54 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Wanting, liking, and pleasure w/ Joseph Kramer
In this episode of the Sacred Erotic Podcast, Joseph Kramer, Ph.D., discusses some of the nuances of wanting and liking and how it influences our ability to be in pleasure. Joseph's contributions to the world of erotic touch cannot be overstated. And I feel truly lucky and honored to have him on the Sacred Erotic Podcast. For thirty-five years, Joseph Kramer has trained erotic touch educators through the Body Electric, Sexological Bodywork and his online school: https://www.eroticmassage.com/. His Ph.D. on erotic massage focused on the many ways we can play with sexual arousal while liberating ourselves from limiting habits. He believes the present pandemic of disembodiment is a greater health threat to humans than COVID. Find out more about Adam Bee at https://adambee.com
51 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Questions for a Sex Therapist w/ Cyndi Darnell
Cyndi Darnell is a brilliant sex therapist who brings a massive amount of deep wisdom (and humor) in our conversation about sex, erections, horniness, and how to negotiate an open relationship. Cyndi is an internationally recognized sex and relationships therapist and clinician. Her work on desire, libido, pleasure, and somatics has been published in academic literature and popular media globally. And her first book on lost desire and relationships will be out in 2022 with Roman and Littlefield. And beyond that, Cyndi is someone whose work and genius are hard to match. To find out more about Cyndi and how you can work with her, please visit https://cyndidarnell.com/.
33 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Creation and the Energy of Money w/ Yvonne Druyeh Dodd
In this episode of the Sacred Erotic Podcast, Yvonne and I talk about the energy of money, creation, and a new five-month group on the topic that starts in September. Yvonne Druyeh Dodd (Evi D.), is a business coach based in Atlanta who guides clients from an embodied and spiritual lens. Her work aims to bring deeper levels of clarity and confidence for clients while also helping folks hone and refine their own spiritual wisdom so that they can take steps in the real world and create a life that is pleasurable, joyful, aligned, abundant, and impactful. Registration & info: Creation & the Energy of Money: A 5-month journey to transform your relationship with money and how you use it to create the life you desire, please visit https://adambee.com/events-1/creation-and-the-energy-of-money You can find out more about Yvonne at https://www.evidconsulting.com/
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Boldly Moving through Shame w/ Hollis Kam
In this episode, I speak with Hollis Kam about shame, body empowerment, and how we can use an awareness of shame to move into something better for ourselves. Hollis is a Certified Coach, HR professional and Body Empowerment Advocate. He creates spaces and opportunities for people to ignite their most productive & confident selves. You can find out more about Hollis, his work, and his events at https://www.holliskam.com/. Click here for a written transcript of the podcast.
57 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
The Wheel of Consent and Giving with Limits w/ Robyn Dalzen
Robyn Dalzen is a co-founder of the School of Consent with Dr. Betty Martin (my podcast with her is here) where they are changing the world by teaching people the art of receiving and giving. If you’re new to the Wheel of Consent, it is life-changing, and in this episode, Robyn explains the Wheel as well as many of the pieces we are asked to consider as we negotiate for more pleasure. And if you’re familiar with the Wheel, I hope you can take something new from Robyn’s generous outflow of wisdom. Robyn Dalzen is a co-founder of the School of Consent with Dr. Betty Martin (my podcast with her is here) where they are changing the world (my words) by teaching people the art of receiving and giving. If you’re new to the Wheel of Consent, it is life-changing and, in this episode, Robyn explains it beautifully. And if you’re familiar with the Wheel, I hope you can take something new from Robyn’s generous outflow of wisdom. To find out more about Robyn’s work and how you can attend one of her workshops (you definitely should!) please go to https://robyndalzen.com/. And if you’d like more information about the Wheel of Consent, please visit https://www.schoolofconsent.org/. To download a PDF of the Wheel (it makes listening a lot easier), just go here: https://www.schoolofconsent.org/downloads.
