The new Polyamory Weekly #134: What is your love map? is up! Direct download is at Poly Weekly #134

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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to; friend me on Twitter and answer questions about what you want on the show, call 206-202-POLY with comments.

1:00 Gift idea
Minx and Graydancer rave about Twisted Monk‘s holiday gift box. If you want something kinky but pretty for one of your partners this year, it’s a great idea.

5:00 Review: Many Loves Workshop
If you’re in Chicago, consider attending this monthly workshop/support group at the Center on Halsted. For $15, you can chat with or just listen to other poly folk weighing in on the monthly topic.

7:30 Topic: Gottman and Silver’s Love Maps
From the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Graydancer and Minx talk over the idea of using these criteria as a jumping-off point for diagnosing your level of intimacy with your partner.

15:25 Poly in the Media
Alan reviews Web MD’s “The Truth About Open Marriage”, Kinky Sex Makes for Happy People and PepperMint’s excellent dissertation on “The Strange Credibility of Polyamory”

Event: Poly Living Conference
Poly Living 2008 in Philadelphia, PA is February 1st-3rd–check it out! With speakers like Anita Wagner, Ken Haslam, MD, Robyn Trask, Birgitte Philippides, CT Butler, and many more, Poly Living’s workshops range from basic to advanced and from intellectual to experiential, covering topics both fun and serious.

23:45 Wrap-up
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Commenting area

  1. Was I the only one who found this episode hard to listen to?

    Graydancer’s grumpy talking down to our lovely host really grated on me. Especially since the whole idea of PW is communication to bring about good healthy relationships (past & present)

    I found his tone to be petty and belittling, even moreso since the forum was public.

  2. Cunning Minx December 20, 2007 at 12:06 pm · ·

    Thanks for the feedback–I was wondering how this would come across!

  3. Wow, I came across as petty and belittling?

    Sorry, Me, to have given you that impression. I was actually really glad to be able to see Minx after a long day and longer travel (this was the tail end of a teaching/lecture tour through Michigan, and I was really tired).

    Not that that’s an excuse. If you’ve listened to any of Minx’s earlier ‘casts, you know that I would never talk down to her – so while my own bad radio presence might have given that impression, it’s very far from the truth.

  4. No Graydancer I don’t think you came across that way at all. I am sorry I am very new to this podcast, as a matter of fact all podcasts. I have been trying to listen to all of them in the last few days. I am very behind the curve with the whole poly world, but find it interesting. I think it is easy to CARE for more than one person at a time. So I will listen to this podcast as long as possible. Enjoying the insight you can give me.
    I do have to say, as I listened to Graydancer a song came to my mind. Fountain of Sorrow by Jackson Browne. After listening to Minx for a while I can see why. I also noticed it was Christmas….hmmmmmmmmm

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