102 :: Mismatched Desire + Sexless Relationships with Stephanie Zuber

Episode Description I met Stephanie Zuber at an Esther Perel event in NYC in November. The focus was the Masculinity Paradox, and the day was filled with powerful conversations about men, masculinity, sexuality, romance and more. Intrigued by the work Stephanie is doing supporting couples and individuals in Ithaca, NY with sex, body and relational matters, and my own recent experience feeling a lack of sexual desire for a partner, it was a no brainer. We had to have a conversation about something many people experience in dating and relating – mismatched desire and sexless relationships. Join Stephanie and I for a conversation that will support, inspire and encourage you to create more intimacy and rekindle your desire on Episode 102 of Ignite Intimacy!  Stephanie Zuber – BIO Stephanie is a licensed mental health counselor and sex therapist who hopes for a world that’s engaged in more self love and less erotophobia. Stephanie sees individuals, couples, those in multi-partnered relationships, and facilitates a sex & body matters group for women. Committed to helping everyone live their most authentic sexual life, Stephanie presents often in her community and at conferences on topics related to infidelity, sexual desire, how to maintain that erotic spark in long … Continue reading

101 :: Attracting Emotionally Unavailable People + What To Do About It with Dr. Anna Yusim

Episode Description Dr. Anna Yusim is a powerhouse. She’s brilliant, intuitive, insightful and passionate. Having traveled and worked all over the world, Anna was a lot like me in that we both had a habit of attracting emotionally unavailable men. When we met at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November we knew a conversation was in order to unpack this hot topic that many of us can relate too.  Join Dr. Anna and I as we dive into why we attract emotionally unavailable people, receiving vs. chasing, the imperfection of being human and how to attract what we actually desire on Episode 101 of Ignite Intimacy! About Dr. Anna Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally renowned, award-winning psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City where she has helped over 1000 patients from all over the world live happier, more meaningful lives. She is also a best-selling author of the book Fulfilled, a filmmaker, and a highly sought after speaker. Connect WebsiteInstagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn:  Pinterest … Continue reading

100 :: Two Women on Dating, Attachment + Self Compassion with Megan Bruneau

99 :: Pleasure, Dating + Linguistics with Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

Episode Description I first discovered Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh at an Esther Perel event in NYC. She was one of the featured experts at Esther’s event focused on the Masculinity Paradox. At first sight I was taken by this powerful, confident, brilliant woman so fluidly talking about sex, the body, orgasm and relating in front of a packed house. I knew we had to feature her and her insights, work and energy on Ignite Intimacy!! Join powerhouse PhD Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh and I as we have a bright and playful conversation about pleasure, dating in the digital age, the power of language, orgasm, cultural differences in sex, dating and sexuality, your unpolished gut and more on Episode 99 of Ignite Intimacy!! Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD – BIO Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD is a Social Psychologist and a thought leader in the fields of Cultural Fluency, Diversity & Inclusion and, Sexual Health & Relationships. An award winner, speaker, television host, and advisor, among many other things, Dr. Nasserzadeh is based in Palo Alto, California and travels widely. Connect Blog  Twitter: @DR_Sara_ FB: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh  Instagram: Dr.SaraNasserzadeh Resources: Esther Perel website … Continue reading

98 :: Sexual Dynamics in the Workplace with Anita Teresa

Episode Description Anita Teresa began exploring sex and education in the medical space after realizing that healthcare professionals were missing core pieces of sex education in their day to day work. After running a very successful and in demand Sex and Medicine Summit Anita pivoted her work to focus on sex dynamics in the workplace. With the #MeToo movement creating a platform for victims to step forward, be heard and supported with their experiences of sexual assault at work, Anita continues her work developing shame free environments where victims and perpetrators can share their experiences, get educated and empowered in their healing process. Join Sexuality Educator and Coach Anita Teresa and I as we explore sexuality in the workplace, sexual harassment, sexual health, communication, self expression and shame in Episode 98 of Ignite Intimacy! Anita Teresa – BIO Anita Teresa is an Integrative Sexuality Educator and Coach with a private practice based in NYC.  She Founded the Sex & Medicine Summit in 2015 and does on-going programming around the topics of embodiment, healthy sexuality,  and the future of male/female leadership.   Connect: Website Facebook: Anita Teresa + Sex and Medicine Summit LinkedIn   … Continue reading

97 :: An Episode for Men and Those Confused By Them with Robert Kandell

Episode Description Robert Kandell (previously featured on EP 72 of Ignite Intimacy) has been on a journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship having built an international 8-figure business based on relationships, intimacy and sex before launching a coaching practice and now authoring his revolutionary new book, unHIDDEN – A Book for Men and Those Who Are Confused By Them. I’m thrilled to have Robert on for a follow-up conversation to jam on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart, MEN! Masculinity! What is it, why men are confusing, what’s going on for men internally, patriarchy, external influences and the harmony and connection that is possible when we all take responsibility for ourselves, our relationships and our choices. Join Robert and I for a powerful conversation about Men, Masculinity and sorting through it all on Episode 97 of Ignite Intimacy!   Robert Kandell – BIO Author and host of the highly successful podcast, Tuff Love, Robert Kandell has been helping men find themselves for fourteen years. An expert in interpersonal communication and relationships, he has helped thousands of students find a more balanced, energized life with better relationships, more sex and more happiness. Connect: Website Facebook Twitter: @RobertKandell … Continue reading