55 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Touch and Vulnerability w/ JoJo Bear
In this episode, JoJo Bear joins us to talk about sex, touch, consent, bodywork, and creating more and more pleasure in our lives. JoJo’s brings a wealth of wisdom around the physical, emotional, and energetic bodies and weaves all of that in through our conversation across a wide variety of topics. JoJo is a Somatic Sex & Intimacy Educator in the San Francisco Bay area. JoJo uses somatic coaching, sexological bodywork, and hypnotherapy as tools to help people get out of their “heads” and into their bodies! His commitment is to create an environment where people, single or coupled, can feel safe enough to explore their wants, needs and desires around their body, sex and sexuality! JoJo is a facilitator for the Wheel of Consent™, also teaches Belly2Belly Embodiment and Medibation. Visit JoJo’s website for more information on his work at: http://www.metamorphicembodiment.com/
51 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
The Courage to Realize Deep Pleasure w/ Yvonne Druyeh Dodd
In this episode, Yvonne Druyeh Dodd talks about the courage it takes for us to realize deep pleasure and fulfillment in our lives. Yvonne’s own path, and her work as a coach, has helped her hone and refine how she navigates the challenges and resistance that always arise as we seek deeper levels of bliss. Yvonne Druyeh Dodd (Evi D. for short) helps entrepreneurs get the clarity, confidence, and strategy they need to create a life and business that's aligned, abundant, and impactful. She is the creator of the Authentic Hustle, a series of workshops and programming that covers everything from mindset and self-care to building valuable networks and mission-driven strategic planning. As a certified coach and registered yoga teacher (RYT 200), Yvonne brings over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and community building to her work of holding focused, transformative space and creating simple blueprints that make the "Woo" tangible. To find out more about Yvonne and her work, please visit https://theauthentichustle.com or https://www.evidconsulting.com/.
53 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Decolonizing and Unsettling Pleasure w/ Roger Kuhn
Roger Kuhn joins the podcast to delve into the topic of decolonizing & unsettling pleasure, consent, and how acknowledgment of our histories helps create liberation for all of us. Consent and pleasure require all of us to participate, and those discussions start with understanding and knowing where we are, what we have, and what we have taken. Roger Kuhn is a Poarch Creek Two-Spirit Indigequeer soma-cultural sex therapist and sexuality educator. Roger’s work explores the concepts of decolonizing and unsettling sexuality and focuses on the way culture impacts and informs our bodily experiences. In addition to his work as a licensed psychotherapist, Roger is a faculty lecturer of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. To find out more about Roger and his work, please visit https://www.rogerjkuhn.com/. And if you’d like to find out more about Roger’s Poarch Creek culture and people, please visit http://pci-nsn.gov/wordpress/. This podcast was recorded on the unceded territory of the Lenape & Pomo people, now colonially known as Manhattan, NY, and Guerneville, CA. To begin the process of acknowledging the land where you live, work, and travel, please visit https://native-land.ca/ (North America only). You can also download Android and iPhone apps for your mobile devices. Please consider making a donation to help support the histories, arts, and cultures of the indigenous people in your area.
42 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Sex, Death, and Tantra w/ Ed Swaya
In 2008, Ed Swaya’s husband took the dog for a walk and never came home. In the months and years that followed his husband’s death, Ed turned toward even deeper toward his tantric practice. Ed’s book Sex, Death, and Tantra: How Sex Changed My Life After Death, details all of this. And in this podcast, we talk about his journey through grief, acceptance, love, and family. We talk about pain and pleasure and how pleasure can be such a potent tool for healing. Ed is a psychotherapist, Tantra student and teacher, and parent. You can find more info about him at https://edswaya.com. You can purchase his book, Sex, Death, and Tantra at Bookshop, Amazon, or any other retailer.
54 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Sex Work, Psychedelics, and Confronting Shadow in Our Anti-Racism Work w/ Britta Love
In this incredible conversation with the deeply wise and reverent Britta Love, we discuss coming into anti-racism work, our histories in sex work, psychedelics, and how they can all come together in our lives. I interviewed Britta during the summer and have been holding on to it, waiting for the right time to release the podcast. And in this post-election season, I can’t imagine a better time to listen and digest Britta’s wisdom. As we each take our own steps on our own paths, as we each question our individual roles, there is much to consider - and Britta’s reflections on her own journey shine a light on all of that.
41 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Chakras & Tantra: Connecting Sexual Energy to the Heart Chakra w/ Roger Gallipeau
Lead with your heart. It makes sense and we hear it all the time, but it’s not always easy. In this episode, Roger Gallipeau joins us to talk about navigating sexual desires with those of the heart, how to bring them together, and how to let the heart lead for us. Roger is a student of tantra and graduate of the teacher's training program under Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati. He is also a shaman, gestalt therapist, bodyworker energy healer, and sacred intimate. Above all, he is a fierce lover. For information about Adam Bee and his Sacred Intimacy practice, please visit https://adambee.com.
