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
- Dr. Berman’s article in the Sun Times posits that polyamory is “pie in the sky” and she recommends having sex in a public bathroom to spice up love life instead; my letter to her and her editor is posted here, with comments from the community
- A poly documentary aired in Canada, I Love You, and You and You. This is a reairing of the British documentary that was reviewed on the Polyamory Percolations poly in the media blog; the original review including bits from the Times of London is posted here, and Alan concludes that we really need more good, reprepresentative poly people–this family with the women crawling around and hiding from the kids isn’t a great example of poly
- 39:45This UK article on having “too much love for one man” is written about a pretty representative poly family, but the journalist’s tone is just too shocked and snotty to perceive the situation fairly. LOVE the quote about “well, it’s not what the Queen would do!”
- A tongue-in-cheek article from New Zealand (no link available, sorry) about how polygamy is now every male’s patriotic duty to make up for the lack of good men
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!
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