Poly limericks!

The first poly limerick submitted:

Poly folk should take care not to gloat
When the media starts to take note
If we’re getting our way
Black and white turns to gray
And someone will marry a goat.

ROFL!! And thanks to Vannevar Morgan for the chuckle!

PW #73 Show Notes

The new Polyamory Weekly #73 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introduction
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com.

1:30 Announcements
Polyday is October 14, 2006, in London, England. For details, visit polyday.org.uk.

305 Listener Mail
Mike asks for advice on the mono to poly transition; minx suggests reading The Ethical slut and joining local groups; 7:10 Lisa from Halifax comments that she’s frubbling over her lover’s lover bringing out new sides of him and how his lover is already pitching in to help her out; 10:30 a Vermont listener calls in about being new to poly; 12:00 Sean comments on homosexuality being genetic; 13:00 ’s comments on having young, media-trained representatives

15:00 Topic: Talking with metamours; are all feelings valid?
From this entry, ’s eloquent thoughts on communicating with metamours and the whys behind why some people don’t want to or aren’t interested in speaking with metamours; comments on the idea of all feelings being valid—he says they’re not; you must do the work, understand your feelings, determine if they’re well-founded, and in some cases, figuring out how to change them

21:05 Poly in Media
Check out this commentary on the Beyond Marriage manifesto—maybe we shouldn’t go away quietly, 23:00 Stanley Kurtz is at it again; This The Tidings article comments on his article that marriage is about “sustaining the conditions in which freedom can thrive” –but apparentely, that means ONLY freedom for monogamous, heterosexual couples; 24:30 this article from the Salt Lake Tribune about polygamists children holding a rally shows an interesting precent for alternative family groups–let the children speak for themselves

27:45 Interview: Raven Kaldera
Author of Pagan Polyamory: Becoming a Tribe of Hearts reads his favorite bit from the book

45:00 Wrap-up
Thanks for your votes at the Podcast Awards; 46:15 if you want it to be about the sex, write in and tell me!

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

PW #72 Show Notes

The new Polyamory Weekly #72 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introduction
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com.

1:30 Listener mail
Rachel from Spokane commented on the show blog that she thought conservatives were more ardently against abortion than homosexuality; 4:35 Mark commented that he encountered the idea of genetic testing for homosexuality at Pro-Life Alliance for Gays and Lesbians; 5:45 Shenjingqido comments on being honest about poly in a dating situation

7:30 Rant
minx rants about a Milwaukee radio DJ not being able to pronounce “polyamorous” in comments on a dating show about a woman who met a poly Dom. A kinky poly Dom who lives only an hour away–can I meet him?

9:30 Resources: Beyond Marriage
Statement on same-sex marriage from Beyond Marriage is here: Executive Summary; full statement; authors and signatories; check out commentaries here and here; 11:00 B wrote in about Instapundit’s comments on the slippery slope argument as a logical, non-fallacious argument

12:40 Listener Mail
AlphaSierra comments on the idea of having a media relations/speakers bureau for the poly community; minx comments on Nan Wise’s skillful handling of the audience on the Montel Williams show; 14:10 an anonymous listener comments on the show blog that he wants to hear more sex on PW; minx puts out a call for great poly sex stories/frubble stories

16:25 Poly in the Media
The Guardian article on male bisexuality and distribution of men on the Kinsey scale; The Christian Century had this article on polygamy a la Big Love and Canada’s decriminalization of polygamy

18:30 Interview: Raven Kaldera
Author of Pagan Polyamory: Becoming a Tribe of Hearts shares his thoughts on how he came to be poly and pagan and how much crossover there is between the communities; on being selfish; 25:00 the mating call of the polyamorist; creating family and tribe; 29:00 diversity of the sacred and polyamory as a spiritual discipline for relationships; others seeing polyamorists as selfish; 35:35 prayer for the reluctant warrior–a ritual for having honorable arguments while respecting your partner/opponent

40:25 Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

Communication isn’t important

Check out ‘s most recent brilliant posting in on people who believe that it’s not important to communicate with one’s metamours and on the idea that all feelings aren’t valid: post here.

PW #70 Show Notes: the PW Skypecast

The new Polyamory Weekly #70 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introductions
This was the Polyamory Weekly first Skypecast on the subject of living situations. Participants included , Earthwalker, Elfin, Amy Gahran and John Patrick Robichaud.

