81 :: Living with Herpes, Disclosure + Something Positive with Courtney Brame

Episode Description

Courtney Brame was diagnosed with Herpes over 7 years ago. Instead of letting it get him down he chose to create a platform for people living with positive STI results to share their stories as a way to support and empower themselves and others.

Join Courtney and I as we have an open flowing conversation about STI’s, testing, the stigma around Herpes, disclosure and how and how to have and maintain a thriving sex life after a positive diagnosis on Episode 81 of Ignite Intimacy!

Courtney Brame – BIO

Courtney is a podcast host who has coordinated a space of understanding for other humans living with and/or affected by sexually transmitted infections. He hopes that sharing his experiences can help others find a new, positive perspective and flourish despite their diagnoses. 

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Podcast Sitehttps://somethingpositiveforpositivepeople.podbean.com/

80 :: The Power of Touch + Professional Cuddling with Christina Hepburn

Episode Description I love cuddling!! It’s one of my favorite things to do with people I dig.. ya dig?! So you are definitely going to want to listen to this episode with professional cuddler Christina Hepburn and I as we dive deep into the world of professional cuddling. Christina and I discuss our touch-starved culture, seeking sex to fill the void and how to keep it tight and right, safe and sound as we venture into our desires, fulfilling our pleasure and receiving that good good loving on 2 year anniversary Episode #80 of Ignite Intimacy! Christina Hepburn – BIO Christina Hepburn is a professional cuddler and intentional touch expert. Cuddling is a platonic, physical touch therapy that allows her to work with clients around intimacy and comfort in their bodies. She is also creator and cohost of T&A Talk Sex, a podcast on BlogTalkRadio for 3 years, gabbing about taboo topics around sexuality, relationships, and intimacy in an effort to normalize it. She firmly believes a developed sexuality can center us as humans. Christina is based in Los Angeles and travels to meet her clients. Connect: @chrihepburn Christina’s Cuddle Practice Article by Christina: A case for Intentional Touch from … Continue reading

70 :: Consensuality + Slow Play + Safer Sex Foreplay Convos with Rachael Maddox

Episode Description Holy Goddess Gracious!! Rachael Maddox is a powerhouse and YOU are in for a treat on this episode!! Not only does Rachael give us the goods on healing trauma and learning to say no in powerful and sexy ways, she also gives us some of her go-to processes to create more intimacy, vulnerability, closeness and power in our romantic and intimate relationships before we get naked and during the exploration period. From top to bottom this episode is FIYAH! You will definitely want to check this episode of Ignite Intimacy! Rachael Maddox – BIO Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who’s helped hundreds of women and men resolve their sexual trauma and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. On a fierce mission to help as many women as possible who’ve experienced trauma, Rachael offers one-on-one support, groups, articles and courses for women who are ready to dance hard with life. For fun, Rachael writes songs on her ukulele, swims naked as often as possible, and lays quietly under trees. Links: Website Grown Goddess Video Series Instagram Facebook Resources: SECRET BAD GIRL – by Rachael Maddox   … Continue reading

51 :: Sex Toys + Intimacy with Isabelle Deslauriers

Episode Description While in college Isabelle Deslauriers discovered a major gap in the sex toy industry. There were no luxurious, well designed, safe toys made specifically for women or women’s health. She said, “What was on the market didn’t resonate with my view of what sexuality was. For me, sexuality was always deeply intertwined with intimacy and even romance. I couldn’t find anything at the time that gave me that feeling.” After a dare from her college classmates, Isabelle chose to focus her senior project on developing a new sex toy that would be safe, aesthetically pleasing and effective without batteries. Join us for a warm, insightful and inspiring conversation about sex toys, women’s health, the dangers of materials used in sex toys and how to develop deeper intimacy with yourself and your partner through the use of Desirables’ dildo, the ‘Dalia,’ and their internal massage stones, the ‘Adori.’ Isabelle Deslauriers – BIO Quebec City, Canada born and raised, and now Montreal based Isabelle Deslauriers is the founder and president of Désirables Expérience Design inc. An innovative and award-winning femmepreneur, Isabelle is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the University of Montreal. Find her online: Website Facebook Instagram Subscribe here and get a free massage booklet! Discount for Ignite Intimacy Listeners: 15% off their first purchase with … Continue reading

44 :: Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono

Episode Description Rono and Sierra are back with an even deeper conversation about their relationship journey from “relationship rupture” through healing, and their practice of creating “Epic Saturday Nights” – fun, creative, sexy, and relationship-nourishing Saturday nights that begin with intention and fill up with love and sensual pleasure. We’re talking about “setting up the container” for sexual intimacy, connecting deeper, and learning how to be more intimate, vulnerable, and spiritual with each other, our sexual selves and the world around us. Open yourself to this conversation and dare to ask for what you want on Episode 44, Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono! Sierra and Rono – BIO Having known each other since childhood (and maybe even for lifetimes!), Rono and Sierra are a couple that have built their relationship on a foundation of friendship and lots of hard work. Together they have created a sisterhood committed to empowerment, and a reputation for transforming the lives of women and couples all over. Feminine Empowerment Expert & Passion Coach Sierra’s background in publishing and marketing, and Rono’s experiences including lifestyle coaching have lent themselves perfectly to manifesting their business of creating love, understanding, and compassion. Resources: Check out their websites at LifeStylized.com and HotSexyLove.com! They will be Co-Teaching … Continue reading

32 :: Don’t Yuck Other People’s Yumm with Andrea Barrica

Episode Description This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast, my sistar Sarah and I get filled in on all the juicy details of Andrea Barrica’s passion for reproductive justice and the birth of her online shame-free platform for pleasure education, O.School. Accepting the fluidity of sexuality from an early age, but pushing it aside to focus on her education, Andrea’s path has now brought her to create O.School and look into the future of sex and sex education. O.School is a judgement free online space to choose your own sex education adventure, with a diverse group of instructors leading courses ranging from communication and consent, to raising sex positive kids, to introduction to kink and fetish. Regardless of physical, cultural, locational, or educational differences, live streaming and live chat provide everyone with an inclusive, safe, and supportive community in which to unlearn shame and live in the desire the way it works for them. Andrea Barrica – BIO Andrea Barrica is no stranger to business ventures. After co-founding an accounting and tax platform at a very early age, she went on to have a hand in one of the world’s most active global seed funds. Now she combines her technological … Continue reading

24 :: Submitting To Your Dark Side

Episode Description In this episode, Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers, founders of the Light Dark Institute, join me for a powerful Valentine’s Day conversation! We dive into the hot, and sometimes taboo, topics of BDSM, Shame, and Humiliation as a form of therapy. Sounds kinky, but there’s way more to it than sex and sexuality. Tani and Leslie teach us about how exploring the both the light and deep dark aspects of our psyche in a safe, consensual environment can be the key to powerful awakening and emotional growth. Say YES to all facets of yourself and discover your hidden potential, in Ignite Intimacy Episode 24, Submitting to Your Dark Side! BIO – Tani Thole and Leslie Rogers Tani and Leslie share a passion for liberating individuals from things that hold them back. Together, they founded The Light Dark Institute as a safe place for people to tap into the beautiful and magical parts we hide out of shame. With honesty, and without sensationalizing it, they use BDSM as an incredible tool to help others find the light in the darkness. Please visit Tani and Leslie at lightdarkinsitute.com   … Continue reading