Poly Weekly #169: Quit hurting my partner!

This week’s Poly Weekly #169: Quit hurting my partner! is all about how to deal with getting angry that your partner is hurt emotionally by your metamour.

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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.

2:50 Topic for the day.  “What do you do if your metamour is hurting your partner”

5:50 this topic was brought up by Maverick when he called in with his comments.  He commented that his rage became “all consuming” if his partner is being hurt.  This caused Minx some disturbance and she suggested a therapist.  However, wow on the responses to this advice.

6:45 Maverick calls in and apologizes about his comments and says he is not somebody to raise his hand in anger and thanks Minx for her comments.

10:07 a caller called in to talk about this subject.  He felt Minx missed the point of the call and noted that he also has felt a “reverse-frubble” when something bad is happening to his partner/partners/metamours

12:10 Mike called in and was a bit offended.  He felt Minx invalidated Maverick’s feelings out of her own fear.

14:30 Minx brings up that when you are comforting your partner resist the urge to say “that <blank> was always an asshole>

15:50 Sam wrote in and felt that Maverick took a risk to expose his anger and feelings and was a bit offended by Minx’s response.

18:20 Minx discusses more ways of dealing with this “anti-frubble” feeling.

19:50 The next part of the show is feedback on episode #166

19:57 Muskrat calls in about episode 166 and points out tha everybody should be aware of the possible discomfort in others. He also mentions PDA also depends on settings.

24:40 Minx brings up some really good points on this especially from the perpsective of the new person/secondary.

26:14 Wolfpeach wrote in and loved the rant about the word “OK.”

28:24 Rob from Australia called in and suggested using “chapter marks” in the podcast.  Unfortunately, that requires saving the file in a format that is not supported by anything but Mac.
Announcements

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  • Poly Weekly Dragon*Con Meetup is Gordon Biersch Brewpub, Sunday Aug 31, 11:30 a.m.
  • Minx will be speaking at Dragon*Con on building community through podcasting/social media on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and on the Sex/Adult blogger/podcaster panel Saturday at 10:00 p.m.

Topic: Quit hurting my partner
A redux of Maverick’s question from Poly Weekly 166, how do you deal with getting really angry when your partner is hurt emotionally by her metamour?

Feedback: PW 166, dealing with PDA by metamours

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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Poly Weekly #168: If you don’t like it, you can’t have any

Poly Weekly #168: If you don’t like it, you can’t have any

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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.

2:20 Allen interviewed Oberon Zell for us.

2:53 Allen asks Oberon how he first got into polyamory.

3:00 Oberon talks about monogamy and non-monogamy in nature and how that influenced him along with things like Heinlen.

6:00 Oberon talks about how they used “Stranger in a Strange Land” to “feel” out potential poly people.

7:00 He moves on to the Church of All-Worlds.

7:30 Oberon talks about how these kinds of connections don’t need to break up with somebody just because you find somebody new, unlike serial monogamy.

8:40 Oberon talks about his triad and the dynamic.

10:00 Allen mentions the work involved in polyamory. Oberon points out the work is really the same kind of work required for a monogamous relationship.

10:30 Oberon points out that he likes having a built in “mediator”

11:10 Oberon talks about the motivation for his partner Morning Glory to write and article and the origin of the word “polyamory.”

12:23 Oberon doesn’t like the word non-monogamous as it is a negative.

15:20 Oberon then goes on to how the community grew from there.

16:50 Allen asks about people who are struggling with the idea of polyamory or learning about it, where does he recommend.

17:20 Oberon talks about jealousy and his (lack of) experience with it.

18:30 Oberon points out, if you can love more than one person, you are polyamorous.

21:00 Oberon talks about raising kids in a poly environment.

22:40 Allen and Oberon talk about the amazing amount of poly resources out there.

23:50 Thanks Allen for doing the interview!

24:00 Polyamory in the News!

