0:00 Introduction and host chat
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1:18 teaser from the Tristan Taormino interview.
2:18 welcome! to all our new and old listeners.
2:35 (hah! talk about coming out a little late. -FS)
Thanks to Olaf for the donation!
3:05 Minx has a non-monogamy workshop at A Woman’s Touch in Milwaukee. This is a great introduction to opening up your relationships. This will happen July 12th from 1pm to 2:30 pm. You can register at here.
(hot bi babes don’t exist?!? suck! -FS)
you can get a discount from adam and eve if you use the checkout code “minx.”
5:15 minx introduces Tristan Taormino. (and boy does she sound hot. -FS)
6:24 the interview begins!
6:45 Tristan talks about her motivations for writing a book on polyamory and how she wanted to write about people more than just sex.
(wow, being around so much sex. life must be rough! -FS)
7:40 She found so many people in the kink community or swinger community are non-monogamous and there wasn’t a lot of books out there about the subject.
9:06 How is this book different? Lots and lots of interviews. This is really about them.
10:20 She has a chapter on parenting, legal issues, etc.
11:40 This book has a lot of information on various different styles of relationships and talks with people in those types of relationships.
13:07 Talks about poly/mono combo (boy i love this, I was in this situation for a while – FS)
14:09 Solo Poly? You bet! Lots of people out there devoted to poly but are not interested in a primary partner.
16:30 “so much of open relationships is challenging and ultimately letting go of these expectations” (great quote – FS)
17:07 we are fed so many messages from society about what relationships are supposed to be like.
18:17 Tristan talks about how the book covers people who move fluidly from monogamy to non-monogamy and maybe back.
18:42 (Minx is dating monogamously?! man, we lost our chance! -FS)
18:57 The important thing is the relationship needs to be what you need it to be.
20:48 Tristan does NOT like being labeled as “bi-sexual” She prefers queer. (she can call me whatever she wants as long as she doesn’t call me late for dinner. zing! -FS)
21:23 Bisexual reinforces the male/female binary and ignores the gradient that is gender.
23:10 Kink in the book! Lots! All through the book.
24:00 The book was originally over 600 pages. A cool sounding chapter was cut. (I wonder if we could convince Tristan to put this chapter up in the Internet or maybe in a new book)
25:20 Kink and open relationships seem to go together with a good description of why that might be.
You can find more information on Tristan and her book here.
33:30 Polyamory in the News! I am not going to show note PitN this week so I will point you straight to the Alan’s blog.
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