Poly Weekly #160: Tristan Taormino Answers Your Questions

0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.
2:08 Two announcements.  Minx is out at Spankfest being naked and teaching basic non-monogamy class. She will be teaching it again July 12th at A Woman’s Touch.  You can mail awt.milwaukee2@gmail.com or click here to register.

3:43 July 12th 3:30 CDT we are going to try another skypecast! (damn, I am going to be in the mountains that day. :( -FS)

Ok, now time for the rest of the interview.  Tristan answers YOUR questions. (I wonder if she will answer the question of if she will ever come to seattle and visit me. probably not. -FS)

4:09 Minx and Tristan are both speaking at National Poly Day in Central Park.  First question: What do you feel is the future of the polyamory movement?  Tristan talks about the need for more education and more coming out.  She shares a couple of stories of how there are more poly people out there than you might think.

10:50 ok so these are the real listener questions..
First question from Amy Gerrin.  She wants to know tips on safer sex especially for poly people.  Tristan talks about the fact that her book has a whole section on safer sex and how important it is to make safer sex rules.  The important thing to realize is everybody needs to define what “safer sex” means.

14:50 RJ has the next question.  he asks “what is the biggest challenge in making <tristan’s> poly relationships work?  Tristan shied away from putting personal stories in the book.  Partly because of privacy and partly because the book was about the people she had the conversations.  She does give us a couple of challenges she has experienced in open relationships.

19:10 Last question from Cecily.  She wants to know “what do you do when your poly partner’s marriage is going better than your own.  Tristan suggests focus on your own relationship and try not to obsess over your partner’s marriage.  (it was much more detailed than that, but these are show notes after all -FS)

http://www.openingup.net is a great website that Tristan has put up where she is blogging, has forums, etc.  This is a great resource to discuss the topics in her new book.  This website is really about relationships and is safe for work.  There is also a list called “The Open List.”  A state by state list of medical professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced with open relationships.

Thanks Tristan!  You Rock!

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