Poly Weekly

Polyamory Weekly Minx and her listeners discuss loving more and polyamory, the lifestyle of being involved in more than one commited, long-term, loving relationship with the full knowledge and consent of all parties involved. In this community-driven show, each week Minx talks sex, relationships, communication, family, erotica, psychology, orgasms and anything else that comes up in the ins and outs of the daily polyamorous lifestyle.

  • 601 Shifting from hierarchy to equality
    by Cunning Minx on August 2, 2021 at 2:30 am

    A listener in a hierarchical relationship with her nesting partner asks how to start the conversation about moving to a more egalitarian one. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com In episode 189 of the Normalizing Non-Monogamy podcast, the guest Brea said they used Eight Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory Before I Tried It and Frakked It Up! 2:50 Poly in the news Folks are getting serious about creating a new poly flag 5:00 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner: A note to my fellow white people White people don’t always know what racism is, and saying “I don’t see color” or confuse intentions with outcomes are signs that you don’t understand. Whites should listen to the Black voices around you and read How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi to start understanding. 9:35 Contact us If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com and copy polyweekly@gmail.com. 10:00 Topic: Shifting from hierarchy to equality A listener has a nesting partner, and when they started, they agreed to a hierarchy. Now she has a boyfriend, and she feels forced to make her boyfriend feel like a secondary partner. How does she open up a conversation with her nesting partner about moving to a more egalitarian model? Be brave and bring it up! Ask for what you want. Hear your partner’s needs without taking them personally. Maybe a theoretical And then what? exercise and start doing regular check-ins, if you’re not already. Equal or egalitarian? Equality or fairness? Equal respect, not equal outcomes. Define “hierarchy.” Get specific about new desired behaviors. 21:00 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 21:05 Feedback Politics corner should be its own podcast, redux Feedback on the Israeli-Palestine conflict from episode 599 21:50 Happy poly moment Elbereth shares a happy poly moment from Europe. Thank you! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 600 Polyamorous while Asian
    by Cunning Minx on July 7, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Michelle Hy is from Portland, Oregon and runs the page Polyamorous While Asian, which seeks to normalize non-monogamy through an intersectional lens and amplify the voices of other people of color. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Livin’ it up in Hawaii! 3:15 Interview: Michelle Hy We ask Michelle her poly origin story, how her poly and Asian identities intersect, why she started Polyamorous While Asian, the pitfalls she warns against, and dating during the pandemic. We talk about how allies must consider Asian inclusion from the beginning rather than tacking it on. “All relationships are political, whether or not they feel political. Because politics is just us deciding how we relate to one another, and how we feel that power should be distributed.” Michelle Hy is from Portland, Oregon and runs the page Polyamorous While Asian, which seeks to normalize non-monogamy through an intersectional lens and amplify the voices of other POC. She offers non-monogamy peer support sessions and also touches on topics related to body confidence, sex positivity, and more. Follow her on Instagram @polyamorouswhileasian and learn more via her website at polyamorouswhileasian.com Contact us If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com and copy polyweekly@gmail.com. 23:41 Feedback Friggin’ Limey likes our use of “relationship orientation” Politics corner should be its own podcast Jen thanks us for episode 598; it was frighteningly similar to what ended her relationship 27:14 Happy poly moment G shares a camping happy poly moment! 28:18 Thank you! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 599 When to call it quits
    by Cunning Minx on June 1, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Meagan is queer and married a cis man to fulfill family and societal expectations. She’s had mind-blowing sex with a new partner as is questioning her desire to stay in her marriage and be a wife. Meagan isn’t sure they can commit to the hierarchical poly their husband wants. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Next episode will be from Hawaii 1:35 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner On the Palestine-Israeli conflict—it’s OK to admit you don’t know enough. Recommended reading, anyone? 3:40 Contact us If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com and copy polyweekly@gmail.com. 4:20 Topic: When do I call it quits on my marriage? Meagan is queer and married a cis man to fulfill family and societal expectations. The past year (2019), her husband H and she moved to a new city and have been dating a lot. She’s had mind-blowing sex with a new partner as is questioning her desire to stay in her marriage and be a wife. Meagan isn’t sure they can commit to the hierarchical poly their husband wants. If you’re not sure who you are or what you want, focus on your most important relationship: the one you have with yourself. Take time to understand yourself, your needs, and your shame through counseling, journaling, meditation, or whatever method works for you. Uncharted territory can be seen as an opportunity. If you’re close to your mom, it’s likely that she will even accept your queerness and poly, in time. 14:10 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 14:35 Feedback Yubi wrote in to object to our “date your species” advice and our reluctance to date poly newbies. 20:45 Happy poly moment We hear from our old friend Greedy Paul about discovering a poly rideshare driver! 22:40 Thank you! Thanks to new Poly Weekly Playmate Samuel! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 598 My husband vetoed my partner
    by Cunning Minx on May 19, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Mathias’ husband vetoed Mathias’ feelings for and non-threesome sex with his new partner. Should Mathias end his 13-year relationship or stay but resent his husbands’ veto? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy are doing Navigating Consent classes 4:30 Poly in the news Romper published a 4,000-word feature with the arresting title The Nonmonoga-Moms Next Door 7:30 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner Lusty Guy defines fascism and comments on its consolidation within today’s Republican party.   Fascism Liz Cheney ousted from leadership role for refusing to support the false claim that the election wasn’t legitimate Republican efforts to suppress voting following the 2020 election 13:30 Contact us If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com and copy polyweekly@gmail.com. 14:00 Topic: My husband vetoed my partner Mathias and his partner have been together 13 years, married just over three. They’ve had threesomes. Then Mathias met Markus, dated him independently, and fell for him pretty hard. He did bring Markus home for a reportedly amazing threesome followed by breakfast! Mathias kept dating Markus independently, came home later than expected (by 30 min) one night, and the hubbie vetoed both feelings for and independent sex with Markus. They have continued to date and enjoy a romantic friendship, but Mathias wants more, so he proposed polyamory. This is a permission model of relationship, which is putting you in a parent-child dynamic Think of this as a mutual renegotiation of the rules of engagement to provide security for him and honesty for Mathias Those who force the choice lose the choice And then what exercise to deal with insecurity If this does spell the end of your marriage, resist the urge to think of it as a failure; it’s a successful relationship that came to a conclusion. 26:55 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 27:15 Feedback Chloe from episode 359 Being out, poly, pregnant, and judged gives us an update. 32:05 Happy poly moment From Instagram 32:45 Thank you! Thanks to new Poly Weekly Playmate Brian! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 597 I had the best s*x of my life with another guy
    by Cunning Minx on May 12, 2021 at 2:46 am

    SAF’s first poly experience outside her marriage was the best sex she’s ever had. How does she address the ho-hum sex with her husband? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit www.scarleteen.com 00:45 Poly in the news Poly community builders Christopher Smith, Robyn Trask, Marina Reiko, Ruby Bouie Johnson and others did an impressive job for more than an hour on Areva Martin’s influential online talk show The Special Report 2:00 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner Today’s politics corner is the argument for D.C. statehood. The over 700,000 inhabitants of Washington, D.C. pay their taxes and have no voting representation in Congress. The arguments against: it’s unconstitutional (it’s not); you could shrink the size of D.C. to encompass just the White House and government buildings. Others have pointed out the inherent racism, since D.C. has a large percentage of Black people, and there is the partisanship, as D.C. is likely to vote Democratic. When Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) pointed that out, his words stating the racism of the opposing view were against the rules of the house and had to be removed from the record. Please support D.C. statehood! 11:00 Feedback If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 11:30 Topic: I had the best sex of my life with another guy. Help! After eight years of marriage, Stressed as Fuck and her husband opened up their marriage. Stressed quickly had sex with another guy. She says, “the problem is, when I had sex with this other guy it was fucking incredible. Most amazing sex I’ve ever had. It made me realize I haven’t enjoyed sex with my husband. I should also add that he doesn’t want anyone else for sex. But I’m feeling a lot of pressure and just am not feeling like being sexual with him. I feel a lot of guilt. Am I horrible? Is this normal?! Help!” You can’t respect boundaries that aren’t yet defined, so keep that discussion ongoing. It’s not unusual or surprising that the second person you’ve ever had sex with is good sex. It’s good because it’s different, so don’t assume it’s love. And if sex with your husband was mediocre, explore your emotional connection and sexual desires with your husband. And yes, it’s normal to feel guilty. Poly doesn’t fix or destroy relationships, but it does shine a spotlight on issues. You can see as an opportunity to explore ways to improve your sex life. Tons of books will help you explore role play, BDSM, porn, public sex, or other fantasies that could help. For the guilt, try the And then what exercise. 20:00 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 20:45 Feedback Cory, another fan of LustyGuy’s politics corner, writes in. 22:30 Happy poly moment Kristen writes in to share a happy poly moment of the first weekend she, her husband, and metamour spent together. 25:45 Thank you! Thanks to new Poly Weekly Playmate Ben ($1.99)! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 596 How does poly in person look?
    by Cunning Minx on April 27, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Two topics this week! What does post-pandemic poly look like, and how do you keep your boyfriend from surprising you with new partners when you’ve asked him not to? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com We’re in top 20 podcasts about polyamory! https://blog.feedspot.com/polyamory_podcasts/ Minx is fully vaccinated, pending 10 more day’s wait. A massage and travel are on the horizon! 3:15 Poly in the news 3500-word BBC article quoting Dossie Easton and great to show to relatives who think it’s just you: https://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2021/03/major-bbc-article-rise-of-multi-partner.html COVD and poly https://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2021/03/at-one-year-mark-polyamorys-many-sided.html 5:15 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner Most white U.S. citizen don’t know about the MOVE bombing, in which when the Philadelphia Police Department bombed a residential home occupied by the militant black anarcho-primitivist group MOVE, and the Philadelphia Fire Department let the fire burn out of control. Five children and six adults were killed. More links: The Guardian’s article on reconciliation NPR’s recent coverage of losing the children’s bones Our take on the Chauvin verdict 14:15 Feedback If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. If you want to pitch yourself as a guest for the podcast, please read this first. 15:00 Topic 1: How does poly in person look? K started her poly journey during the pandemic and has only had socially distanced dates with her new partner. How do you act when you all get together in person so it’s not awkward? 20:45 Topic 2: My partner only tells me about new girlfriends after their dates W is in a relationship with her husband and has a boyfriend, who is also married. He has repeatedly casually dropped that he was going to have an overnight with someone else on her last-minute. She has asked him for advance notice to process, but he continues to bring up his dates last-minute. She wants to know what her “recourse” is, and if she’s overreacting. 28:00 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 28:20 Feedback Matt from 593 shares an update! Emma ghosted him shortly after he sent it, but says, “While I didn’t hear your advice now back then, I did essentially come to terms with a lot of what you said. I think you both were accurate with how you looked at things (as usual!) and with hindsight being (not gonna say it), it was tough for a while but I definitely got through it and am feeling good about a lot of things, minus the pandemic that happened since then and still continues. You are not however going lose a follower! You two are absolute gems and I appreciate so much the work that you both do as educators to so many different people. I love learning from you and I hope I continue to take a great appreciation for the awesome work you do. I hope that all is well and continues to be well for you.” 30:00 Thank you! Thanks to Andrew ($69) and Gabriel ($96) for your donations! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 595 What if I don’t want to hear my partner having s-x?
    by Cunning Minx on March 31, 2021 at 2:05 am

