Poly Weekly 251: Boobs or hair?

Boobs or hairListener-generated content answering the eternal question, boobs or hair?

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to http://www.scarleteen.com; friend us on Twitter or Facebook, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums.

Question of the day: boobs or hair?
Lighthearted topic this week, with listener responses posted on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who commented and contributed!

Listener Feedback

  • John from the Midwest, a therapist, recommended Poly Weekly to another therapist who came across a poly quad seeking help! Thanks for pimping the show!
  • Penny/The_Leaky_Pen calls in with praise and scratches
  • Grace calls in with a deliciously Happy Poly Moment
  • Sara writes in on being mono but leading poly discussion groups
  • Broddhisatva and BMBen write in to continue the discussion on poly and atheism from episode 228

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@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 250: Poly Parenting Q & A

Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan
Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan (of Family the web series) answer YOUR questions about parenting in a poly situation

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to http://www.scarleteen.com; friend us on Twitter or Facebook, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums.

Interview: Poly parenting
Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan share their experiences on being poly with children and thoughts on explaining poly to kids.

Do the kids know? Do you worry about the kids telling others?

  • They came out to the child’s teacher, who was supportive
  • They proactively asked the teacher if the child seemed damaged or seemed to suffer any ill effects because of the poly situation
  • They explain to the child that not everyone agrees with and lives in the same lifestyle, and that some people think it’s bad
  • They explained that he doesn’t have to live that way when he grows up; he can do whatever he wants

How does a poly woman choose the genetic donor for her baby if she has multiple partners? Does she give everyone a chance and let the best sperm win?

  • For Terisa, one long-term partner had an interest in having children, and the other didn’t
  • Matt points out that the current configuration was only possible through the graciousness of the participating partners and with the consent of Matt and Vera’s son

How do you answer questions and when do you come out to kids?

  • Don’t keep secrets from your kids. Anything more than a one-night stand needs to be explained openly.
  • Matt’s advice: relax. Some people will criticize you, some won’t speak to you, and at some point your kid will walk in on something inappropriate, just as with monogamy. Relax!
  • If you are comfortable with your poly, then your kid will be. Kids pick up on your hesitancy and fear.

Is there an age for kids that’s easiest to move a new partner in or an age that’s more difficult for kids to handle the change?
It’s case by case and situation-specific. Communication, negotiation, honesty. Your kids learn how to react to things from you.

If you haven’t already, check out their awesome production, Family the Web Series.

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@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 249: Poly Parenting

Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan
Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan (of Family the web series) talk parenting in a poly situation

Download the mp3 directly

Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to http://www.scarleteen.com; friend us on Twitter or Facebook, call 206-202-POLY with comments or discuss your own topics at the forums.

Announcements
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Interview: Poly parenting
Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan share their experiences on being poly with children and thoughts on explaining poly to kids.

  • How their relationship and living situation is structured
  • Dealing with the tough questions
  • On calling partners “auntie” or “uncle”
  • On the “it’s confusing” argument
  • On deceiving your children as to the nature of your relationships
  • Dealing with the kid asking, “who do you love more?”
  • Online privacy for Matt and Vera’s child

If you haven’t already, check out their awesome production, Family the Web Series.

Happy Poly Moment
R shares a poly pride moment.

Wrap-up
Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@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!

Want Poly Weekly for your very own? Get the Best of Poly Weekly collection from PodDisc.com

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

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