28:06 Minx talks about her impression on the Secret Lives Of Women episode mentioned in Poly In The News

28:37 Minx is going to be at Poly Pride Day in NYC and giving a speech with Tristan Taorimino.  Sunday Oct 4th.  Minx is looking to do meetups, tweetups so if you have any ideas email Minx.  Subject line “POly NYC” or “Poly Pride Day.”  She is also developing ideas for her keynote.  If you have any ideas (must be appropriate where children might be) email her those as well.

30:11 For the first time, Gaia Point by <>

30:30 This episode is about her experience putting writings together about bisexuality and polyamory.

31:11 She was very interested in the poly community and the bisexual community and asking herself why they were so interesting.

32:00 She talks about the more academic work and other resources about this subject.

34:13 She brings up in the west we are raised to believe we are superior to the primitives because we have “monogamy.”

35:34 The question she was asking is, why do we consider some things sacred?

37:20 Minx talks about Jack Jaffe’s sci-fi podcast.

38:00 (man i hope there are going to be pix of Minx as Ineara -FS)

38:30 Promo for Jack Jaffe’s podcast.

42:42 Jacob emails about comments and was happy to hear bedroom radio was still being made.

43:30 DDog decided he needed to subscribe to “Making the Cut” because of the interview.

44:00 Next week we are giving feedback on episode 166 “Ok is a four letter word”.  People hvae written/called in about Minx’s reaction to Maverick’s comment.  A lot of people disagree with the way Minx handled that comment. (I am not one of those -FS) so expect a big listener feedback section next week.

Interview: Oberon Zell

Poly in the News

The Gaia Point

Promo: Down the Road
12VoltTheater

Humor: Tips for Dragon*Con
www.dragoncon.org

Listener Feedback
Bedroom Radio
Chris Lester’s Metamor City

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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Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up

Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up

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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.

(This episode was a bit difficult to timecode.  People didn’t keep repeating their names so I wasn’t able to always tell who was who.  I did what I can.  -FS)

4:20 This weeks subject for the online book review.  “The Myth Of MOnogamy”

6:15 Minx starts by asking everybody if they have read the book.  Tom and Eros both participated in the discussion.

6:43 Minx asks, what things really grabbed them.  Eros commented on how specific the conversation needs to be on sex and love.

8:00 Minx points out that her and a previous partner had different ideas of what “sex” and “scening” was.  Communication would have brought this out.

9:10 Tom agrees and talks about his relationship and how his partner and him come from different backgrounds.

10:30 Tom and Minx discuss different meanings of “sex.”

12:10 Tom points out that he is mainly mono in his relationship from laziness!

12:48 Greg has also joined us from text.

13:00 Minx asks if any other revelations from the book.  Eros talks about the meaning of “polyamory”

14:50 (I think this is Tom) brings up when your partner ends up with somebody you don’t think they should be with.

16:30 Minx asks Tom how the book helped him in that scenario.

18:00 The discussion moves to dealing with your partners when they start to make mistakes and how to deal with them.

19:20 Minx quotes from the section of the book on the kind of people to look for and talks about it.

20:07 Eros thinks you have a responsbility to say something to your partner if they are making a mistake but don’t badger them.  He brings up an example in his own life.

22:00 (I am not sure who this is, Tom I think) talks about the unique experience of being poly where you might have to help your partner with comfort on the loss o a lover.

23:40 (I think Tom’s) wife loved the book.

24:20 Minx comments the section on sexual health and safer sex practices and how much she likes it.

27:00 it’s hot in chicago! :)

27:00 Minx brings up the chapter on common challenges and problems.  Eros references back to the interview with Tacit to talk about NRE (New RElationship Energy).

29:00 Minx talks about her opinion on NRE using some excerpts from the book.

31:09 Eros asks if there is a way to tell when the NRE falls off.

32:10 Minx brings up other common problems from this chapter and asks for opinions.

33:10 Eros brings up time management and the group disucsses this topic.

36:50 (Eros I think) brings up three different definitions of love from the book and Minx adds to this discussion.

39:35 Eros felt the book made sense to him.

