58 :: Slut Shaming, Desire + Open Relationships with Lesley Tavernier

Episode Description

I was referred to female empowerment coach Lesley Tavernier by a fellow listener of the Ignite Intimacy Podcast. He was spot on when he told me she’d be a perfect guest for our show.

This is a particularly juicy episode people!

Tune in as Lesley shares her experience from being completely unsatisfied with sex and her perceived inability to orgasm, to the journey that brought her deeply in touch with her own body, her own pleasure, sex work and wildly fulfilling (and transparent) relationships.

Join us as we dive deep into sexuality, desire, open relationships, slut shaming and more on Episode 58 of Ignite Intimacy!

Lesley Tavernier – BIO

Lesley Tavernier is a Feminine Empowerment coach who specializes in helping women to love being a woman.  That is, she supports women in honoring, embracing and enhancing their relationship with themselves, their bodies, their male partner(s), their children, their female friends, their relatives, strangers and of course, with Source/God/Divinity.

Her mission in life is to support women in re-claiming their mental, emotional and sexual POWER and reuniting sex with spirituality.  

Lesley resides in Toronto, ON, Canada with her two teenage sons and is currently in an open relationship with two incredible men.  

57 :: Female Pleasure, Sexual Health + Cannabis with Mathew Gerson + Kiana Reeves

Episode Description It’s crazy to think how blatantly women’s sexual health and pleasure have been left behind by the science, R&D and pharmaceutical communities considering millions of women around the globe struggle with sexual dysfunctions from orgasmic disorder to sexual arousal disorder. Not to mention that natural solutions to ease pain and discomfort from menstrual cycles and birthing barely exist. With the ability to extract THC and CBD from Cannabis, Foria founder Mathew Gerson saw a huge gap in the sexual health market for women and decided to experiment with blending THC oil + coconut oil to give his girlfriend more pleasure during sex. The results were enough to convince Mathew to launch a line of products to support women’s sexual health, to experience more sexual pleasure, and ease pain and discomfort from their monthly cycles or genital scaring.   Tune in for a juicy conversation about sex, cannabis, pleasure and innovation on Episode 56 of Ignite Intimacy! Mathew Gerson – BIO As a social entrepreneur, Mathew Gerson has conceived, founded, and launched multiple companies in the consumer products, e-commerce and social media industries. He is the creator and Wellness Director at Foria. Before Foria, he co-founded Sir Richard’s Condom Company, helping to address the unmet need … Continue reading

56 :: Healing Trauma + Defining Your Sexual Pleasure with Kristina Campbell

Episode Description Kristina Campbell grew up with two opposing forces around sex and sexuality. Her Mother’s family are religiously devout, and her Father’s family worked in the porn industry.    After a career in her 20’s as a sex worker, and a deep dive into healing her own sexual trauma to save her marriage, she became an intimacy coach to support other women to empower their pleasure and relationship to sexuality.    Join us as we do a deep dive into healing sexual trauma, defining our pleasure, communication in the bedroom and the power of forgiveness with Kristina Campbell. Kristina Campbell – BIO Kristina Campbell is a sexuality and intimacy coach inspired to help women cultivate their authentic sexuality as a means to healing, wholeness and connection with spirit.  Kristina comes from a breadth of experience and has transformed her life and relationship through the work of deep sexual connection.  Coming from a chaotic childhood that included toxic marriages, verbal abuse, body shaming and sexual trauma, her path with fraught with negative experiences around sexuality, both direct and indirect.  After years of searching for what would fill the void of pain and loss, her path kept coming back to sexual … Continue reading

54 :: Relationship Advice + Knowing Your Worth with Charles J. Orlando

Episode Description Last October I was waiting for a flight at San Jose airport when I looked to my right and saw this well dressed, good looking guy with great energy sitting a few seats down from me. I did what any self respecting extrovert would do.. I said hello, introduced myself and inquired to know more about this interesting guy. His response?! ‘I’m a relationship coach.’ Aha! Of course! You know what happened next. I told Charles J. Orlando about Ignite Intimacy and told him we’d love to feature him. And, it wasn’t easy to schedule! Charles is in high demand between his show ‘7 Year Switch’ on Lifetime television, his private coaching practice, writing his 6th book and posting regularly to his robust social media following. Planning this took time, patience and effort. Join Charles and I as we do a deep dive into relational patterns, online dating in a social media obsessed world, knowing your worth and some one-on-one coaching Charles gives me during our conversation on Episode 54 of Ignite Intimacy! Charles J Orlando – BIO Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, bestselling author, and expert host of Lifetime’s smash-hit series Seven Year Switch. He has worked with tens of thousands of singles … Continue reading

