95. body heat: horizontal with monogamous lovers (2 of 4)
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horizontal is a podcast of intimacies recorded while lying down. It’s Slow Radio. Consensual eavesdropping. Because I love sleepovers, spooning, secrets, sex, storytelling, and stargazing, I’ve metaphically rolled them up in audio form and made you this. 

Each recording is typically between two and three hours long, and divided into two parts — the part ones are available in all the podcast places, and the part twos are available exclusively for my patrons. This conversation, however, was recorded over the course of nearly five hours. And so I’ve divided it into four parts — the first two: episodes 94 & 95 are available to everyone, and the next two, episodes 96 & 97, will be available only to patrons of the horizontal arts.

So when you get to the end of this episode, and your mouth is hanging open in a bit of a gasp, and you simply must hear the rest of Leidy’s epic romance (and I do not use the word “epic” lightly), you can sign up on Patreon.com/horizontalwithlila for The Full Horizontal (including all the part twos — and in this case, threes and fours — going back to the beginning), plus monthly intimacy tips, and the secret patrons group with behind-the-scenes access. Patreon is the love child of crowdfunding and a subscription service, designed to help us creators earn an income independently of networks, ad revenue, and selling our souls.

My dearest goal right now is to liberate myself from my location and my current job, to be able to support myself as I tour America in 2020, and record episodes, teach trust games, create installations, shoot video, and write about making the world a more intimate place. Patreon is one way you can be a part of happening it. Another way, is if you or your company wants to sponsor a shame-dispelling, loneliness-eradicating, connection-cultivating cross-country tour. I am particularly in need of renting a camper van!

Join me on Patreon.com/horizontalwithlila or send me a message with sponsorship propositions through the website, horizontalwithlila.com 

In the last episode, 94. i want to make love to my soulmate, part one of this four-part conversation, I got horizontal with Leidy Dahiana and Dino, her husband and lover and soulmate. Leidy is a Licensed Erotic Blueprints™️ Coach, a sexuality sherpa, and one of the most sensual, delicious, effervescent, mischeivous, and delectable humans I’ve ever known. Dino is a former pro basketball player and current Movement Coach, an exceedingly tall, exceptionally calm, present, and grounded person. 

In the first part of our conversation, we talked about unspoken Latina rules & and spoken ones, chickenheads, dancing in the middle of the circle at family parties, the porn section of Leidy’s family’s video stores, Dino’s Croatia, the day his mom decided not to give him the sex talk, and his circle of high school friends. We talked about Sven, his best friend / brother, who had just visited them in New York. We talked about not allowing blood family or marriage to keep us unhappy, when people are no longer able to function as a unit. And Dino told us about his first time, and his unshakeable certainty that he would meet his person.

In this episode, we discuss Leidy’s belief that passion always has an expiration date, and how Dino began to change her mind. We discuss making out when you say hello, making out in general, what making out is even, Dino’s first heartbreak and nearly two years of celibacy, and the importance of a connection that goes beyond the physical. Dino talks about the trap of sleeping around and the freedom in monogamy. Leidy tells the tale of her first obsessive teenage love, fondling each other in the living room of her mom’s house, smothering, engulfment, and being loved in a way that feels stifling. We discuss moving towards what feeds you, being able to take space while in the same room as your partner, mindful touch, and the glory of body heat. And then Leidy begins the story of her first big love affair, which involves a large bribe, Club Med, Turks & Caicos, two playing cards, a seduction, a work romance, one Italian mother from the village, and a grand gesture. And that was just the beginning.

Come lie down with us again in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York.

To hear the rest of the story of Leidy’s first epic romance, become a patron of the horizontal arts on Patreon.com/horizontalwithlila

Be sure to hit the Subscribe button wherever you’re listening to this, because it really makes a difference in this podcasty world. And for intermittent missives with saucy photos, bits of writing, and things of horizontal interest, you can sign up for my mailing list on horizontalwithlila.com

This episode was mixed and mastered by Irving Gadhoury. Find him for all your audio needs at IGrecording.com. My intro music was composed by Alan Markley, @plasticcannons on Instagram, and my cover art was designed by Shana Shay, whom you can hire on 99 designs.

Until next time: may you have someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to. I’m looking forward to seeing both parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway this Wednesday, my birthday, with two of my favorite humans, who also happen to be horizontal guests, and horizontal patrons.

I’m glad to see another year. I’m glad to be alive.

Thank you for listening. Thank you for getting horizontal.

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