99 :: Pleasure, Dating + Linguistics with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Episode Description I first discovered Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh at an Esther Perel event in NYC. She was one of the featured experts at Esther’s event focused on the Masculinity Paradox. At first sight I was taken by this powerful, confident, brilliant woman so fluidly talking about sex, the body, orgasm and relating in front of a packed house. I knew we had to feature her and her insights, work and energy on Ignite Intimacy!! Join powerhouse PhD Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh and I as we have a bright and playful conversation about pleasure, dating in the digital age, the power of language, orgasm, cultural differences in sex, dating and sexuality, your unpolished gut and more on Episode 99 of Ignite Intimacy!! Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD – BIO Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD is a Social Psychologist and a thought leader in the fields of Cultural Fluency, Diversity & Inclusion and, Sexual Health & Relationships. An award winner, speaker, television host, and advisor, among many other things, Dr. Nasserzadeh is based in Palo Alto, California and travels widely. Connect Blog  Twitter: @DR_Sara_ FB: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh  Instagram: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh Resources: Esther Perel website … Continue reading

98 :: Sexual Dynamics in the Workplace with Anita Teresa

Episode Description Anita Teresa began exploring sex and education in the medical space after realizing that healthcare professionals were missing core pieces of sex education in their day to day work. After running a very successful and in demand Sex and Medicine Summit Anita pivoted her work to focus on sex dynamics in the workplace. With the #MeToo movement creating a platform for victims to step forward, be heard and supported with their experiences of sexual assault at work, Anita continues her work developing shame free environments where victims and perpetrators can share their experiences, get educated and empowered in their healing process. Join Sexuality Educator and Coach Anita Teresa and I as we explore sexuality in the workplace, sexual harassment, sexual health, communication, self expression and shame in Episode 98 of Ignite Intimacy! Anita Teresa – BIO Anita Teresa is an Integrative Sexuality Educator and Coach with a private practice based in NYC.  She Founded the Sex & Medicine Summit in 2015 and does on-going programming around the topics of embodiment, healthy sexuality,  and the future of male/female leadership.   Connect: Website Facebook: Anita Teresa + Sex and Medicine Summit LinkedIn   … Continue reading

97 :: An Episode for Men and Those Confused By Them with Robert Kandell

Episode Description Robert Kandell (previously featured on EP 72 of Ignite Intimacy) has been on a journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship having built an international 8-figure business based on relationships, intimacy and sex before launching a coaching practice and now authoring his revolutionary new book, unHIDDEN – A Book for Men and Those Who Are Confused By Them. I’m thrilled to have Robert on for a follow-up conversation to jam on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, MEN! Masculinity! What is it, why men are confusing, what’s going on for men internally, patriarchy, external influences and the harmony and connection that is possible when we all take responsibility for ourselves, our relationships and our choices. Join Robert and I for a powerful conversation about Men, Masculinity and sorting through it all on Episode 97 of Ignite Intimacy!   Robert Kandell – BIO Author and host of the highly successful podcast, Tuff Love, Robert Kandell has been helping men find themselves for fourteen years. An expert in interpersonal communication and relationships, he has helped thousands of students find a more balanced, energized life with better relationships, more sex and more happiness. Connect: Website Facebook Twitter: @RobertKandell … Continue reading

96 :: Engineering for Intimacy with Janet Lieberman

Episode Description Janet Lieberman is a woman after my own heart! After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from MIT and working with various companies in the consumer product space she began to wonder why the same level of care and design didn’t go into sex toys. Through the grapevine she heard about Alexandra Fine (Co-Founder of Dame Productions – Episode 93) who was also launching a sex toy company and it was business partner love at first sight. From their first meeting they chose to combine efforts and energy to launch Dame. Join Mechanical Engineer and Co-Founder of Dame Products, Janet Lieberman and I as we talk about sex toys, product design, female orgasm, dispelling myths about sex toys and pleasure and orgasm shaming on Episode 96 of Ignite Intimacy! Janet Lieberman – BIO Engineer and a graduate of MIT, Janet designed 3D printers until she discovered that vibrators weren’t being developed, manufactured, or marketed the way a quality consumer good should be. A firm believer that you must be the change you want to see in the world, Lieberman co-founded Dame Products to try to catalyze that shift. Connect Website Twitter – @dame_janet IG/FB/Twitter – @dameproducts RECEIVE $15 OFF … Continue reading

92 :: Cycles + Sex with Lauren Bille

Episode Description Lauren Bille is a powerful, gentle, fiery, dynamic, beautiful and true soul. She is on a mission to transform the current societal, racial and gender based paradigms here on planet earth and I am sooo grateful she’s stepped up to the plate. Lauren and I have distinct similarities in our life experiences and some of the ways we’ve approached dating, relating and our sexuality in the past. Sitting with her was like looking in the mirror at times! This is a powerful and deep conversation that will take you on the journey of a woman who broke out of the addiction and depression of her teen years to having a powerful voice as a grown woman in areas and arenas that impact all of us. Join entrepreneur and founder of Cycles + Sex, Lauren Bille and I as we explore the realms of self worth, being chosen vs. choosing, personal power, freedom, #metoo, responsibility, consent and so much more on Episode 92 of Ignite Intimacy! Lauren Bille – BIO Passionate about racial, gender and economic equity, building meaningful communities and shifting cultural paradigms, Lauren co-founded CYCLES + SEX – the destination for all things reproductive health and sex. They intersect education, tools, … Continue reading

89 :: Treat Your Vagina Better Than Your Face with Meika Hollender of Sustain!

