Diving Deep with Destin: Sex, Love, and Evolution

Destin Gerek

Welcome to ’Diving Deep with Destin: Sex, Love, & Evolution’, a journey into the unexplored intersections of sexuality, relationships, and personal growth. Your host, Destin Gerek, renowned sexologist and author of ’The Evolved Masculine’, invites you to traverse beyond the boundaries of conventional understanding. In each episode, we dive deep into human potential, where the realms of sex, love, and conscious evolution converge. Engage in intimate conversations with experts, innovators, and influencers from the fields of sexuality, relationships, and personal development. Together, we challenge societal norms, broaden perspectives, and inspire listeners to redefine their understanding of love and intimacy. This is more than a podcast; it’s a transformational journey. From reigniting passion in relationships to fostering personal growth and evolution, ’Diving Deep with Destin’ equips you to discover new pathways to connection and embrace your full sexual expression. Dive deep with us to unlock and explore the rich possibilities of human experience and connection. read less
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The #1 Key to Amazing S(e)x: Mastering the Art of Attunement
5d ago
The #1 Key to Amazing S(e)x: Mastering the Art of Attunement
In this second solo episode of Diving Deep with Destin: S(e)x, Love, and Evolution, Destin Gerek unravels the profound concept of sexual attunement and its transformative power in intimate relationships. Through contrasting stories of disconnection and profound connection, Destin illustrates the critical role of presence, emotional awareness, sensitivity, resonance, responsiveness, and connection. This episode is a deep dive into how we can cultivate these six keys to create truly magical and fulfilling intimate experiences. By tuning into our partners and embracing the richness of our own emotions, we pave the way for deeper intimacy, connection, and mutual pleasure. Tune in to discover how to navigate your own path towards deeper intimacy and connection. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Understanding the six keys to sexual attunement: presence, emotional awareness, sensitivity, resonance, responsiveness, and connection. Practical strategies for cultivating deeper intimacy and connection in relationships. The transformative power of tuning into your partner and embracing emotional richness. Notable Quotes: "Sexual attunement is the key to transforming disconnection into profound connection." "By being fully present and emotionally aware, we create a space where true intimacy can flourish." Timestamps: 00:00:30 - Introduction to the solo episode and the concept of sexual attunement 00:02:00 - Exploring the role of presence in intimate relationships 00:05:00 - Emotional awareness and its impact on connection 00:10:00 - Sensitivity and resonance: tuning into your partner 00:15:30 - The importance of responsiveness in intimacy 00:20:00 - Cultivating a deep connection through attunement 00:25:00 - Stories of disconnection and transformation through attunement Biography:  Destin Gerek is a renowned expert in sexual empowerment, personal growth, and relational dynamics. He is the author of The Evolved Masculine: Be the Man the World Needs & the One She Craves, where he shares his insights and experiences on evolving masculinity and fostering authentic connections. He has helped thousands of men step into deeper embodiment, pleasure, and satisfaction. Like, Review & Subscribe:  If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: For more on how to evolve your own masculine or feminine journey, reach out to us at: Website: destingerek.com Instagram: @destingerek TikTok: ⁠@DestinGerek⁠ YouTube: ⁠@DivingDeepWithDestin
013: Feminine Desire, Darkness and Integration with Shaney Marie
Jun 19 2024
013: Feminine Desire, Darkness and Integration with Shaney Marie
In this captivating episode of Diving Deep with Destin: Sex, Love, and Evolution, Destin Gerek is joined by Shaney Marie, a guide and initiatrix of the feminine mysteries with two decades of experience in neo-tantra, archetypal dance, and erotic embodiment. Together, they explore Shaney's unique journey, from her beginnings as a stripper to becoming a spiritual guide. This conversation delves into the transformative power of erotic embodiment, the significance of integrating darker aspects of sexuality, and the profound lessons learned through embracing one's erotic nature. Destin and Shaney's shared history and experiences provide deep insights into personal and spiritual growth through the lens of sexuality. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠  Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights:  The transformative power of erotic embodiment in the journey toward authentic self-discovery.  Strategies for integrating the darker aspects of sexuality to foster growth and personal empowerment.  