PW #90: Orgasms!

The new Polyamory Weekly #90: Orgasms! is up! Direct download is here.

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com

Announcements
Please sign up for The Poly Living conference in February–we need over 80 registrations before January 1 to keep the hotel!

Also, if you enjoy PW and want to share, please Digg this and other episodes at Digg’s PW podcast page. Thanks!

Topic: Orgasms for all!
Thanks to everyone who contributed (D.R., Rose & partners) audio orgasms to celebrate Global Orgasm Day!

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email 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.

DIGG Polyamory Weekly!

Hey, guess what the geek wannabe just discovered? Now there is a podcast cateogry on Digg! Click here to Digg your favorite episode of PW! Thank you–your Diggs up our rankings, which means more visiblity, which means that more people discover poly as an option!

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Your help for Poly Living

Hello All,

As many of you know, there is a great event, Poly Living, that has
been happening every year for the last two years for our community in
Philadelphia. This year it was moving along quite well until the
organizer, George Marvil, died. There has been a lot of talk about the
importance this event and how it needs to go on. Having presented and
enjoyed this venue for the last two years, I whole heartedly agree
that it is important, and that it would be a shame to cancel it now.

The unfortunate reality is that if enough people do not register it
will not happen. Below is a description of things as they are. Please
pass this onto people who might be interested and could possibly help.
The person who wrote the following is the former organizer’s wife. She
writes:

OK, here’s the deal: the hotel will let me cancel PolyLiving by Jan. 1
with no penalty. So if we don’t have 100 paying customers by then
(that’s the break-even for this year), I’m going to cancel the event.
At this moment, there are 17 registrants, so there’s a long way to go.

Feel free to pass this information along to others at will. To
register, go to Poly Living and click on the appropriate
link. As a special incentive, if you put in the pricing code “bsmg”
(without the quotes), you’ll get $25 off the current conference price
($180).

I don’t have access to the mailing list from last year right now
because it’s somewhere in the busty innards of G’s laptop, and I
haven’t prized it out yet. When I do, I’ll contact that group, of
course. Because of the holidays and dealing with G’s death, I don’t
have a lot of time and energy to devote to promoting the event.
Frankly, I’m exhausted.

Many people have offered to help make PolyLiving 2007 happen. If you
would like to help, what you can do right now is to talk it up with
anyone you think might be interested. Oh, and register, too.

Please help if you can. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Julio

PW #89: Needs vs Wants

The new Polyamory Weekly #89: Needs vs Wants is up! Direct download is here.

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com

2:30 Announcements

  • Global Orgasm Day Celebrate Global Orgasm Day by sending in your audio orgasms with or without partners to PW! Orgasm on December 22nd and email me to be included in the PW tally!
  • the PW Frappr Map If you haven’t already, add yourself to the Polyamory Weekly Frappr Map!
  • has a new store for his recommended books, etc. here
  • George Marvil, who organized all the Poly Living conferences, has passed away and is a huge loss for the polyamory community

8:40 Listener Mail
Rose and Leo send in sexy poly limericks; Anna commented on poly as a trend and the shame of questioning her sexuality in an age when bisexuality/college lesbianism is a trend

12:45 Topic: What Makes Us Think We Should Get All Our Needs Met?
Val comments that taking care of oneself first is key to any relationship; he speaks to happiness vs satisfaction with life as well; 16:00 Cortez speaks to distinguishing needs and wants; minx considers the relativism of both once we get beyond the lower physiological levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; 20:30 Jason in Virginia sends an audio comment about the attempt to get needs met

21:50 Poly Families
Earthwalker, our new poly families correspondent, talks about a day in the life of a blended poly family. Work, kids, cooking–shockingly normal!

29:20 Poly in the Media

  • Dollfan comments on Dr. Berman’s bias according to her other media appearances in which she speaks against men masturbating and looking at porn; [speaking of which, send in your orgasms]
  • This article on jealousy in the Australian Herald Sun is thorough and explores the culture of jealousy, the nature of jealousy, jealous tendencies in men and women and a technique for dealing with jealousy; includes a quote from a poly person saying that poly people simply don’t see jealousy as “something to be avoided” and focuses on the rewards of dealing with and working through jealousy
  • 35:00 I Saw Mommy–or Progenitor A–Kissing Santa Claus in the Indy Star is a typical “threat-to-society,” “what-is-the-world-coming-to” article on some countries’ decision to get rid of the legal bias in nomenclature towards monogamous heterosexual couplings and choosing more descriptive terms

39:50 Wrap-up
Let’s all thank J for editing PW! He’s edited for the last three weeks and has allowed the minx a SOCIAL LIFE for the last few weeks! We love J!