    A listener wants to know if it’s OK to consider nesting with a partner if she’s not sure she’ll be comfortable hearing them have sex with someone else. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Thanks to L for taking the dog so we could record! And forgive Baloo saying hello a few times in the episode. J D asked for our poly pet peeves, so here they are: Sex negativity in the poly community. Nothing wrong if it IS all about the sex! Folks who describe polyamory as “more evolved.” Poly gatekeepers. 8:30 Poly in the news Three best poly 101 articles: https://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-3-best-poly-101-articles-to-share.html 10:00  Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner We all need to listen to BIPOC voices with respect to U.S. history. Watch the Netflix series Amend: The Fight for America, executive produced and hosted by Will Smith. 14:30 Feedback If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 15:00 Topic: is it OK to not want to hear my partner having sex with someone else? E and her partner of two years are moving in together but concerned about hearing metamour sex and having private space. She asks if being completely okay with hearing one’s partner getting down with a meta a pre-requisite for being good nesting partners? What are your thoughts on ways to progress to this point of compersion/okay-ness? Don’t borrow trouble. You don’t know how you’ll react, and your actual reaction will probably be different, anyway. If it turns out that you don’t, own your shit. It’s your issue to address, not your partner’s. What would monogamists do? When monogamists are concerned about living together, they do test runs–a weekend away, a week or two vacation—to experiment with domesticity. It’s a two-way door decision: if you don’t like it, you can go back to living apart. 26:50 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 27:15 Feedback Mica encourages us and you to continue the hard work of being allies to BIPOC. 30:00 Happy poly moment Gigi writes in with a happy poly moment about community. Even though her local meetup hadn’t met since February, she wanted to build community by giving back and adopted a family for the holidays. The group jumped at the chance, got every item on the family’s list, including four bikes, and more! A great demonstration of building community by giving back.  32:15 Thank you! Welcome Ivo to the PW Playmates! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 594 How to talk to kids about polyamory and stuff
    by Cunning Minx on March 19, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Ashley Robertson, child care provider and sex-positive educator, makes her podcast debut to answer questions about age-appropriate sex education. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Same ole’ same ole’ pandemic, just waiting for the vaccine 2:25 Poly in the news Three Dads and a Baby Caroline Rose Guiliani is a poly unicorn! Cambridge, Massachusetts passes new poly domestic partnership legislation 5:55 Feedback If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 6:40 Interview: Ashley Robertson on talking to kids about polyamory and sex Ashley identifies as a feminine, bi-curious, ethically solo-polyamourous, sexual submissive. With over a decade of experience in the BDSM community, she isn’t shy of perverse topics. She is a liberated, ethical slut who wishes to share with others the freedom of sexuality without shame. Ashley is an expert question-asker. With three teaching degrees, she’s an educator who is fed up with the idea that learning comes from a teacher. Instead, she crafts workshops and activities that invite introspection and curiosity while accommodating for all learners. She’s at her happiest when working with youth; demonstrating consent, guiding them towards comfort surrounding condoms, and providing honest answers to questions about sexuality. She’s trained to facilitate the Our Whole Lives curriculum and adapts the workshops to fit diverse audiences.  Her workshops have reached local audiences for parent education events and audiences far and wide via virtual workshops hosted by educational, outreach organizations. Ashley’s non-coercive, comprehensive approach to sex ed is what we all wished we had growing up. You can find her group on Facebook, Let’s Talk About Sex Ed with Ms. Ashley. How do you approach sexual topics with kids? Our Whole Lives 28:10 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 28:44 Happy Poly Moment Fun story about the wife offering protection and safety tips to the metamour! 30:20 Thank you! Welcome Ivo to the PW Playmates! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 593 How do you handle going platonic?
    by Cunning Minx on March 1, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Matt writes in to ask what to do after a partner asks to be platonic while she figures things out. Lusty Guy and Minx give advice. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Let’s talk about snow and the polar vortex. Seattle snow was fun for us and our puppy, but Minx was worried about her family in Texas. 4:30 Lusty Guy’s Politics Corner We all learned about the pilgrims founding America to enjoy religious tolerance, but it’s not true. They decamped England and went to Amsterdam and then Leiden, where they faced no religious persecution. They stayed there for 10 years and ran for office in order to try to impose their religious views on everyone else. They weren’t fleeing religious persecution; they wanted to establish it. Smithsonian Magazine reference, the pilgrims’ time in Holland A primary reason the US government forbade membership in a specific church to run for office was because no one could agree on which church that should be. Want to find out more? Watch Stephen Fry in America or read the book. 9:45 Feedback If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 10:15 How do you handle a relationship going platonic? Matt had a preexisting relationship with A.J., and Emma fell into that relationship. Emma realizes she needs to spend time on herself and wants to shift the relationship to a platonic friendship. Minx suggests seeing this as unrequited love and treating the shift in the nature of the relationship as a breakup. Lusty Guy also suggests taking time apart to do that healing from the breakup. He’s also concerned that Matt might have a white knight or “nice guy” syndrome and be wishing for a transactional nature to the relationship. Consider that waiting for her sounds a lot like wanting to change her, so do take the time to heal and put yourself first instead. 21:40 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 22:15 Feedback This week’s feedback is an appreciation of Lusty Guy’s politics corner. 23:15 Happy Poly Moment R wrote in to share that she uses Poly Weekly to redirect her anxiety. She expected to be anxious when her partner asked to bring a date over to their place for the first time, and she was pleased when she discovered it didn’t kick off her anxiety. She believes she can be healthy and poly! 25:15 Shout out Shout out to Jenn and Catherine with love from Tammy on their three-year anniversary! Thank you! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 592 How do you like to bond?
    by Cunning Minx on February 10, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Dr. Eli Sheff joins today to share her new project, The Bonding Project, in which she seeks to help people understand how they bond. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Minx was down for a week with horrible symptoms of menopause, but feeling better now. Hoping to get Heather Corinna, author of What Fresh Hell Is This: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You, soon! 3:45 Poly in the news Chris Smith and Ben Schenker’s have proposed legislation to the Washington, DC, City Council to expand domestic partnership and anti-discrimination laws to include multi-partnered relationships. More info from Chris on how to participate. Amy Dickinson finally gives good poly advice! Ask Amy: Polyamory creates an extra family challenge. Alan’s blog post. If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 6:15 Interview with Dr. Eli Sheff Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date. Find her at https://elisabethsheff.com/, on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Check out https://www.bondingproject.com/ and her blog on Psychology Today. 26:45 Eli Sheff’s Ranty Pants In this new segment, we provide space for guests to rant about anything they like, big or small. Today: why are anti-maskers so anti-abortion but also apparently anti-life? 29:30 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 30:00 Thank you! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 591 Unf*ck your polyamory
    by Cunning Minx on January 20, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Dr. Liz Powell and Kevin Patterson share insights from their new online course, Unf*ck your polyamory 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Poly in the news BBC 2 has a new drama called Trigonometry centered around black poly folks If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 2:00 Interview with Kevin Patterson and Dr. Liz Powell: Unfuck your polyamory Kevin Patterson has practiced consensual nonmonogamy since 2002. In 2015, he started Poly Role Models, an interview series and polyamory’s most inclusive platform. This has led to the writing of the book, Love’s Not Color Blind and along with co-writer Alana Phelan, the sci-fi novel series, For Hire. Dr. Liz Powell is a licensed psychologist (CA 27871) and coach who specializes in helping you build your most fulfilling, authentic life. They teach, write, and consult on areas of sexual diversity and pleasure, non-traditional relationships, and sexual empowerment. Unfuck your polyamory is a 6-week course covering polyamory 101, boundaries, couple privilege, jealousy and compersion, metamours, and power dynamics that will give you easy, guided practice to put your skills into practice right away. Kevin is at PolyRoleModels.tumblr.com, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PolyRoleModels, Facebook at facebook.com/PolyRoleModels, Instagram at http://instagram.com/@PolyRoleModels. For Hire is on Facebook at facebook.com/ForHIreMag or you can order For Hire: Operator directly at tinyurl.com/ForHireMag1. Dr. Liz is at www.sexpositivepsych.com or www.drllizpowell.com, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sexpospysch, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sexositivepsych, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drlizpowell. Their book is at http://buidingopenrelationships.com and YouTube channel is at http://youtube.com/c/sexpositivepsych. Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 29:00 Happy poly moment R shares a story of her anxiety NOT getting the better of her! 30:15 Thank you! Welcome new Poly Weekly Playmates Theresa, Rebecca, and Jillian! Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 590 How do I develop compersion?
    by Cunning Minx on January 6, 2021 at 4:00 am

