girls the tools and space to discover who they are while receiving the support they need to become powerful and empowered young women. We taught mindfulness practices, body-centered awareness, verbalization and communication tools, journal writing, how to express yourself in healthy ways through movement and visual art forms, and several simple, but powerful tools they can carry with them into the world as they claim their power and chart their own journey and path!
We also worked with the 7th Grade girls’ teachers during a handful of workshops throughout the school year so that the work that we were doing with the girls could be experienced by the teachers themselves. It was a powerful year for all of us! And truly amazing to watch the girls and teachers open up and transform before our eyes.
Here is a short piece about our work with the 7th Grade girls and Teachers at Saint Monica’s. Sarah and I continue exploring different ways of bringing this to more schools and classrooms around the country and the world! If you are touched or inspired, please leave a comment and share this blog 🙂
Sarah and I work with both adult and youth. For more info on how to bring Sarah and I to your school, community center, or organization, please contact Sarah Haykel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder what it’s like being a twin? Sarah and I are asked this question constantly, as people reply, “I always wanted to be a twin!” Here’s your chance to find out. As you probably know, I’m a twin. And not only that, my twin sistar Sarah and I are born during the astrological sign of Gemini, the Twins! Kinda cool, right?! Growing up with a twin sister has been incredibly amazing and also super challenging on many levels. Sarah and I have been going through a powerful transformational time over the last few years, reviewing our past, the old patterns and behaviors that come up between us, and choosing to learn new ways of being in this world in relationship to each other and ourselves. It’s been quite a ride to say the least! When an opportunity presented itself to collaborate with internationally renowned artist Ben Perrone utilizing his ‘Mirror Room’ to visually express our connection and life journey, we jumped on it in an excited effort to showcase a piece that represents a small, but powerfully intriguing view into what it’s like to be a twin. For twins that look alike, there is a constant, on-going comparison that … Continue reading →