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 savvy and  “Empathy Warrior” vision to help those who have not yet been lucky enough to embrace their sexuality learn how to open themselves to their own power.

For more information about Andrea, please visit:

O.School: https://www.o.school/

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/abarrica

Twitter: @abarrica , @odotschool

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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

17 :: Inviting Desire, Sex & Intimacy Communication Tips with Walker Thornton

Episode Description: Struggle with communication in the bedroom or in your relationship(s) in general? Wish you knew how to express your needs in a way that won’t turn your partner off or have them feeling insecure and sensitive about their ability to (or not to) pleasure you? Feeling disconnected from your sex drive in middle age and need to reignite the juiciest parts of yourself?! Well… we’ve got some super awesome tricks and tips for you. Author Walker Thornton is on a mission to create a group of sexuality awakened individuals. Walker Thornton – BIO Walker Thornton is a sex educator, speaker, and sexual health writer. Her mission is to help women embrace their sexuality in a way that feels comfortable at each stage of life. Her writing has appeared on the American Sexual Health Association website, Huffington Post, Better After 50, Senior Planet, and other sites. She is the Sexual Health Columnist for Midlife Boulevard and writes about midlife sexuality at Kinkly.com. Walker currently serves on the Sexuality and Aging Consortium of Widener University’s Leadership Committee. She has presented at the Sexuality and Aging Symposium, CatalystCon, and in other venues across the country. A former executive director of sexual assault … Continue reading

16 :: Making STD Disclosure Sexy with Adrial from The ‘H’ (Herpes) Opportunity

Episode Description: Have you or someone you know contracted an STD? Not sure when or HOW to disclose to new partners about your STD status? Sick of the stigmas around Herpes and other STD’s? Tired of potential partners (or current ones) not taking responsibility for their sexual health by NOT getting tested?! Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you. Join the powerful and courageous Adrial, of H Opportunity, and I as we dive deep into the topics of STD’s, Herpes diagnosis’ and the POWER of Full Disclosure on Episode 16 of Ignite Intimacy!! We’re making disclosure sexy baby… This episode is really powerful and very personal for me. We’re going in on this one and honestly.. it’s an episode everyone should tune in for. Adrial – BIO Adrial specializes in helping people move through sexual shame into a full embrace of their lives. In his own life and from working with hundreds of people, he has seen how shame can cripple connection and intimacy. In his work with the herpes community through creating The Herpes Opportunity and in the broader application of relational practices, Adrial supports people in realizing that when they clear shame, they not only have more … Continue reading

13 :: Holistic Sex Education for Parents and Guardians with Robin LaCross

Episode Description: Join Robin LaCross and I as we talk about that oh so tender and touchy subject… Opening the door to the ‘birds and the bees’ conversation with our children and paving the way to shame-free and empowered communication about sex, intimacy and sexuality! Not sure where to begin with that ‘birds and bees’ conversation with your child? Work with children or know someone who’s children are reaching the tween years and they need support to have powerful conversations about sex and sexuality with their kids? Robin LaCross – BIO Do your children know about things like consent, asking permission and staying safe as they are entering the time in their lives when more intimate and sexual exploration begins? Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching fertility awareness skills for over 25 years to women looking for natural solutions to avoid getting pregnant without relying on hormonal birth control. Robin is a holistic sex educator who is passionate about helping moms feel confident when having the challenging conversations with their girls about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe. Check out Robin’s work at: www.raisingempowereddaughters.com … Continue reading

12 :: Healing Sexual Trauma & Deepening Intimacy with Neil Sattin and Chloe Urban

Episode Description: Have you or someone close to you experienced sexual trauma at some point in their lives? Does past sexual trauma create obstacles to creating the relationships and intimacy that you desire to experience with yourself and your partner(s)? Curious about learning new powerful ways to communicate with your partner around sexual trauma, intimacy and deepening your love? Then this episode of Ignite Intimacy is for you.. Join Relationship Alive podcast creator & coach Neil Sattin, his partner Chloe Urban and I as we dive into the deep waters of healing sexual trauma in order to deepen intimacy with yourself and your partner, while taking steps to shift the cultural dynamic around assault and trauma as it relates to our ability to deepen intimacy with ourselves and our loved ones on episode 12 of Ignite Intimacy. Neil Sattin & Chloe Urban – BIO Chloe Urban and Neil Sattin are the creators of The New Love Paradigm. They run a 7-week online course, Thriving Intimacy, which uses their signature system to deepen intimacy, improve communication, and turn your relationship into a source of energy and inspiration in your life. Chloe and Neil are the authors of a forthcoming book for helping … Continue reading

11 :: Busting Stripper Myths & Redefining Sexuality with Susan Bremer O’Neill

Episode Description: Have you ever wondered about the life of a professional stripper? And how women get into this profession? Do you think sex workers are all sex fiends or druggies? There are A LOT of myths floating around out there about sex workers that my guest Susan Bremer O’Neill and I bust up and clarify on Episode 11 of Ignite Intimacy. Join Susan as I as we dive into the topics of women’s sexuality, self image, empowerment and what it was like for Susan to go from being a professional engineer to a stripper who now supports women to redefine our relationship to sexuality in order to accept and love ourselves as we are! Susan Bremer O’Neill – BIO Susan Bremer O’Neill, author, speaker, coach, and Self Appeal® Founder took an unusual path to self-love and respect. Today her interactive, motivational classes and programs empower women worldwide to love their body so they stop people-pleasing and comparing themselves to others, eliminate perfectionism and stop obsessing about appearance, and transform their current relationship or find smart romance in a new one. Susan has been interviewed in San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose newspapers, television and radio, been featured on FOX news and published in Men’s Health Magazine.  She’s spoken at Universities, … Continue reading

10 :: Ethical Porn for Dicks & other HOT topics with Dr. David Ley

 Episode Description: Join the one and only fire starter Dr. David Ley and I as we discuss pornography, the power of negotiation and consent, sex addiction and more on this powerful episode numero 10 on Ignite Intimacy! I’ve got to admit… this was by far one of my FAVORITE podcast episodes to record so far. This is seriously good… really fucking good. Join me and the one and only fire starter, rebel, courageous sexpert and warrior Dr. David Ley as we literally traverse the realms of pornography, the power of bringing negotiation into the bedroom, consent, shame and sexual healing, sex education and the release of David’s newest book: Ethical Porn for Dicks (it’s sold out so you better go order one NOW!! Links below…) and ohhh sooo much more!!! This guy is the real deal.. We’re hot to TROT on Episode 10 of Ignite Intimacy!! Dr. David Ley – BIO Dr. David Ley is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Ley has been treating sexuality issues throughout his career. He has published several books and articles on sexuality issues, ranging from female sexuality, LGBT mental health issues, cuckolding, and is most well … Continue reading