    How to experience and nurture compersion in your relationships 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com The Book of the Kiss is a fantasy romance sourcebook designed to be system-agnostic. Poly Weekly listeners can get half off the cover price here. Love is Polytical was a conference in Berlin last weekend. 3:50 Lusty Guy’s polyamory and politics corner Both sides are not the same. If what you are looking for deep, systemic reform to systems, yeah, they are similar. But with 300,000 new cases of COVID in the U.S., the response would have been different with a Democrat in office. If you’re a woman seeking an abortion, an economist, a climatologist, or a trans person, you can see the difference. 8:45 Contact us If you have questions, comments, or feedback call 802-505-POLY or email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an MP3 file with your questions. To book us or anything that involves a calendar, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 9:00 Topic: How do I develop compersion? If you don’t feel compersion, how do you develop the capacity to experience it. Compersion is the non-sexual joy you feel in seeing joy in others. It’s empathy, and you likely experience it all the time. If you’ve ever been happy for a friend at their wedding or joyful that your kid won their soccer game, you’ve felt compersion. Start noticing and naming the compersion you feel already. If insecurity or jealousy are blocking you from feeling it in your poly relationships, try some of our jealousy/insecurity exercises, such as Discuss, Distract, Do and And Then What. Consider compersion a muscle that you can exercise. Practice it mentally. For example, try experiencing feeling empathy/compersion when your metamour wins a video game. 16:12 Join the conversation Join the community on Facebook at https://facebook.com/polyweekly  or Twitter at @polyweekly or @cunningminx, Instagram at cunning.minx or now on TikTok as @cunningminx. 16:30 Feedback A listener in Vancouver, Canada calls in to support Lusty Guy’s politics corner David Wheeler provides an audio review of the Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory 19:15 Happy poly moment S shares a story of her metamour saving their life R finds strength and courage to pursue polyamory 23:45 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to our Poly Weekly Playmates for your financial support! We also love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thanks also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 589 My dom’s girlfriend is domblocking me
    by Cunning Minx on December 31, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Worried and her roommate are seeing the same long-distance dom, and her roommate started dating him and then put restrictions on Worried’s time with him. Should they move in together? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com The surprising obstacles to polyamorous marriage 2:40 Lusty Guy’s polyamory and politics corner Lusty Guy provides insights on expertise: what is it, when do you have it, and what to do in its absence. To start increasing your expertise on U.S. politics, LG’s suggests reading Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. 6:50 Topic: My dom’s girlfriend is domblocking me Worried has a roommate, and they have both been playing with the same long-distance dom for two years. The roomie and the dom began dating, and the roomie began “putting restrictions” on the dom’s play with Worried. Worried thinks that the roomie is fabricating issues to enforce her girlfriend status. They are talking about moving in together. Don’t move in until this is resolved Why are you blaming the roommate instead of the person performing the unwanted actions, the dom? When you have a conversation with your roommate, go in seeking to understand and with vulnerability Claim your autonomy; it’s your choice whether to obey your roommate’s rules This smells like a relationship by crisis model in which whoever has the biggest crisis gets the most attention. So just ask your dom for what you want, regardless of crises. Ask for what you want! Are they a good roommate, outside of the dom issue? Can you easily share household chores or choose a restaurant for dinner? Put yourself first 18:35 Feedback Welcome to our listeners in the US, Canada,  Germany, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Poland, and New Zealand. Shout out to that one person listening in Belize, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Ecuador, and Chile!  19:15 Happy poly moment From S in Mexico on her family accepting her polyamory and her partner participating in her A COVID story from L! 22:45 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Welcome to our new PW Playmates, Ivo, Erin, Laurel, Monica, and Nathanael. Thanks to all our PW Playmates! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing. 23:00 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly.

  • 588 Where the f-ck have we been
    by Cunning Minx on December 8, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Why we didn’t produce an episode for eights months and what to expect from Poly Weekly moving forward. 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat: why haven’t we produced for eight months Puppy! COVID pandemic left me frustrated, helpless, and unmotivated to podcast Stay-at-home had a negative effect on our relationship for a while Lack of access to coping strategies. Swimply is the app to rent outdoor pools by the hour. George Floyd, BLM, CHAZ/CHOP, federal stormtroopers, kids being tear gassed 14:30 What Poly Weekly will be moving forward We’ll be talking more about politics when it’s relevant. We believe it should be OK to talk about politics, like we believe it should be OK to talk about sex. The personal is political. And we’ll be making calls to action like this one: volunteer with the critical senatorial runoff election in Georgia, donate to Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight, or donate or volunteer for the candidates Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. And the name of the show is still Poly Weekly, so we’ll still be giving relationship advice, sharing happy poly moments, and addressing your feedback. We’ll just also be sprinkling in more politics when it’s relevant. If that isn’t your thing, we invite you to subscribe to the Multiamory podcast or listen to Esther Perel’s sex podcast or any other poly- or sex-oriented podcast. Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to all our PW Playmates! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 587 Love in the time of coronavirus
    by Cunning Minx on March 24, 2020 at 2:24 am

    How do we practice poly responsibly during a pandemic? Is it OK to move my metamour in with me rather than not see her for the duration of enforced social isolation? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Found a new poly podcast, Pod Pod Cvlt Cast, with 34 long episodes! We’ve got a new puppy to keep us company during #stayathome! 3:00 Poly in the news Elisabeth Sheff’s four-part series on monogamy in Psychology Today: CNM is not a good choice as a method to fix a relationship that is broken, Four tips for heteroflexible couples who are considering opening their relationships, Three reasons why consensual non-monogamy will not work for people who are monogamous, and her latest, Monogamy by Orientation. Alan’s Friday Poly in the news roundup, covering primarily the coronavirus pandemic. How coronavirus is impacting polyamorous relationships How a polyamory expert is dating during the coronavirus pandemic What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend Is it irresponsible to date around during a pandemic Minx’s advice Use Zoom or Amazon Chime to host a virtual dance party or cocktail hour to stay connected Use your webcam to see facial expressions Try watching movies “together” over Zoom. Or send dinner to them and Zoom each other to chat during! 10:45 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 11:25 Topic: should we move my metamour in with us while we socially isolate? If you’re considering cohabitation that you wouldn’t have considered due to coronavirus social isolation requirements, some advice: As always, make sure your existing relationships are relatively healthy first. Ask everyone involved what they need to be happy and healthy in a communal space. Consider personal space, alone time, sexual, and physical needs. Discuss how finances will work in terms of rent, groceries, and other bills. Discuss expectations for chores and other responsibilities. Ask your kids how they feel about your metamour moving in. Have the pets been introduced? Is there a danger that they might attack each other? Set up regular check-ins after the move-in. These provide opportunities to bring up what it working well, what isn’t, to express gratitude and appreciations, and to bring up issues before they become bigger. Take a break from news coverage if it increases anxiety or feelings of depression. 17:00 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 17: 05 Feedback S from the Boston area calls in to share a personal neologism, “schmeeling.” Phenom calls in to ask how to get her partner to date more and make sure everything is OK. She keeps encouraging him to date, but he’s not getting out as much as her. There is no issue here except that maybe you feel guilty. Deal with your own guilt and stop pressuring him to date! 24:45 Pervy bird throuple Oops! Accidentally skipped this one: Perverted Illinois bald eagle threesome threatens sanctity of marriage. What’s next, hawk orgies? 26:00 Happy poly moment Finding unexpected commonalities with your metamour! 28:45 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to all our PW Playmates! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 586 Feast or famine
    by Cunning Minx on February 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    What do you do when you have one romantic partner and your partner has none? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com What were your favorite shows of 2019? 569 Building open relationships with Dr. Liz Powell–March 18–17,397 572 When your partner’s jealousy precludes your polyamory–April 28–14,392 568 A framework for consent–March 3–13,440 576 Will poly help emotionally unavailable partners–July 1–13,019 All-time downloads: 7,261,446 5:15 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 5:40 Topic: Feast or famine: when you have more partners than your partner Oliver is in his first non-mono relationship with S. S had said she wouldn’t date him if he were monogamous, so he gave it a try. Now he is in a relationship with T, and S has decided that “meaningless sex with strangers” aren’t what she wants. Oliver is afraid S will ask him to stop seeing T, since S has no relationship partners. Has anyone of you ever come across a situation where you’ve been frustrated with non-monogamy? How can you manage a situation where one partner has other partners while the other one doesn’t? It’s the people involved, not the relationship style you should question. Relationships don’t have to be equal; they only need to be fair. Your polyamory isn’t contingent upon your partner having a certain number of relationships/partners.  Relationship ruler: is it making you a happier and healthier version of yourself? You can be gay and not dating. You can be poly and only dating one person (like Minx) You get to decide who you date and how you date them. So does she. She doesn’t get to say who you date (although she can certainly establish a boundary that if you date other people, she won’t be with you). 17:05 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 17:20 Happy poly moment C writes in to share a happy poly moment about opening her relationship due to a long-distance move, and things went well! 18:50 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to our new PW Playmate, Tom, for his subscription! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 585 Poly for the holidays
    by Cunning Minx on December 4, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Advice from six different therapists, relationship coaches, and body workers on navigating family events as a poly person over the holidays 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com My Thanksgiving Happy Poly Moment 5:25 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 5:45 Topic: Poly for the holidays 6:30 Ruby Bouie Johnson, Brené Brown’s BIG 10:45 Libby Sinback 15:00 Karen McDowell, Anxiety is an asshole course 21:00 Spyce 25:55 Anne More, email annemore@gmail.com, Facebook 28:45 Nolan Lawless, Facebook 32:00 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 32:30 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to our new PW Playmate, Tom, for his subscription! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 584 Dealing with abandonment issues
    by Cunning Minx on November 24, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    I have abandonment issues, but I don’t know what I need when they come up. How do I ask my partners for what I need? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarleteen.com Thanks to the Close In munch in Portland, Oregon! Poly for the Holidays contributions 1:55 Poly in the news November 23 was National Polyamory Day, and other poly holidays Discrimination in poly pregnancies 5:25 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 5:55 Topic: Dealing with abandonment issues Katie has abandonment issues and asks how to better cope with them when poly. She knows she has them but doesn’t know what to ask for when they arise. Knowing and identifying is half the battle. Explain to your partners what you shared with me—how it feels. Ask for their help with comfort might you need in the moment. Do the full analysis when you’re not in the midst of the issue. 17:15 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 17:30 Feedback Joe writes in with additional advice to the listener in episode 567 on how to find poly community near you. 20:00 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to our new PW Playmate, Tom, for his subscription! Also to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 583 Poly Weekly live from Portland!
    by Cunning Minx on November 6, 2019 at 5:19 am

    We interview a munch organizer and field audience questions at the Close In munch in Portland, Oregon 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarletteen.com We’re at the Close In munch in Portland, Oregon! 2:00 Interview with Close In munch organizer Hannah Lessons learned include: poly and kinky people are everywhere it’s important to destigmatize a stigmatized group “Square up; what you want is fine; fuck ‘em all!” 9:00 Poly Weekly live! What advice would you give to solo polys? net Off the Relationship Escalator 12:45 How to come out to folks who aren’t familiar with poly? Anticipate questions, be prepared, be calm, don’t take it personally, give them a year to freak out Folks will match your tone, so adopt one of calm, easy compassion 16:00 How has poly changed in the last 14 years? 17:45 And now there are terms for everything! my Poly Living keynote How Polyamory Became More Mainstream Than Peanut Butter all the poly recommended reading 19:05 How do I bring up the birth control discussion? Be brave and bring it up. Or leave a birth control pamphlet in the toilet for leisure reading! J Use regular relationship check ins as a space to bring up any issues 22:15 What is your take on hierarchies? If it works for everyone involved and it’s transparent, fine. But it doesn’t work for everyone (or me). The challenge with hierarchies is that it sets up a permission model. Be aware if you are talking about power structure or entanglement levels? If the latter, “nesting partner” might be more useful than “primary.” 26:15 My mom thinks my polyamory is a phase. Do you know folks who have lived out their lives as poly? Allena Gabosch, Oberon Zell-Ravenhart, and many others. Just as with child-rearing, having an extended network to help you in your old age is valuable. 31:15 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 32:00 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 582 When you break up with your metamour
    by Cunning Minx on October 23, 2019 at 4:24 am

    J broke up with her metamour because she was triggering J’s PTSD, but the metamour still “butts in” on J’s dates with her partner. How does she handle this poly situation?

