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The podcast on sexuality, intimacy, and kinky business is here. A courageous, funny, and open-minded discussion of all things sex and love.

The podcast on sexuality, intimacy, and kinky business is here. A courageous, funny, and open-minded discussion of all things sex and love.
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California, CA

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The podcast on sexuality, intimacy, and kinky business is here. A courageous, funny, and open-minded discussion of all things sex and love.

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English


Episodes

Free Love Advice: The Great Fear of Being Alone

9/17/2019
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Our greatest fear is that we'll end up alone. Either our partner will leave us, or we'll never find someone to grow old with. What if we let go of that idea? What if we learned to live in the present moment, with no expectation that the love we have will be forever? What if we stopped looking for the perfect partner? What then? To find out about my upcoming group program and future live singles events, join the newsletter: https://thelovedrive.com/newsletter Get The Love Drive...

Duration:00:24:58

Free Love Advice: Online Dating Sucks

9/10/2019
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Online dating can suck. Especially when you're using it to get an ego boost, or because you're bored. And especially when the folks on the other end of the screen are doing the exact same thing. No wonder it's hard to connect with people in a meaningful way. So if looking for the lover of your life online is depressing, what else can you do? What did folks do before dating apps? Let's explore just that. ~~~ How can we stay present when we're waiting for the other shoe to drop? What...

Duration:00:36:51

Free Love Advice: Staying Present in Your Relationship

9/3/2019
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How can we stay present when we're waiting for the other shoe to drop? What about when we're terrified of losing the partner we love so much? How can we feel gratitude for the present moment and live in the here and now? Welcome to Free Love Advice Get The Love Drive Booklist https://thelovedrive.com/booklist Learn more about The Love Drive Website https://thelovedrive.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thelovedrive Become a Contributing Lovebird Support The Love Drive here...

Duration:00:40:13

Real Love Stories: Dating with Terminal Cancer

8/27/2019
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How do you tell the new person you're dating that you're going to die much sooner than you'd planned? What are the effects of long-term cancer treatment on your sex life? How can one remain grateful and enjoy living life knowing that you might only have a few years left to live? That's what we're exploring today on The Love Drive. Resources and Links There Is No Good Card for This book by Dr. Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell: https://amzn.to/325AbD2 Learn more about The Love...

Duration:00:47:11

How to Receive Love with Janne Robinson

8/20/2019
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It can be incredibly vulnerable to receive, especially if you've been a giver or an over-giver your whole life. To receive means believing yourself to be worthy of attention, respect, care, compassion, and love. Intellectually you might believe this, but do you feel it in your body? Janne Robinson is an author, poet, friend, and a woman of distinction and we talk about the power of receiving. We dive into what blocks us from receiving the gifts this world and it's people have to offer us....

Duration:00:59:48

Cultivating Your Pleasure with Euphemia Russell

8/12/2019
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Pleasure is fundamental to happiness, productivity, and health. And in this hyper-productive world, we're likely to put pleasure on the back burner as we strive to get more shit done. Euphemia Russell is a pleasure educator, and they believe that it's best to do less, better. I agree. Let's focus more on cultivating pleasure within ourselves (and with others) and less on being productive (and oh so busy!) They've dedicated their life to resourcing people with practical pleasure and...

Duration:00:58:07

The Power of Male Vulnerability with Jayson Gaddis

8/6/2019
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It's nearly impossible to have deeply connected relationships without vulnerability. And unfortunately, we weren't taught how to be vulnerable in school, or why it's important to stay open in your partnership. And, it's even harder for men to be vulnerable because the messaging has taught us that being vulnerable is a sign of weakness, when in fact, it's a relationship strength. Jayson Gaddis is the founder of The Relationship School, and the host of The Smart Couple Podcast, and is...

Duration:00:47:45

How To Make Friends 101 with Jillian Richardson

7/30/2019
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Loneliness is a systemic issue, and a huge problem in the United States (and probably around the world). It's hard making friends as an adult, and lots of folks are unsatisfied with their adult friendships. So what are we to do? Jillian Richardson is the creator of The Joy List NYC and the author of Unlonely Planet: How Healthy Congregations Can Change The World and today we're talking about how to make friends as an adult living in a society that it isn't set up for connection and...

Duration:01:13:11

The Love Drive on The How To Human Podcast

7/23/2019
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If you aren't listening to the How To Human Podcast with Sam Lamott, here's your chance. I'm airing the episode we recorded together in November of 2018. Sam interviewed me about my creative process, the origin story of The Love Drive, and how I came to do the work I do today. We also get real and raw, because that's how Sam is, about our sexual shame, the importance of reducing that shame and how to love when we haven't been shown how. Don't miss this episode; Sam is a skilled interviewer,...

Duration:01:08:28

Free Love Advice: You Can't Meet My Needs

7/9/2019
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Asking for your needs to me bet can be scary because the risk is that your partner will say no. And sometimes, it's easier to stay in a relationship that sort of meets your needs than to risk not being in one at all because asking for exactly what you want leads to the end of the relationships. And that's the risk. But the payoff is that you might just get everything you ask for if you can come up with the courage to ask for it. This episode is a follow-up episode to last weeks conversation...