The role of neo-tantra in cultivating deep, meaningful connections and spiritual evolution. Notable Quotes: "Erotic embodiment is the gateway to profound personal and spiritual transformation."  "Integrating the darker aspects of our sexuality allows us to reclaim our full power and authenticity." Timestamps:  00:02:30 - Introduction to Shaney Marie's journey from stripper to spiritual guide  00:15:45 - The importance of erotic embodiment in personal evolution  00:28:20 - Embracing and integrating the darker aspects of sexuality  00:40:55 - Insights into neo-tantra and its impact on spiritual growth  00:53:10 - Practical advice for cultivating authentic connections through erotic embodiment  01:05:25 - Shaney's strategies for embracing the full spectrum of one's erotic nature Guest Bio:  Shaney Marie is a guide and initiatrix of the feminine mysteries with two decades of experience in neo-tantra, archetypal dance, and erotic embodiment. She specializes in helping individuals reclaim their erotic power and authenticity through deep spiritual and personal transformation. Shaney's work empowers individuals to integrate all aspects of their sexuality, fostering profound growth and meaningful connections. Connect with Shaney:  IG: @shaneymarie_enchantress  Call to Action:  If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. For more on how to evolve your own masculine or feminine journey, reach out to us at:  Website: ⁠DestinGerek.com⁠  Instagram: ⁠http://instagram.com/DestinGerek⁠  TikTok: ⁠@DestinGerek⁠  Youtube: ⁠@DivingDeepWithDestin
012: Breaking Free from Sexual Shame: A Journey of Healing & Empowerment
May 22 2024
012: Breaking Free from Sexual Shame: A Journey of Healing & Empowerment
In this first solo episode of "Diving Deep with Destin: Sex, Love, and Evolution," Destin Gerek delves into the pervasive issues of sexual shame and trauma. Drawing from a heartfelt listener email, Destin explores the complexities of sexual abuse, the struggle for sexual self-mastery, and the journey towards embodied sexuality. Destin's candid discussion provides listeners with practical insights on his life’s work: supporting men in overcoming sexual trauma, embracing erotic self-exploration, and developing a healthier, more integrated relationship with their sexuality. Tune in to discover how to navigate your own path towards sexual empowerment and spiritual growth. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection.  Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Understanding the pervasive nature of sexual shame and its impact on personal development.Practical strategies for overcoming sexual trauma and embracing erotic self-exploration.The importance of developing a healthier, more integrated relationship with one's sexuality. Notable Quotes: "We can't spend our lives running from our traumas; we need to face them with support and intention." "Erotic self-exploration is about breaking out of habitual patterns and actively discovering what more is possible with your sexuality." Timestamps: 00:00:30 - Introduction to the solo episode and upgraded podcast production 00:02:00 - Destin's vision for a more interactive podcast experience 00:03:30 - Reading and responding to a listener's email about sexual trauma 00:06:00 - The impact of early sexual abuse and the journey towards healing 00:10:00 - Exploring the concept of erotic self-exploration and its benefits 00:15:30 - Addressing the cultural baggage of sexual shame and guilt 00:20:00 - The importance of learning to receive and the power of touch 00:24:30 - Strategies for overcoming performance anxiety in the bedroom 00:28:00 - The transformative potential of sexual self-mastery and personal growth Bio: Destin is a renowned expert in sexual empowerment, personal growth, and relational dynamics. He is the author of The Evolved Masculine: Be the Man the World Needs & the One She Craves, where he shares his insights and experiences on evolving masculinity and fostering authentic connections. He has helped thousands of men step into deeper embodiment, pleasure and satisfaction. Like, Review & Subscribe: If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: For more on how to evolve your own masculine or feminine journey, reach out to us at: Website: ⁠DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: @DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠@DestinGerek⁠ YouTube: ⁠@DivingDeepWithDestin
011: Man vs Bear: Why are women choosing the bear? with Ben Raya
May 14 2024
011: Man vs Bear: Why are women choosing the bear? with Ben Raya
