35 :: Gender Fluidity & Being True to You with Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn

Episode Description

Did you know that transgender people are twice as likely to have a college degree but three times as likely to be unemployed? Or that you can in some states you can still be fired for being gay?

These are the issues that are facing LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn are working to change the world of business for people within this community. They’ve taken their amazing talents and funneled them into bringing LGTBQ entrepreneurs into a business niche to vibe and thrive together.

We dive into their earlier lives, Caleb’s transgender journey, their relationships with themselves and each other, the beauty of openness and gender fluidity, and finding your place in the world. Join us for some juicy goodness on Episode 35 of Ignite Intimacy, Gender Fluidity & Being True to You with LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn!

Caleb and Matthew – BIOS

After suffering with confusion, self-loathing, and an eating disorder as a teen, Matthew overcame shame, guilt, and fear through the Celebrating Your Body Erotic workshop, and now makes a point of being naked as much as possible. Identifying as queer, he has expanded his talents for relationship coaching to include the business world.

Caleb is a queer identified transgender man who first identified as a lesbian, then transitioned in the early 2000s. Using his Masters in Business Administration, he worked in management, then as an attorney, before creating LGBTQ Entrepreneurs with Matthew.

Together for 3 years, and engaged, Caleb and Matthew live and work in the San Francisco Bay area, and make partner to partner communication a priority in their relationship.

Check out their website at LGBTQentrepreneur.com

Matthew’s website: www.eroticexploration.com

They are hosting Be Fabulous, Get Clients – a three day transformational summit for LGBTQ Entrepreneurs in September 2017 and giving away scholarships to it so check it out soon at:
https://www.lgbtqentrepreneur.com/summit

RESOURCES:

Inclusion, The Book – Jennifer Brown
The Ethical Slut – Janet W. Hardy
The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks

34 :: Sexuality & Psychology in NYC with Dulcinea Pitagora

Episode Description Have you ever felt alone or confused about your lifestyle, sexuality and the choices you make concerning the two? It took some effort, and I’m super excited that I finally got to have a conversation with the incredible Dulcinea Pitagora on these topics and more. This brilliant powerhouse specializes in providing support for those who may not be able to relate to, trust, or feel comfortable discussing their alternative lifestyles with just any therapist. Identifying as kink, queer, gender fluid and a past sex worker herself, Dulcinea can offer clients understanding, trust, and a strong knowledge of many lifestyles. Dulcinea continues to be the voice of the LGTBQ and BDSM communities, founding a variety of projects and creating resources for those seeking a shame free space to express their real selves. Dulcinea Pitagora – BIO Highly educated in psychology, social work, and human sexuality, Dulcinea Pitagora is also a researcher and well known member of NYC’s BDSM and LGBTQ communities. Running a private practice in Manhattan, Dulcinea is also the founder of ManhattanAlternative.com, a listing of alternative lifestyle affirmative service providers in New York City. A strong belief in encouraging sex positive education and tolerance has also led … Continue reading

33 :: The Power of Female Orgasm with Lucia and Trevor Paxton

Episode Description Grateful to have Lucia Paxton from episode 27 return with her husband and partner in business, Trevor, discussing their adventure into the world of sensual researchers, conscious sexual community and hour long female orgasms! On this episode you’re going to hear from a male perspective, which is something I’ve been wanting to add more of on the Ignite Intimacy podcast!! After the birth of their daughter, Lucia struggled with feelings of sadness, body shame and inadequacy. When a female friend of hers called her “Juicy” and invited her to a communication group, it started her on a journey of sexual emancipation, which Trevor quickly joined. Jumping into courses on sensuality and sexuality, they learned that instead of trying to “fix” the things they thought were wrong about themselves, they could instead choose to have fun and live their lives through pleasure. Wanting to share the concept of finding yourself perfect, and leave a legacy of perfection to their daughter, Lucia and Trevor founded Luscious L.O.V.E Life, where they teach women and couples about the path to pleasure through sensual gratification, pleasurable communication, and a woman’s orgasm. Lucia and Trevor – BIO Together since 1996 and the parents of a … Continue reading

