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Jennifer Islas went from reference librarian to owner/operator of an erotic boutique, Pleasures of the Heart—an intimate apparel and accessories store where customer service and education are fundamental! In this interview, Jennifer describes her passion for being of service and fostering sexual self-acceptance in all who enter her friendly store.
We continue with the deeply personal story of two twenty-year-olds who at eighteen were faced with decisions that will shape the rest of their relationship as well as their lives: a powerful lesson in commitment, taking a leap of faith, and maintaining Erotic Integrity.
These inspiring twenty-year-olds tell their incredible story of long distance friendship, love, leukemia diagnosis, chemotherapy, and maintaining their Erotic Integrity: deciding for themselves, in the face of a life and death situation, how to maintain their sexual & sensual connection through it all. A ‘must listen’ if you know anyone with cancer.
George Taylor MFT is a psychotherapist with a spiritual focus. He and his wife, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, therapist and meditation teacher, facilitate couples workshops where they teach “the art of conscious relationship” through intention setting, mindfulness, heart practices, and authentic communication. Find out more about their conflict resolution and couples counseling services at Courage to Love.
David Rubine’s “soul purpose” is to “honor the divine masculine” and “serve men as they seek meaning” and balance in their lives. He and participant and co-facilitator Phil Kline discuss the King/Warrior/Magician/Lover energies and how a man can trust his inherent purpose and integrity in life. If you like men, you’ll like this. If you’d like to explore the four cornerstones of Purpose, Presence, Power, and Passion for men, visit the Cornerstones Path website.
This week Dr. Six talks to Catherine Rose of Slinky Productions, a one-stop shop for finding your inner juicy stripper. Catherine Rose began exotic dancing when she was 18 years old and still living in Canada. Catherine began teaching exotic dance privately in 2000, and opened Slinky to the public in 2001. Her slinky lap-dance, pole-dance & floor-show classes demystify exotic dancing. She has all the tips and the presence to create a fun safe space for women of all ages and body types to (re)connect with their feminine sensuality. Over the course of her career, Catherine has come to believe that: “Exotic Dance is an empowering form of self-expression and physical fitness to be enjoyed by all women, regardless of age or body type. My intention is to create a safe, non-judgmental and playful environment where women of all ages and body types can step into feeling more sexy and alive in their bodies and in their lives.” Sign up for a class yourself on the Slinky Productions Website.
Margaret Wade, M.S., is an adult educator, writer and certified sexological bodyworker. In the early 2000s, she helped Joseph Kramer design and teach Sexological Bodywork for The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the first course offering state certification in embodied sexology. With co-author Suzanne Blackburn, Margaret Wade interviewed “individuals who are using their erotic gifts to help others make the most of their own” in order to write Reclaiming Eros: Sacred Whores and Healers. Find out what erotic integrity mean to the Sacred Prostitute in this week’s interview. To learn more about the book or order your own copy, visit the Reclaiming Eros website.
Sandy Shepard, a.k.a. Solitaire, author of fEmpowerment: A Guide to Unleashing Your Inner Bond Girl, joins Dr. Six to show you how to be number one at being number two (how to be supportive without being submissive), how to be everything for everyone while still finding time & space for your own passion: men & women listen up! You can order Sandy’s book or listen to her podcast at www.fEmpowerment.com.
Deborah Allen, M.A., Director of Women’s Programs at Cornerstones Path, joins Dr. Six to talk about her upcoming workshop, “Bad Girls/Wise Women—Where Eros Meets Taboo.” The Bad Girl presents an erotic paradox in film and literature: she’s adventurous and creative, but she never gets the payoff of the good life. Deborah wants to help women become the subjects of their own lives by re-examining what is sexual & erotic to them, rather than being objects of someone else’s life by trying to meet some outer sexual standard. To register for the “Bad Girls/Wise Women” workshop on November 1 and 2, go to the Cornerstones Calendar page and fill out a registration form. To learn more about Deborah’s work, visit the Healers’ Forum website.
The legendary porn star of the 1974 sex film ‘The Devil in Miss Jones’ describes her life in her new book The Devil Made Me Do It. The interview & the book are candid, explicit, humorous & tender. To find out more about Georgina, read her blog, visit her website, or order her book.
Working with crossdressers and gender-concerned clients, Dr. Vitale has a rich & unique view on how Erotic Integrity fits with gender identity, gender change, and sexual orientation. She is a long standing member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and a founding member of the Bay Area Gender Associates, a peer supervision and consultation group. She has worked with more than 450 individuals on gender issues since 1978. Find out more about Dr. Vitale on her website, www.avitale.com.
Dr. Six has a whole series of new guests lined up for October and November, but none of them was available to record this week. So we’re re-running the Charlie Glickman episode from 5/31/08. In this episode, Dr. Six interviews Charlie Glickman, PhD, Education Program Manager for Good Vibrations—one of the industry’s most successful adult novelty retailers—this thought-provoking and well spoken sex educator discusses privacy vs secrecy, what does “normal” mean, how to talk about food in a way that helps to decrease sex-negativity, and language as a reflection of sexual authenticity. Visit the Good Vibrations website or e-mail Dr. Glickman with your comments.
Dr. Six was unable to record a new episode this week, so she’s offering a replay of the July 11 interview with Ellen Sussman. Whether you have it on your coffee table, or by your bed, Ellen Sussman’s latest masterpiece, Dirty Words, is sexy & funny … and full of literary illustrations of Erotic Integrity. “No words are dirty; that’s part of my intention here. Let’s put it all on the table and talk about it.” Right on! Order your copy or find out more at www.ellensussman.com.
This week Bay Area photographer Jack Gescheidt joins Dr. Six to talk about the Tree Spirit Project. With a passion for trees and the naked people he photographs in them, this heartfelt activist explains why he has chosen this particular form of communication, how he handles erotic energy on the shoot, and how he hopes to raise consciousness.
This handsome, spiritual exercise teacher leads “Workout for Warriors” & “Katango: The Lovers’ Workout” classes for men & women, with a focus on becoming better lovers while stretching & strengthening muscles. He affirms Erotic Integrity in his students while demonstrating it in his skill as an instructor. Visit Billy’s website or read his Rebellious Wellness blog for more information.