In this thought-provoking episode of "Diving Deep with Destin: Sex, Love, and Evolution," Destin Gerek welcomes Ben Raya, a menswear coach and tantra facilitator, to delve into the complex dynamics of male safety, societal perceptions, and the defensive postures men often adopt when confronted with women's fears and experiences. The discussion explores why many women state they would feel safer encountering a bear in the woods than a man, what this reflects about our society, and how men can engage in meaningful self-reflection and change. This episode challenges listeners to think deeply about gender dynamics, safety, and the role of men in creating a more empathetic and secure world for all. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: The societal implications of women's expressed preference for the safety of encountering a bear over a man. Reflecting on the defensive reactions of men when facing criticisms related to women's safety and experiences. Encouraging a deeper, introspective look at masculinity and how it shapes interactions and perceptions in society. Notable Quotes: "Boys argue about whose fault it is. Men show up to help hurting people." "Women don't feel safe around men. Not because all men are bad, but because enough men are bad and they don't know who's who." "This is about so much more than whether or not you personally are safe or if bears in general are dangerous. This is about hearing the experience of women." Timestamps: 00:03:10 - Introduction to Ben Raya and the bear versus man safety debate 00:14:50 - Analyzing societal perceptions and personal reactions to women's fears 00:25:35 - Discussing the role of introspection in addressing and changing harmful narratives 00:37:00 - Exploring practical steps for men to engage in transformative self-awareness 00:48:15 - Insights from Ben on facilitating change and understanding within men 01:02:20 - Wrapping up: How men can actively contribute to creating safer spaces Guest Bio: Ben Raya is a mens coach and tantra facilitator known for his thoughtful approach to gender dynamics and safety. His work focuses on helping men understand and shift their perceptions and behaviors, fostering safer and more respectful environments. Ben’s insights offer profound shifts in perspective, challenging men to better themselves and the world around them. Connect with Ben: IG: @itsbenraya  Website: https://www.samavetaliving.com/ Call to Action: If you found value in today’s discussion, please Subscribe, Rate us, and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. Share this episode with those who need to hear this critical conversation. Your support allows us to continue bringing important topics and transformative insights to light. Connect with Destin: For guidance on your journey towards evolved masculinity, reach out at: Website: https://⁠DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠http://instagram.com/DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠http://tiktok.com/@DestinGerek⁠ Youtube: ⁠http://youtube.com/@DivingDeepWithDestin
010: CENSORED: Sexual Health in the Digital Age with Jackie Rotman
Apr 4 2024
010: CENSORED: Sexual Health in the Digital Age with Jackie Rotman
Destin Gerek engages in a riveting conversation with Jackie Rotman, the force behind the Center for Intimacy Justice. We explore the vast and often shadowy landscape of tech censorship, its profound implications on sexuality, and the pioneering efforts to combat it. My guest, Jackie Rotman, founder of the Center for Intimacy Justice, sheds light on a struggle that touches the core of our digital existence. Her organization's relentless pursuit against the Goliath of tech censorship not only highlights the disproportionate impact on women's sexual health businesses but also underscores a broader societal challenge. Rotman's journey, marked by personal trials and an unyielding commitment to justice, provides invaluable insights into the complexities of advocating for sexual health and freedom in the digital age. This conversation isn't just about confronting censorship; it's a clarion call to reclaim our collective right to knowledge, expression, and intimacy in a world increasingly mediated by algorithms. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection.  https://www.litup.love/ Use the code DESTIN to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: The pervasive impact of tech censorship on sexual health education and the digital expression of intimacy. Jackie Rotman's relentless crusade against the giants of tech, advocating for the right to knowledge and freedom in the digital age. Strategies for navigating and combating digital suppression in the quest for a sexually liberated society. Notable Quotes: "Challenging the digital gatekeepers is the first step towards reclaiming our right to intimacy and knowledge." "In the shadows of the internet, a battle rages for the soul of sexual expression." Timestamps: 00:03:20 - Introduction to Jackie Rotman and the Center for Intimacy Justice 00:17:40 - Unveiling the digital curtain: The battle against tech censorship 00:31:15 - The journey from personal trauma to global advocacy 00:45:00 - Successes and challenges in the fight for digital sexual rights 00:58:25 - Envisioning a future of liberated digital intimacy 01:12:50 - How to get involved and