  • 581 I’m tired of the restrictions my mono husband puts on me
    by Cunning Minx on October 9, 2019 at 3:38 am

    After four years, listener Newseeker is tired of asking her husband’s permission every time she wants to go on a date with her partner of three years. How long should she accommodate his slow pace? 0:00 Introduction and host chat If you’re under 18, visit scarletteen.com We have new FAQs! The Discuss, distract, do exercise to help deal with event-based jealousy When to come out We’re slowly uploading episodes 1-40 on our LibSyn page to the archives of 2005 4:00 Poly in the news Poly parenting in the news – roundup Show your parents 5:25 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 6:10 I’m tired of the restrictions my husband is putting on me Newseeker (married 10 years, open for four, with a partner of three years) writes in to say she is tired of the objections her husband has to how she practices poly. He’d prefer she have more random sexual partners and not be in another loving relationship. Even though opening the relationship was her idea, it’s taxing on her to constantly have to ask when she can see her partner and wait until the last minute to make plans to accommodate hubby. The permission model doesn’t work for adults, only with kids No one can maintain an unnatural pace indefinitely The Relationship Bill of Rights refers to agency: you have a say in how many partners to have, which ones, and how often you see them. 16:50 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 17:05 Happy Poly Moment This week’s HPM is from a gay triad with no one feeling left out! 19:00 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 580 Should I still marry my now-straight partner?
    by Cunning Minx on October 2, 2019 at 3:48 am

    A listener is engaged to her fiancée, who just came out as straight. How does she cope with not having sex with her soon-to-be wife? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Content warning and why you can’t find our podcast on Apple Podcasts in India. Let’s celebrate Dixie De la Tour, Bawdy Storytelling, and the Bawdy Storytelling podcast that you can subscribe to on Apple Podcasts. There is also a Facebook group of Bawdy fans that is super fun. 5:30 Poly in the news Couple-centric and non-diverse article in Cascadia claiming Portland is the center of Pacific NW poly 9:45 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 10:45 My fiancée now identifies as straight and doesn’t want sex with me Emily writes in to say that her fiancée recently identified as straight and will no longer have sex with her. She says they are poly, so it doesn’t mean that there won’t be any sex for her, but she is confused. She says she their love is unconditional, so it shouldn’t matter, but what does this mean for their relationship? 20:00 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 21:00 Happy Poly Moment This week’s HPM is multinational and tech-assisted! 22:10 Feedback SLT writes in in response to episode 519 on the issue of poly-friendly housing and 23:30 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.

  • 570 On writing inclusive fiction with Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan
    by Cunning Minx on September 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan, coauthors of For Hire: Operator and the soon-to-be-released For Hire: Audition, talk about why they write a queer poly superhero universe. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Thanks to Anita Wagner for introducing me to the term “petamour” 1:30 Poly in the news Vice has a great new article about poly families and poly parenting 3:05 Contact us Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. 3:35 Interview: Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan on writing inclusive fiction Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan join us to talk about their next soon-to-be-released queer superhero book, For Hire: Audition. You may remember their last interview with us on episode 563 around For Hire: Operator or Kevin’s interview around his book, Love’s Not Color Blind. Harlequin is putting out a queer line of romance novels. Submit using Harlequin’s Romance Includes You mentorship (scroll down the page) runs until October 15, 2019. The Broken Earth Triology by N. K. Jenisin If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann Find Kevin A. Patterson on his website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Find Alana Phelan on her website, Twitter, or Facebook. For Hire Audition’s IndieGoGo Gail Simone’s Twitter 26:30 Join the conversation To join the online conversation around this and other episodes, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We love when you review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher (including Spotify!) and when you share us with your friends directly. 27:00 Thank you to our subscribers and contributors Thanks to Pacemaker Jane for letting us use their song Good Suspicions as our intro and outro music and to you for listening and sharing.  

  • 578 How do I avoid feeling like a homewrecker?
    by Cunning Minx on August 21, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • 577 When love IS a zero sum game
    by Cunning Minx on August 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    A listener asks what to do when love does feel like a zero sum game; his wife took a lover, and our listener felt like he got even less sex than before. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Intro and host chat Minx recorded an episode of D&D Dads podcast with J.R. Blackwell, but the podcast hasn’t yet launched. Stay tuned! We had fun in Copenhagen! 3:00 Poly in the news Polyamory Works for Them in the New York Times “TV’s Most Interesting Polyamorous Relationship,” says TV Guide about Siren 9:00 When love IS a zero-sum game Listener Micah writes in to ask what to do now that his wife brought up the idea of poly, started dating someone half her age, and is now having much less sex with Micah. If we are painting a rosy, easy picture of poly, we need to change, because the emotional development required for polyamory (or any relationship) takes time and effort. Lusty Guy wonders about the use of the word “affair”—is this a reflection of your jealousy, or do you feel she wasn’t being honest? The issue is likely some preexisting issue in your relationship (perhaps the libido difference, perhaps something else). This sounds like “relationship broken, add more people.” To strengthen your relationship, have an honest conversation with your wife. Stop comparing before and after the metamour and start talking about the behaviors you want to see to feel better in your relationship. And ask for the same of her. 19:00 Happy poly moment A monogamous listener writes in to share a happy not-poly moment about not panicking when her fiancé shared that he was attracted to a colleague, and our listener could accept it without jealousy or drama! 20:45 Feedback Soft Shell Crabby wrote in a follow up after we address her question in episode 574 Is it OK to ask to meet my metamour (spoiler: it helped, and they are better now!) Reama says some really nice things about the quality of our content. 23:40 Thank you! Thanks to our new Poly Weekly Playmates, Mirjam, Syncione, Quinlan, and Melvin! 24:10 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 576 Will poly help emotionally unavailable partners
    by Cunning Minx on July 1, 2019 at 3:50 am

    A listener asks if her new boyfriend is emotionally unavailable, will poly help? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:10 Poly in the news Unicorn hunting spreads as Vice gets it Four clear glasses frames that say “I haven’t tried polyamory, but I’ve watched Vice documentaries on it” Google Calendar is down, which means you can do anything you want, according to Twitter 7:50 Is poly a solution for emotionally unavailable partners? A listener writes in to ask if polyamory is possible when her partner seems to be currently emotionally unavailable. Our listener  met a guy five months ago, when she was a newly-single mom not looking for commitment. They never talked about what their relationship was, but our listener knew she wanted something casual and honest. Then he planned an all-day romantic date, felt relationshippy, which followed up by not reading her text messages, which led her to feel insecure and question her own behavior. They talked, and he mentioned he didn’t want to replicate a previous codependent relationship, and things were fin for a while. Then polyamory came up in a dinner with friends, and he mentioned it might work if she was his primary, but he wasn’t involved with any others. Good for you for realizing both you and he have boundaries and needs that need to be considered Short answer is no, a relationship can’t be healthy if both you and he are more concerned about enforcing boundaries than letting the relationship develop organically This falls into the “relationship broken; add more people” paradigm, which typically does not work out well This is a great opportunity for both of you to negotiate the relationship you each need. Ask for what you want (not to negatively affect your daughter but to still feel appreciated) and listen to what he wants (to have good quality time and lots of space).  Both of you should ask for specific behaviors–what specific things can he do make you feel appreciated? what specific things can you do to make sure he has “space”?  And one last thing–relationship conversations are best in person. Avoid having these discussions over text if at all possible. 15:30 Feedback Laura from episode 588 When to give up on polyamory wrote in to give us a happy update, a year later! 19:30 Happy poly moment Laura ends up her feedback by sharing a generous happy poly moment on the part of her husband A poly newbie in Germany shares a happy poly moment about her partner and metamour providing a bathroom shelf and toothbrush for her! 24:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 575 We love Allena Gabosch
    by Cunning Minx on June 17, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Celebrating the amazing sex-positive activist Allena Gabosch, who gave us a big scare last week. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Last week, we nearly lost an amazing sex-positive educator to cancer. Allena Gabosch has pulled through, so this week’s episode is a replay of my 2010 interview with Allena. In Bawdy Storyelling podcast episode 78, Dixie de la Tour shares her feelings about nearly losing Allena Gabosch. 4:30 Interview: Allena Gabosch The lovely and talented Allena Gabosch, director of Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture, shares the origin story of the Center in its current state and her own experiences with polyamory. Recorded in 2010 from Paradise Unbound! 50:25 Poly in the news Modern Family: More Courts Allowing Three Parents of One Child Polyamorous parenting: the surprising benefits of the ultimate modern family 55:30 Thank you! Welcome Camilla to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 56:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 574 Is it OK to ask to meet my metamour?
    by Cunning Minx on June 3, 2019 at 3:55 am

