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.

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84 :: Matchmakers, Online Dating + Attracting Love with Carmelia Ray

Episode Description Carmelia Ray has been supporting people like you and me with dating advice since the early 90’s. This woman knows her stuff!! Now a Matchmaker extraordinaire, Carmelia shares decades worth of insights, tips and tools with us to navigate the world of online dating, love, romance and partnership. Join us as we explore the world of matchmaking, online dating, finding and attracting love and busting myths about love, romance and partnership on Episode 84 of Ignite Intimacy! Carmelia Ray – BIO Carmelia Ray is a tv personality and an internationally acclaimed matchmaker for high achieving men and the quality women they’re searching for. With decades of experience and a tireless enthusiasm for online dating and matchmaking, Carmelia has established herself as the go-to attraction expert when elite singles are ready to find, attract, and connect with Mr. or Ms. Right. Connect:   Website Blog Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest … 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

80 :: The Power of Touch + Professional Cuddling with Christina Hepburn

Episode Description I love cuddling!! It’s one of my favorite things to do with people I dig.. ya dig?! So you are definitely going to want to listen to this episode with professional cuddler Christina Hepburn and I as we dive deep into the world of professional cuddling. Christina and I discuss our touch-starved culture, seeking sex to fill the void and how to keep it tight and right, safe and sound as we venture into our desires, fulfilling our pleasure and receiving that good good loving on 2 year anniversary Episode #80 of Ignite Intimacy! Christina Hepburn – BIO Christina Hepburn is a professional cuddler and intentional touch expert. Cuddling is a platonic, physical touch therapy that allows her to work with clients around intimacy and comfort in their bodies. She is also creator and cohost of T&A Talk Sex, a podcast on BlogTalkRadio for 3 years, gabbing about taboo topics around sexuality, relationships, and intimacy in an effort to normalize it. She firmly believes a developed sexuality can center us as humans. Christina is based in Los Angeles and travels to meet her clients. Connect: @chrihepburn Christina’s Cuddle Practice Article by Christina: A case for Intentional Touch from … Continue reading

79 :: Orgasmic Meditation, Pleasure + Climax with Marga Berlinski

Episode Description Marga Berlinski was searching for a way to feel connected to her own pleasure, vulnerability and desire. After a chance meeting with a woman from the OneTaste community Marga went on an exploration to stretch beyond the edges of her own comfort to discover pleasure on her terms. Join Marga and I as we have a conversation between the US and The Netherlands about pleasure as access to creating what we desire, exploring new frontiers, getting vulnerable and the difference between orgasm and climax on Episode 79 of Ignite Intimacy! Marga Berlinski – BIO Marga Berlinski works with women (and men) who desire more connection. intimacy and satisfying sex in their lives. This touches on area’s of self-esteem, body image and feeling confident to speak up and get your needs met.    A trainer and coach since 2010, Marga practices a variety of modalities combined with the OneTaste philosophy and the practices of OM. After experiencing the power of this practice she is committed to make it available in the Netherlands, where she is the first person certified as the first OneTaste life coach in the country. Connect: Website Facebook Meetup   … Continue reading

78 :: Haptic Body + Vocal Expression + Healing Trauma with Megwyn White

Episode Description Megwyn White is a brilliant, creative, powerful woman. She experienced sexual abuse as a child, and as a result discovered a deep connection to creative expression, her voice, movement and acting to channel trauma. On her soul’s adventure through creative expression, ancient cultures, the discovery of body as technology and the healing arts, Megwyn founded Haptic Body. Join Megwyn and I as we dive into the ethers of our physical and spiritual bodies, how to utilize the gift of creative expression to channel and heal trauma, orgasmic dolphins and more on Episode 78 of Ignite Intimacy! Megwyn White – BIO Founder of EmbodyVoice Megwyn White has spent over 20 years researching and exploring the dynamics of human emotions as they are mapped inside the body’s tissue. Her “Haptic Body” technique includes powerful self-care tools which work with the technology of touch to help awaken, and naturally clear the constellation of emotions that are often locked inside the body’s tissue as fear, shame, and trauma. Megwyn often partners with other sexual educators, and has been featured in publications such as Cosmo, and Sentient Magazine. Connect with Megwyn: https://www.hapticbody.com Resources: Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin … Continue reading

77 :: Sex Ed with GlamourPuss, M.D. Miss Olivia Richman!

Episode Description I met Olivia Richman in a 7 month leadership training program that we’re both in at the moment her in NYC. This woman is a powerhouse. She is so bright, full of light and brings power, strength, confidence and humor to her YouTube channel GlamourPuss, M.D. to share Sex Ed with teens and adults. Olivia decided to launch GlamourPuss, M.D. when she realized how little factual information was available to her younger cousins about sex, their bodies, and issues for younger girls like how to put in a tampon. I highly recommend this episode for teens and adults! It is fun, insightful and witty. Enjoy Episode 77 with GlamourPuss, M.D. Olivia Richman!! Olivia Richman – BIO Olivia Richman is a 3rd year medical student at American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Olivia started a YouTube channel in August 2017, GlamourPuss, M.D., in which she is educating adolescents on mind, body and sexual health. She releases videos once a week on Saturday mornings and in the future, Olivia will be creating videos about empowered relationships, healthy eating, exercise and inside a teen’s life. Website Youtube   Resources: “What does the External Female Genitalia Look Like?” – GlamourPuss, M.D. … Continue reading

76 :: Healing Heartbreak + Role Play + Emotional Clearing with Suki Sohn

Episode Description Suki Sohn is an author and coach who went from a corporate career in finance, and two intense heartbreaks to emotional healing, full self expression and a life filled with love, family, connection and beauty. Join us as we have a real deal conversation about the power of heartbreak to crack us open to what is really at the heart of the matter, healing emotionally, embracing our differences, dancing in life and the power of role play on Episode 76 of Ignite Intimacy! Suki Sohn – BIO Suki is a feminine leadership and relationship coach, author, and intuitive healer.  Her passion is to empower women to embrace their divine femininity to create a new paradigm for feminine leadership. She has journeyed through a personal transformation to health through holistic mind-body-spirit approaches, and now focuses on assisting her clients reclaim and cultivate divine feminine aspects of fluidity, heart-centredness, and intuition. Connect with Suki: https://www.sukisohn.com/ Resources: Happily Ever After by Suki Sohn Alpha Bitch to Enchantress – Awaken Your Feminine Superpowers by Suki Sohn The way of the superior man by David Deida Esther Perel’s podcast episode … Continue reading