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The MasculiniTea Podcast

conversations about masculinity, men, and our relationships with them

MasculiniTea is a new podcast that invites you to pop the kettle on, brew up a mug of your hot beverage of choice, and join us for a relaxed and open conversation about masculinity, men, and our relationships with them. ... More
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2019-10-15

The Sensual Man ~ A Conversation with Devi Ward Erickson

Season 1, Ep. 8

"Reclaiming your birthright to your full sexual pleasure is a revolutionary act."

~ Devi Ward Erickson


Tantra educator Devi Ward Erickson joins me to talk about supporting men's sexuality. What traumas do men hold from childhood around their sexual expression, how do these impact our relationships, how can men overcome these, and what can those of us who have sexual relationships with men do to support them?

This conversation covers a wide range of topics, from circumcision to somatic dissassociation, from the relationship between trauma and sexual predation, to the possibilities for a new kind of sensual masculine sexuality.



Devi Ward Erickson is a Tantra Expert, Sex Coach, an ACS Certified Sexologist and the Founder of The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education.

As a trusted and sought after Tantra expert and Sex Coach, Devi has had the privilege and honor of witnessing the profound healing that occurs for women, men, and couples when sexuality is honored as sacred and practiced with awareness, compassion, and loving-kindness. She specializes in using Tantra and “pleasure as medicine” to awaken more connection, passion, and inner bliss in every area of life.

Devi has been teaching meditation and personal growth workshops since 2000 and has devoted her entire adult life to studying the “essence” that infuses all of life through meditation, Tibetan Tantra, Sensual Dance, and Compassionate Communication.


https://deviwardtantra.com/

https://www.authentictantra.com/



Cover image: still from Flight of the Conchords song, "Business Time".

2019-10-15

The Sensual Man ~ A Conversation with Devi Ward Erickson

Season 1, Ep. 8

"Reclaiming your birthright to your full sexual pleasure is a revolutionary act."

~ Devi Ward Erickson


Tantra educator Devi Ward Erickson joins me to talk about supporting men's sexuality. What traumas do men hold from childhood around their sexual expression, how do these impact our relationships, how can men overcome these, and what can those of us who have sexual relationships with men do to support them?

This conversation covers a wide range of topics, from circumcision to somatic dissassociation, from the relationship between trauma and sexual predation, to the possibilities for a new kind of sensual masculine sexuality.



Devi Ward Erickson is a Tantra Expert, Sex Coach, an ACS Certified Sexologist and the Founder of The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education.

As a trusted and sought after Tantra expert and Sex Coach, Devi has had the privilege and honor of witnessing the profound healing that occurs for women, men, and couples when sexuality is honored as sacred and practiced with awareness, compassion, and loving-kindness. She specializes in using Tantra and “pleasure as medicine” to awaken more connection, passion, and inner bliss in every area of life.

Devi has been teaching meditation and personal growth workshops since 2000 and has devoted her entire adult life to studying the “essence” that infuses all of life through meditation, Tibetan Tantra, Sensual Dance, and Compassionate Communication.


https://deviwardtantra.com/

https://www.authentictantra.com/



Cover image: still from Flight of the Conchords song, "Business Time".

2019-9-11

Reimagining Masculinities ~ A Conversation with Sheldon Kitzul & Tanille Geib

Season 1, Ep. 7

In this episode I'm joined by Tanille and Sheldon, two of the people behind the Reimagining Masculinities Conference in Victoria, BC. We chat about what the healthy masculine role model of the future might be, accessing emotions, and the importance of not doing this work in isolation from one another.


Tanille Geib is a Lover of Humans. She is an intimacy coach & coordinator, sexuality educator & curriculum developer, advocate, community leader, creative producer, and artist. In the past 5 years she has educated and worked with over 4000 people on healthy sexuality and relationships. Currently she is known as Victoria’s Consent Captain where she supports events to create safer spaces and educate communities on the nuances of consent. To find out more about her work, passions, and upcoming events check out her website: www.tanillegeib.ca


Sheldon Kitzul is a Leadership Coach, Social Worker, and Educator. His work provides inspiration for clients through energy, insight, and enthusiasm, and is centred on evidence-based practice and response-based principles. He works from a place where it is evident that sexualized violence is, in our current social malaise, covertly taught as acceptable to boys and girls. As many others have expressed, sexualized violence is a men’s issue and as such, he works toward re-educating boys and men to step out of gendered boxes and put a stop to violence in every form. 

