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

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

19 :: Living Orgasmic with Elise Carr

Episode Description: In this episode, I am joined by Elise Carr, M.A., the Trailblazing Woman behind StellaMuse. Elise is on a mission to ignite women and men everywhere to live a more powerful and orgasmic life. She is a brilliant, well educated woman who was immersed in the world of fashion as a professional model as well as a journalist and budding author, living between Australia and Europe. When her body began to deteriorate physically, and her relationship with her partner was draining her, she knew something had to change. Join us as we explore Tantra, Trauma, the Heroine’s Journey and Living Orgasmic on Episode 19 of Ignite Intimacy! Elise Carr – BIO Known as the ‘Pioneer of Yoni Power’, Elise Carr, M.A. is a Sacred Spirituality and Sexuality Director, Life Empowerment Mentor and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Writer, Speaker,Tantra practitioner, Reiki Master, Model, Artist, and Divine Feminine Trailblazer! With unwavering enthusiasm, fierce dedication and spirited insight, she guides inspirational souls on a purpose driven passion filled mission, away from fear and dissatisfaction, and into courageous love and divine power; living life as their most authentic, nourished, empowered selves.   Connect with Elise: Website: http://www.stellamuse.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stella.muse/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stellamuseme/ Twitter https://twitter.com/stellamuse_com … Continue reading

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    6 :: Decoding Polyamory & Open Relationships with Victoria Rosa “I’m loving ALL these podcasts!! Keep ’em coming!” 7 :: Ayurveda, Sex and the Three Pillars with Dr. Michele Summer Colon “Truly grateful for the amazing energy you’ve captured here and I can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve.” 8 :: Let’s Talk About Sex featuring Marcia Baczynski “It takes a rare skill to be able to open up a raw discussion about sensuality, sexuality and relationships…Laura has done that in a way that anyone can relate, learn and grow from.” 9 :: Diving Deep into Pleasure with Lindsay Miller “Thank you SO much for your podcast.” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite Intimacy email list here:http://eepurl.com/b3meHb When you do listen, please leave us a review on iTunes and share with your friends!  I can’t wait to hear what you think! xox Ms LAH aka Laura Aiisha … Continue reading

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  2 :: Put More Love On It with Abba Yahudah “Loved this!!!!!! This interview with Abba is fantastic! Thank you to you both for sharing this conversation with us all. I will be letting this all sink in throughout the day! I’m looking forward to listening to more when time allows!”   3 :: Courageous Relational Explorer with Dana Saylor “I’m always happy to see new media creators that promote healthy exploration. So, thank you for doing what you do! It’s important, and relevant, and necessary, and beautiful.”   4 :: Exploring Porn with N’Jelle and Guy ‘Boom! Keep up the heat!’   5 :: Exploring the Idea of “Sweet Surrender” with Diana M. Joice “You GO LAH! What intriguing topics you’ve chosen to highlight: sex, intimacy, relationships and transparency! Your voice sounds so professional! I loved the poem at in the beginning (episode). And I want to hear more about you and your story as we go along!” Here are the ways you can listen to, follow and stay connected with the Podcast! Listen on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ignite-intimacy/id1138178795 Check out the website: IgniteIntimacy.com  Join the conversation and ‘Like’ our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/igniteintimacypodcast/ Never miss an episode!! Sign up for the Ignite … Continue reading

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