40:18 Eros is working through fluid bonding issues which starts a discussion.

Thanks to Tom and Eros for working on the announcing themselves.

Announcements

  • CPR for kinky people, Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10 am-6pm, Leather Archives & Museum, $90; Contact Descara: vdescara@yahoo.com
  • Meet and Greet, October 4th, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Online Book Discussion: Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up
Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up

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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Poly Weekly #166: “Okay” is a four-letter word

Poly Weekly #166: “Okay” is a four-letter word

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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.

4:20 this topic came up from some conversations Minx had with people.

4:39 “OK” “fine” are both evil.  Get ready for a rant….

4:55 Minx brings up a scenario demonstrating how “OK” doesn’t provide information, instead it begs many questions.

7:11 If you are asking a new person out and you have a current partner, you will need to expect them to meet.

8:30 Minx talks about how tough it is for secondaries ending up mixing it up with somebody or both people from a couple and the challenges that go with that.

11:50 Your new relationships need some TLC as well.

12:08 Some advice for the Metamour.  Don’t use the word “OK.”  Say something like “I really enjoy watching Steve doing X” as one example.

14:45 In conclusion, don’t use “OK”!

16:00 Miss Poly Manners gives us some advice on how to fit new partners into your busy life.

20:18 SAS comments on episode 150.  He was trying to find the same love as his first love until he realized it was ok if they are different.

21:30 Molly from Oregon called in about a new book called “How to Ruin A Perfectly Good Relationship” by Pat Love and Sunny Shulkin. zeigtucker.com

25:13 Michael called in about the interview with Tacit telling us his polyamory story.

26:45 Kay mailed in response to episode #154 “Metamour Relations” and asked about how much affection is ok in front of metamours.  Kay would love to hear some feedback from the listeners.

32:15 Maverick calls in to talk about frubble. He wants to know if anybody else has what you might call “reverse frubble”  anger at somebody hurting the ones you love.
Beki Rosenthal
Mistress Matisse’s latest Control Tower

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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Poly Weekly #165: Polyamory in Metamor City

Poly Weekly #165: Polyamory in Metamor City

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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.

Debrah Taj Anapol’s Love Without Limits: Surrendering to the River of Love, September 20-21, Tokyo, Japan

An interview with Chris Lester, creator and host of the Metamor City podcast

4:28  Minx sat down with Chris Lester and talk about polyamory and how it is used in his science fiction story.

5:43 Chris mentions that his story is more cyberpunk or science ficiton/fantasy.  (What?!? Minx has no knowledge of cyberpunk!?  i know who I am sending a copy of Neuromancer! -FS)

6:57 On his way to his new home in California, Chris took some time to talk to us.

7:36 This is an anthology series.  A bunch of stories set in this fictional universe.

8:20 The latest insallment is called “Making The Cut”

9:01 Chris talks about the telepathic community in the story who are communal and use polyamory as a standard relationship model.

10:30 The telepaths are a minority and use polyamory as a way of breeding faster.

12:22 According to Chris, this is a model for building up a society starting with small core group of people.

14:00 In this society, you take the strongest male and breed them with many women.

16:00 Minx asks whether a high level female is as important as a high level male?  Chris tells us why this isn’t the case.

18:51 Minx asks Chris to talk about the dynamics of the breeding cells.  Is there jealousy?  Chris goes into detail on how things are never how they seem on the outside.

21:05 In this society, children are socialized at a young age and the people who they end up socializing the most with end up in breeding cells together.

23:27 This story focuses on a low power telepath and his rejection from the breeding cell.

24:00 Minx asks, why lesbians?  No kids! (um, cuz we are nerds and like hot girl on girl? -FS) So they can make people bi-sexual?  Everybody must love!

25:20 Gay men is tolerated in this society, especially among low power males.

27:00 Minx asks about muse and how he came up with the telepaths and such.

27:55 Chris was influenced by an episode of Babylon 5 for his collective telepaths.

30:25 Chris uses this society as a metaphor for his problems on how the US deals with the world and the Church deals with the world.

