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The Love Drive podcast exists to help people develop the emotional intimacy required to have loving and connected relationships with themselves and others.

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The Love Drive podcast exists to help people develop the emotional intimacy required to have loving and connected relationships with themselves and others.

    The Science Of Sexual Fantasies with Justin Lehmiller

    The Science Of Sexual Fantasies with Justin Lehmiller

    Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute where he studies the science of sex and relationships. Justin is also the author of the blog Sex & Psychology as well as the author of the book “Tell Me What You Want”. Today we’re talking about sharing your sexual fantasies, building intimacy in your relationships, and how to get more of what you want in your sex life.
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    How to have a conversation about your fantasies without intimidating your partner 
    You’ll learn the 7 common themes in sexual fantasies
    How planning sex may actually boost your sex life
    You’ll learn what your fantasies actually say about you
    Uncovering the roots of sexual problems 
    How sharing fantasies can be used as a tool for heightened arousal
    Where to find Dr. Justin Lehmiller:
    Sex & Psychology Blog
    Instagram
    Podcast
    Resources:
    Tell Me What You Want by Justin Lehmiller
    The Ethical Slut by Easton & Hardy
    The Jealousy Workbook by Kathy Labriola 
    XConfessions App
    Own Your Sex App
     
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    • 56 min
    Talking About Your Trauma with Nate Postlethwait

    Talking About Your Trauma with Nate Postlethwait

    Nate Postlethwait is a certified life coach specializing in finding safe ways to share trauma and empower your life story. Today we’re talking about undoing the shame in sexuality, validating pain, and how to process traumatic experiences. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Uncovering Sexual Myths with Todd Baratz

    Uncovering Sexual Myths with Todd Baratz

    Todd Baratz is a licensed individual and couples psychotherapist who specializes in sex and relationships and also the man behind the @yourdiagnonsese IG account. Today, we’re talking about sexual myths, social media therapy, and porn. 
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):
    Understanding cultural scripts about sex
    Why sex is not just penetration 
    The effects of mutual masturbation on deepening intimacy 
    Porn myths and what it means for your sex life
    Where to find Todd Baratz:
    Instagram
    Website
    Podcast
    Resources:
    "Yes, No, Maybe"
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
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    • 55 min
    Sexual Chemistry Defined with Zoe Kors

    Sexual Chemistry Defined with Zoe Kors

    Zoe Kors is a sex & intimacy expert. Sex doesn’t always look like what we see in the movies, and sometimes it doesn’t feel the way we wish it did. But what if I told you, you deserve to have the kind of sex you dream about? Today, we’re talking about improving your sex life, safety and its role in arousal, and how to ask for what you want in the bedroom. 
     
    What you’ll learn: 
    What to do if you’re in a sexless marriage
    When to let go vs. when to keep working 
    Opening up your marriage to a new level 
    Arousal and “safety” in the bedroom
    Changing the way you m********e
    The benefits of “edging”
     
    Topics of discussion:
    06:00 - Ten years without sex
    11:05 - Bringing sex back into the relationship
    17:10 - Intimacy with yourself 
    19:30 - Defining sexual chemistry
    34:10 - Talking about sex with your partner
    44:20 - Change the way you m********e
    48:45 - The benefits of “edging”
    55:20 - Creating an orgasmic environment 
     
    Resources from our discussion:
    Good Sex - Jessica Graham 
    Vagina - Naomi Wolfe
    Slow Sex - Dianna Richardson
     
    Where to find Zoe Kors:
    Zoekors.com
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
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    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
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    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Healing Racial Trauma in Your Body with Camille Barton

    Healing Racial Trauma in Your Body with Camille Barton

    Camille Barton is an artist, writer, and somatic educator working on the intersections of wellness, drug policy, and transformative justice. Today, we're exploring the effects of ancestral trauma that people of the global majority (another way to say Black, Indigenous, People of Color) walk around with and how to begin healing that trauma
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):

    How social justice overlaps with somatics (the embodied experience)
    What it means to be a person of the global majority
    The importance of ongoing grief ritual in social justice work
    How to get out of your head and into your body
    How white people can do their own ancestral healing work
    Where to find Camille:
    Website: https://www.camillebarton.co.uk
    Instagram: @Afrooankali
    Resources:
    Lumos Transforms | Anchoring Resilience training
    The Roots of White Supremacy are in Our Bodies By Madelanne Rust-D’Eye
    Madelanne Rust-D’Eye website
    Re-evaluating Counseling
    White Awake - Study, Support, & Action
    TRE and Shaking
    Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
    Somatic Market Hypothesis - Wiki page
    Why White People Can't Dance
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    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter
    Current workshop on Emotional Availability: https://thelovedrive.com/emotionalavailability

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Anti-Racism and Allyship with Zoe Bender

    Anti-Racism and Allyship with Zoe Bender

    Zoe Bender is a long-time friend, American History high-school teacher, and has been doing social justice activism for over 15 years. Today, we're talking about it what it means to be an ally to the Black community. 
    What you'll learn (or why you should care):

    The collective awakening of liberal white folks 
    Skills necessary for being on the lifelong journey of white allyship
    What are white socialism and white fragility
    How you can avoid being a performative ally
    How to examine your relationship to racism and white supremacy 
    Resources:
    White Fragility: Why It's So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
    Article on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    What is Socio Emotional Learning?
    TatianaTMac's Tweet to White People about Burn Out
    Showing Up For Racial Justice
    the UNtraining
    Donate to The Loveland Foundation
    The 5 Methods of Divestment & Weaponization of White Power & Privilege from Community Ready Corps
    The Conscious Competence Ladder as described by Elena Aguilar
    Tamisha Williams is a dynamic facilitator who uses movement and storytelling to nurture the growth and development of those she serves. She is skilled in using frameworks of equity, justice, and inclusion to assess and develop institutional initiatives. Tamisha is a transformational leader inspiring educators, parents, and school administrators in deepening their equity-literacy skills
    Minorities Who 'Whiten' Job Resumes Get More Interviews
    Workshops and Training that Zoe has attended:
    "People of Color Conference" organized by the National Association of Independent Schools - December 2018 (https://pocc.nais.org/) 
    "Undoing Racism Workshop" led by People's Institute for Survival and Beyond https://www.pisab.org/
    "PeopleSkool" led by POOR magazine https://www.poormagazine.org/
    "Being mindful and white in a Multicultural World" led by the East Bay Meditation Center https://eastbaymeditation.org/
    Member of "Uruhu Solidarity Movement" under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party https://uhurusolidarity.org/
    "Resisting Racism Workshop" led by Ewuare Osayande and People Organized Working to Eradicate Racism https://osayande.org/ 
    Join The Lovebird Club
    A private community for those who value love, trust, and intimacy. Group support and weekly calls.
    For contributing lovebirds only: https://thelovedrive.com/thelovebirdclub
     
    Learn more about The Love Drive
    Website https://thelovedrive.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive
    Newsletter https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter
    Current workshop on Emotional Availability: https://thelovedrive.com/emotionalavailability

    • 1 hr 18 min

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