49 :: Less is More with Van der Pop founder April Pride

Episode Description

We’ve been blessed to connect with some powerhouse femme entrepreneurs lately who are connecting the dots between the growing Cannabis industry, intimacy and sexuality.
This episode, featuring Van der Pop Founder April Pride, takes us on the journey of a creative woman, entrepreneur and mother who is following the energy to design and sell Cannabis products for women in an industry that tends to focus way too much on the bros.
Because we’re both Moms, we go deep into a conversation about consumption, parenting and how/when to come clean with your kids in this digital age. We’re also diving into April’s journey as a designer and entrepreneur who’s not only discovered a sweet spot in the world of Cannabis, but also the different ways that Cannabis, in it’s many forms, can increase intimacy, bonding and sexual connection between you and your partner(s).
This is another POWERFUL episode of Ignite Intimacy!! Definitely tune in to get inspired, jazzed and turned on by the possibilities that exist as we dive deeper into this intimate journey.

April Pride – BIO

Creative entrepreneur April Pride is the creator of leading North American Cannabis lifestyle brand and editorial platform Van der Pop. A mom of two with many creative ventures under her belt, April runs her company from its Seattle headquarters.
IG @vanderpop
twitter @van-der-pop
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48 :: Feeling High From The Inside Out – The Pleasurable Effects of Cannabis with Alicia Rose

Episode Description Alicia Rose has taken a long time love affair with Cannabis into the creation of a full-time business. Her company, Herba Buena, creates products that utilize Cannabis in it’s many forms to support your health, wellness and pleasure. I recently saw Alicia speak at the New West Summit on a panel focused on Sex + Cannabis and was blown away by her knowledge of how Cannabis supports sexual health and the potential for increased pleasure and intimacy during sex. Tune in to learn more about the healing, intimacy and pleasure increasing affects of Cannabis, Cannabis and parenting, and a product she’s developed called ‘Quiver,’ which supports women to have increased sensory and orgasmic pleasure with themselves or partners. Alicia Rose – BIO Alicia Rose founded HerbaBuena in 2015 as a way for health conscious adults to receive the same level of purity and quality in their cannabis that they get in organic food and fine wines . With an advanced degree in environmental science and a 15-year tenure in the wine industry, Alicia is a founding Board Member of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association and the Wine & Weed Symposium. She is committed to educating people about the … Continue reading

45 :: Prioritizing HER Pleasure with Kim Sedgwick

Episode Description: Ladies, why are we so afraid to ask for what we want in the bedroom? This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast I’m talking to sex educator Kim Sedgwick, co-founder of Red Tent Sisters, about the female tendency to put others first and not take time to consider and express their own desires and needs. We’re talking about opening up the channels of communication in the bedroom, and prioritizing all different kinds of pleasure, not just orgasm. Learn the beauty of letting go of your fears, saying goodbye to those pesky hangups, being fully seen for all of you, and creating true connection and intimacy with the right people (for you!). Kim Sedgwick-BIO Growing up Toronto, Canada, in a very sex positive atmosphere, Kim always felt comfortable asking questions and having discussions about sex. After majoring in English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Kim and her sister Amy founded Red Tent Sisters to teach women how to manage their fertility naturally through the Justisse Method, and helping them feel sexually empowered. Kim aims to change the definition of the passive “nice girl”, and teach women about the confidence that comes from knowing your boundaries and creating deep connections … Continue reading

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?! Holler at us Hello@IgniteIntimacy.com 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! Check out our sponsors: For more information about Saida’s upcoming event in Los Angeles Click HERE To learn more about the board game that gets you SPARKED Click HERE   Resources: If you’re listening to Ignite Intimacy please hop over to iTunes and … 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

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

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