43 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Chakras & Tantra: The Interconnectedness of Emotions in the Chakras w/ Dianne Weisselberg
Dianne Weisselberg joins us to talk about how we can locate, heal, and grow through the emotions in our chakras and in our bodies. She shares a lifetime of wisdom and expertise from her work with clients and with her own body. Dianne runs Namaste Sacred Healing Center, in Woodstock, NY. She is a Sacred Centers Healer, having completed her study with Anodea Judith in 2014. Currently, she is focused on teaching about Embodied Joy and writing about the intersection of Mysticism, Eros, and Death. To find out more about Dianne and how you can work with her, please visit… Website: https://namastesacredhealing.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NamasteSacredHealingCenter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
48 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Black Lives Matter thru the Principles of Tantra w/ Deborah Owens
In this episode, Deborah Owens joins us to discuss the Black Lives Matter and anti-racism movement through a tantric lens. We delve into how power, dominance, and fear show up in our bodies. And we discuss this through the lens of the principles of tantra from Kali Rising by Swami Ravi. This is a powerful, powerful episode and Deborah brings her full self to the table - as always. Deborah is a student of Tantra and has studied with Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati for many years. Her practice and study have an emphasis on the masculine principle and feminine energy. She is especially interested in how the understanding of He and She relates to our expression of violence and power. I hope you’ll take a listen. It is worthwhile. You can listen to our previous conversation on the Inner Marriage here.
43 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Chakras & Tantra: Finding Power in Surrender & Dominance in the 3rd Chakra w/ Alex Jade
“Some people would think the submissive person wouldn’t have any power. And I’m like, wait a minute! Witness what happens when they give up control or explore their body from the inside out after someone has given them some guidelines to feel their sensual, their sensate body. That’s power!” In this episode, Alex Jade guides us on a journey of power in the third chakra. A journey that looks at the power of surrender and submission - flipping the tables on how many of us are taught to think of power as residing in dominance. Alex has been professionally exploring the sensate, energetic, erotic, and intelligence of our bodies for the past thirty years. Alex has mastery of experiential erotic education and the use of ritual as a healing tool. Alex is also a teacher and friend whose knowledge of the body and its senses has immensely shaped my own study and work. For more information about Alex and how to work with them, please visit https://bodytrustcircle.com/. You can also listen to Alex’s podcast, The Pleasure Lab on any major streaming service. AND, I would also highly recommend Alex’s coloring book, The Wonder Body: https://bodytrustcircle.com/wonder-body/. For more information about how to work with me or join one of my groups, please visit https://adambee.com.
45 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Chakras & Tantra: The Nadis - Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna w/ Arabella Champaq
The nadis are channels that carry energy through our bodies. There are thousands, but we tend to focus on three: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Ida and pingala travel from the root chakra to the third eye, crisscrossing paths along the way. Sushumna is the central channel that travels up the middle. Where the three meet, you will find a chakra. I am beyond delighted to have Arabella Champaq back on the podcast to talk about the nadis and how they have helped support her and her practice. The nadis are an important part of our subtle energy body, but not talked about nearly as much as the chakra system. Arabella discusses what they do, how you can recognize which is activated, and some practical steps to take into your daily practice. Arabella Champaq was initiated by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, a Sufi Master of the Chishti Order, in 1976. She studied with him for 25 years. Eventually, she began searching for a more integrated path, one that included all parts of her being. She longed for a spiritual path that addressed the disconnect between spirit and body, between God and Pleasure, between what we believe and how we live. She began an exploration of sacred sexuality, which led her to tantra. In tantra, she has discovered the perfect marriage of the sacred and the profane, of the inner and outer worlds, of the fact that she has both an innate desire for the transcendent state and experiences extended orgasms. She studies with Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (a.k.a. Rudy Ballentine), a student of Swami Rama. She has taught meditation, led retreats, classes, and workshops since 1985. If you would like to find out more about Arabella, her work, and how you might be able to study with her, please visit https://tantragateway.weebly.com/. ***** For more information about Adam Bee, sacred intimacy, and Tantra, please visit https://adambee.com
43 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Chakras & Tantra: Where do I belong? Who am I? (1st & 3rd chakras)
In this new series, we are looking at the chakras through a tantric lens. There are hundreds of books on chakras out there, but my goal in creating this series was to bring them back into the body and our lived experience. My goal was see these magical and mysterious centers of energy as they are expressed in our bodies. In this episode, Mark Fleming comes back to the podcast to talk about our root chakra, where we belong, and how the over- or under-expression of that chakra can impact us in significant ways. We also discuss its connection to the third chakra in the belly and how all of the chakras are associated with organs of action and organs of perception. Mark Fleming has studied with Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati for over 20 years. His expertise on the chakras and how they express in the body cannot be overstated. Mark has been one of my primary teachers for the last two years and it an honor and a joy to be able to bring his wisdom back to this podcast. Thank you, Mark.
