PW 287: 10 Principles of Burning (Poly!) Man

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Joe Zarate-Sanderlin shares his thoughts on how the 10 Principles of Burning Man really apply to polyamory

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1:45 Announcements

5:00 Topic: 10 Principles of Burning Man, applied to polyamory

Guest cohost Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, a therapist, shares his thoughts with Minx at Burning Man and BMIR on how the 10 principles of Burning Man apply to poly

  1. Radical inclusion
  2. Gifting
  3. Decommodification
  4. Radical self-reliance
  5. Radical self-expression
  6. Communal effort
  7. Civic responsibility
  8. Leaving no trace
  9. Participation
  10. Immediacy

39:05 Feedback

  • Kudos for Poly Weekly for assuaging loneliness and isolation that come when first exploring polyamory.
  • Avery responds to “why get married” with a cost-benefit analysis prompted by a military situation.

47:50 Thanks

Thanks to Janke for the generous donation this week!


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