37:01 According to Chris all sex is rape in the elephant seal community. (well, i would more call it aggressive, not necessarily rape. -FS)

41:00 too hot in the studio! must end the interview.  Thanks Chris!

42:10 Ellie from Bedroom Radio called in to let us know that Bedroom Radio is back!! Go and listen! Also, send her sex toys to review!

43:40 Must sex toys to Minx! Especially that iPod vibrator thing.

43:57 Amul called in with feedback to feedback from 152.  Some spaces such as sci-fi cons where time is limited it is ok by him to go to women and be more direct about your desires.

47:22 Pikachu comments on episode 161 about how he likes the new format for feedback.

48:14 Chris comments on episode 162 about the user manual and thought it was brilliant.

49:15 a friend commented that the user manual is all about minx.  What about what minx can do for others?  Minx’s response?  Contact the marketing department.  (ok, that made me laugh. -FS)

(Hey! I am wonderful too! -FS)
Wrap-up
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Poly Weekly #156 Practical Polyamory with Tacit

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.

1:34 Introduction of our guest!
Tacit Franklin Veaux from http://www.xeromag.com/fvpoly.html is working on a book proposal for a practical guide on dealing with poly. Minx sits down with him in Atlanta to talk about his new project.

2:00 Interviewing Tacit
Minx and Tacit are outside enjoying the fresh air of Atlanta. It took Tacit about 15 minutes to get the request for a proposal!

3:14 Tacit puts the request out for people to contact him with their great stories. He would love to hear from people who are really succesful or who have made mistakes and worked through them. You can mail him at tacitr@aol.com (Yeah, I know. I was thinking the same thing. AOL? Really? – FS)

4:20 Some interesting topics in Tacit’s book we might not have seen in other books. He plans on having a practical how-to guide outside of the other subcultures (e.g. paganism, bdsm). Also, poly/mono relationships and poly relationships that aren’t based on a core “couple.”

8:20 (Man, is it loud out there! :) – FS)

8:45 What happens if our partner compares us to the other people? How do we not let that bother us?

10:15 Great story about Minx’s sex life. Pretty hot!

12:37 NRE shouldn’t totally make your brains dribble out your ears!

14:00 How does trust and faith play into this? To Tacit, faith implies a lack of evidence.

16:20 Minx attempts to drag teasers out of Tacit. He mentions a chapter on common Poly mistakes

17:00 Tacit outed himself to his hairdresser who thought poly was ok because “all men cheat anyway!” He delicately let the conversation drop.

18:25 Media liked to present poly like what the hairdresser thought. Fortunately, that is changing.

19:30 Minx puts a call out to the Religious Right to persecute her! and um, something about having sex with goats….

20:08 It would appear Tacit gets around… Thanks for the interview Tacit! You can hear Tacit again on episode #116.

22:38 Another thanks to Tacit. A very tired Minx is getting ready for Shibaricon where she won’t be too “tied up” (Get it! Tied up! HAHA! erm, anyway – FS) to do some interviews while there.

SPECIAL THANKS to Raymond for putting together this week’s show notes! (That’s me btw – FS)

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Poly Weekly #154: Metamour Relations

The new Polyamory Weekly #154: Metamour Relations is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #154

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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 new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:00 Host Chat
Poly Weekly book club’s discussion of Eros, a Journey of Multiple Loves; hmmm why not start a PW movie club? And then we got derailed and began discussing today’s topic, metamour relations.

2:40 Announcement
Broom Street Theater in Madison, Wisconsin has put on a stage interpretation of The Ethical Slut, which runs through June 8th

3:00 Roundtable: Metamour Relations
Alan’s metamour not only spoke with him but loaned him instructive books; Chris and his family tend to meet people as friends first, anyway
5:30 What does “friend” level entail in the case of metamours
7:15 dealing with awkwardness of meeting metamours for the first time; forcing a friendship; openness, trust and respect is required, like in a business relationship
12:30 dealing with a metamour you don’t trust; Buffy and Faith as metamours finally finding a way to connect
18:00 how does a metamour come in to an existing dynamic? whose job is it to work on the weirdness?
23:00 communication styles
26:30 how can we make it easier on secondaries coming in? how much responsibility goes to the “hinge” between current and new partner
34:00 knowing how you want to be treated and communicating that; dealing with NRE and how much time/energy you put into it; knowing the existing partners’ dynamic

40:30 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. Thanks for listening!

