We had the good fortune of connecting with Cami & Niki and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cami & Niki, how does your business help the community?
Our podcast, Double Teamed with Cami & Niki, covers non-monogamy, sexuality, and kink; three topics that come with a lot of shame, stigma, and judgment. However, these are also three topics that are important to the fabric of sexuality as a whole. Many people are interested in non-monogamy and kink, or sexual exploration in general, but have a hard time coming to them. In discussing these topics so openly, we are contributing to normalizing pleasure and unconventional forms of relationships. We share our personal experiences [within kink & non-monogamy] and have created our own community and network of open-minded people. Many of our fans and listeners have shared how our stories have resonated with them and impacted their own experiences in a positive way. Little by little, we can hopefully continue to help people heal in their sexuality.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
There are many podcasts out there that cover the same topics we do, and offer great perspectives and information as well. But we feel the art is in our own perspective and through our own experiences, our twin dynamic, and how that resonates with our listeners. We know we’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but with those we do connect with, we’re honored to be a part of their journey. As Niki likes to say, “sex is an art, kink is an art, and relationships are an art,” and sharing that art is what we’re most proud of. Our transparency put a lot of our personal relationships (with family, etc) at risk or on negative terms, however, we’ve created many other impactful and meaningful connections and friendships that have made the journey worthwhile.
As we continue to inspire others, they’ve definitely inspired us right back. We’ve learned there’s community out there for everyone, just takes time and patience to find.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We love when friends visit us in LA! We’ve spent five years exploring what it has to offer, and we feel we have barely scratched the surface. There are so many amazing, diverse options to choose from all across the city, but we’ll keep it short and sweet: Kazunori for handrolls, Gracias Madre for margs, Point Dume for the views, and Kinky Rabbit for the parties.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We have a few key people to name. We definitely want to give a shout-out to Niki’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Nate. Despite the social risks of putting their no-monogamous relationship out there for everyone to see, he wholeheartedly supported us, defended us, and championed our success- and still does to this day.
And then there’s our ex-audio editor, Brad (we promise we don’t have that many exes, wink wink). Brad played a key role in teaching us the ways of podcasting and helped us get organized and prepared. We left the nest and flew on our own just a few months ago when we learned how to edit audio on our own, but always appreciate his expertise and support. His team and his services are phenomenal for anyone who has or wants to start a podcast.
Lastly, a huge shoutout to Stefanie Maegan, creator & host of BROKE GIRL THERAPY podcast. She’s been a mentor and supporter who we’ve fostered a close relationship with. She showed us how to use the tools that allowed us to be successful in our growth and social media expansion. (Funny enough, we met Steff through Brad. It’s one big, happy podcasting family).
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