Episode Description Meika Hollender had an itch to launch a business. When her Father came to her with the idea of starting an all natural condom company it peaked her interest. The company, Sustain, now has a variety of all natural, organic and ethically made products in the sexual health and period space so that women can rest assured they are only putting the very best in their vaginas and on their bodies! Join Meika and I as we dive deep into a powerful conversation on sexual health, organic and sustainable sex and period products, sexual pleasure, activism and paying it forward on Episode 89 of Ignite Intimacy! Meika Hollender – BIO Meika Hollender is the Co-Founder and CEO at Sustain Natural, a leading brand of all natural, vagina-friendly products. She is also the creator of GetOnTop, a national campaign aimed at getting women to take control of their sexual health. Meika has been listed on Forbes 30 under 30, Fast Company’s Most Creative People and Inc. 30 under 30, and her second book Get On Top was released in March 2018. Through their 10%4 initiative, Sustain donates 10% of their pretax profits to women who currently lack access to basic needs like sex ed, … Continue reading

85 :: Purity Culture, Sexual Shame + Breaking Free Together with Linda Kay Klein

Episode Description 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. Connect: Website Speaking Resources: PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free (Simon & Schuster) TEDx talk … Continue reading

83 :: Am I Ready for Love? With Andrew Barrett

Episode Description Andrew Barrett has been on a soul journey and exploration through meditation for many years. This journey led him to Los Angeles where he’s launched a series called Dating + Meditating focusing on a variety of different topics that I’d venture to say interest most of us. Tune in for this deep, heart opening, real conversation where Andrew and I dive into big questions like, ‘Am I ready for love?,’ gender roles in love and relating, safety and opening up on Episode 83 of Ignite Intimacy! Andrew Barrett – BIO Andrew Barrett is a trained meditation teacher based in LA. He hosts a weekly event called Dating & Meditating, a group meditation followed by a discussion on a relationship topic. Subjects have ranged from What is a relationship, money, sex, jealousy and falling in love. Connect: www.BarrettMeditation.com https://www.facebook.com/andrew.barrett.1238 https://www.instagram.com/barrettmeditation **** Ignite Intimacy has a chance to do a LIVE PODCAST from the 2019 SXSW Conference! With your support we can bring the conversation around ‘Making Disclosure Sexy – Living with Herpes’ to the stage at this incredible 17 day conference. CLICK HERE NOW TO VOTE – http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/83269, register for an account and cast your vote for the Ignite Intimacy podcast to participate … Continue reading

82 :: The Body, Jealousy and Playfulness with Dr. Cat Meyer

Episode Description Dr. Cat Meyer is a powerful, sensual and magnetic woman. She knows how to pull you in with the silky, deep tone of her voice and the playfulness and authenticity that comes through every syllable. Join Dr. Cat and I as we explore topics like embodiment, jealousy, attachment, and playfulness that are at the foundation of the romantic and sexual experiences that we have, that shape us, shame us, and how to breakthrough the old and step powerfully into the new on Episode 82 of Ignite Intimacy! Dr Cat – BIO   Dr. Cat Meyer is a licensed sex and relationship therapist, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. She is host to the popular podcast Eat.Play.Sex on iTunes, in which she brings you expert guests talking on how to ignite your love life both mentally, physically, and relationally.   Connect with Dr Cat: SexLoveYoga.com CatMeyer.com Instagram: SexLoveYoga Facebook: @SexLoveYogawithDrCat YouTube: SexLoveYoga Twitter: @drcatrawrs GoddessCelebration.org **** Ignite Intimacy has a chance to do a LIVE PODCAST from the 2019 SXSW Conference! With your support we can bring the conversation around ‘Making Disclosure Sexy – Living with Herpes’ to the … Continue reading

81 :: Living with Herpes, Disclosure + Something Positive with Courtney Brame

Episode Description Courtney Brame was diagnosed with Herpes over 7 years ago. Instead of letting it get him down he chose to create a platform for people living with positive STI results to share their stories as a way to support and empower themselves and others. Join Courtney and I as we have an open flowing conversation about STI’s, testing, the stigma around Herpes, disclosure and how and how to have and maintain a thriving sex life after a positive diagnosis on Episode 81 of Ignite Intimacy! Courtney Brame – BIO Courtney is a podcast host who has coordinated a space of understanding for other humans living with and/or affected by sexually transmitted infections. He hopes that sharing his experiences can help others find a new, positive perspective and flourish despite their diagnoses.  Instagram: @HOnMyChest Tumblr: @HOnMyChest Reddit: @HOnMyChest Facebook Page: Something Positive for Positive People Twitter: @HOnMychest Podcast Site: https://somethingpositiveforpositivepeople.podbean.com/ STL Magazine Article St. Louis Post Dispath Article Resources: ProjectAccept.org Reddit HOpportunity … Continue reading