Poly Weekly #204: Polyamory at Sex 2.0

This week’s Poly Weekly #204: Polyamory at Sex 2.0.

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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 forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

Chat: Sex 2.0
Minx recaps all the fun and education at Sex 2.0. Videos are up on Facebook

Topic: Polyamory in the Spotlight at Sex 2.0
Anita Wagner talks on polyamory in the spotlight at Sex 2.0

4:00 Minx gives us an overview on Sex 2.0 and then talks about some of the talks she sat in on.

8:30 Minx talks about the talks she did at Sex 2.0

10:55 Heads Up! We may be moving to every two weeks for a little bit. (the Minx be busy! -fs)

12:12 Anita Wagner talks about Poly
Anita talks about poly and perception in the mainstream media; Anita talks about print media, including
magazines and newspapers. She talks about the international impact. Anita talks about Steve Palima, self-help coach and his coming out poly

16:30 Anita talks about the various columnists and how they support polyamory.

(polyamory weekly? that sounds familiar….-fs)

19:20 Why is the media addressing polyamory? Looking for something new.
Pepper Mint wrote an article positing that polyamory is easier for the mainstream to swallow than things like kinks, swinging, etc.

21:40 Audience member asked Anita how she thinks the discourse has changed in the past ten years.

24:00 another audience member asks how poly people can distinct themselves from poly without marginalizing.

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. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

Poly Weekly #203: Poly History 201 with Oberon Zell

Oberon ZellThis week’s Poly Weekly #203: Poly History 201 with Oberon Zell.

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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 forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

Topic: Natural Sexuality
Natural Sexuality, a hysterical blog post detailing the meeting of the Animal Association of Family Values. Our discussion features NotThat’Nilla as Lion and other animals!

Topic: Poly History 201, Oberon Zell
Oberon Zell Ravenhart speaks at the Occult Bookstore in Chicago on founding polyamory and the Church of All Worlds

1:30 Minx shares a blog post from BlagHag called “natural sexuality.” NotThatNilla and Minx read to us from the blog article.

6:00 Oberon Zell and Poly 201
Oberon talks about another scifi book, “Courtship Ritual” and how it sets examples for starting a poly family and talks further about the poly conference.

10:00 Oberon talks about how him and his family’s involvement with the poly movement started becoming less and less.

11:57 Oberon talks about a break up in his family’s relationship which led to the coming together of another one, the ravenheart clan.

13:50 He then talks about his family writing a FAQ on polyamory and how that brought media attention.

16:10 Oberon talks about how easy poly was for him and his family.

19:20 What is polyamory?

(man, i can turn it -sex i mean- into something nasty and dirty! -fs)

23:15 some of the benefits for polyamory.

33:30 Listener Feedback
Alex wrote in with kudos for Escape Pod and PW.

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. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

How to Get Some (at Sex 2.0)

Sex 2.0 was a great time, despite my being sick for all of it! If you’re curious, take a peek at the Twitter stream here. Or take a look at the slides from my How to Get Some (at a con) talk here:

Also, uploading videos as I have time to Facebook:

Sex 2.0: Building Bridges

Building Bridges and Alliances between researches, sex workers and clients, Dr. Elizabeth Wood and Renegade Evolution

Elizabeth WoodElizabeth Wood and Renegade Evolution posed questions about the issues with research on sex workers, including the fact that researchers often interview only street walkers and that media outlets often sensationalize the results of valid research studies. What would you like to see in sex worker research? KimberleeCline said, "I’d like to see people stop researching us and start researching people who hate us." (This got an ovation!) That is, let’s look at who is threatened by empowered sex workers and why instead of another article on how all strippers are addicted to drugs and all escorts were molested as kids.

Renegade EvolutionAnother question: how can clients become allies? And how can we vet researches? Answer: be sure you Google your researcher and read his/her bio–you’ll be able to see the bias up front. To sex about your researcher’s level of awareness, ask about her association with CARAS. If she hasn’t heard of it or isn’t interested in finding out more, run.

What else would you like to see in sex worker research?

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