The new Polyamory Weekly #89: Needs vs Wants is up! Direct download is here.

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Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to

2:30 Announcements

  • Global Orgasm Day Celebrate Global Orgasm Day by sending in your audio orgasms with or without partners to PW! Orgasm on December 22nd and email me to be included in the PW tally!
  • the PW Frappr Map If you haven’t already, add yourself to the Polyamory Weekly Frappr Map!
  • has a new store for his recommended books, etc. here
  • George Marvil, who organized all the Poly Living conferences, has passed away and is a huge loss for the polyamory community

8:40 Listener Mail
Rose and Leo send in sexy poly limericks; Anna commented on poly as a trend and the shame of questioning her sexuality in an age when bisexuality/college lesbianism is a trend

12:45 Topic: What Makes Us Think We Should Get All Our Needs Met?
Val comments that taking care of oneself first is key to any relationship; he speaks to happiness vs satisfaction with life as well; 16:00 Cortez speaks to distinguishing needs and wants; minx considers the relativism of both once we get beyond the lower physiological levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; 20:30 Jason in Virginia sends an audio comment about the attempt to get needs met

21:50 Poly Families
Earthwalker, our new poly families correspondent, talks about a day in the life of a blended poly family. Work, kids, cooking–shockingly normal!

29:20 Poly in the Media

  • Dollfan comments on Dr. Berman’s bias according to her other media appearances in which she speaks against men masturbating and looking at porn; [speaking of which, send in your orgasms]
  • This article on jealousy in the Australian Herald Sun is thorough and explores the culture of jealousy, the nature of jealousy, jealous tendencies in men and women and a technique for dealing with jealousy; includes a quote from a poly person saying that poly people simply don’t see jealousy as “something to be avoided” and focuses on the rewards of dealing with and working through jealousy
  • 35:00 I Saw Mommy–or Progenitor A–Kissing Santa Claus in the Indy Star is a typical “threat-to-society,” “what-is-the-world-coming-to” article on some countries’ decision to get rid of the legal bias in nomenclature towards monogamous heterosexual couplings and choosing more descriptive terms

39:50 Wrap-up
Let’s all thank J for editing PW! He’s edited for the last three weeks and has allowed the minx a SOCIAL LIFE for the last few weeks! We love J!

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If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.


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