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

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

22 :: Sexual Fluidity and Gender Identity with Rena McDaniel

Episode Description Are you, or is someone you know, feeling confused about sexuality or gender identity? Do you feel pressured to fit into a gender or sexuality “checkbox”? How can you work on feeling really authentic in your unique skin and bodies? Get READY, get CURIOUS, and get INFORMED, with my special guest Rena McDaniel, MEd, and certified Clinical Sexologist. Join us as we discuss sex education, and the vast range of sexual and gender identities that fall until the LGBTQ umbrella. Bio – Rena McDaniel Rena McDaniel,MEd is a Certified Sexologist and graduate of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education. Through her pleasure-positive practice, Rena is focused on helping her clients find confidence and happiness in their own skin, sexuality, and relationships. For more information about Rena and her work, please visit: www.practicalaudacity.com www.facebook.com/practicalaudacity IG: PracticalAudacity … 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