49 :: Less is More with Van der Pop founder April Pride

Episode Description

We’ve been blessed to connect with some powerhouse femme entrepreneurs lately who are connecting the dots between the growing Cannabis industry, intimacy and sexuality.
This episode, featuring Van der Pop Founder April Pride, takes us on the journey of a creative woman, entrepreneur and mother who is following the energy to design and sell Cannabis products for women in an industry that tends to focus way too much on the bros.
Because we’re both Moms, we go deep into a conversation about consumption, parenting and how/when to come clean with your kids in this digital age. We’re also diving into April’s journey as a designer and entrepreneur who’s not only discovered a sweet spot in the world of Cannabis, but also the different ways that Cannabis, in it’s many forms, can increase intimacy, bonding and sexual connection between you and your partner(s).
This is another POWERFUL episode of Ignite Intimacy!! Definitely tune in to get inspired, jazzed and turned on by the possibilities that exist as we dive deeper into this intimate journey.

April Pride – BIO

Creative entrepreneur April Pride is the creator of leading North American Cannabis lifestyle brand and editorial platform Van der Pop. A mom of two with many creative ventures under her belt, April runs her company from its Seattle headquarters.
IG @vanderpop
twitter @van-der-pop
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48 :: Feeling High From The Inside Out – The Pleasurable Effects of Cannabis with Alicia Rose

Episode Description Alicia Rose has taken a long time love affair with Cannabis into the creation of a full-time business. Her company, Herba Buena, creates products that utilize Cannabis in it’s many forms to support your health, wellness and pleasure. I recently saw Alicia speak at the New West Summit on a panel focused on Sex + Cannabis and was blown away by her knowledge of how Cannabis supports sexual health and the potential for increased pleasure and intimacy during sex. Tune in to learn more about the healing, intimacy and pleasure increasing affects of Cannabis, Cannabis and parenting, and a product she’s developed called ‘Quiver,’ which supports women to have increased sensory and orgasmic pleasure with themselves or partners. Alicia Rose – BIO Alicia Rose founded HerbaBuena in 2015 as a way for health conscious adults to receive the same level of purity and quality in their cannabis that they get in organic food and fine wines . With an advanced degree in environmental science and a 15-year tenure in the wine industry, Alicia is a founding Board Member of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association and the Wine & Weed Symposium. She is committed to educating people about the … 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

46 :: The Science of Sex + Pleasure Technology with Eva Clay

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

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

44 :: Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono

Episode Description Rono and Sierra are back with an even deeper conversation about their relationship journey from “relationship rupture” through healing, and their practice of creating “Epic Saturday Nights” – fun, creative, sexy, and relationship-nourishing Saturday nights that begin with intention and fill up with love and sensual pleasure. We’re talking about “setting up the container” for sexual intimacy, connecting deeper, and learning how to be more intimate, vulnerable, and spiritual with each other, our sexual selves and the world around us. Open yourself to this conversation and dare to ask for what you want on Episode 44, Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono! Sierra and Rono – BIO Having known each other since childhood (and maybe even for lifetimes!), Rono and Sierra are a couple that have built their relationship on a foundation of friendship and lots of hard work. Together they have created a sisterhood committed to empowerment, and a reputation for transforming the lives of women and couples all over. Feminine Empowerment Expert & Passion Coach Sierra’s background in publishing and marketing, and Rono’s experiences including lifestyle coaching have lent themselves perfectly to manifesting their business of creating love, understanding, and compassion. Resources: Check out their websites at LifeStylized.com and HotSexyLove.com! They will be Co-Teaching … 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

42 :: Diversity + Inclusion + Sex Ed with Dirty Lola

Episode Description On this week’s episode we’re going in on a sex + diversity conversation with the one and only Dirty Lola, edutainer and creator of the live sex Q&A, variety show and podcast Sex Ed A Go-Go. We discuss the need for more diversity at sex events, how founders, hosts and producers who claim they’re inclusive can actually be real about it and touch on serious issues like racism, white privilege, and colorism. Join us as we encourage everyone to educate themselves on the real meanings of diversity and inclusion. The time is now.. especially for the white community to step up and take action. Here are a few ways to get active.. educate yourself by reading articles, books, listening to podcasts like ‘Scene on Radio’s’ series ‘Seeing White,’ have conversations with people in your and other communities, and definitely speak up when you see, hear or experience racism, micro aggressions or discrimination first hand. Tune in to Episode 42, Diversity + Inclusion + Sex Ed with Dirty Lola!! Dirty Lola: BIO Dirty Lola has spent the last six years sharing her personal journey into body- and sex-positivity, kink and polyamory through shows, workshops, and bachelorette parties. Her sex positive … Continue reading

41 :: Love, Sex & Dating with Laura Aiisha

Episode Description Hey hey! It’s been while since we had a little one on one, so I thought I’d check in and share about my more recent experiences with love, sex and dating on this weeks episode. I’d love to hear from you too. Who are you? Tell me about yourself… What do you enjoy about the Ignite Intimacy podcast? What do you want more of? Any topics you’d love for us to cover?! Holler at us Hello@IgniteIntimacy.com My Bio I’m a new business development consultant, singer/songwriter, Ignite Intimacy podcast hostess and producer, West African dancer, cookie baker (my molasses cookies are bangin’!!), Mama to a 20 year young daughter, and I’m launching a new project into the world that will bring white women and women of color to the table to discuss and acknowledge the issues that divide us. I’m also a fiercely independent, passionate being in this world and I LOVE connecting with people like YOU! Check out our sponsors: For more information about Saida’s upcoming event in Los Angeles Click HERE To learn more about the board game that gets you SPARKED Click HERE   Resources: If you’re listening to Ignite Intimacy please hop over to iTunes and … Continue reading

40 :: Cannabis + Sex with Elise McRoberts

Episode Description: Holy Moly!! Episode 40 of Ignite Intimacy is here!!! Curious about enhancing your sex and love life with cannabis?! Wonder how cannabis supports sexuality and health?! On episode 40, my guest cannabis guruess Elise McRoberts is schooling me on the ABCs of THC and CBD when it comes to naturally supporting healthy sexuality and deeper intimacy with the good green herb. From topicals to tinctures, extracts to edibles, we’re learning how cannabis products can enhance your experiences both in your day to day life AND in the bedroom. Get ready for a juicy conversation about the “budding” cannabis industry on episode 40, Cannabis + Sex with Elise McRoberts! Elise McRoberts – BIO A speaker, entrepreneur, and cannabis expert among many other titles, Elise’s passion has been cannabis education and creating a social space for adults to enjoy conscious consumption of cannabis. Based in California, Elise is increasingly in demand as a top adviser for various professionals looking to get involved in the budding cannabis industry. For more information, please visit: http://elisemcroberts.com/ Home … Continue reading