3:00 JPR, considering living with his girlfriend, asks about living space; Elfin speaks to the idea of having a second bedroom/office for his OSO; Amy Gahran speaks to the difficulties of not having space

7:40 JPR asks about poly individuals combining living spaces versus coming into poly as a couple, Earthwalker started as couple and Elfin shares that he and his wife moved their OSO and her son in with them into one bedroom and a king-sized bed; Amy clarifies about a need for psychological space; Elfin mentions scheduling being an issue with SOs and OSOs having off-shifts

14:40 minx reads a contributory email from Tammy; her SO’s gave her space in their house, and then they all moved into her house; she does the dishes; they arranged for her to have a kid-free space; JPR expresses a concern for kid-free spaces; Elfin taught his 14-yr-old boy to knock and wait for an answer; Earthwalker’s family has a 10- and 6-yr old with the same knock-and-wait rule; Earthwalker describes his girlfriend and her son moving in with him, his wife and son;

20:00 minx asks about divvying up chores; Earthwalker shares how they work things; Elfin shares that people do what they care about most

24:30 minx asks about who decides on furniture, decoration, etc; Elfin shares a story about how they made a landscaping renovation decision

27:30 Wrap-Up
Suggestions for upcoming Skypecast conversations: dealing with being out in small communities/PDA; handling different religions and spiritual practices within a household

Info
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

PW #71 Show Notes

The new Polyamory Weekly #71 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introduction
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com.

1:40 Announcements
Thanks to for taking over last week, and the final announcement about voting for PW (every 24 hours, if you like!) until August 11th at the Podcast Awards!

2:35 Listener mail
Earthwalker sends in audio comment about how people bring up the subject of becoming poly within an existing relationship; 3:40 Matthew from Boston called in to comment on homosexuality and genetics and his mother being against research to prove a genetic background because some might want to choose the orientation of their child; 5:45 RJ in Vegas asked about dealing with the loss of a partner/matriarch

9:45 Listener mail: Emotional intimacy
10:15 Sean relates a story of emotional intimacy; 12:05 Donut Rooter suggests not flirting and masturbation as healthy ways of coping with denied sexual intimacy; minx comments that the flirtation issue depends on what your definition of sex is; 16:15 Daichi comments that living within established boundaries provides the joy of selfless living; minx comments on the basis for establishing and negotiating boundaries

14:35 Listener Mail
Andy wrote in about marriage divorce stat correction, 76% of couples have at least one unfaithful partner; 15:50 Shawn wrote in about frubble and Heinlein; minx comments on Anne Rice’s equally idealistic models of slaves/submissives

17:50 Topic: Emotional/Sexual intimacy
Mayor Damien wrote in about having emotional intimacy without sexual; minx comments on the real issue being how to deal with the tension created by wanting emotional or sexual intimacy but having one of those aspects restricted by relationship boundaries

18:55 minx in the media
Thalia quotes minx’s thoughts in this Sexherald advice column regarding a woman dating a poly (or monogamous?) man

22:30 Poly in the Media
posed the question in the LiveJournal polyamory community asking if the polyamorous community should work actively towards promoting more positive and fair reporting on our lifestlye in the media

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

PW #68 Show Notes–now complete!

The new Polyamory Weekly #68 is up! Direct download is here.

0:00 Introduction
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com. minx gripes about LibSyn woes.

1:35 Announcements
Check out the Can you canoe? poly canoe outing on Saturday, August 19th in Washington; Midwest Alt Poly Con is Septeber 7-10 in southeast Wisconsin; come on out and meet the minx!; the PW Skypecast on living situations is Monday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. CST

4:15 Listener mail
Moose calls in about how he used to be deviant/horny but now that he’s poly, he’s cool; minx comments on coming out at work and on having sex with centerfolds; 7:15 Tosis from Germany called in about coming out as poly to his wife; 10:25 J, a monogamous listener from California, calls in; 11:05 Kevin from Coloring Outside the Lines podcast asks about parent frubble; minx weighs in on frubble being “selfless joy at seeing someone you care about happy”

13:15 Announcement
PLEASE VOTE FOR PW AT THE PODCAST AWARDS–VOTING IS OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 11TH! VOTE DAILY!

14:35 Listener Mail
Andy wrote in about marriage divorce stat correction, 76% of couples have at least one unfaithful partner; 15:50 Shawn wrote in about frubble and Heinlein; minx comments on Anne Rice’s equally idealistic models of slaves/submissives

17:50 Topic: Emotional/Sexual intimacy
Mayor Damien wrote in about having emotional intimacy without sexual; minx comments on the real issue being how to deal with the tension created by wanting emotional or sexual intimacy but having one of those aspects restricted by relationship boundaries

22:55 Listener mail
Jen wrote in about being received well as poly in India

23:55 Poly in the Media
Brent sent in poly in the blogs entry about about the slippery slope argument with same–sex marriage; 25:00 check out this article on a poly family in Baltimore (George and Cat do the Poly living conference; 27:05 Talking Point, a British show will host a show tomorrow about polyamory; their talking points are fair and balanced; 29:20 Article on swinging convention in Vegas; 30:20 Cheryl Dobinson wrote this article on reluctance within the gay community to accept bisexuals or polyamorists

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email me at cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. And hey, why not attach an audio comment to that email? :-) Check out PolyWeekly at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Thanks for listening!

If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.

Voting continues through August 11!

OK, I’m officially shameless! You can vote once daily through August 11th for PW as Best Mature Podcast. Yeah, yeah; I know there’s no chance we’ll win. Just want to make a decent showing!
You can vote once daily, I believe!


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