PW 325: Vaginas in the news

Vaginas in the news, from silenced lawmakers to expensive pussy clicks

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Introduction

Under-18 warning and redirection to Scarleteen

1:00 News and host chat

6:15 Topic: Vaginas in the news

Detroit lawmaker barred from speaking after using the word “vagina” on the house floor

And then treats Detroit to free performance of the Vagina Monologues with Eve Ensler

Vagina costs more than penis on Etsy

23:15 Happy Poly Moment

Scott shares his tale of being monogamous and loyal, falling in love and then being open and honest with his wife about it.

28:45 Feedback

Manda comments on episode 320 I Hate My Metamour about stepping up and sounding out if you see signs of emotional abuse on your partner by your metamour

34:40 Thanks

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OpenSF writeup in Oakland Local

Gavin Katz, Cunning Minx and Shira B. Katz at OpenSF

Hello, all! Just a quick note of thanks to reporter Susan Mernit for the quick and friendly writeup of OpenSF in Oakland Local. Oakland Local is a great site for uncovered community news that the major outlets skip, BTW; you should read it if you're in the area. And don&#

039;t Shira and Gavin Katz of the Pedestrian Polyamory podcast and I look like a cute little poly triad?

From the article:

InvisibleInk, an Oakland-based organizer, told Oakland Local that the conference had made a commitment to diversity early on. Unlike some conferences for polyamorous people, Open SF had a notable age range and far more people of color than most conference of this sort. Sessions focusing on people of color issues within the open community as well as sessions focused on family, size diversity, and  navigating poly/mono relationships meant there were rooms where people could be heard, an inclusive approach.

So true; I personally attended a session on Multiple -Isms in the Poly Community, and I have to admit I hadn't really thought much about diversity before that, with the exception of diversity of sexual orientation, preference and age.

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PW 324: Poly parenting with Sierra Black

How does one wrangle being polyamorous and parenting at the same time? Sierra Black tells us!

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Introduction

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1:00 News and host chat

12:00 Topic: Poly families with Sierra Black

Sierra Black’s Salon article on her open marriage and the getting back together

a.blogspot.com/2012/04/on-abcs-2020-polyfamily-network-shows.html”>20/20 episode on polyamory and parenting.

Parenting questions she is asked:

  • How do you find the time to be poly with a 4-year-old, a 7-year-old and an 18-year-old? Answer: this isn’t a one-way street; everyone pitches in so others can have date time.
  • What do you tell the kids? Answer: Be open about who everyone is with age-appropriate information.
  • What do you do when relationships end? Answer: deal with them just as you would with step-parents and keep them in the kids’ lives whenever possible.
  • What advice do you have about coming out to older kids? Answer: we’re lucky because everyone in the community is open and poly and the kids have a support network.
  • How are you out to the other adults in your kids’ life? School administrators, grandparents, doctors? Answer: anything you radiate normal, healthy vibes about, people will take in stride. Be comfortable, confident and open, and it’s easy to be out.

Conclusion: kids are very What’s In It for Me? They want to know that they are loved and that mommy, daddy and everyone else loves and cares about them, too.

Sierra blogs at ChildWild.com and writes for Babble.

38:00 Thanks

Thanks to Mike for the $69 donation!

39:00 Wrapup

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PW 323: Everything you need to know about the history of gay marriage in the church

Did you know that for hundreds of years, the Catholic church performed same sex unions and has never declared marriage to be between one man and one woman?

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1:00 News and host chat

Richard Wagner, Dr. Dick7:00 Topic: What you need to know about the church and gay mar

riage

Welcome to our special guest, Richard Wagner, otherwise known as Dr. Dick of Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice, a former priest and sexologist. Dr. Wagner debunks common misbeliefs about gay marriage, citing historical evidence that up until the 14th century, the church conducted same-sex unions, had an Office of Same Sex Unions and has never defined marriage as being between a man and a woman; in fact, it seemed to avoid using those terms.

Articles discussed: When Same Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by historian John Boswell

Dr. Wagner’s new book, the Amateur’s Guide to Death and Dying.

30:00 Thanks

Thanks to Shana, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at OpenSF, for the generous $200 donation!

32:00 Wrapup

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PW 322: 50 Shades of Myth

What assumptions about BDSM from fanfic erotica novel 50 Shades of Grey are wrong or unrealistic? Most of them.

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Introduction

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1:00 News and host chat

6:00 Topic: 50 Shades of Myth

If you’ve been hearing about 50 Shades of Gray, you know that it’s pretty lame and inaccurate. Not surprising, as it was written by a fanfic writer with absolutely no experience in or research into BDSM at all. And this article goes into the assumptions about how and why people engage in BDSM that the book gets wrong.

21:15 Feedback

E from Sweden writes in with more marriage stats.

23:00 Wrapup

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