Poly for the holidays primer

Poly for the holidaysIt’s that time of year again: when folks in mainstream relationships go home to spend time with their families, and poly partners suddenly become the awkward, “um… friend” to blood relations.

The holidays are stressful enough. Adding poly partners into the mix can add even more stress, especially if certain partners are forced back into the closet for events involving blood relations.

To make life a little easier, here are the best episodes we’ve done on poly for the holidays:

  • Episode 411 at 10:15, which includes advice learned from FBI hostage negotiators
  • Episode 345 at 3:00, in which LustyGuy and Minx share their tips for negotiating family time around the holidays while accommodating as many needs as possible
  • Episode 297 at 1:30, in which Joreth and Puck share their holiday advice about how to introduce partners and deal with being closeted
  • Episode 184 at 11:20, in which Minx gives gift and self-care advice
  • Episode 86 at 4:50, in which Minx advises NOT to come out during the holidays

Here’s hoping these can help make your holidays a little easier!


PW 411: Poly for the holidays

lolcat1How to handle your bio family during the holidays, with advice from FBI hostage negotiators

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1:00 Announcements and Host Chat

10:15 Topic: Poly for the holidays

How do you handle the family during the holidays when you’re poly? A few tips:

19:30 Happy Poly Moment

Julia shares her story of falling for a gal and then a guy and choosing to be honest about what she wanted instead of dumping one for the other. And it turned out great!

22:00 Thanks

Thanks to Taylor and Igor for their donations and welcome Doug as the newest Poly Weekly Playmate!

23:00 Wrap Up

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Poly Weekly #184: Poly for the holidays

This week Poly Weekly #184:Poly for the holidays.

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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.

4:20 Announcements
Global Orgasm Day was December 21st
7:05 Pimp My Boobs contest with prize of a free snuggie to the winner!

11:20 Topic: Poly for the holidays

  • Gift advice from the Minx
  • Take care of yourself
  • Say how you feel
  • Don’t leave compliments and gratitude unspoken

Winter Beverage Mix
2 C creamer
2 C instant hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 C instant coffee
1 1/2 C sugar
1 T cinnamon
2 t nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. To give as gifts, scoop into jars and tie with a ribbon.

23:00 Happy Poly Moment of the Week
Jacob from Texas

24:20 Feedback: Poly Weekly #181: Your First Poly Munch
Toadfamiliar mailed in and hopes to attend more poly munches despite a paticularly creepy person; John wrote in with his support of what Minx said; Amul called in with clarifications on TNGC and how new people are introduced into the group; Kit wants to know how to start a munch.

Thanks to Patrick for his donation!

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