PW 377: What commitment means

LustyGuy and Cunning Minx handfastingWhy have a handfasting or any type of public commitment ceremony?

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4:00 Topic: What does commitment mean to you?

In light of our commitment ceremony last week, listener Vir wrote in to ask about why we decided to commit as well as

  • What did your vows cover?
  • What happens when someone breaks that promise?
  • Why makes your promise in front of witnesses different from what you were already doing?
  • What will the renewal process look like?
  • What did this ceremony give you that you didn’t already have?

Excellent questions, and ones that, frankly, even monogamous couples entering a traditional marriage should be able to answer as well!

18:00 Special segment: Minx and LustyGuy’s commitment ceremony

Our beach handfasting, officiated by L, with my friends M and J reading as well.

27:45 Happy Poly Moment

Rachel in NYC writes in to share a great first poly experience!

31:00 Thanks

Thanks for Hayley and Rachel for their generous donations this week!

32:00 Wrap up

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7 comments to PW 377: What commitment means

  • Bryan

    Awesome. Simply, awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kara

    Hello! Just started listening and am so glad you shared this. I have often thought about “marriage” or a ceremony for a polylifestyle and it’s nice to hear about what other people do and what you guys did sounds very lovely and wonderful.

    On allergies, have you tried an NAET treatment? I used them for seasonal allergies and it got rid of a lot of my problems and recently did it again for mosquito bites (I’d go into shock after getting a couple) and I don’t react to mosquito bites at all now. It also works for pet allergies, not so sure about food allergies. I know you said you are not in a hurry about moving in with each other but whenever you are ready I would reccommend that allergy treatment. Just go to to learn more and search or ask around to find someone near you. I wish you guys the best!

  • Mike

    I have been listening for years, and you shared the rough times, making me so happy that you have something this happy to share! Good luck!

  • Hiro

    Loved this episode, congratulations!

    Any chance you will make the text of your vows available? My paramour and I are planning a ceremony for this summer.

  • That’s a perfect Episode i Love it and I believe That type of Commitment !

  • Cunning Minx

    Thanks for the well wishes! It was a pretty big step for me. For us. And we were happy to share!

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