support the cause for digital freedom Guest Bio: Jackie Rotman is the visionary founder of the Center for Intimacy Justice, a pioneering organization dedicated to combating censorship and fostering freedom of expression in the realm of sexual health and education. Through her leadership, Jackie challenges the behemoths of the tech industry, advocating for equitable policies that honor the complexity and richness of human sexuality. Her work is a testament to the power of resilience, advocacy, and the relentless pursuit of justice in the digital age. Connect with Jackie and the Center for Intimacy Justice: IG: http://instagram.com/intimacyjustice Website: https://www.intimacyjustice.org/ If today's episode inspired you, please Rate, Review and Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who stands to benefit from our deep dive into digital rights and sexual freedom. Your engagement helps us continue to deliver powerful conversations like this. Connect with Destin: Website: ⁠https://destingerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠http://instagram.com/destingerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@destingerek⁠ Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@divingdeepwithdestin
009: Relationship as Spiritual Path with Justin Patrick Pierce
Mar 20 2024
009: Relationship as Spiritual Path with Justin Patrick Pierce
Destin Gerek engages in a profound conversation with Justin Patrick Pierce, a leading figure in the exploration of intimate relationships and co-author, alongside his wife London Angel Winters, of "Playing With Fire: The Spiritual Path of Intimate Relationship." They delve into the transformative potential of sacred sexuality, the pivotal role of personal evolution within relationships, and the journey toward deeper intimacy and connection. This discussion offers insights into harnessing sexual energy as a tool for spiritual awakening, understanding the intricacies of masculine and feminine dynamics, and the importance of presence, sensitivity, and equanimity in nurturing a fulfilling partnership. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Exploring the depths of sacred sexuality and its role in spiritual awakening. The significance of integrating awareness, sensitivity, and equanimity into intimate relationships. The impact of personal and relational evolution on achieving a deeper sense of intimacy and connection. Notable Quotes: "Intimacy is not just a path to connection; it's a journey back to oneself." "Through the conscious engagement of our sexual energy, we unlock doors to profound spiritual experiences." Timestamps: 00:03:05 - Introduction to Justin Patrick Pierce and the essence of sacred sexuality 00:18:30 - The foundations of a transformative intimate relationship: presence, sensitivity, and equanimity 00:32:15 - Personal anecdotes and lessons learned from Justin's journey with London Angel Winters 00:45:40 - Strategies for deepening connection and intimacy in relationships 00:58:05 - Insights from "Playing With Fire" and the integration of spiritual practices in love 01:10:30 - Justin's advice for couples and individuals seeking to explore the spiritual path of intimate relationships Guest Bio: Justin Patrick Pierce is a thought leader in the realm of intimate relationships, co-authoring seminal works with his wife, London Angel Winters. His approach blends ancient tantric wisdom with modern insights into relationship dynamics, offering pathways to deep intimacy and spiritual growth. Justin's teachings emphasize the importance of presence, polarity, and devotion, guiding individuals and couples towards fulfilling, love-filled lives. Connect with Justin: Website: https://www.justinpatrickpierce.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinpatrickpierce/ Call to Action: If today's discussion resonated with you, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone on their own path to deepening intimacy and evolving relationships. Your support enables us to continue bringing you transformative conversations like this. Connect with Destin: For guidance on your journey towards evolved masculinity or femininity, reach out at: Website: https://⁠DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠http://instagram.com/DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠http://tiktok.com/@DestinGerek⁠Youtube: ⁠http://youtube.com/@DivingDeepWithDestin
008: Navigating Masculinity: From Tradition to Transformation w/Connor Beaton
Mar 13 2024
008: Navigating Masculinity: From Tradition to Transformation w/Connor Beaton