53 :: The Clitoris Is Not a DJ Booth, Vagina Visions and other musings with Morgen Love

Episode Description Happy New Year Ignite Intimacy Community!! Have we got something special for the first episode of 2018! Morgen Love is a writer, creative, designer, muse, DJ, all around Femme powerhouse and one of my sistars! On this episode Morgen reads some of her humorous, deep, sexual and straight up pieces that touch on consent and the ‘me too’ movement, communicating about sex before you ever enter the bedroom, proper clitoral stimulation, pussy power and how ‘she’ communicates to us, and how to make that ish exquisite! This is a special episode!! Make sure you stick around for a special sexy poem Morgen shares towards the end of our conversation. Morgen Love – BIO Morgen Love is a New York-bred Oakland-based multidisciplinary artist and performer who believes in speaking candidly and openly about human sexuality and pleasure. Known as both a wild card and a wisdom-keeper, she artfully weaves the sacred and profane throughout her written musings that chronicle her journeys of womanhood, queerness, personal growth, and sexual exploration. IG :: @daddie.dearest + @dutchess.love Soundcloud :: daddiedearest + thedutchesslove Patreon :: patreon.com/dutchesslove Web :: iamdutchess.com … Continue reading

52 :: Me Too, Pussy Power + The One with Josefina Bashout

Episode Description Josefina Bashout is a Pussy Priestess Goddess Powerhouse!! Wow! This woman has so much passion and energy, insight and knowledge. She has risen from the ashes time and again, transforming each time into a more full, divine and authentic version of herself.   I first had the pleasure of meeting Josefina when she and Sierra were leading ‘Pussy Church’ in Venice Beach, CA. I was moved and inspired by the way they held this sacred container, which gave each of us space to open up, share, connect, heal and have fun! We’ve attempted to get this conversation on the calendar several times and it finally happened!   Josefina is here to clear the pathways of sexual trauma for generations past, present and future.    Join us on this episode as we dive deep into healing sexual trauma, pussy power, the ‘Me Too’ movement and discovering how we, as human beings, want to play with, flirt with and interact with each other!  Josefina Bashout – BIO   Widely known as Pussy Priestess, International Educator, certified Akashic Record Practitioner, Sensual Empowerment  + Intimacy Coach, Josefina Bashout is dedicated creating a life that’s meaningful, pleasurable and filled with love. She teaches her clients how to cultivate empowering relationships with self and others on a mind, … Continue reading

50 :: Sacred Sexuality, Twin Flames + Soulmates with Alison Lessard

Episode Description Alison Lessard is a powerhouse in the realms of sacred sexuality, romantic relationships, twin flames and pleasure. One of the things I love about her is that she works with both men and women! She and I do a deep dive into twin flames and soulmate relationships, personal and relational transformation, attachment vs. letting go, and how to balance the scales between deep personal growth work and the freedom to have fun while being fully expressed in love and sex on episode 50, Sacred Sexuality, Twin Flames + Soulmates with Alison Lessard See you inside for this juicy conversation!! Alison Lessard – BIO Relationship and Sacred Sexuality Expert Alison Lessard is a master communicator and advisor in the realm of the healing arts. Specializing in helping men and women elevate their relationships, Alison helps create deeper connections, and unlocks your highest sexual potential to transform all areas of your life. Instagram: @alison.lessard Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessardluxurywellness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/alisonlessard Website: www.alisonlessard.com Resources:  Jade Egg Secrets: An Introduction to Awakening Your Sexual Power and Magnetism e-course  Twin Flames: Journey to Self-Mastery Guidebook:   Kindle  iBooks   Love Liberated: Aligning with Your Divine Union E-Course … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

47 :: Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie

Episode Description Join me as I have a rare in-person conversation with spiritual relationship, sex coach, and “heart surgeon of energy” Gina Marie. We’re going in on how stored sexual stress or trauma can hold us back from fully experiencing life, sex and relationships. We also explore how to integrate this stress or trauma so that we can use the pain to empower ourselves and stand on our own two feet. Listen in for tools and tips to unravel stress through our own breath, cutting through the complicated stickiness of any area of life, and the impact of the recent #MeToo movement on episode 47, Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie. Gina Marie – BIO Inspired to travel the world after college graduation, Gina Marie found a deep calling to explore the esoteric and spiritual world. While learning from masters and shamans in places like South America and India, she realized that the key to her own awakening was within herself, and that her true calling was to serve people and to support them in their process of freedom and awakening. Now working mainly with sexual stress and sexual trauma, Gina Marie brings people together and creates a space in … Continue reading