22 :: Sexual Fluidity and Gender Identity with Rena McDaniel

Episode Description

Are you, or is someone you know, feeling confused about sexuality or gender identity?

Do you feel pressured to fit into a gender or sexuality “checkbox”?

How can you work on feeling really authentic in your unique skin and bodies?

Get READY, get CURIOUS, and get INFORMED, with my special guest Rena McDaniel, MEd, and certified Clinical Sexologist. Join us as we discuss sex education, and the vast range of sexual and gender identities that fall until the LGBTQ umbrella.

Bio – Rena McDaniel

Rena McDaniel,MEd is a Certified Sexologist and graduate of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education. Through her pleasure-positive practice, Rena is focused on helping her clients find confidence and happiness in their own skin, sexuality, and relationships.

For more information about Rena and her work, please visit:

www.practicalaudacity.com
www.facebook.com/practicalaudacity
IG: PracticalAudacity

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

15 :: Sex, The Military & Discovering your Ideal Sexual Identity and Relationship Style with Dr. Liz Powell

Episode Description: Have you served in the Armed Forces and had to hide your sexual preference and desires for fear that you’d be reprimanded or dishonorably discharged from serving your country if ‘found out’ or caught in the act? Are you living in a relationship paradigm that is old, stagnant and NOT what you truly desire to experience in intimate and/or sexual relationships? Remember ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?  Then join Psychologist, Military Service Vet and Sexpert Dr. Liz Powell and I as we dive deep into Sex, Service and getting to the heart of what we truly desire to experience in our Intimate and Sexual Relationships on Episode 15 of Ignite Intimacy! Dr. Liz Powell – BIO Dr. Liz Powell is a psychologist and coach who works with people who feel like the regular dating world doesn’t fit for them. She helps them learn how to tap into their authentic selves to create relationships that are their unique perfect fit and that make them feel worthy and deserving of love exactly how they are. There are no right or wrong relationship styles, just ones that work for us or don’t. Dr. Liz has presented at many national conferences, including the AASECT … Continue reading

7 :: Ayurveda, Sex and the Three Pillars with Dr. Michele Summers Colon

Episode Description: I thought it would be cool to have a PhD on the show to talk more about holistic practices like Ayurveda and how they apply and relate to sex, sexuality and our connections to ourselves and each other. In Episode 7 of Ignite Intimacy, Dr. Michele Summers Colon and I dive into the topic of sex, Ayurveda, the Three Pillars and keeping you lubed up inside and out for healthy living. Dr. Michele Summers Colon – BIO Dr. Michele Summers Colon is a frickin’ powerhouse! She is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation So You Can Get and Feel Healthy Again. She is also a physician, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and a motivational speaker offering workshops and online courses based on her book. And… she has a shoe line for women that are made to encourage happy and healthy feet from her years of experience and expertise as a podiatrist! Dr. Michele’s goal is to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives that honor their own bodies, wants, and desires. She is a holistic podiatrist in Southern California and lives with her daughter in a suburb east of Los Angeles, California where she hikes and practices yoga. … Continue reading