Destin Gerek sits down with Connor Beaton, the visionary founder of ManTalks, an initiative dedicated to fostering growth, health, and success in men’s lives. They delve into the intricacies of modern masculinity, the journey towards authenticity and integrity, and the role of vulnerability and competence in shaping a man’s identity. This discussion spans the challenges men face in today’s society, touching on the importance of self-reflection, the value of men’s work, and the transformative power of understanding one’s emotions and inner world. This episode not only offers insights into evolving masculine identities but also provides a practical roadmap for men seeking to navigate their journey with authenticity and purpose. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Integration of Emotional Intelligence in Masculinity: Modern masculinity benefits from integrating emotional intelligence, which enriches traditional virtues with empathy and self-awareness. This evolution enables men to navigate relationships and personal challenges more effectively. Navigating the Shift from Traditional to Modern Masculinity: As societal expectations change, men are redefining strength to encompass internal growth alongside external achievements. This redefinition is key for their success and fulfillment in an evolving landscape. Importance of Mentorship and Community: Mentorship and communal support are pivotal in men's personal development, providing role models and a space to address vulnerabilities. This collective approach fosters growth and counters isolation, highlighting the collective nature of personal evolution. Notable Quotes: "Redefining strength includes embracing our vulnerabilities as sources of power." "Navigating masculinity today requires a blend of courage and compassion, challenging us to redefine what it means to be strong in a rapidly changing world." Timestamps: 00:03:00 - Introduction to Connor Beaton and the mission of ManTalks 00:18:25 - Discussing the modern challenges of masculinity and identity 00:35:40 - The role of vulnerability in men's growth and evolution 00:50:15 - Strategies for men seeking to navigate their path with purpose 01:04:50 - The importance of community and mentorship in men's work 01:20:30 - Insights on fostering deeper connections and living authentically Guest Bio: Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an organization committed to supporting men in their journey towards becoming more authentic, vulnerable, and integrated individuals. Connor is a respected speaker, facilitator, and coach, who has dedicated his life to understanding the nuances of masculinity and providing men with the tools they need to evolve in all aspects of their lives. Connect with Connor: Website: https://mantalks.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mantalks/ Call to Action: If today's conversation resonated with you, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone on their own path of masculine or feminine evolution. Your support enables us to continue bringing you meaningful and transformative content. Connect with Destin: Website: https://⁠DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠http://instagram.com/DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: http://tiktok.com/⁠@DestinGerek⁠Youtube: http://youtube.com/⁠@DivingDeepWithDestin
007: A Queer Journey to Embracing Womanhood with Genevieve Rudolph
Feb 28 2024
007: A Queer Journey to Embracing Womanhood with Genevieve Rudolph
Destin Gerek engages in a profound conversation with Genevieve Rudolph, International Best-selling Author of The Orgasmic Arc™: Mastering the Six Steps to Pleasure. They dive into Genevieve's transformative journey from embracing a queer and gender non-conforming identity to a profound realization and embrace of her womanhood and heterosexual desires. This episode explores the complexities of navigating identity, personal healing, and the quest for authentic connection, offering a nuanced discussion on the fear of betraying community expectations and the courage to voice unique experiences that resonate with many. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: The intricate process of identity evolution and embracing new aspects of self.Healing from within: How addressing past wounds can lead to profound personal discoveries and shifts in identity.The significance of giving voice to controversial or underrepresented experiences in the context of community and personal growth.Navigating the balance between honoring one's true self and respecting the diversity of identities within communities. Notable Quotes: "Embracing our full selves requires courage to face the unknown and the strength to voice our truths, even when they challenge community norms.""True healing brings about transformation not just in how we see ourselves, but in how we relate to the world around us." Timestamps: 00:03:15 - Introduction to Genevieve Rudolph's work and journey 00:18:30 - Discussing the shift from a queer identity to embracing womanhood 00:34:50 - The role of healing in identity transformation and desire 00:47:05 - Exploring the impact of a cancer diagnosis on self-perception and sexuality 01:02:20 - Strategies for navigating community expectations and personal evolution 01:15:40 - Genevieve's insights on using sexual energetics for empowerment