Archive for 'Relationships'

Polymorphous Diversity

The Array of Designer Relationships in Polyamory

Book Excerpt from What Does Polyamory Look Like? Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships By Mim Chapman, PhD

Publisher:, August, 2010

Available through the Loving More bookstore.

Polyamory is sometimes described as many ways of loving, not just many loves. To be totally honest, most of us don’t really have all that many loves…after all, although love is unlimited, time ...

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Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality Book Reveiw by David Hall, PhD

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality written by Christopher Ryan, PhD and Cacilda Jethà, PhD

Harper. 2010

I am a sex educator and have been teaching college students and adults what I have learned about Human Sexuality for many years. This book has caused me to look seriously at what I believed was factual about my favorite subject and question some of the received wisdom of my text books and mentors. I think this book is a “MUST ...

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2010 Poly Living Seattle Schedule*

Preliminary Schedule

Presenter Bios


Friday – October 22

4 PM – 7:00 PM Registration and Check-in

Pick up your Conference Package/schedule and get yourselves all checked in.    We advise all people to get checked in first, then head out to grab some dinner before the evening’s festivities.

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Poly Living Seattle 2010 Workshops

Workshops Subject to Change

Presenters List

Human Origins and Polyamory: When Did it All Begin?

Anthropologists love to speculate about the origins of human sexual proclivities and behaviors.  We generate detailed theories about attraction, passion and jealousy, all couched under the rubric of reproductive strategies.  In this workshop we’ll explore current theories about the origins of partnering patterns. Some infer early polygamy and abundant multi-relating by both sexes; others contend that at the core we’re ...

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Poly Living Seattle 2010 Presenters

Keynote and presenter

Dossie Easton, MA

Dossie, a longtime player on the San Francisco S/M scene and well-known killer bottom, is co-author with Janet Hardy of  The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures, newly in its second edition, as well as  The New Bottoming Book, The New Topping Book, When Someone You Love Is Kinky, and Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence. She ...

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What’s Sex Got To Do With It?

Polyamory sends visions of orgies and free love to most people who first hear the term and definition. Even after careful explanation to the uninitiated, they still walk away thinking polyamory equals f***ing anything that moves. This belief that polyamory is about sex is what send people into a frenzy about morality, commitment and family values. The Montel show did a wonderful show on polyamory but when one of the poly ...

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The Nobility of Lies and Perception of the Unicorn

The weekly drama series House recently aired an episode in which the patient was in an honest open relationship.   True to Hollywood style all was not as it seemed.  The show was in many ways a train wreck of what can go wrong when people are not fully honest.  The episode featured three stories, the open relationship, the cheating doctor and House’s best friend’s dishonesty about his feelings with his girlfriend and former wife.

The open relationship is greeted in the ...

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Polyamory interview on Radio Netherlands International English Program The State We’re In

The State We’re In, is an English language international show on world affairs.  We had the pleasure of doing an interview with them last week which is available currently at  This week’s show features my partners Jesus, Ben and I talking about our relationship with each other and how polyamory works for each of us.  It is very positive and in my opinion well done.  I was struck by them asking Ben a question about what he ...

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The Marginalizing of Polyamory by Mainstream Media and Academia

On Wednesday April 7, 2010 at the Conference on World Affairs a panel presentation was being presented From Monogamy to Polyamory and Everything in Between.  Wow this is great that polyamory is being included in the Conference on World Affairs held annually at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Just one problem, on the panel of “experts” there was not one person who really knew or understood polyamory.  The local polyamory group in Boulder caught wind of this via Amy ...

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Poly Living Philadelphia 2010

Poly Living in Philly last month was phenomenal from the amazing presenters and workshops to the smiling faces of the many people attending for the first time.

Friday night opened with a fund video showcasing the comedic side of polyamory with clips from different TV shows.  Reid Mihalko kept people laughing with a great keynote and set the stage for the weekend.  We were blessed with a great group of work exchange ...

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