Poly Weekly Book Club THANK YOU and next meeting: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3rd

Hello, folks!

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the PW book club discussion of Raven Kaldera’s Pagan Polyamory last night! We hit 17 people and filled the back room! Topics covered paganism, Buddhism, the place of ritual, the merits/uses of therapy and meditation and more!

Ready for the next one?

With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality by Paul Abramson & Steven Pinkerton

When: Wednesday, December 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Lido’s Caffe, 122 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60303, (708) 660-0060, one block from the Harlem Green line stop; meters and lot parking available
What: With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality by Paul Abramson & Steven Pinkerton
Who: anyone who is poly or poly-curious, whether you’ve read the book or not. Or who just likes great gelato!

Come on out and join us; we always have a great time!

Poly Weekly Book Club meets next Wednesday, Nov. 5th

Hello, folks.

Just a reminder that the Poly Weekly book club meets next Wednesday. Last month, we had over 10 in attendance and a lively discussion going! Thanks so much for all the participation and the great questions raised about Jenny Block’s book (and yes, I asked her about a few things when I saw her in NY last month!)

Details:
When: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Lido’s Caffe, 122 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60303, (708) 660-0060, one block from the Harlem Green line stop; meters and lot parking available
What: Pagan Polyamory book discussion
Who: anyone who is poly or poly-curious. Or who just likes great gelato!

Come on out and join us; we always have a great time! Please RVSP so I can know how many to expect; thanks!

New York Poly Pride THIS WEEKEND!

Eager and excited for this weekend! I’m taking off tomorrow morning for Poly Pride in New York City, where I’ll be speaking in excellent company among some of the best poly authors and activists around. Very exciting for little ole’ Minx!

Welcome all polyamorous, poly-friendly, and poly-curious people & their families: Please join Polyamorous NYC in celebration of our 8th annual Pride Weekend!

We have a full weekend of events, and a long list of polyamory leaders and experts coming in from all over country. The festivities kick off on Friday night with the Super Massive Cuddle Party, the largest Cuddle Party of the year. The main event is the Picnic+Rally in Central Park on Saturday with an all-star list of entertainers and speakers. Then come party Saturday night at the After Party. And finally, we have a new addition to the weekend schedule, a Read+Sign on Sunday with experts and authors of some of the most prominent books on polyamory.

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Poly Weekly #172: How To Communicate/Polycamp Ontario

This week Poly Weekly #172: How To Communicate/Polycamp Ontario talks about how to communicate with someone who isn’t all that interested in communication and a live report from Polycamp Ontario.

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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.

1:50 Announcement: Poly Pride Day in New York City
Oct 3rd through 4th.  Cuddle party, after party, poly pride picnic after wards in Central Park.

2:20 Topic: How do you communicate with someone who isn’t into communication?
This topic came from the forum started by Helena, who was concerned her partner was not really interested in hearing the details in her interest in other people. Suggestions include honoring communication styles, having a private blog filter, or writing letters.

8:00 Report: Polycamp Ontario
Roxane reports from PolyCamp Ontario with the following:

  • 9:00 Roxanne first interviews Lucas, a four year old whose parents brought him
  • 10:30 Next, Roxanne interviews Stephen, one of the executives of Polycamp Ontario and a panelist who spoke on long distance relationships. 
  • 15:50 Roxanne interviews <link=http://sexgeek.wordpress.com/>Andrea Zanin (The Sex Geek) Guest of Honor for Polycamp Ontario.
  • 20:05Will, another executive organizer
  • 21:40 Roxane’s impressions of Polycamp Ontario.

25:17 Listener Feedback
This is for episode #169 “Quit Hurting My Partner”
PolyGestalt responds from the person who is hurt and how it can affect that person.  He then shares a situation from his personal life with us.  You can follow the story here; 32:26 Caroline liked Minx’s response

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 book club RAWKED! Next: October 1st

Hey, all.

Just have to give a shout out to everyone who came out to talk about If the Buddha Dated, a book that has sparked, I believe, more discussion than any other we’ve read! Heated debates broke out over such controversial topics as “hi, how are you?” (no, I’m NOT kidding!), what it means to be authentic and honestly you versus “fake it ’til you make it,” and we also had some quantum physics and philosophy in there.

Thanks to the 10 folks who came out and contributed to the discussion on Buddhism, taking risks and living in the moment. It was a blast, and our new location suited us well–we have the entire back room, and the gelato there is to die for (try the hazelnut!)

So, for next month:

Book: Open by Jenny Block

Open
Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Place: Lido’s Caffe, 122 N. Marion St., Oak Park, IL 60301, 708-660-0060

See y’all there!

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

Poly Weekly Book Club meets WEDNESDAY, August 6th

Hello, all!

It’s that time again! Whether you’ve read the book or not (Myth of Monogamy by David Barash and Judith Lipton), come on out to the Poly Weekly Book Club!

Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor, white couches
When: Wednesday, August 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
How: take the Red line to Addison, walk two blocks east and one block north, or drive and find meters. Yes, we take a break so you can feed your meters!
Why: because this is a fascinating book on the biology of monogamy cross-species and will blow your mind!

Other details: if you’re hungry or thirsty, the Center is attached to a Whole Foods with a full deli; grab a bite and bring it along. And the Mad Baker usually brings us tasty snacks, too!

Please RSVP to Minx so we know to look for you. Thanks!

Poly Weekly Skypecast TOMORROW, Saturday, July 12th, 3:30 Central

Come log on to the Skypecast tomorrow to discuss Tristan Taormino’s new book, Opening Up!

When: Saturday, July 12th, 3:30 p.m. Central
Where: anywhere
How: Click this link and sign on to Skype
What: anything you’d like to say about Opening Up

The discussion will be recorded, so please be aware that participating means your voice will be posted online. Thanks for your participation; I can’t wait to talk about this will y’all!

Poly Weekly Book Club: August 6th, “The Myth of Monogamy”

It’s that time again!

Poly Weekly Book Club meets Wednesday, August 6th! We opted to take a break from poly how-to books and will be reading and discussing The Myth of Monogamy. Get your copy now; it’s fascinating!

Where: The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor on the white couches
When: Wednesday, August 6th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Who: anyone interested in poly who wants to discuss this fascinating book on why most species aren’t monogamous!

Poly Weekly Book Club

It’s that time again!

Poly Weekly Book Club meets tomorrow, Wednesday, July 2nd! We’re discussing Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up, but please come on out even if you haven’t read the book; the discussion will undoubtedly be lively!

Where: The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor on the white couches
When: Wednesday, July 2nds, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Who: anyone interested in poly who wants to discuss this great new book!

Can’t make it? Join our online discussion on Saturday, July 12th at 3:30 p.m. Central. You’ll need Skype (available for free), then just click the link at that time!

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