    My boyfriend and I transitioned from a don’t-ask-don’t-tell relationship to full honest, transparent polyamory. Now I want to meet my formerly DADT metamour when she comes to visit him next month. Is that OK? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com We’ll be in Copenhagen next month; let us know what we should do/see! 1:50 Poly in the news Studies showing the best stats on how many people have practiced non-monogamy at some point in their lives. Around 20-21% have practiced consensual non-monogamy at some point in their lives; 4% of relationships are open in some way; and 4-5% of the population of the United States was currently involved in a CNM relationship Keep in mind that 5% of the current US population identifies at GLBT, with 8.2% of millennials self-identifying at GLBT 6:10 Is it OK to ask to meet my metamour? Soft Shell Crabby writes in to say she’s 43 and her boyfriend is 42, and they’ve been together for four years. They did a don’t-ask-don’t-tell (DADT) style of nonmonogamy for a while, but they ended up becoming so deeply involved that they talked about being more open, honest, and transparent with each other. He confessed that he’d been poly before but had avoided bringing it up to avoid the tough conversations that would inevitably follow. He also has a pre-arranged sexy-time visit set up with a girlfriend who was flying in from New York, and Soft Shell Crabby now wants to meet that metamour. She asks if it’s unreasonable to ask for to meet her formerly DADT metamour, and by the way what should she do about the fact that the metamour is cheating on her husband with SSC’s boyfriend? SSC feels like her boyfriend gets to call all the shots. Everything you feel is reasonable and OK. He isn’t getting to call all the shots. You get to call your shots; your boyfriend gets to call his shot; your metamour gets to call her shots. It’s not a good idea to ask a partner to deliver a message to another partner. Direct communication is better. It IS a good idea to ask for what you want (to meet her), with the understanding that she has the right to say no. Is there something within the power of your partner to give that would alleviate your feelings? Do YOU want a threesome/group sex like he’s having with her? Ask him to arrange it for you! How do you forgive your boyfriend for this unethical behavior? First, focus on your limits, not his behavior. Can you be in a relationship with someone who facilitates cheating? If not, you have the right to leave. Second, the way you “forgive your man for conducting his relationships in an unethical manner” is to exercise understanding of the pattern of behavior (he also hid his desire for poly from you) and to exercise compassion. Third, most people have cheated at some point. Consider exercising more compassion and less judgment. This is a good time to decide what you need at the very minimum in terms of contact from your metamours. You may need a higher or lower level of contact, but this is a good time to explore that and figure out what you need to be happy. 19:15 Happy Poly Moment Johnny shared a moment in which he picked out his girlfriend’s birthday gift with his wife. And his girlfriend’s husband reached out to Johnny as a poly newbie to see if Johnny needed anything for the big birthday get together! 20:30 Feedback Jessica gives feedback on episode 573 about using the term “nerd blackface.” We address two concerns: (1) that by using the term “blackface” to refer to nerds, we devalue the power of the original term, which we agree with and (2) that the term doesn’t apply to The Big Bang Theory, which we disagree with. The latter is based on a large group of people who self-identify as nerds and do find the term applies, and we are not comfortable dismissing the critique of that group of people. 25:25 Thank you! Welcome Camilla to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 25:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 573 Should I live with my metamour
    by Cunning Minx on May 19, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    My metamour and I get along great, and I need a roommate. Will it muck things up if I ask them to move in? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:10 Poly in the news Who really practices polyamory? In Rolling Stone Leonard’s mom goes poly on Big Bang Theory 9:55 Topic: Should I live with my metamour? Olipoly writes in about the possibility of living with her metamour; she doesn’t want to live with her partner and gets along with them great. She’s considering asking her metamour to move in to the room that her roommate is moving out of. Don’t ask us; ask them! Ask them all the questions you just asked us and think through the possibilities to discover hard limits. Practice by spending a weekend together. Treat them professionally, like a client you need to keep happy. Get a dishwasher. 16:15 Happy Poly Moment Bunz in Knoxville originally had a negative impression of polyamory. But she and her husband read, talked out it, did exercises, and even started a meetup group in Knoxville! 18:00 Feedback Mike gives feedback on episode 572 about one person not taking responsibility for someone else’s emotions. 23:35 Thank you! Welcome Susan to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 23:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 572 When your partner’s jealousy precludes your polyamory
    by Cunning Minx on April 28, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    What do you do when your partner gets so jealous that you feel compelled to give up your boyfriend, while your hubby happily dates away? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:25 Poly in the news Study could explain why people choose to have multiple relationships 3:25 Topic: what do I do when my partner agrees to be poly but gets jealous when I date? Debby writes in to ask what to do when polyamory doesn’t work for a couple. She and her husband are in their 50s, four years into their second marriage, and did the research before opening up 18 months into their relationship. He was into no-strings-attached sex but got very jealous when Debby would date. She finally had to dump her boyfriend (in a poly marriage of 15 years) due to her husband’s inability to cope with his jealousy. She asks what to do when polyamory doesn’t work for a couple. We both think it DID work—he liked the sex, and you loved your boyfriend. The question is, does monogamy work for you? Debby might be confusing behaviors with relationship labels. You’re still having to deal with all the risks and tasks of polyamory—jealousy, scheduling, emotional issues—but you somehow don’t get to date and experience the benefits. What steps did he take to address his jealousy? It was a mistake to stop giving him the opportunity to practicing his jealousy coping mechanisms. There must be a middle ground between “I must live half a life” and “we get a divorce.” Someone else’s emotions require for them to change behaviors, not yours. It’s not for Debby to take responsibility for her husband’s jealousy. His emotions are his and require action from him, not from her. Don’t let your partner’s emotional reactions control your actions. So now it seems that Debby feels forced to give up a perfectly healthy relationship due to her husband’s inability to deal with his jealousy. If they do revert to monogamy, how will she take steps to avoid resentment? 18:15 Feedback Katie gives feedback on scheduling from episode 565—no one with kids has that kind of availability! 21:00 Happy Poly Moment Heather wrote in to share when one of her partner’s besties said to her about Heather (who is happily married) today, “can’t you two just be together forever? She is so perfect for you!” Good validation! 23:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 571 Growing up poly
    by Cunning Minx on April 17, 2019 at 3:58 am

    On the launch of their new book, Koe Creation shares what it was like growing up in a polyamorous household.  0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com We had fun at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK! 3:00 Poly in the news On the opposite site of the earth, is poly on the rise? Collection of media coverage in NZ over the last few years 5:15 Interview: Koe Creation, author of This Heart Holds Many We talk about Koe’s new book, This Heart Holds Many, and the challenge of writing a semiautobiographical book about growing up in a poly family. Find them online at their website, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram as @koecreate. 23:00 Happy Poly Moment Kim writes in to share TWO happy poly moments about her metamour getting married (One Family Podcast) Olivia writes in to share a Thanksgiving happy poly moment with her asexual partners 26:35 Thank you! Welcome to our new Poly Weekly Playmates, Chris and Alisha! 27:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 570 Poly erotica
    by Cunning Minx on April 4, 2019 at 3:47 am

    We chat with Laura Zielinsky, author of a new poly erotic novel 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat We’ll be speaking at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK, April 6th #sopoco2019 Soly Poly Unconference is happening in San Francisco, CA May 4-5, 2019 3:30 Interview: Laura Zielinsky, author of We Are Three We interview Laura Zielinksy, author of new poly erotic novel We Three: One and One and One Makes Three. Book summary: Eric and Elena Tanner have been enjoying their lifestyle membership at the Club Caliente for years. Swinging fulfills their desire to meet new people and engage in group sex. When the new bartender, Jess, flirts with them and agrees to play in a threesome, Eric and Elena make plans for a single night of pleasure. All three are satisfied, so Jess is invited to come again. And again. For months Elena, Jess, and Eric meet up for lots of sex, and dinners. There are casual nights in Netflix and chilling. It’s heady, addictive and no one wants it to end. However, they all know that’s the deal in the lifestyle. Swingers move out of each other’s lives all the time. Complication is the enemy. So what happens when they start to fall in love? 18:25 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 569 Building open relationships with Dr. Liz Powell
    by Cunning Minx on March 18, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Sex therapist Dr. Liz Powell rejoins us to talk about how she became a sex therapist and why she wrote her new book, Building Open Relationships. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat We’ll be speaking at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK, April 6th. 2:45 Poly in the news Non-monogamous relationships are normal, and the stigma needs to end 7:35 Interview: Building open relationships with Dr. Liz Powell Dr. Liz Powell shares how and why she got into sex therapy, including her stint and internship in the army dealing with combat stress and families, moonlighting in private practice in Savannah, GA serving the LGBTQIA community, and continuing to do sex therapy work afterwards. Misconceptions about sex therapy: it’s not all about the sex. It’s about the relationship people have with their own bodies, with their partners, and to the stories of sexuality and pleasure. Many therapists only get two days of training on sexuality issues, if at all. What is the most common communication issue that you see? Expectations of mind-reading and letting things go unsaid rather than communicating your wants and needs openly and honestly.   Why Building Open Relationships? It’s less about theory and more nuts and bolts of how to make a relationship successful with full respect for individual autonomy and consent. For example, think about how your message will land or be perceived rather than just the way you want to say it. Find it at www.buildingopenrelationships.com or www.sexpositivepsych.com or www.drlizpowell.com. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Her previous episode on this podcast was 554 Grief and loss in relationships. 31:50 Happy poly moment Geoff and Sylvie share happy poly moments. 34:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 568 A framework for consent
    by Cunning Minx on March 3, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Joseph Pred shares the Consent Framework, a tool for community organizers to get and enforce consent at events. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat Did you enjoy February 28 National Metamour Day? We’ll be speaking at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK, April 6th 2:30 Poly in the news There’s a dark side of polyamory that nobody talks about Seven polyamory myths it’s time to stop believing Polyamory on the rise on NPR! 11:30 Interview: consent framework with Joseph Pred Download the consent frameworks Email address: consentframework@gmail.com Website: consentframework.org Twitter: @consentframewrk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/consentframework/ 32:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 567 Do families have to live together
    by Cunning Minx on February 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Do families have to live together? My partners and I agreed to live together and have kids, but now I’m not so sure. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat We took a two-month break to figure out what this podcast will be moving forward. We’re excited about new guests and will be moving to a biweekly format. NCSF has declared February 28 National Metamour Day The Iron Realm podcast is an audio drama dungeon crawl RPG adventure. 5:45 Poly in the news Is there such a thing as poly-dar? Do poly folks have certain recognizable traits? 8:00 Topic: Do families need to live together? Lewis has a male partner and a woman partner, Sally, and the three of them have discussed living together as a family and fathering kids with Sally. However, Lewis says their communication has not been great and their relationship was pretty dysfunctional until recently. He also values his own space and privacy. Is it OK to father kids if you don’t intend to live together as a family? Good instinct to get counseling when the relationship isn’t already pretty healthy You decide what’s good for you, not what’s good for anyone else 17:30 Feedback A listener calls in to ask how to find poly folks rural Pennsylvania. 22:45 Happy Poly Moment Danielle shares a snow day happy poly moment. Lusty Guy shares a surprise happy poly moment! 25:30 Thank you Thanks to Shelly for the donation, and welcome Laurel and Terra to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 32:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 566 Toxic masculinity
    by Cunning Minx on December 17, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Kevin Patterson, Chris Smith, Lusty Guy, and Minx discuss what we mean by “toxic masculinity” and how we should respond to both the term and the thing itself. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat 1:30 Topic: Toxic masculinity Kevin Patterson, creator of the Poly Role Models blog and author of Love’s Not Color Blind and For Hire: Operator, Chris Smith, a doctoral student at Howard University, author of Open to Love: Polyamory and the Black American and relationship researcher, and Lusty Guy, our cohost and producer. What is toxic masculinity? Setting absolutes on how gender can present and act. What makes it toxic? Anything in too great a quantity can be toxic. How toxic masculinity really relates to sports: if emotions are so key to teamwork, how can masculinity? What do we want “masculine” to be? It’s not inherent. Why is there a negative reaction to the idea of “toxic masculinity,” as in any other instance where too much of something is toxic? First response should be to do a self-assessment. How does this relate to polyamory? We need to beware of harem fantasies driving all the media representation of polyamory and of societal scripts of jealousy meaning love and other men being enemies. Everyone’s a little bit toxic. Find Kevin Patterson on email at PolyRoleModels@gmail.com, online at PolyRoleModels.tumblr.com, on Twitter at @PolyRoleModels, on facebook.com/PolyRoleModels. Oon Instagram at @PolyRoleModels, and his new fiction work For Hire: Operator is on facebook.com/ForHIreMag or on the web here: tinyurl.com/ForHireMag1 We talked with Kevin and Alana about this new work on episode 563 and about Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamory and Other Alternative Communities on episode 545. Chris Smith in on Instagram at @SmithChristopherN or via email at Tenabilitymovement@gmail.com. We talked with Chris about Poly and the Black American on episode 528. 32:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”  

