PW Playmate asks: how to you run a growing poly meetup without conflict and drama in the community?
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1:00 News and host chat
7:00 Interview: Avoiding meetup drama with Allena Gabosch
A PW Playmate (woo hoo!) writes in to ask:
I’ve been pretty involved in my local poly community for a couple of years. It’s about doubled in size since we started doing more outreach, and with that has come much more drama and conflict within the community. We’re not quite sure how to handle it without alienating people.
Allena Gabosch, Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture, gives advice:
- Be open to everyone
- Leaders, remember to come from service and put your ego aside
- Give naysayers responsibilities for improving the group
- Acknowledge and address naysayer issues publicly
If you’re in or near Seattle, come to SEAF, June 16-24, 2012!
33:00 Movie Review
Joreth gives a review of the 1993 film Café au lait.
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It is always my divine pleasure to present on just about any topic at MomentumCon, one of my favorite sex-positive events. It’s always chock-full of luminaries and sexy thought leaders with forward-looking ideas and insights. Great stuff!
My talk this year was a little more down and dirty. Based on the research you guys helped me conduct, I created a deck of guidelines based on the biggest complaints users made regarding sex-positive community sites such as FetLife. Without further ado, here it is: How Not to Be a Douche on FetLife.
Building a poly community – thoughts from Polycamp Vancouver Island
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3:30 Topic: Live from the Pillow Palace
Live from the Pillow Palace at PolyCamp Vancouver Island, a nine-day camping event within a caring and giving community. Pierce, Quentin, Cora, Kiki and Scott talk about sex education vegetables, Kiki’s new head shaving and the birth of the poly community in Vancouver.
Anne brings up and defines the “Joey Potter effect.” The Joey Potter = a person trying to live monogamously while romantically attracted to more than one person. The JPE involves frequent breakups with one love interest to date another, relationship sabotage and overanalysis of one’s own motivations.
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0:00 Introduction and host chat
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1:30 Announcements & Promo stuff
- Next weekend, I’ll be hosting both a podcasting and polyamory panel at Conflation in Saint Louis. This year is a Firefly theme, and I can’t wait to try out my new Inara costume!
- Next meeting of the Poly Weekly Book Club will be Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 2nd floor, white couches; we’ll be continuing our discussion of Ravenscroft’s Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and the Hopeful
Upcoming workshops: And Boyfriend/Girlfriend Makes Three: Negotiating Nonmonogamy, Saturday, February 23rd, noon-1:30 p.m., A Woman’s Touch in Madison; or Wednesday, March 19th, 6:00-7:30 in Milwaukee
- 3:25 Promo for Nawashi, a novel of erotic magic, available from Podiobooks.com
The new Poly Weekly promo will be up in the feed next
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5:30 Report: Poly Panels at the Arisia Science Fiction Convention
Alan interviews Shava from a panel on being poly in a straight world; Michelle Wexelblack discusses poly-mono relationship; 14:00 Dr. Solomon Davidoff discusses the poly community compared to other subcultures; Alan talks about creating a temporary tribe
17:50 Topic: Why Does My Spouse Irritate Me So Much?
Minx discusses this article on marriage only getting worse–your spouse will end up annoying the heck outta you!
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