and healing Guest Bio: Genevieve Rudolph is an International Best-selling Author and a leading expert in utilizing sexual energetics for transformative healing and empowerment. With a background that spans over 15 years, including her start as a Professional Dominatrix in NYC, Genevieve's journey of personal and professional evolution offers a compelling narrative on the power of embracing one's truth, the healing process, and the impact of sexuality on identity and personal growth. Call to Action: If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: For more on how to evolve your own masculine or feminine journey, reach out to us at: Website: ⁠DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠@DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠@DestinGerek⁠ Youtube: ⁠@DivingDeepWithDestin
006: Living Authentically: The Courage to be Vulnerable in Growth and Love w/Allana Pratt
Feb 21 2024
006: Living Authentically: The Courage to be Vulnerable in Growth and Love w/Allana Pratt
Join Destin Gerek and intimacy expert Allana Pratt as they delve into the intricacies of emotional resilience, the beauty of living with authenticity, and the essential role vulnerability plays in our journey towards self-discovery and genuine relationships. Together, they explore the journey of embracing vulnerability as a strength, the power of living authentically, and the profound lessons learned from intimate relationships and self-discovery. This conversation delves into overcoming personal adversities, the significance of emotional resilience, and strategies for cultivating deeper connections with oneself and others. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools, a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is rooted in somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to enrich your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: The transformative power of embracing vulnerability in the journey toward authentic self-discovery.Strategies for overcoming personal adversities to foster growth and emotional resilience.The role of authentic living in cultivating deep, meaningful connections in love and relationships. Notable Quotes: "Embracing our vulnerabilities opens the door to our deepest strengths and connections.""True intimacy begins with being authentically seen, first by ourselves and then by others." Three Unmissable Moments: Unveiling Sexual Trauma's Silver Lining: Allana Pratt shares an intimate moment of revelation, uncovering how her darkest experiences with sexual trauma became the catalyst for her deepest healing and awakening, challenging listeners to reconsider their own scars as sources of strength and enlightenment.The Naked Truth of Intimacy: A raw and unscripted exchange where Allana describes the transformative power of standing emotionally and physically naked in front of a partner, not just in the literal sense but in the metaphorical exposure of one's deepest fears and desires, prompting a profound reflection on the essence of true connection.The Breakdown that Leads to Breakthrough: A gripping recount of a moment when vulnerability felt like a public spectacle, detailing a personal breakdown that occurred in an unexpected and highly public setting, illustrating the potent, often uncomfortable, but ultimately liberating process of shedding societal masks to embrace authentic self-expression and freedom. Guest Bio: Allana Pratt is an intimacy expert who specializes in helping individuals cultivate deeper connections with themselves and others. She is an author, coach, and a beloved speaker, known for her insightful and compassionate approach to healing, personal growth, and relational dynamics. Allana's work empowers individuals to embrace vulnerability, foster authenticity, and create meaningful, loving relationships. Connect with Allana: Website: https://allanapratt.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allanapratt/ Call to Action: If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: Website: ⁠https://DestinGerek.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://instagram.com/DestinGerek⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://tiktok.com/@DestinGerek⁠ Youtube: ⁠https://youtube.com/@DivingDeepWithDestin
005: Psychedelics and Sexual Awakenings w/Dr. Cat Meyer
Feb 14 2024
005: Psychedelics and Sexual Awakenings w/Dr. Cat Meyer
