HUZZAH! and Ding, dong, the witch is dead!

It’s TRUE–”Dr.” Eric Keroack has resigned!

The Townhall news article is here

The head of the federal office responsible for providing women with access to contraceptives and counseling to prevent pregnancy resigned unexpectedly Thursday after Medicaid officials took action against him in Massachusetts…

“Yesterday, Dr. Eric Keroack alerted us to an action taken against him by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Office of Medicaid. As a result of this action I accepted his resignation,” Dr. John Agwunobi, assistant secretary for health, said in a terse statement Thursday evening.

The plot thickens. Is this really that much better than “no comment”? I can’t wait to hear the rest of the story as it unfolds. I can’t find many articles on this topic, but as I do, I’ll be posting here.

For now, let’s all just breathe a sigh of relief as Mr. Pseudoscience gets some of his power taken away.

A poly joke

OK, feeling silly, so leave a comment with your punchline to this joke:

How many polys does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

:-)

Poly Weekly #101: What does “family” mean to you?

The new Polyamory Weekly #101: What Does “Family” Mean to You? is up! Direct download is here.

Subscribe now with iTunes one-click!

Please Digg this podcast at Digg’s PW podcast page!

0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; Thanks to sc00tz, t_one, Alissa, and J for their contributions of time and talent; I’ll be at The Leather Leadership Conference in Minneapolis at the end of April, so email me if you want to get together!

3:50 Promo: Abstinence-Free Sex Ed audio
The clip at the top of the show was from a new sex education audio created by Kidder of Sex Is Fun! podcast that is honest, open, fact-filled, fun, sex-positive and, most importantly, NOT focused on abstinence only or based on any political agenda! Please pass this along to anyone you think might want or need to hear it!

6:20 Promo: Firefly Talk
If you’re a sci-fi fan (I know there are a few out there), you might enjoy Firefly Talk, a podcast that I listen to devoted to Joss Whedon’s wonderful short-lived series, Firefly.

8:05 Listener Mail
Glyph clarifies furries sometimes identifying with anthropomorphic animals; Sociological study of furries; Moose asks about the band that created the show’s intro/outro music (see below, but it’s Pacemaker Jane’s song “Good Suspicions;” he speaks to tolerating furries and other freaky behavior; 12:30 Brian predicts that poly will become the norm because of the geographical scattering of families these days

14:00 Topic: Poly Families
minx asks the question: What does family mean to you and shares some listeners’ answers to their definitions of family
19:50 Earthwalker, PW’s Our Poly Family correspondent, shares stories of his poly family going on vacation together–how you y’all travel together?

24:30 Wrap-Up
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.

Welcome!

Welcome to the new PW page! I’m so excited [happy dance].

BIG OLE THANKS to Sc00tz for setting it up and to T_one for registering every version of “polyweekly.com/.org/.net” known to humankind so that no one could steal them. And to your donations, which allowed me to pay for privacy so that no one can look up my home address from the site.

This will still cross-post to LJ for you folks who prefer it, but we’ll only take comments here. And look at those lovely resource lists! Look at all the poly writings! Wow! It’s everything poly you need access to!

:-D Yeah, I’m beside myself. You guys are AWESOME for bringing this together!

Bisect for bi- and boobiesexuals!

If you’re a bisexual gal in Los Angeles, don’t forget to register for Bisect for March 24th, the party for bisexual women. Rub some boobies for me!

PW #99: All about furries!

The new Polyamory Weekly #99: All about furries is up! Direct download is here.

Subscribe now with iTunes one-click!

Please Digg this podcast at Digg’s PW podcast page!

0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; Thanks to Deborah for donation and to sc00tz, t_one, Alissa, and J for their contributions of time and talent; I’ll be at The Leather Leadership Conference in Minneapolis at the end of April, so email me if you want to get together!