  • 565 Help! I’m polysaturated!
    by Cunning Minx on November 13, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    What do you do when your long-distance partners move into town, and you find yourself with too many partners and too little time? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Poly in the news What is polyamory? This is what it’s really like to have multiple partners. Heath Schechinger is one of the leaders of the new Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force within the American Psychological Association. They’re getting stuff done to advance professional understanding of us and our needs. 2:30 Topic: Help! I’m polysaturated! Paul writes in as a relative poly newbie who finds himself with more local partners than he can manage. We advise that it’s OK (and in fact, usually required!) to take time for yourself and love yourself first, figure out how you would ideally spend your time (putting your own needs first), and then share that information with your partners to see if that meets their needs and let them decide if they can live with that.   12:45 Happy poly moment Heath Schechinger writes in to share a happy poly moment about bringing up relationship orientation as part of the intake process at his clinic. Jim shares a fun story about his teenage son feeling comfortable enough to ask for personal lubricant—and to ask for his mom’s boyfriend to come by (and no, those two things aren’t related!) 16:30 Thank  you! Welcome Abraham, Jim, and Eric as our newest Poly Weekly Playmates! 16:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 564 Poly-friendly parentage law
    by Cunning Minx on November 5, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Lawyer Melissa Hall shares exciting news about the new parentage act being enacted in Washington state and hopefully, beyond. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements Let’s talk about the new Netflix show, Wanderlust. **SPOILERS FROM 4:30-9:30** 9:30 Poly in the news Teen Vogue hits it out of the park again. 10:30 Interview: Melissa Hall on new, poly-friendly parentage laws in the U.S. Melissa Hall shares updates to parentage laws in Washington state and adoptable throughout the U.S. The Parentage Act makes possible third-parent adoptions and establishes rules for de facto parentage. This enables third- (or fourth!)-parent adoptions. “Uniform law” means they’ll push to enact in all 50 states. New definitions of de facto parenting mean that the court can recognize people as parents when both the adult and kid see the kid as a parent, even if they aren’t a legal parent. Find Melissa on Twitter at @vrimj, online at www.Smol-law.com or via email at Melissa@smollaw.com. 24:15 Feedback Alana writes in about episode 560 Poly and pregnant, saying that they had to revert to monogamy during her pregnancy due to hormones, stress, and the insecurities that surfaced. 26:15 Happy poly moment Louise in the U.K. writes in to share a story of going from being lonely and polyunsaturated to being in the middle of a long squiggly polycule and full of NRE. 28:15 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 563 A queer, poly superhero novel centering people of color? Yes, please!
    by Cunning Minx on October 15, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan have come out with a new superhero novel in which queerness, polyamory, and people of color are normalized. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements Poly Big Fun, an annual workshop and retreat for people who identify as polyamorous, will take place virtually on November 10th, 2018. Franklin Veaux will be presenting “My abuser is Woke: Recognizing abuse when an abuser is skilled in the language of social justice.” Joreth Innkeeper will be presenting “Breaking up in the poly community.” Visit www.polybigfun.com to register and find out more. 3:00 Interview: a poly superhero fiction work Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan give us a taste of their new book, a superhero novel in centered on queer, poly people of color. Finally, a love triangle in which the existence of the triangle isn’t the source of conflict! In this world, “operators” are the dirtier, heroes-for-hire in a world where law-abiding superheroes get all the press. What happens when a superhero and an operator are in a relationship? Release is October 12, 2018 on Amazon; release party is October 24 at 6:00 in Philadelphia at Amalgam Comics and Coffee House. Alana is The Polyamorous Librarian online, on Facebook, and Patreon. Find Kevin as Poly Role Models on Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Patreon. Follow For Hire on Facebook and Twitter. 27:30 Thanks Thanks to Miryam for becoming our latest PW Playmate! 27:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 562 Where do my ethics stop and my partner’s begin?
    by Cunning Minx on September 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    If my partner wants to date a long-time monogamous friend without her partner’s explicit consent, how to I object without imposing my ethics on my partner? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:00 Where do my ethics end and my partner’s begin? Kate calls is uncomfortable with her partner’s new person of interest (POI), who is a lifetime friend and in a monogamous relationship. The POI says she is bringing up poly with her partner, and Kate, her partner, and the POI are currently negotiating physical contact for an upcoming meeting to discuss Kate’s partner and the POI’s relationship. Kate is worried about violating the POI’s relationship agreement with her mono partner. We both see this essentially as cheating, and we don’t think it’s a good idea for your partner to ask you to watch him cheat. Having meeting that doesn’t include the POI’s partner is duplicitous (or “skeevy”, as Minx calls it) Can you trust a partner who is willing to violate someone else’s relationship agreement? You can’t tell a grown-ass adult what to do, but you can control your own behavior. You can choose not to participate in the meeting, to insist on talking to the POI’s partner before the meeting to ensure transparency and consent, or you can choose to leave your existing relationship. 15:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 561 Can poly work for a sexual mismatch?
    by Cunning Minx on September 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    If our relationship is healthy, and I want more sex and to explore my bisexuality, will poly work for us? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com What’s been going on with Minx, why we went on an unexpected hiatus (physical therapy for osteoarthritis). We’re leaving for a 10-day vacation in Paris! And we’ll be in Hawaii in January 9:30 Can poly work for a sexual mismatch? Bryan is a bisexual man in Germany who loves his healthy relationship with his girlfriend of four years, except for one thing—he wants sex daily; she wants sex once a month. Can poly work for their sexual mismatch of their otherwise healthy relationship? Yes, it can, if your relationship is otherwise healthy. Unless what you really want is not more sex but more sex with your girlfriend–that won’t work. Keep aware that even if you say you just want sex and no love/relationship—life doesn’t work like that. Consider sex workers if you really just want more sex with no danger of anyone falling in love with anyone else. German FKK clubs are wonderful. If you decide sex workers aren’t for you, take some time to discuss what you’re afraid of. Explore these discussions over time and while you’re in different moods, over weeks or even months. Do your research, find more books to read. Find your community. 22:30 Happy Poly Moment R shares a cookie-baking happy poly moment. 25:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 560 Poly and pregnant
    by Cunning Minx on September 17, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Chloé is pregnant and now feeling possessive of her husband. Should she ask her metamour to find someone else to date so she’s not so in love with Chloé’s husband? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:00 Poly in the news An article came out in TIME Magazine, What Monogamous Couples Can Learn from Polyamorous Relationships, According to Experts, and it’s amazingly good! Here’s how poly folks can school monos, according to the article: Communication Defining the relationship Practicing safe sex Managing jealousy Maintaining a sense of independence Read Alan’s writeup of this article as well as his exhaustive roundup post of similar past articles. 14:00 Poly and pregnant Chloé and her husband each have a long-distance relationship outside their own, which they see a few times a year. She is now pregnant and feeling more territorial about her husband. She’s finding she wants her metamour not to be so in love with Chloé’s husband and to find her “own” primary. Your feelings won’t change if your metamour finds someone else, because they are YOUR feelings. Your insecurity is yours to own and manage. Try the And then what jealousy exercise as well as reviewing the other content we’ve done on jealousy. Look inwards to your own feelings instead of outward at your metamour. Your instinct to find a poly support network. Look both in life and online; we recommend the Poly Families Yahoo group. Phone, video, or in-person are the best media for relationship conversations. 22:30 Feedback Friggin Limey wrote a response to episode 558 on deciding when to give up on poly. He has given up on poly and decided that monogamy is what he needs. 24:30 Happy Poly Moment Kimberly writes in with a happy poly moment about her partner moving in with the family! She also asks about when and how to come out at work with her new job—should she bring her poly family to the “bring your family” event occurring before she starts? 31:15 Thank you! Welcome to Matthew and Jeff as new Poly Weekly Playmates! 32:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”  

  • 559 My partners are making life decisions without me
    by Cunning Minx on August 1, 2018 at 3:37 am

    How to cope when your partners buy a house and consider adopting a teenager with little to no input from you. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Thanks toMiss Fisher Con 2018 for hosting us. You should sign up for next year’s mailing list! Listen to episode 558 to find out more about our sex-positive panel at Miss Fisher Con 2018 and more about the event itself. 2:00 My partners are making life decisions without me A listener wrote in to ask what to do. He is a queer male in a quad. Seven years ago, he and his partner T moved to be in the same city as W and E. They had talked off and on about cohabitation, and recently W and E decided to get a bigger house that would accommodate the four of them. W and E decided on budget and location and showed their final choice to our letter writer and his partner, which left him feeling excluded from the decision-making process. Later on, he asked about some jokes W and E were making, and it turns out they were considering adopting a teenager, which until recently would have been a deal-breaker for him. He shut down and curled into a ball. He wants to confront them, but he fears losing the relationship. It’s helpful not to think of this as a confrontation but instead a transparency session where everyone gets to say what they think and feel in a safe space. Focus on behaviors, not on assumptions about what those behaviors might mean. When you were bothered by your perception that W and E thought that the final home tour would be sufficient, own that you are talking about perceptions instead of actual communication. Own your own sh*t and ask for what you want. You never indicated that you actually told them how and when or even that you wanted to be involved in the home-buying process—it’s your job to ask for that participation in so many words. Assume goodwill all around. If you haven’t specified what you want, it’s best to assume others’ intentions are good. This is a great time to begin the habit of full disclosure. Communicate early and often. State expectations expressly instead of keeping them to yourself. 16:30 Happy Poly Moment Alan writes in about trying poly because his wife wanted to date an old college boyfriend. He found a special friend at a poly event and they spent a lovely weekend together during which he got to meet his metamours and had a fun poly family experience. 18:30 Thank you! Welcome to Tara, Christopher, Katherine, Nicola, Kerry, Elizabeth, Tony, and Heidi as new Poly Weekly Playmates! 19:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. If you want us to teach a class at your event, want us to coach you, or want to appear on the podcast, email lustyguy@polyweekly.com. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 558 When to give up on polyamory
    by Cunning Minx on July 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Allison Moon cohosts this episode offering advice to a listener who wants to know when to give up on polyamory that is making everyone unhappy. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Welcome to today’s cohost, Allison Moon, author of Girl Sex 101 and Bad Dyke. Their new podcast is Artgasm. Allison, Liz Powell, Bianca and I did a fun panel on sex-positivity at Miss Fisher Con 2018! We had such a fantastic time and learned a lot. So grateful for that opportunity, and we learned a lot! You should sign up for next year’s mailing list! And listen to the Miss Fisher Philes podcast if you’re also a fan of the show; their Tumblr is here. 11:00 When to give up on polyamory A listener wrote in to ask when to give up on polyamory. They had been married for 10 years and opened up because they both liked the idea; they read all the books; already made all the mistakes; wrote their user manuals; and they both love the idea. But they have yet to feel compersion and now often go to bed sobbing or angry, and the husband is going through depressive episodes. When do you give up on polyamory? In general, if a relationship structure isn’t making you a happier and healthier version of yourself, it’s OK to go back to one that is If your reason for trying polyamory isn’t extremely compelling, maybe it isn’t right for you—don’t try to force something that feels wrong to you How are you measuring success? Consider measuring success by lessons learned or happiness rather than by ability to “get” a partner or by the absence of jealousy. All the emotions you feel are OK. Quit judging yourself for having emotions and instead use them to increase your self knowledge. Try the And then what Ignore the “sunk costs” fallacy—everything you’ve done so far will make you better at any relationship, so don’t continue only because you feel you’ve invested so much in poly. You’ve invested that in YOU! 25:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 557 The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut
    by Cunning Minx on June 22, 2018 at 2:13 am

