Poly Weekly #189: Coming Out Poly

This week Poly Weekly #189: Coming out poly… in Milwaukee.

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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.


10:07 Miss Poly Manners
Miss Eater writes in with a concern about which partner should sit where while at a restaurant; Miss Poly Manners suggest being near the one you see less, or switch it up, and many other great suggestions.

13:58 Coming out Poly party
Minx talks about the great turn out to the Coming Out Poly party; Ash and Lindsay talk about the purpose of the party and their reaction; Ash and Lindsay talk about what they want from the group; they talk about how somebody could start their own group.

21:43 Minx talks to Boone
Minx asks Boone about the awesomeness that is coming out poly

26:14 Happy Poly Moment of the Week
Fred wrote in and told us about the passing of his cat and how the large network of metamours helped be supportive.

27:38 Nobilis called in thanking Minx for her thoughts on relationships and how they impacted his own thoughts; Chris wrote in with his appreciation of episode 186. Kevin wrote in with his own comments.

30:55 Jillian wrote in commenting on Anita Blake.

32:40 Frya called in thanking Minx for the show as she works through the past episodes.

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Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions”

Coming Out Poly meets in Milwaukee TONIGHT!

Hey, guys. If you’re in or near Milwaukee, come on out to the first meeting of Coming Out Poly, Milwaukee’s first polyamorous social and discussion group!

Where: The Tool Shed, 2427 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI
When: tonight, 7:00
Why: because when polys gather, great things happen
Who: poly or poly-curious from Wisconsin

I’ll be there to interview the hosts, so please come out, introduce yourself and join in the discussion!

Chicago Many Loves and Milwaukee Non-Monogamy Workshop

Two big events!

First, the Chicago Many Loves seminar is this Saturday, June 14th!
A continuing series designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for people to explore issues of non-monogamous practice and identity. Topics for this month are two very different but often related topics, “Poly Community” and “Poly Cheating.” Open to adults age 18 and older who either practice or are curious about non-monogamy, open relationships, and polyamory.

Held Saturday, June 14th, from 10AM to 1PM at Center on Halsted (3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613). Please contact David Rodemaker at 773.472.6643 x472 or drodemaker@hoursinc.com for more details. Come to the second floor reception area and check in there. $15 fee. Space is limited; RSVP appreciated but not required.

Second, Negotiating Non-Monogamy is back!
Location: Milwaukee A Woman’s Touch
Date/Time: Saturday, July 12th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cost: $35 per person; everyone over 18 welcome.

Open marriage, swinging, polyamory, oh, my! These days, more and more couples are choosing non-monogamy for their own intimate relationships. But the path from monogamy to an open marriage, a swinger lifestyle or polyamory can be a tricky one if you’re not aware of the pitfalls you might hit along the way and the discussions that you and your partner need to have in order to avoid them. Plus, those Hot Bi Babes are just a myth, anyway–they don’t actually exist. Like unicorns.

So forget the unicorns and join Minx for a fun and frank discussion of how to negotiate new boundaries–and discover the joy and intimacy non-monogamy can bring to your existing relationship.

Minx is host of the popular Polyamory Weekly podcast, now with over 150 weekly episodes, and has spoken on topics relating to multiple loves at the Heartland Polyamory Conference, GD2 and other events. Her work has been featured on Podfinder, ErosZine and Penthouse Forum, and she currently hosts a poly book club in Chicago. Plus, Janet Hardy once complimented her ass. To register, visit A Woman’s Touch.

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