24 :: Submitting To Your Dark Side

Episode Description

In this episode, Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers, founders of the Light Dark Institute, join me for a powerful Valentine’s Day conversation! We dive into the hot, and sometimes taboo, topics of BDSM, Shame, and Humiliation as a form of therapy.

Sounds kinky, but there’s way more to it than sex and sexuality. Tani and Leslie teach us about how exploring the both the light and deep dark aspects of our psyche in a safe, consensual environment can be the key to powerful awakening and emotional growth.

Say YES to all facets of yourself and discover your hidden potential, in Ignite Intimacy Episode 24, Submitting to Your Dark Side!

BIO – Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers

Tani and Leslie share a passion for liberating individuals from things that hold them back. Together, they founded The Light Dark Institute as a safe place for people to tap into the beautiful and magical parts we hide out of shame.

With honesty, and without sensationalizing it, they use BDSM as an incredible tool to help others find the light in the darkness.

Please visit Tani and Leslie at lightdarkinsitute.com

 

18 :: Jealousy Jealousy Jealousy with Kathy Labriola

 Episode Description: Do you feel scared and anxious when you meet people who you think are prettier, more successful or sexier than you? Worried that your partner might like them better than you? What do you do when you see that your partner has been liking sexy pictures of an ex on social media? and…. How do you let go of the past and past hurts and deceits to be fully present in your current relationship? Kathy Labriola and I are diving into that ohhhh sooo uncomfortable emotion of Jealousy and how we can navigate the feelings that Jealousy stirs up within us so that we can have more powerful relationships with ourselves, our lovers, and our partners. Kathy is sharing her tips and tricks for redefining our relationship to Jealousy in episode 18 of Ignite Intimacy! Kathy Labriola– BIO Kathy Labriola is a nurse, counselor, and hypnotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, California. She provides affordable mental health services to alternative communities. A card-carrying bisexual and polyamorist for over 40 years, Kathy is a political activist and community organizer. She is extra crunchy, lives in a housing cooperative, rides a bike, and raises chickens and organic vegetables. Get Kathy’s Jealousy Workbook here: https://www.amazon.com/Jealousy-Workbook-Exercises-Insights-Relationships/dp/0937609633 Contact her at: (510) … Continue reading

17 :: Inviting Desire, Sex & Intimacy Communication Tips with Walker Thornton

Episode Description: Struggle with communication in the bedroom or in your relationship(s) in general? Wish you knew how to express your needs in a way that won’t turn your partner off or have them feeling insecure and sensitive about their ability to (or not to) pleasure you? Feeling disconnected from your sex drive in middle age and need to reignite the juiciest parts of yourself?! Well… we’ve got some super awesome tricks and tips for you. Author Walker Thornton is on a mission to create a group of sexuality awakened individuals. Walker Thornton – BIO Walker Thornton is a sex educator, speaker, and sexual health writer. Her mission is to help women embrace their sexuality in a way that feels comfortable at each stage of life. Her writing has appeared on the American Sexual Health Association website, Huffington Post, Better After 50, Senior Planet, and other sites. She is the Sexual Health Columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about midlife sexuality at Kinkly.com. Walker currently serves on the Sexuality and Aging Consortium of Widener University’s Leadership Committee. She has presented at the Sexuality and Aging Symposium, CatalystCon, and in other venues across the country. A former executive director of sexual assault … Continue reading

16 :: Making STD Disclosure Sexy with Adrial from The ‘H’ (Herpes) Opportunity

Episode Description: Have you or someone you know contracted an STD? Not sure when or HOW to disclose to new partners about your STD status? Sick of the stigmas around Herpes and other STD’s? Tired of potential partners (or current ones) not taking responsibility for their sexual health by NOT getting tested?! Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you. Join the powerful and courageous Adrial, of H Opportunity, and I as we dive deep into the topics of STD’s, Herpes diagnosis’ and the POWER of Full Disclosure on Episode 16 of Ignite Intimacy!! We’re making disclosure sexy baby… This episode is really powerful and very personal for me. We’re going in on this one and honestly.. it’s an episode everyone should tune in for. Adrial – BIO Adrial specializes in helping people move through sexual shame into a full embrace of their lives. In his own life and from working with hundreds of people, he has seen how shame can cripple connection and intimacy. In his work with the herpes community through creating The Herpes Opportunity and in the broader application of relational practices, Adrial supports people in realizing that when they clear shame, they not only have more … Continue reading

13 :: Holistic Sex Education for Parents and Guardians with Robin LaCross

Episode Description: Join Robin LaCross and I as we talk about that oh so tender and touchy subject… Opening the door to the ‘birds and the bees’ conversation with our children and paving the way to shame-free and empowered communication about sex, intimacy and sexuality! Not sure where to begin with that ‘birds and bees’ conversation with your child? Work with children or know someone who’s children are reaching the tween years and they need support to have powerful conversations about sex and sexuality with their kids? Robin LaCross – BIO Do your children know about things like consent, asking permission and staying safe as they are entering the time in their lives when more intimate and sexual exploration begins? Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching fertility awareness skills for over 25 years to women looking for natural solutions to avoid getting pregnant without relying on hormonal birth control. Robin is a holistic sex educator who is passionate about helping moms feel confident when having the challenging conversations with their girls about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe. Check out Robin’s work at: www.raisingempowereddaughters.com … Continue reading

12 :: Healing Sexual Trauma & Deepening Intimacy with Neil Sattin and Chloe Urban

Episode Description: Have you or someone close to you experienced sexual trauma at some point in their lives? Does past sexual trauma create obstacles to creating the relationships and intimacy that you desire to experience with yourself and your partner(s)? Curious about learning new powerful ways to communicate with your partner around sexual trauma, intimacy and deepening your love? Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you.. Join Relationship Alive podcast creator & coach Neil Sattin, his partner Chloe Urban and I as we dive into the deep waters of healing sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy with yourself and your partner, while taking steps to shift the cultural dynamic around assault and trauma as it relates to our ability to deepen intimacy with ourselves and our loved ones on episode 12 of Ignite Intimacy. Neil Sattin & Chloe Urban – BIO Chloe Urban and Neil Sattin are the creators of The New Love Paradigm. They run a 7-week online course, Thriving Intimacy, which uses their signature system to deepen intimacy, improve communication, and turn your relationship into a source of energy and inspiration in your life. Chloe and Neil are the authors of a forthcoming book for helping … Continue reading

10 :: Ethical Porn for Dicks & other HOT topics with Dr. David Ley

 Episode Description: Join the one and only fire starter Dr. David Ley and I as we discuss pornography, the power of negotiation and consent, sex addiction and more on this powerful episode numero 10 on Ignite Intimacy! I’ve got to admit… this was by far one of my FAVORITE podcast episodes to record so far. This is seriously good… really fucking good. Join me and the one and only fire starter, rebel, courageous sexpert and warrior Dr. David Ley as we literally traverse the realms of pornography, the power of bringing negotiation into the bedroom, consent, shame and sexual healing, sex education and the release of David’s newest book: Ethical Porn for Dicks (it’s sold out so you better go order one NOW!! Links below…) and ohhh sooo much more!!! This guy is the real deal.. We’re hot to TROT on Episode 10 of Ignite Intimacy!! Dr. David Ley – BIO Dr. David Ley is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Ley has been treating sexuality issues throughout his career. He has published several books and articles on sexuality issues, ranging from female sexuality, LGBT mental health issues, cuckolding, and is most well … Continue reading