Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up
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.
- CPR for kinky people, Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10 am-6pm, Leather Archives & Museum, $90; Contact Descara: email@example.com
- Meet and Greet, October 4th, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Online Book Discussion: Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up
Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up
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