37 minutes | May 28, 2020
Pleasure in the Time of Covid-19 w/ Betty Martin
Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent has changed many lives. The depth of understanding it brings into how we create pleasure cannot be overstated. In this conversation, Betty talks about how we can create pleasure in our own bodies in the time of Covid-19. She also addresses the multi-faceted ways we receive pleasure through our senses, attached meanings, and how we can become more attuned to receiving the pleasure that is available for us right now. Betty’s work has been life-changing for me and for so many of my clients. I highly recommend checking out my previous podcast on the Wheel of Consent in which Corinne Diachuk explains the Wheel of Consent. Betty also offers hours of content for free on her website. So until we are able to attend her workshops again, head over to https://bettymartin.org/videos/ and start watching! Thank you so much, Betty. For more information about Betty Martin, please visit https://bettymartin.org/. You can find out more about Adam Bee and how to work with him at https://adambee.com.
50 minutes | May 19, 2020
Tantra, the Sacred Profane, and Pornography w/ Brad Amberheart
Beautiful, beautiful Brad Amberheart talks to us about his journey with Tantra, how he brings his practice into the sacred profane, and how he is navigating the world of porn production with HimerosTV. If you don’t know Brad, he is a Tantric sex coach and group facilitator of workshops, rituals, and healing ceremonies related to Tantra, Sexual Magic, and Erotic Mysticism for gay men. He has also worked on multiple gay porn sets to help create the world's first renditions of consciousness-based gay porn. He also produces his own podcast, Gay Tantra. To enjoy his podcasts, see his videos, and attend his online events, please visit https://www.bradamberheart.com/. Brad, thank you so much for sharing your time, your energy, and your big, beautiful heart.
26 minutes | May 14, 2020
Tantra4GayMen w/ Jason Tantra
Jason Tantra is a force of nature. He’s been practicing and teaching Tantra to gay, bisexual, and trans men all over the world for more than 15 years. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck he released his Tantra4GayMen app. This app has brought together thousands of men from all over the searching for something deeper in their lives. He’s also organized teachers and facilitators (like me!) to come and lead workshops. The apps massive growth has helped create a viable alternative to those seeking more than they can find on dating and sex apps. In this episode, Jason tells us about his journey that got him here. He talks about why he does this work and where he plans for it to go. Jason is a dear friend and colleague. I continue to be amazed by his energy and the way he manifests in this world - always full of love. Thank you so much for sharing your spirit with us all, Jason. You can download the Tantra4GayMen app here: Apple | Google. You can also access the site via your web browser by going to https://community.tantra4gaymen.com/. To find out about the Tantra4GayMen retreats and events, please visit https://www.tantra4gaymen.com/. For more information about Adam Bee, please visit https://adambee.com. Watch the video of this conversation here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frsSUOsGows.
29 minutes | May 6, 2020
Moving thru Shadow w/ Finn Deerhart
Finn Deerhart is a sex and intimacy coach who works through the lenses of sex and relationships to interact more deeply with wounds and personal vulnerabilities. He grew up in the deep South as a minister’s son and became a minister himself at the age of 19. He was on a mission to guide and be of service, but it was overcome by his own shadow. Finn was able to come out of his shadow, his marriage, and his role as a Christian minister and now continues his path of service for gay men. In this episode, Finn and I talk about his journey and how he is bringing his work to men all over the world. You can find out more about Finn on his website at http://finndeerhart.com/. Also, please check out more of the Sacred Erotic Podcast as well as Adam Bee’s work at https://adambee.com.