Duration:00:24:36

Love and Depression with Joëlle Pouliot

7/6/2019
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Today we're talking about love and depression. How can we love when we're struggling with a mental health issue? How can we support those we love when they're fighting depression? Joelle Pouliot is a journalist, works for a mental health organization in Montreal, and has struggled with the effects of depression on her ability to love. Warning: This episode is not a substitute for therapy, psychotherapy, or a doctor's visit. Neither of us is trained in psychiatry. This is a conversation...

Duration:00:55:28

Free Love Advice: Dating is Hard

7/2/2019
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Dating is hard. How are we supposed to show interest, but not too much? Is it best to be pursued or to be the pursuer? What if you don't want to date online? Are you supposed to talk to strangers on the street?! Early-stage dating can be awkward, scary, and downright unpleasant. It can also be exciting, sweet, and fun. Knowing how to navigate the landscape will give you the upper hand. I like to say that I don't play games because I don't know the rules, but that's not entirely true. I know...

Duration:00:33:08

Raising Boys to be Better Men with Rachel Giese

6/25/2019
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Whether we're telling boys to "man up" or warned that "crying is for girls" young men are subjected to damaging messages about manliness: they must muzzle their emotions and never show weakness, dominate girls, and compete with one another. And yet we wonder why many men are emotionally unavailable. Rachel Giese is a journalist and author of Boys: What It Means To Become A Man. Her new book examines the myths of masculinity and the challenges facing boys today and how we might consider...

Duration:01:00:41

Understanding Female Infidelity & Desire with Dr. Wednesday Martin

6/18/2019
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The data is wrong. Forever we've been told that men are more sexually promiscuous and have a need to 'sow their oats' while women are more fulfilled in long-term monogamous relationships because they value love, stability, and emotional connection more than men. Wrong. The data suggests that women are more sexually adventurous, promiscuous, and cheat more than men but because that goes against the popular narrative, we've been dismissing it. Dr. Wednesday Martin is an author, cultural...

Duration:01:02:23

The Over-Sexualization of Women with Lili Boisvert

6/11/2019
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From clothing to flirting, from our fascination with youth and innocence to the orgasm gap, every aspect of women's lives is dictated by their status as sex objects, and it's a problem. Journalist, columnist, actress, and now author Lili Boisvert wrote a book on how women are set up to fail at sex, the problem with over-sexualizing women and under-sexualizing men, and how we can start to reverse this dangerous dynamic. What you'll learn (or why you should care): • The dangers of women...

Duration:01:09:13

Polyamory Beyond Jealousy with Marie-Claude L'Archer

6/4/2019
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Jealousy can be one of the most frustrating emotions that you'll face in your relationship. It can drive you to insanity. But what if you'd found a way to turn that jealousy upside down; what if you could derive pleasure out of situations that used to drive you mad? Blogger, researcher, and author Marie-Claude L'Archer wrote the book on compersion, a relatively new term in the polyamorous community that means just that. Compersion is the act of deriving pleasure from seeing your partner...

Duration:00:53:56

Storytime: My First Sex Party (Her Side)

5/28/2019
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Remember the story of my first sex party? There were two main characters in that story; the woman with the red fishnet dress, and the one with curly hair in the black dress. I thought it might be fun to interview the woman in the little black dress and get her side of the story. From meeting up in line at the bathroom, to the awkwardness around introducing me to her fiancé, she shares what was going through her mind that night. If you'd like some free love advice of your own, send me a...

Duration:00:38:06

A Buddhist Perspective on Love with Susan Piver

5/21/2019
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Relationships are hard, messy, and confusing, and they will never stabilize. Bummer, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Susan Piver is a meditation instructor, best-selling author and she shows us how to meet that instability with your partner and how to turn it into love. Susan took The Four Noble Truth, a Buddhist concept, and applied them to love and relationships. She's here to share how it made a large impact on her relationship and how you can start using these tools right...

Duration:00:54:15

Storytime: My First Sex Party

5/14/2019
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Welcome to Storytime, a new segment from The Love Drive. Today, the story of both my first and second sex parties: how terrified I was at both, why you should check your lube to make sure it's not hand sanitizer, and the importance of friends who can support you through new experiences. Enjoy; I sure did. If you'd like some free love advice of your own, send me a message and tell me what you'd like support with: https://thelovedrive.com/contact/ Or, visit me on Instagram for Free Love...

Duration:00:27:02

Free Love Advice: I Want to Get Married

5/7/2019
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Julia is in love with a much older man. They met when she was in her early twenties and they never expected it to last this long. Julia has dreamed of getting married since she was a little girl, and she's highly motivated to because of how successful her parent's marriage was. The only issue is, her partner refuses to get married. How can they navigate something that is a deal breaker for each other, while also desperately wanting to stay together? If you'd like some free love advice of...

Duration:00:35:14