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?!

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!
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Holy Moly!! The Ignite Intimacy Podcast is 1 year! As you may know, 1 year ago in late July I made an announcement that I was launching a new project that would create space to contribute to the growing conversation on sexuality, intimacy, romantic relationships and all the juicy (and many times taboo) topics that are aching to be shared, discussed and explored on greater levels! Well… 1 year ago this conversation started when the Ignite Intimacy Podcast went LIVE on iTunes on August 1st 2016!! I am proud to share that we have kept the podcast going and now have 36 episodes LIVE via iTunes, iHeart Radio, and GooglePlay! Listeners are tuning in from all over the world from United States, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Romania, Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (Wow!!) and elsewhere! This is sooo exciting! We’ve covered a diverse array of topics from polyamory and open relationships to kink and BDSM to empowered communication in romantic relationships and how to heal from sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy in your relationships. Here’s what one of our listeners said..  ‘It takes a rare skill to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality, and relationship. Ms. LAH has done that in a way that anyone can … Continue reading

The Ignite Intimacy Podcast 1 Year Anniversary!!

Holy Moly!! The Ignite Intimacy Podcast is 1 year! As you may know, 1 year ago in late July I made an announcement that I was launching a new project that would create space to contribute to the growing conversation on sexuality, intimacy, romantic relationships and all the juicy (and many times taboo) topics that are aching to be shared, discussed and explored on greater levels! Well… 1 year ago this conversation started when the Ignite Intimacy Podcast went LIVE on iTunes on August 1st 2016!! I am proud to share that we have kept the podcast going and now have 36 episodes LIVE via iTunes, iHeart Radio, and GooglePlay! Listeners are tuning in from all over the world from United States, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Romania, Italy, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (Wow!!) and elsewhere! This is sooo exciting! We’ve covered a diverse array of topics from polyamory and open relationships to kink and BDSM to empowered communication in romantic relationships and how to heal from sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy in your relationships. Here’s what one of our listeners said..  ‘It takes a rare skill to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality, and relationship. Ms. LAH has done that in a way that anyone can … Continue reading

37 :: Ignite Intimacy 1 year Celebration!

Episode Description We’re flipping the script on episode 37! My twin sistar Sarah and I are having a conversation about the creation of the Ignite Intimacy podcast and the path of self-discovery that I continue to walk with all of you on this journey! I’m answering Sarah’s questions, sharing my absolute DELIGHT at touching people that tune in from all over the world, and giving you some hints on what’s to come in the future of the Ignite Intimacy podcast. Give thanks for being a MAJOR part of this journey! One year in and we’ve learned so much, and we’re just getting started ;)) A BIG thanks to Sheena Witter, Dustin Hummel and Lindsay Leclair for supporting this podcast over the last year, helping give it life and sustain it! … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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

25 :: Confidence, Connection, and Cravings with Alexandra Jamieson

Episode Description: On this week’s episode of Ignite Intimacy, champion for women, Alexandra Jamieson, and I discuss her personal journey of self-discovery and the importance of giving your body what it needs, physically and emotionally. We explore feminine confidence, honoring your cravings, and finding the path to pleasure in a healthy and sustaining way! Find out how you can discover what you really want, ASK for it and GET it on Episode 25, Confidence, Connection, and Cravings with Alexandra Jamieson! Alexandra Jamieson – BIO A best-selling author, chef, co-creator the popular documentary Supersize Me, and life-long learner, Alexandra Jamieson works to empower women to grow into their genuine, confident selves. Through her own experiences and education in wellness, cravings, and sexuality, she inspires others to discover and speak their own truth. Find Alex at: www.alexandrajamieson.com CravingsQuiz.com iTunes podcast: Her Rules Radio   … 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

20 :: Nourishing Vibrant Erotic Connections with Anna Marti

 Episode Description: Anna Marti is a vet at this intimacy and sexuality thing. She’s got an energy and vibration that literally lights up a room, and a confidence that will surely inspire you. Anna and I journey down a winding road which starts with her conservative upbringing, the illegal abortion that liberated her into adulthood, Tantra and the ‘Unwinding’… And the truth that there is no morality, no good or bad, right or wrong. Join us as we continue to peel back the layers to the truth, whatever that is for each of us, on Episode 20 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast! Anna Marti – BIO Anna Marti, an intimacy coach in Portland, Oregon for the past 20 years, is passionate about supporting men and women of all ages, all orientations, alone or partnered. As an ‘erotic evangelist’, she comes to this work in the hope that more love in the world be generated, with a deep intention that it become a more pleasurable, vibrant and peaceful place to live. Along with a private practice and mentoring, she has been a featured speaker at conferences and universities, providing a bridge between esoteric ‘tantric’ teaching and western psychotherapeutic and somatic practices … Continue reading