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Poly Weekly #150: Five Places to Meet Poly People

The new Polyamory Weekly #150: Five Places to Meet Poly People is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #150

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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 new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

2:00 Host Chat
Review of the Poly Weekly Book Club that discussed Anapol’s Polyamory: the New Love Without Limits

5:45 Five Places to Meet Poly People
This stemmed from the book club discussion–when Anapol’s book was written, poly people used to have to place ads and interview potential tribe members. We should all consider ourselves damn lucky that we have come into polyamory during the age of the marvelous interwebz, when we can easily Google “polyamory” and find definitions, explanations, how-to’s and groups that meet in real life to find like-minded folks.

First, look for groups in your area. Look first for like-minded folks in a support network in your area, not just potential partners to date. It will be difficult to find poly partners if you’re not out as poly to some extent. Be brave and meet other poly people first, before looking for sexual partners. Then…

  1. Use the internet to find poly meetup groups in your area. Go and meet people and ask questions.
  2. Science fiction conventions. Seriously, guys, there’s something about exploring alternative realities that makes sci-fi geeks poly-friendly. If you’re not brave enough to go to a convention, go to Meetup.com and do a search in your area for whatever your specific taste of sci-fi geekery might be.
  3. BDSM and kink events. Kinky people tend to be familiar with non-monogamy, probably because negotiating the fulfillment of someone’s fetish outside a relationship isn’t all that uncommon.
  4. Pagan circles and events. Drumming circles, pagan events, Burning Man, trance events–these are all alternative spiritualities and will have poly- and poly-friendly folks in them. But please, don’t fake interest in this type of spirituality just to find poly people.
  5. Renaissance faires and SCA events. Not quite sure why, but medieval re-enacters and rennies tend to be open to polyamory. Maybe it’s the costuming? Men in kilts?

23:30 Wrap-up
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Poly Weekly #149: Eros, a bisexual poly memoir

The new Polyamory Weekly #149: Eros, a Bisexual Poly Memoir is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #149

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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 new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:45 Announcements
Yeah, we know that #147 and #148 still won’t load properly. We’re working on it.

Eros2:50 Interview: Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio
The ever-gracious Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio agreed to an interview regarding Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves, her own personal memoir of her life as an Italian emigre experimenting with her budding bisexuality and polyamorous lifestyle. She shares her stories of becoming poly, of being rejected by lesbians when she found herself to be more bisexual; of coming out to her family and her daughter; of discovering threesomes and the joys of multipartner sex. Keep an eye out for her new project on “Gaia and the New Politics of Love,” a book more on poly theory.

40:30 Wrap-up
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Poly Weekly #148: Is monogamy “natural”?

The new Polyamory Weekly #148: Is monogamy “natural”? is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #148

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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 new FORUMS at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

1:40 Announcements

5:05 Is monogamy “natural” for humans?
Based on the last few sentences of the Sun-Times article, Minx talks about the question of whether monogamy is “natural” for humans. Minx clarifies that social monogamy is natural for humans–we form pair bonds naturally and participate in extra-pair couplings on the side

17:50 Anniversary announcement
A loving anniversary announcement from one listener to another–CONGRATULATIONS!

19:05 Listener feedback
Nobilis calls in about poly rules mentioned in Mistress Matisse’s latest podcast; he is monogamous but permitted to form long-term intimate friendships and to dance with other women as long as he dances with the tallest person in the room first
24:00 For those with a Blackberry Pearl, the call-in number is: 206-202-7659

26:10 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. Thanks for listening!

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