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 in a number of academic journals, and she is also passionate about bringing accurate scientific information to the general audience.  In working to disseminate sexual science to broader audiences, she also writes about sexuality for popular media (for e.g., Playboy, Alternet, NY Daily News, Teen Vogue, Psychology Today), shares new sex research on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, runs the Casual Sex Project (a place for people to share their true hookup stories), and does a weekly sex education show using the live video streaming platforms Periscope and Facebook Live. She is currently working on a book about the science of healthy hookups.

Connect with Dr. Zhana:

http://drzhana.com/

http://twitter.com/drzhana

http://instagram.com/drzhana

http://facebook.com/drzhana

http://thecasualsexproject.com/

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

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