Destin Gerek is joined by Dr. Cat Meyer, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex, trauma, and psychedelics, to explore the multifaceted nature of sexual awakenings and the therapeutic interplay between sex and psychedelics. They delve into personal experiences and professional insights, discussing the importance of continual self-discovery, the role of psychedelics in healing and expanding our sexual and spiritual consciousness, and the transformative power of embracing our playful and authentic selves. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools is a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through the mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is based on somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to deepen your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Sexual awakening is not a one-time event but a series of discoveries throughout life.Psychedelics offer a unique lens through which to explore and heal our sexuality.Embracing playfulness in sexuality can lead to profound personal and relational growth.Creating safe spaces for sexual exploration is crucial for healing and expansion. Notable Quotes: "Sexual healing and exploration can significantly benefit from the intentional use of psychedelics.""Each sexual awakening we experience unlocks a different part of us, revealing deeper layers of our authentic selves." Timestamps: 00:03:20 - Introduction to Dr. Cat Meyer and the Intersection of Sexuality and Psychedelics 00:11:45 - The Continuous Journey of Sexual Awakening 00:20:30 - The Role of Psychedelics in Sexual Healing and Exploration 00:29:10 - Playfulness as a Pathway to Sexual and Personal Growth 00:37:50 - The Importance of Safe Spaces in Sexual Discovery 00:46:15 - Personal Stories of Transformation through Sex and Psychedelics 00:55:40 - Practical Tips for Integrating Playfulness and Psychedelics into Sexual Exploration 01:04:25 - Closing Thoughts on Sexual Awakening and the Future of Psychedelic Research Guest Bio: Dr. Cat Meyer is a licensed psychotherapist, sex therapist, and leading expert in the integration of sexuality and psychedelics. She combines her extensive academic background with esoteric practices to facilitate holistic healing and growth. Connect with Dr. Cat Meyer: Website: SexLoveYoga.com Instagram: @SexLoveYoga Call to Action: If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a Review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these transformative insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: Website: DestinGerek.com Instagram: @DestinGerek TikTok: @DestinGerek Youtube: @DivingDeepWithDestin
004: Parenting, Personal Transformation, & Relationship Resilience w/Jayson Gaddis
Feb 7 2024
004: Parenting, Personal Transformation, & Relationship Resilience w/Jayson Gaddis
Destin Gerek is joined by Jayson Gaddis, relationship expert and therapist, to unpack the complexities of parenting in the modern world, the journey of personal transformation, and the essence of forging resilient relationships. They dive into how parents often handle their children's emotional upheavals, the repercussions of using screens as a regulatory crutch, and the transformative power of embracing the full spectrum of one’s life experiences. This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools is a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through the mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is based on somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to deepen your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. https://www.litup.love/destin Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Key Insights: Emotional regulation is not just a personal skill but a legacy we pass on to our children.Personal growth is often birthed from the pain points in our relationships.Holding space for children's emotional expressions is a powerful act of parenting.The 'screen dilemma' in parenting is a mirror reflecting our own discomfort with strong emotions. Notable Quotes: "When you avoid conflict outside, you create conflict inside.""Conflict is always a doorway into a deeper connection." Timestamps: 00:02:14 - The Impact of Parental Emotional Regulation on Children00:10:05 - Destin’s Journey from the 'Erotic Rockstar' Years to Grounded Husband and Father00:18:30 - The Significance of Resilience and Autonomy in Adolescents00:28:55 - Navigating the Screen Time Challenge in Parenting00:40:40 - The Role of Emotional and Nervous System Regulation in Relationships00:51:25 - The Art of Conflict Resolution and its Role in Strengthening Relationships01:03:15 - How Jayson Gaddis Turned Relationship Pain into Growth Opportunities01:15:45 - Strategies for Repairing and Deepening Relationships Post-Conflict Resources: Jayson Gaddis's book, "Getting to Zero"The Relationship School – Jayson's educational platform Guest Bio: Jayson Gaddis, a renowned therapist and educator, is the founder of The Relationship School and the host of The Relationship School Podcast. He is dedicated to helping people learn the art of fulfilling relationships through powerful frameworks and tools. Connect with Jayson Gaddis: Website: JaysonGaddis.comInstagram: @JaysonGaddis Call to Action: If you found value in today's conversation, please Subscribe, Rate us, leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform, and share this episode with someone who could benefit from these life-changing insights. Your support helps us grow and continue to bring you impactful discussions like this one. Connect with Destin: For more on how to evolve your own masculine or feminine journey, reach out to us at: Website: DestinGerek.comInstagram: @DestinGerekTikTok: @DestinGerekYoutube: @DivingDeepWithDestin