    We chat with Kat Stark, blogger, podcaster, and author of Yelling in Pasties: the Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Episode 555 intro music has been fixed—thanks to those who wrote in to let me know of the error Thank you to everyone who bought our books—we’re coming to Paris this fall, thanks to your purchases! Come to the Life on the Swingset LGBTQIA+ takeover of the Desire Resort Riviera Maya in Cancún, Mexico! There will be live nude karaoke, demos of pegging, fisting, and flogging, speed dating, orgies and gang bangs and more! Find out more at com 5:45 Interview: Kat Stark Kat Stark is a blogger and sex toy reviewer for OnTheWetCoast.com, they co-host the On The Wet Coast podcast, and have lent their voice as audiobook narrator for Cooper Beckett’s novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity.  They are a genderqueer, sex-positive, geeky, non-monogamous, Canadian, queer, bisexual, deviant, slutty, feminist pervert. We talk about why they wrote their new book, Yelling In Pasties: The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut and what it’s like to open up a relationship, question one’s gender identity, and deal with anxiety in one’s mid-40s. You can find them on Twitter as @WetcoastKat on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WetcoastKat and on Instagram as kat.stark. 28:30 Happy poly moment Lala writes in about a wonderful experience with a person whom she’s been dating for six weeks. 30:30 Thank you! Thanks to new Playmates Stacy and Kimberly, and thanks to Ulrike for the one-time donation! 31:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 556 Are shared calendars enough?
    by Cunning Minx on May 29, 2018 at 2:31 am

    A listener writes in to ask why she was surprised with her partner’s dating someone else, even with shared calendars. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat The Netflix Party Chrome plugin lets you watch the same Netflix show simultaneously at different locations, and it has a chat feature! 3:00 Are shared calendars enough? A listener is in a closed triad of eight months, joining a married couple (D and Y) of eight years in everyone’s first poly relationship. They only started sharing calendars two weeks ago, and our listener saw a date night on their shared calendar on our listener’s regular Friday date night. It turns out it was a couple D and Y had met previously, decided to have drinks with, and decided not to invite our listener. Our listener felt surprised and wanted to know how to handle scheduling with multiple partners. It’s not unusual to feel bad about having someone else’s date night sprung on them as a surprise. Calendars are no substitute for communication. Since you just started sharing calendars, let’s assume goodwill all around and chalk it up to a communication glitch. D and Y might just have fallen into their old couple communications patterns. Minx has had a hard time breaking her solo-poly decision-making patterns, so let’s take this as an opportunity to address a habit that might need to change. Never assume; always ask. If you want a standing date night, ask for it explicitly and ask for how you want it changed when changes are necessary. Calendar changes are great opportunities to do relationship check-ins to see how everyone is feeling about the current relationships. You get to have a say in dates and relationships that affect you. The Relationship Bill of Rights. It’s generally better to give someone the option to say no rather than to assume the answer would be no and not invite them. 13:45 Happy poly moment Natalie writes in with an adorable happy poly moment about her anniversary! 16:15 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 555 How to weed out the jerks
    by Cunning Minx on May 14, 2018 at 2:47 am

    A listener writes in to ask how to weed out the jerks when dating. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat You’ve got me solo because LustyGuy and L are on vacation GREAT hanging out with Kevin Patterson on his Love’s Not Color Blind book tour 3:10 How to weed out the jerks Heather writes in to ask whether she should leave “poly” off her dating profile, since the last few guys either dumped her for someone else or might have been lying about being divorced. How does one weed out the creeps when dating? Poly is no guarantee of easy dating, any more than monogamy is Tips from No Dick Pics: Your Guide to Creating an Irresistible Online Dating Profile Define what polyamory means to you and state specifically how you practice it Try putting in a “test”—link to your user manual and ask a question from it to weed out anyone who hasn’t read it. Or put in a quote from your favorite movie and request that respondents put the title of the movie as their message subject—that way, you can see immediately if they took enough time to read directions or not. Set dating goals that are independent of other people’s actions, such as “go on five dates this month” or “meet with my friend to sift through messages together” or “spend one night a week on self-care” Go do thing you love; be your best and happiest self 15:15 Feedback Kim calls in to keep Minx honest 16:15 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 554 Grief and loss in relationships
    by Cunning Minx on May 7, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Dr. Liz Powell shares advice on dealing with grief and loss in relationships 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements We had a great time and debuted our new class,, The Art of the Breakup, at RelateCon in Boise, Idaho. Thanks for having us! 3:00 Dealing with grief and loss in relationships Dr. Liz Powell shares insights from her class at RelateCon on dealing with grief and loss in relationships, both in terms of death and of breakups. Find out more about her, her work, and her upcoming book at SexPositivePsych.com and BuildingOpenRelationships.com 34:00 Thank you! Thanks to Heather and Michael for their generous donations this week! 34:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 553 What if my metamour won’t meet me?
    by Cunning Minx on April 22, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    What if my metamour won’t meet me? My metamour asked my partner to uninvite me to an event he’d invited me to to avoid meeting me, and now I feel displaced. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements We had a great time at Southwest Love Fest April 6-8 We’re also debuting a new class, The Art of the Breakup, at RelateCon April 25-27 in Boise, Idaho 5:00 What if my metamour won’t meet me? Nick from New Orleans wants to meet his metamours, but his partner’s lovers don’t want to meet him, and she would typically break up with them before he got the chance. Figure out your own personal boundaries and how important it is to you. With the understanding that you can’t force anyone to meet you, express your needs and personal boundaries/limits around meeting metamours to your partner. Give her the chance to know your needs, which she can then communicate BEFORE she starts dating someone instead of after. Check out the Relationship Bill of Rights.  Rose is a straight cis woman with two partners, one local, and one, Greg, who lives a few hours away. His other partner Alice is monogamous, out-of-state, only tolerates Rose’s existence, and refuses to meet Rose until Rose and Greg break up. Greg recently invited Rose to an event, and Alice asked him to un-invite her so that Alice could enjoy the event with Greg. Relationship Bill of Rights. You can say “no” to the request, perhaps with a counter-offer that you take this event, and she takes the next one. Begin negotiations. You have the right to seek compromise. You have an equal say in what your relationship with Greg will look like. Same for your relationship with Alice. And you have a right not to be treated as subordinate to anyone else in the relationship. It’s important to discuss behaviors (Greg’s uninviting you) and the emotions you feel around that, but resist the urge to assume motivations behind Alice’s behavior. Having the hinge of the vee do all the communication with the edges of the vee is problematic. Every play “telephone”? Open communication will prevent a lot of drama. 24:00 Feedback Anonymous asks if women experience a post-coital bliss state similar to that following male orgasm after a squirting orgasm. 27:30 Happy poly moment A listener wrote in to share the joys of dating your species! 31:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 552 My wife chose her lover over me
    by Cunning Minx on March 26, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Cesar’s wife told him she missed him and then left to be with her lover. Is the solution to tell her not to say she misses him? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements We’ll be teaching Painless Poly Dating 101 and Poly Pitfalls: Fixing Things When They Break at Southwest Love Fest April 6-8 We’re also debuting a new class, The Art of the Breakup, at RelateCon April 25-27 in Boise, Idaho Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women is now available for streaming on Hulu And in related news, Minx gave herself permission to stop reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman and opt instead to start a new book more focused on a feminist hero, Americanah 7:45 Poly in the News A poly quad was on the Today show on March 1 and holy crap it was great 10:00 My wife chose her lover over me Cesar called in to ask for advice. His wife opened up their relationship and has a “fuckbuddy.” Cesar has four jobs; she has one. Time together is at a minimum. When she picked him up one night, she told him she missed him and then left to spend the night with her other partner. Cesar got mad, asked her not to tell him she missed him if she was going to leave. He feels she should have spent the evening with him having makeup sex instead of with her other partner. Was her date a surprise? If so, talk about minimizing surprises by discussing scheduling and changes to the schedule in advance. Did you decide together to open up the relationship, or did your wife make the decision to open up? If the latter, you will have a lot of additional feelings to unpack. Let her be the expert on her. Believe your partner when she expresses her feelings and vulnerability. Accusing her of lying is responding to her vulnerability with aggression. Never tell a partner to stop telling you how they feel! Try responding to her “I miss you” with “I miss you, too. When can we make time for each other?” Or try using the “when you ____, I feel ___” structure to share your feelings about what she just said. Don’t borrow trouble. Stop imaging the worst. Ask for what you want. Have you asked for more time with her? She didn’t skip makeup sex with you because you hadn’t made up! You’ve made up when you both have a shared understanding of the conflict, you’ve both apologized for your contributions to it, and you have both agreed on specific actions to prevent it in the future. 27:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 551 Dating the strong, silent type
    by Cunning Minx on March 14, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Is it OK to date someone who doesn’t communicate well if he’s all that’s available and I like him? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Take the Relations Decisions Lab survey and click Participants>Open Relationship survey if you are currently monogamous and looking to open up your relationship Come to Poly Dallas Millennium in Dallas this year! 4:15 Listener question: is it OK to date the strong, silent type? Copper is in a rural area of Alaska and met a guy that she experienced a strong connection with, but he’s not very communicative, and she’s afraid of oversharing. How does she mesh the “poly culture” of emotional intelligence and communication with the “Alaskan culture” of not communicating around emotions? Lusty Guy says it’s not about cultures but about what YOU need. And do you really want to date someone who blew you off? Minx says “you do you.” Be yourself. He might not be afraid of your oversharing—you won’t know until you try. Fuck poly community standards—do you need someone who communicates well? If not, go to it! If you are OK dating someone you can’t share your shit with or just need Mr. Right Now, go right ahead. 16:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 550 Ask a poly lawyer
    by Cunning Minx on March 5, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Ben Shenker, a lawyer practicing in Maryland and D.C., answers your poly questions 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Take the Relations Decisions Lab survey and click Participants>Open Relationship survey if you are currently monogamous and looking to open up your relationship We’ll be at Southwest Love Fest next month! 3:15 Ask Benjamin Shenker, a poly lawyer Listeners call and write in to ask: Besides an LLC, how can more than two people own property together? (LLC, partnership, corporation, trust or a tenancy in common) If my ex has remarried in a more traditional arrangement and my long-term poly partner is married (not to me), does that put me at risk of losing custody of my kids? Is claiming a second legal marriage the only way to be prosecuted for polygamy? What are some of the ways to get marriage benefits without being legally married? Find him at polyamory.law or on Twitter at @polyamorylawyer or Facebook at Law Office of Benjamin Shenker. NCSF is a resource if you need help with child custody issues. 31:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 549 How to get what you want out of swinging
    by Cunning Minx on February 26, 2018 at 4:07 am