2019-5-10

Men's Work & Vulnerability : with James Bell & Devin Gleeson

Season 1, Ep. 5

"We have this culture that says there's something really wrong with feelings... Starting to feel, you can direct your anger, you can use your sadness to deeply connect with someone. Feelings are one of the greatest gifts we have as human beings, they are the house of intuition, and to not have access to them is to be limited in our humanity."

~ Devin Gleeson.


In this episode I'm talking to two men who live and breathe something called 'men's work'. I know both of these men through different communities that practice Zegg Forum, a community vulnerability ritual, and our conversation covers a lot of ground on men's work with emotions, vulnerability, and the incredible impact this has on men's relationships to themselves, and the others in their lives.


James Bell helps people get unstuck in their lives using a combination of coaching, deep breathing and bodywork. He has also been involved in mens' work as a member of the Samurai Brotherhood for the last 2 years. You can find out more about him here www.ourhealingroom.com


Devin Gleeson is a personal growth and purpose coach who helps clients discover and pursue the work and lives closest to their hearts. During the last several years, he’s immersed himself in desire coaching, orgasmic meditation, sacred sexuality, communal living, and feelings work – all of which he brings to bear in his 1:1 coaching. He also co-hosts an online sexuality group for men wishing to release sexual shame and come into deeper contact with their own authentic desires. Learn more about Devin at https://devingleeson.com/



Intro soundtrack courtesy of Aaron Handford.

Cover Image by Prince Photos

2019-4-9

Consent & Accountability ~ A Conversation with Kim Dee, Victor Salmon & Justin Roll

"Being in a situation where someone is telling you, okay you have to sit down and learn about this and you are forced into this conversation — they're not consenting to being in the room to talk about consent, and there's a problem there. If we want to move forward as a society, everyone needs to learn about this, but doing this in a way where we are forcing people into it?... There's a lot of animosity among a lot of young men... they see it as an attack on them. They see the conversations around consent and trying to be a better person as that there is something wrong with them."


~ Justin Roll



In this episode we're talking about Consent: what is it as a concept, what is it in practice? What's the difference between seeking permission and finding a space of mutual agreement? And how do we engage with accountability when we learn that we've done harm to others?


Joining me are three experts on Consent Advocacy and Education.


Kim Dee is a passionate educator with over 18 years of teaching, facilitation, and outreach training and experience. She holds a PhD in evolution and behaviour, is a co-lead of the GVIAS Conduct Committee, and co-founder of the Vancouver-based Consent Crew.


Justin Roll is a consent advocate and youth and children's program organizer living in Vancouver. In addition to volunteering with The Consent Crew, Justin previously facilitated workshops in both high schools and elementary schools across the lower mainland, talking with young men about masculinity and consent. 


Victor Salmon is an intersectional mixed-race feminist. Queer relationship anarchist. Educator. Consultant. Volunteer.  Mediator. MVK director at large and Accountability Subcommittee member. Restorative justice and accountability bloggerVancouver Consent Crew Facilitator. Podcast host for Intimate Interactions.   





Intro soundtrack courtesy of Aaron Handford.


Cover image: still of actor Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope

2019-2-3

The Beast Within ~ a conversation with Mehdi Darvish and Cosmo Meens

Season 1, Ep. 2

This week I'm joined by Mehdi and Cosmo, two of the wise beings behind The Apollo Project.


Mehdi is a trauma-focussed bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator with two decades of experience as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and attachment.

Cosmo is a Sex Educator and Chef- two skills which he has been known to combine! He is often found working with his wife, Caitlin, also a well established and respected sex educator. Together they launched a booking app to help connect sex education professionals with clients, Happy Touch.

Together, the three of them have birthed a new kind of men's retreat, The Apollo Project, launching in April 2019.



Intro soundtrack courtesy of Aaron Handford

Image: Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Artist Unknown.