32 :: Don’t Yuck Other People’s Yumm with Andrea Barrica

Episode Description This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast, my sistar Sarah and I get filled in on all the juicy details of Andrea Barrica’s passion for reproductive justice and the birth of her online shame-free platform for pleasure education, O.School. Accepting the fluidity of sexuality from an early age, but pushing it aside to focus on her education, Andrea’s path has now brought her to create O.School and look into the future of sex and sex education. O.School is a judgement free online space to choose your own sex education adventure, with a diverse group of instructors leading courses ranging from communication and consent, to raising sex positive kids, to introduction to kink and fetish. Regardless of physical, cultural, locational, or educational differences, live streaming and live chat provide everyone with an inclusive, safe, and supportive community in which to unlearn shame and live in the desire the way it works for them. Andrea Barrica – BIO Andrea Barrica is no stranger to business ventures. After co-founding an accounting and tax platform at a very early age, she went on to have a hand in one of the world’s most active global seed funds. Now she combines her technological … Continue reading

27 :: L.O.V.E. Lighted, Orgasmic, Validated & Evolving with Lucia Paxton

Episode Description The passionate Pleasure Warrioress Lucia Paxton and I expand our pleasure vocabulary and soften our viewpoint of pussies from one of shame and judgement to one of honor and love. We explore our need to surrender to our womanly pleasure by dispelling the myth of the need for a tight, “perfect” pussy and move to a place of acceptance of our beautiful selves. Discover the importance of elevating ourselves and others, and the freedom and light that comes from making the choice to apprecialove our universe in a pleasurable way. Celebrate you and all that you are on Episode 27, L.O.V.E. Lighted, Orgasmic, Validated & Evolving! BIO – Lucia Paxton Lucia Paxton is a Sensuality Instructor and Pleasure Coach who, with her husband Trevor, founded California based Luscious L.O.V.E Life. Together, they teach women and couples about the path to pleasure through sensual gratification, pleasurable communication, and a woman’s orgasm. A lifelong lover of learning, Lucia has 15 years of research in the fields of communication, relationships, sensuality and female orgasm, and has personally experienced over 5,000 hours of female orgasm! For more information, please visit: Luscious L.O.V.E.Life: www.lusciouslovelife.us Luscious L.O.V.E. Life Facebook group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/730626237079120/ To Schedule … Continue reading

26 :: Millennial ED is a Thing with Tantrika Dani Katz

Episode Description: Did you know that erectile dysfunction is becoming WAY more common in men in their 20s and 30s? Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself already and wondered HOW and WHY???  Well this week’s episode just might have the answers you’re looking for! Based on an article she wrote in Vice, my guest, Tantrika and writer Dani Katz, and I explore how click-of-a-button access to free porn is creating a whole new generation of men who not only can’t get or maintain an erection, but can’t get or maintain a healthy emotional and physical relationship! We discuss the effect of the feminine movement on modern men, and how to embody and balance both your female and male energies. And, of course, we talk “Millennial ED” and how you can heal your body, brain, and spirit in Episode 26, Millennial ED is a Thing with Tantrika Dani Katz! Bio – Dani Katz Dani Katz is an published writer of articles in, among others, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Whole Life Times, Swindle, LA Yoga, Santa Fe Reporter, nerve.c om and Reality Sandwich.  She is also a whimsical artist, tantric practitioner, product developer, and she recently released her book Yes, I Am. Born and raised … Continue reading

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   … Continue reading

23 :: Passion, Love, Sex, Freedom…for HIM with Shana James

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

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 … Continue reading

21 :: Is Casual Sex Bad with Dr. Zhana

Episode Description Dr. Zhana is a powerful and brilliant woman who decided to channel the energy of her own interest in sex and sexuality towards debunking myths around sex and its psychological impacts on human beings. Her passion lies in the dissemination of accurate sex science information for the people that won’t read science journals. Zhana is a PhD who has livicated her time to researching and writing about topics including Casual Sex, Intimacy vs. Romance vs. True Connection, nonmonogamy, how sexuality affects mental health and more. Some of the questions she’s begun exploring are: Is Casual Sex bad? And if so, how is it bad? Or, is it bad at all?! And how do casual hook ups affect mental health? Join Dr. Zhana and I as we dive deep into the HOT topic of Casual Sex, Intimacy, Shame, Juicy Sexual Encounters and more on Episode 21 of Ignite Intimacy!! BIO – Dr. Zhana Zhana Vrangalova, PhD, is a NYC-based sex researcher who studies casual sex, nonmonogamy, and sexual orientation. She holds a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University, and currently teaches human sexuality-related courses as an adjunct professor at New York University. Her scholarly work has been published … Continue reading