3:00 Topic: Furries

  • Kinky Costume Caper Crushed is a furry-in-the-news story about a man arrested for hocking low-grade cartoon character suits to be used in porn; apparently the fact that the costumes were “cheap-looking” and “worn around children” was the biggest issue
  • 5:45 Colin wrote in that being furries is about suits, spiritual connections and headspace
  • 6:30 John, a furry, is kind enough to take time to explain the definition, why’s and how’s of being a furry; John’s Flickr pix: Furry Flickr pix, FurNation.com, WikiFur.com

15:20 Listener Mail
Colin responds to tacit‘s comments on relationships not being work and how easy it is to lie to yourself; minx recommends going to friends for advice and value the perspective, even if you disagree with it; 17:40 Kate responds to the return to the original orgasm episode and asks for advice on jealousy in LDR’s

19:00 Topic: Jealousy in the media

30:40 Wrap-Up
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.

Ouch. A little too true: How to Get Hurt

My crimes were #2 and #5. Happy to say that the other things–things that were in my control and not someone else’s–were not my crimes, for the most part.

Favor (shameless pandering)–Polyamory Weekly

Hi, all!

Wondering if those of you who listen to Polyamory Weekly might do me a favor. Next week is episode 100, kind of a milestone for me and the show!

Since PW has become a community resource, less about the minx and more about being a space where newbies and old hands can share experiences, ideas, squicks, joys, etc. of the lifestyle, I’d like to call on y’all to celebrate PW’s 100th episode.

So… call in to the listener comment line, 206-202-POLY (7659), and wish us Happy 100th, along with your personal motto/message to everyone out there in polyland! Share your favorite quote, lesson learned or just your name and well-wishes in a shoutout. Let’s make PW’s episode 100 all about YOU!

Poly comic

Thanks to Maiki for this link:

Poly comic–ROFL!

PW #98: Relationships AREN’T work!

The new Polyamory Weekly #98: Relationships AREN’T work! is up! Direct download is here.

Subscribe now with iTunes one-click!

Please Digg this podcast at Digg’s PW podcast page

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

1:40 Announcements
Thanks to Doug and Erik for your generous donations to Poly Weekly; thanks to TR for diligently working on PW’s new blog page, launching soon; thanks to Alissa for our new album art! so pretty!

3:30 Sponsor: BiSect!
Saturday, March 24th in Los Angeles, CA–check out BiSect.org for this women-only bi event!

5:00 Announcement: Betty Dodson is coming to Chicgo
Email workshops@early2bed.com to register for the $15 workshop given by the Queen of Masturbation and long-time sex educator and artist; her work is here; Early2Bed

7:10 Commentary: Robyn Trask on Studio 60
Robyn Trask, founder and dedicated volunteer for Loving More, comments on the recent mention of polyamory and Loving More on Studio 60–despite the positive mention, polyamorists were frequently referred to as “the sex people;” also, Loving More is a real organization (and a trademarked one) presented next to a fictional abstinence organization, and the unpermissioned mention was a trademark violation

13:00 Interview: Tacit: Relationships AREN’T work
tacit shares his opinions on polyamory; he states that the relationship itself isn’t work, but the work is on YOU, yourself and your emotions, not on “the relationship;” it’s about developing tools/skills for communication; your life is happier when you systematically confront your fears; his best technique is to confront the insecurity/fear head-on
22:30 differentiating between a hard limit and a fear to be overcome; controlling your own behavior versus trying to control someone else; identifying passive-aggressive behavior; being honest with yourself about your own intentions and looking at your own motivations
31:22 relationships are fluid things, but fear of change can motivate insecurities; keep in mind that relationships do change and are dynamic
33:40 tacit shares his story of his relationship of 18 years with his wife, who did not self-identify as poly but eventually exhibited poly behavior; she was threatened by the idea of emotional intimacy and because she didn’t self-identify as poly, the relationship was prescriptive and eventually ended, damaging all relationships in the process; he concludes that while you can create rules, security comes from within and can’t be created for someone else (back to working on yourself)

37:00 Wrap-Up
I’m a little behind with email; recorded Sunday and catching up; thanks again for offers of help and support! 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.

Make a Donation

Poly Weekly Playmates!

Wanna play?

Poly Weekly on Facebook

Poly Weekly on Twitter