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email 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 #88: Poly Misconceptions in the Media

The new Polyamory Weekly #8: Poly Misconceptions in the Media is up! Direct download is here.

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com

Announcement: Global Orgasm Day
Celebrate Global Orgasm Day by sending in your audio orgasms with or without partners to PW! Orgasm on December 22nd and email me to be included in the PW tally!

1:30 Listener Mail
Kit wrote in about being young and poly and how she needs poly to develop as a person; 7:30 Amanda, 18, comments that the “poly trendy” are just emotionally immature 11:00 Cortez distinguishes needs vs. wants; minx comments that we get to define our own needs, even if someone else thinks it’s a want; 17:00 John wrote in about having low testosterone; 17:50 B in West Virginia leaves an audio comment about a happy poly moment; 19:40 in a HAWT HAWT HAWT audio segment, Damon and Foxy talk about what they like about being poly (all about the SEX!); 26:50 Asrai sent in this biased link on the history of monogamy; I’ll be doing more research and doing a show on this

27:30 Poly in the Media

45:1o Wrap-up
Let’s all thank J for editing PW! He’s edited for the last three weeks and has allowed the minx a SOCIAL LIFE for the last few weeks! We love J!

Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email 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.

Have an orgasm on the minx!

Today is Global Orgasm Day! Have an orgasm!

And if you’re an exhibitionist, send in audio or just a note with how many you had an any details you’d care to share for Polyamory Weekly #91, a Celebration of the Orgasm!!!

cunningminx@gmail.com

Graydancer’s store

Can’t seem to figure out how to add this link to my sidebar, so here is ‘s kinky store of all the books, etc. he recommends on his show, for those who might be interested (buy from him, better holiday presents for the minx!) :-D

Graydancer’s store

Why is this a bad thing?

I really don’t get this Indiana journalist’s slant in this article: I saw Mommy — or Progenitor A — kissing Santa Claus. She seems to be concerned with ridiculing legal systems for adjusting to changing family structures by replacing “Mother” and “Father” with “Parent 1″ and “Parent 2″ or the like. She refers to situations in which there are both adoptive and biological parents as a “battleground,” but I still don’t see the point of lamenting that the legal nomenclature is catching up with the way the world actually works instead of always assuming two heterosexual parents.

And this bit would explain why the article came up in my Google alert:

Polyamorists (meaning “many loves”) are also being heard. The Heartland Polyamory Conference was held this fall in French Lick. I’m not sure how successful it was. Their Web site featured a four-day schedule grid that listed only two events — lunch and dinner. In any case, polyamorists also are clamoring for recognition in the redefinition of family. Meet the fam — progenitors A, B, C, D, E, ad infinitum.

Again, why is it a bad thing that kids have multiple parents and extended family that care about them? Why is it bad that instead of creepy Uncle Bob, we now have an additional loving coparent to take the kids to soccer practice when another coparent is working late?

This seems to be the dah dah DUHHHHH [threatening music] of the article:

The desire to procreate, reproduce and have children is one of the strongest desires known to mankind. The heartbreak of infertility, the ache of yearning for a child is enormous. But the desires and aches of adults are only one part of the story. There is something gravely disturbing when we deliberately create families with multiple parents, anonymous donors, and the ability to opt in, before the babies are even born.

Why is that “gravely disturbing”? Why is it upsetting that SO MANY people care about a child that the family makes conscious choices about how to care for the child? Sounds like a good thing to me, not “gravely disturbing” in the least.

Once again, this seems to be a journalist saying “this isn’t how I thought the world worked; therefore it is bad, evil and to be lamented” without actually giving a REASON for assuming that the phenomenon is a bad one.

Jealousy article

An interesting article on jealousy from a paper down under: All Mine, with a nice presentation. The journalist interviewed psychologists about what jealousy is, then about how it’s perceived in society and finally how to deal with it. I wonder–has anyone tried this visualization/confronting your fears technique with any success?

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