96 :: Engineering for Intimacy with Janet Lieberman

Episode Description Janet Lieberman is a woman after my own heart! After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from MIT and working with various companies in the consumer product space she began to wonder why the same level of care and design didn’t go into sex toys. Through the grapevine she heard about Alexandra Fine (Co-Founder of Dame Productions – Episode 93) who was also launching a sex toy company and it was business partner love at first sight. From their first meeting they chose to combine efforts and energy to launch Dame. Join Mechanical Engineer and Co-Founder of Dame Products, Janet Lieberman and I as we talk about sex toys, product design, female orgasm, dispelling myths about sex toys and pleasure and orgasm shaming on Episode 96 of Ignite Intimacy! Janet Lieberman – BIO Engineer and a graduate of MIT, Janet designed 3D printers until she discovered that vibrators weren’t being developed, manufactured, or marketed the way a quality consumer good should be. A firm believer that you must be the change you want to see in the world, Lieberman co-founded Dame Products to try to catalyze that shift. Connect Website Twitter – @dame_janet IG/FB/Twitter – @dameproducts RECEIVE $15 OFF … Continue reading

95 :: Nudity, Desire + Possibility with Matthew Ayriss

Episode Description After spending almost two decades in long-term relationships, Matthew Ayriss is on a journey home to himself. A year into his marriage he realized something wasn’t quite right. And, the career he excelled in producing music videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay Z was feeding the machine he had intended to hold a mirror to, by bringing more consciousness to it.  With an affair and then a divorce, Matthew realized it was time to align with his roots and discover who he had become as a grown man. Join soul adventurer, coach, magician and producer Matthew Ayriss and I for a powerful, honest conversation as we dive deep into mommy love, nipples, nudity, the over sexualization of the human body, desire, romantic partnership and radical communication on Episode 95 of Ignite Intimacy! Matthew Ayriss – BIO After a decade in Hollywood producing music videos for artists like Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Katy Perry; and commercials for clients like Apple, Facebook and Toyota, Matthew Ayriss set his intention on creating only consciousness raising content. As a personal development coach, energy healer and body worker, Matthew works one-on-one with individuals and couples helping people navigate new relationships, sacred sexuality and conscious … Continue reading

94 :: Romantic Relationships By Design with Effy Blue

Episode Description Effy Blue is a worldwide adventurer and relationship explorer. After 10 years globetrotting she ended up in NYC where she was embraced by the Sex Positive community and introduced to the world of open relationships and polyamory. Here experience has been unique to say the least. From all of the things she’s learned on her journey the last several years, Effy transformed a corporate career into a relationship coaching practice supporting mostly couples in the process of exploring non-monogamy and opening up their relationships. Join relationship expert and and coach Effy Blue and I as we dive deep into non-monogamous relationship styles, communication, powerful agreements, opening up and how to consciously create your own unique romantic relationship by design on Episode 94 of Ignite Intimacy!! Effy Blue – BIO Effy Blue is a relationship expert specializing in non-monogamy and other alternative structures. Her coaching philosophy, Relationship by Design, abandons the one-size-fits-all relationship structure that is heavily prescribed by our society. Besides coaching, Effy builds a growing community of Curious Foxes, leads panels and workshops, and speaks at relationship and sexuality conferences around the country. Connect:   Websites Effy Blue Curious Foxes Play Party Etiquette facebook.com/coacheffyblue facebook.com/wearecuriousfoxes Twitter and … Continue reading

93 :: Sex Toys, Redefining Climax + Enhanced Intimacy with Alexandra Fine

Episode Description Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Dame Productions, Alexandra Fine has always been comfortable with her sexuality. As a curiously adventurous girl, she recounts a story about her First grade teachers reaction when she shared about an adventure she went on as a young girl with her Aunt to a drag show in Manhattan. In this episode Alex tells us about her courage to explore and engage sexually at a young age, her desire to share openly about her experiences and STI status to developing sex toy-esque innovations at home and inviting her girl friends over to test them out for her! Join entrepreneur, CEO and Co-founder of Dame Products, Alexandra Fine and I as we explore the power of being bold, courageous and true with our sexuality, sensuality, desires, status and relationships in Episode 93 of Ignite Intimacy. Alexandra Fine – BIO CEO of Dame Products, Alex Fine translates the nuances of our sexualities into human-friendly toys for sex. A lifelong student of sexual health, Fine earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in sex therapy from Columbia University. She first began developing her own vibrators at home and asking friends to give her feedback. In founding … Continue reading