Annual testing for STIs (sexually transmitted infection) is something I believe every sexually active person should do for their health, not just for people who are in some form of open relationship but anyone sexually active. It is part of being safe and sane with our own health. Unfortunately testing can often be source of shame and negativity for women and men seeking testing.
For several years I chose to go to the Boulder Women’s clinic, a seemingly progressive place in ...Continue Reading →
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality written by Christopher Ryan, PhD and Cacilda Jethà, PhD
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
Programs are being printed, name badges made and boxes shipped. Excitement and anticipation are building as we are just nine days away from Poly Living 2010, February 19-21, Fort Washington, PA. Poly Living is a good way to break up the long winter and escape to a place full of ideas, warmth and open hearts. I always look forward to connecting with the community at Poly Living. Every year I love ...Continue Reading →
Well polyamory of a sort. I was watching the Daily Show last evening when they did a story on gays wanting not only marriage rights but the right to get divorced. In their true comedic style, they were doing an exaggerated story about a minister who opposes gays getting divorced “No Gay Out – Jason Jones believes that God Intended man and woman to be stuck in a loveless union, not gays” ...Continue Reading →
It is obvious to me that ABC news had no interest in having an intelligent adult discussion on the subject of why so many people across all cultural lines, religious background and nationalities have extra marital relationships or cheat. If they did they would not have set up a talk about fidelity, sex and marriage in an evangelical church. The setting certainly was dramatic and sensational but it is not objective or ...Continue Reading →
I was standing in line at the grocery store when an issue of Time Magazine caught my eye. The cover was a badly made wedding cake with a plastic bride and groom plowed into the top, the cover article, Unfaithfully Yours, by Caitlin Flanagan. I had to buy it and read this article. In the contents under the cover story listing the byline was “The two-parent family is in trouble. Why we still need the nuclear unit-and how to save ...Continue Reading →