003: Spiritual Strippers: The Intersection of Tantra & the Tease w/Lana Shay
Feb 1 2024
003: Spiritual Strippers: The Intersection of Tantra & the Tease w/Lana Shay
Destin Gerek converses with the captivating Lana Shay. Lana, a former stripper turned spiritual seeker, shares her unique journey and insights into the world of sensuality, spirituality, and self-discovery. This episode explores the transformative power of embracing one's erotic self and redefining societal norms around sexuality and strip clubs. Key Points Discussed: Lana Shay's Unique Journey: Lana delves into her past as a stripper, discussing her experiences and the spiritual awakening that reshaped her perspective on sensuality and self-expression. Spiritual Stripper Concept: Lana introduces the idea of a "spiritual stripper" and how her profession became an avenue for spiritual growth and self-discovery. Tantra and Sexuality: The conversation touches on the integration of tantra into personal and professional lives, highlighting its role in sexual awakening and healing. Conscious Strip Clubs: Lana proposes a new concept of strip clubs, aiming to transform them into spaces of healing, connection, and respectful sensual expression. Overcoming Societal Stigma: The episode challenges societal stigmas surrounding strip clubs and the sex industry, advocating for a more open and accepting view of sexuality. Personal Transformation: Destin and Lana reflect on how their personal journeys have influenced their professional lives and their mission to empower others in their sexual and spiritual paths. Listeners can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how integrating spirituality and sexuality can lead to a more empowered and enlightened existence. They will learn to challenge and reshape their views on sensuality, strip clubs, and societal norms, leading to personal growth and greater acceptance of diverse expressions of sexuality. Support the Show! Please Subscribe, Rate, and Review! This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools is a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through the mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is based on somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to deepen your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order! Connect with Lana Shay: Website: lanashay.comIG: instagram.com/iamlanashayBook: "Erotic Hustle, Redefining Sin Through Sacred Sexuality and Psychedelics" available where books are soldhttps://www.amazon.com/Erotic-Hustle-Redefining-Sexuality-Psychedelics/dp/1620069121/ Where to Find Destin Gerek: Website: https://destingerek.com IG: http://instagram.com/destingerek TikTok: http://tiktok.com/@destingerekYouTube: http://youtube.com/@divingdeepwithdestin
001: Cultivating S£xual Confidence & Skill w/Kenneth Play
Jan 31 2024
001: Cultivating S£xual Confidence & Skill w/Kenneth Play
In this episode of “Diving Deep with Destin,” Destin Gerek converses with Kenneth Play, a renowned sex hacker and author. Kenneth shares his journey from deep sexual insecurity to becoming a leading sex educator, challenging societal and pornographic standards of masculinity. They discuss the importance of pleasure, kindness, and emotional connection in sex, rather than focusing solely on physical attributes. The conversation also covers practical aspects of sexual mastery, the significance of empathy and consent, and the societal challenges surrounding sexual education. This episode highlights the transformative power of self-identity and confidence in sexual interactions, advocating for a more open and informed approach to sexuality. Connect with Kenneth Play: https://kennethplay.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kenneth_play Check out Kenneth's incredible Uncensored Video Course to master giving pleasure to a woman: Beyond Satisfied Pro (buying thru this link helps support this podcast!): https://DestinGerek.com/beyond-satisfied Connect with Destin Gerek: https://DestinGerek.com http://instagram.com/destingerek http://tiktok.com/@destingerek This episode is brought to you by: Lit - Love & Intimacy Tools is a boutique sensation tools brand offering a luscious new take on adult toys. Lit pairs gorgeous, high-end sensual toys with fun practices to deepen authentic intimacy through the mindful exploration of sensual pleasure. Their work is based on somatic arts, the science of touch, nervous system regulation, vagal nerve theory, and authentic relating. Each tool comes with an intimacy practice to deepen your connection. Use the code Destin to save 10% or get their Totally Lit Kit with all 12 tools for 25% off. ⁠https://www.litup.love/destin⁠ Use Promo Code: DESTIN to receive 10% off your order!