    Diana Ryan and Kieland McClellan advise on how to get the most out of swinging as a person of color. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Email PolyLoveStudy@gmail.com if you are 18 or over, live in Canada or the US, are poly with at least one partner, and are willing to participate in a study that requires 12 monthly surveys. 2:30 How to get what you want out of swinging Diana Ryan and Kieland McClellan give advice to a listener who doesn’t feel welcome in most swinging spaces in Wisconsin and who keeps encountering women interested in her man but not in her. See who you vibe with and ignore the rest Ask the host to introduce you to people If there is a Facebook group, chat people up there first and invite them to say hello when they see you at the live events Consider reassessing only playing together—maybe playing separately in the same room? Or consider kink events, where people can be more open-minded Find Diana on her website, 360 Life Skills, on Twitter at @ch1pmunkryan, Facebook at 360 Coaching & Counseling, and Instagram at with_coach_di. Kieland is available on Facebook at Keiland McClanahan or via email at mailto:thelifestyleentertainmentgrp@gmail.com. 27:45 Happy poly moment Jai writes in to share her happy sisterhood poly moment after episode 544. 29:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 548 How I used science to hack my love life
    by Cunning Minx on February 19, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Brenda Wiebe discusses her new book, Catch & Release: How I Used Science to Hack My Love Life 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Announcements Catch & Release: How I Used Science to Hack My Love Life is out now! Please support Kitty Chambliss’ Patreon for her new podcast on Love Without Boundaries 3:20 Poly in the News Hidden Brain does a podcast on marriage that mentions consensual nonmonogamy com article on a poly dad Polyamory in Iceland 8:05 Brenda Weibe: Catch & Release: How I Used Science to Hack My Love Life Brenda Wiebe currently lives in downtown Salt Lake City with her partner. She completed two back to back masters’ programs, one in sociology and the other in anthropology. She taught courses at the college level for both subjects. She has also given presentations about polyamory to poly/swinger/kink communities and at a conference about polyamory called RelateCon. Currently, her full time job is social work geared toward helping vulnerable adults.      Three years ago she began working on Catch and Release: How I Used Science to Hack My Love Life where she uses her skills as a researcher of sociology and anthropology to write a review of different relationship patterns throughout human history; as well as, a summary of some of the leading current research on relationships. Intermingled throughout the science is the story of her journey to polyamory. Her goal is to explain how cultural pressures and religious indoctrination have created the current mainstream monogamous model that is so prevalent in today’s society and offer an alternative. When she’s not writing or working, Brenda enjoys reading fantasy novels, drinking the beer her partner brews, and wandering in the mountains when the weather is nice. Brenda is at nonmonogblog.com and on Twitter as blwiebe69 and Facebook at B.L. Wiebe and Instagram at blwiebe Her book is Catch & Release: How I Used Science to Hack My Love Life. 31:00 Happy poly moment Nancy in Cleveland writes in to share nine months of Happy Poly Moments around organizing her local poly group 33:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 547 Reassurances in long distance relationships
    by Cunning Minx on February 14, 2018 at 2:44 am

    How to you reassure your new poly partner when you’re going to be 8,000 miles away for the next three years? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Announcements Congratulations to Brooklynn Clark on winning an advance copy of Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities We’ll be at Southwest Love Festin Tucson, AZ April 7-9 And we’ll be at RelateCon in Boise, ID April 27-29 3:15 Listener question: how do I give reassurances in my long-distance relationship? Veronica calls in to ask how to reassure her new poly partner who is now 8,000 miles away. Won’t this become a problem when they start seeing other people over the next three years? Minx says to ask her partner what he needs and to say what you need; LustyGuy says not to borrow trouble for something that isn’t yet an issue. 14:45 Feedback Maria calls in to call Minx out on referring to LustyGuy as “already trained.” 18:00 Happy poly moment Melissa writes in to share a happy poly moment as to how a solo poly partner can help enrich her partner and metamour’s relationship! 20:25 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 546 Hierarchies and power dynamics in poly
    by Cunning Minx on February 5, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Erich Viedge interviews Chris Deaton about polyamory and BDSM 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Announcements We’ll be at Southwest Love Festin Tucson, AZ April 7-9 And we’ll be at RelateCon in Boise, ID April 27-29 2:00 Poly in the news The tabloids are loving poly story packages 6:30 Interview: Chris Deaton on hierarchy and power dynamics in polyamory Our South African correspondent Erich Viedge interviews researcher Chris Deaton on hierarchy and power dynamics in polyamory. He is doing a survey on how power exchange in BDSM poly relationships are reflected in poly relationships that might otherwise be egalitarian. 279 Polyamory and BDSM with Raven Kalera 538 Coming out to your kids with Casey Blake 28:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”  

  • 545 Kevin Patterson on Love’s Not Color Blind
    by Cunning Minx on January 26, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Kevin Patterson discusses his soon-to-be-released new book, Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamory 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements Solo Poly Con is in Seattle in April with early bird pricing until January 31 #sopoco18 Take the Relations Decisions Lab survey and click Participants>Open Relationship survey if you are currently monogamous and looking to open up your relationship Lush’s Polyamory bath bomb 5:15 Interview: Kevin Patterson Poly Role Models blog Love’s not color blind: race and representation in poly and other alternative communities New York Times Magazine article Poly Role Models Facebook page with all the book tour events He’ll be at Poly Living Philadelphia, Playground Conference in Toronto, CatalystCon, Poly Dallas Millennium and have stops in Portland, Olympia, Seattle, Vancouver IndieGoGo to get the book early and support the book tour! Enter to win your advance copy of Love’s Not Color Blind! Click on the Love’s Not Color Blind book tour, click the Share button to share it as a public post, and write a post to share it with your friends to enter! Find Kevin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 27:25 Feedback A listener calls in response to episode 517 to share a rare but serious danger of HSV 31:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 544 Sisterhood in poly with Iris Muscarella
    by Cunning Minx on January 12, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Educator, business owner, and burlesque performer Iris Muscarella discusses the importance of nurturing sisterhood in polyamory 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Interview: Iris Muscarella on sisterhood in polyamory New insights on relationship anarchy Andie Nordren on relationship anarchy what is sisterhood exactly, and what does that look like in polyamory? What advice would you give to women who feel they aren’t good at making female friends? Iris reaches out to her metamours to introduce herself and to show respect for the existing relationship How to set up metamour group time if you’re an introvert How to let people play to their strengths 26:15 Feedback Maria calls in to ask why we don’t use our real names—wouldn’t it be more powerful? Alan recommended a few Christian poly-friendly churches: the Metro Community Church, Unitarian Universalist church, and the Christian New Thought church 32:30 Happy poly moment Ann writes in to say that her young triad is happy 33:30 Thanks! Thanks to Theresa for sending in $100 donation this week! 34:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 523: 2017–a Poly Weekly year in review
    by Cunning Minx on January 8, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Highlights from the best episodes of 2017 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Erich Viege presents a Poly Weekly year in review The author of original comic series Wonder Woman William Marston was in a polyamorous triad, and a movie based on his life was released in 2017. Episode 536 Response to Mayim Bialik’s rant on polyamory Ethical Slut 20th anniversary update 43 episodes, 17 listener questions (approximately 1/3); cohosts Lusty Guy, Kevin Patterson, Koe Creation, Erich Viedge Minx and LG published No Dick Pics: How to Opimize Your Online Dating Profile Dan Savage was our biggest celebrity Also Pepper Mint, Kitty Chambliss, Cooper Beckett, Isabelle Broué, Dedeker Winston, Page Turner, and AggieSez And as we strove for inclusion, Poly Dallas Millennium organizer Ruby Bouie Johnson and Chris Smith, a doctoral student, about his paper called Open to Love; Poly and the Black American. Also Ignacio Rivera spoke on consensual sex education and Iris Muscarella on egalitarian solo poly. Then there was the New York Times piece (not) featuring Kevin Patterson And how to love someone who was abused (503) , how to love someone whom you love more than he loves you (506), and how to tell a partner no (514), can poly fix my husband—(no, you have to own your shit (523) 23:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 542 When your partner is dating a drama queen
    by Cunning Minx on December 29, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Is it OK to use your veto power if your metamour is a drama queen to the point that your needs aren’t being met? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Intro and host chat Lusty Guy cohosts, and we talk over how our polycule handled the holidays this year. Also, Threadfinder writes in to let us know the Baton Rouge Open and Poly (BROP) group is doing well, and they are also hosting Drums in the Swamp. 9:00 My partner is dating a drama queen Kathy has been dating for a year a guy who started dating X four months ago. Kathy didn’t get along with the metamour X and feels her own needs were not being met by her partner when he was with the metamour. Kathy feels that Guy would shower X with support, and Kathy would do the emotional labor of supporting Guy through events/breakups with X. But when Kathy needed Guy’s emotional support when she lost her grandmother, she says that Guy couldn’t, and she felt it was because he was always supporting X. Guy and X break up, Kathy supports Guy. He wants to get back together with X, and Kathy feels awful that she just can’t bring herself to back this plan and exercises her veto power. She asks: So besides sharing my story, I have a question: How do you deal in an ethical way with these situations? How can give my partner the time, space and support he needs while my needs to spend quality time with him and to have a relationship conversation aren’t being fulfilled? Lusty Guy recommends limiting your interactions and vulnerability with Guy if you feel that you and your relationship are being negatively affected by X He also recommends considering owning your shit and determining what you have contributed to the situation Minx references the Relationship Bill of Rights and the point that you have the right “to seek balance between what you give to the relationship and what is given back to you.” Also, be specific—maybe Guy has been thinking he’s been giving you “emotional support,” but it doesn’t look like the support you want. Say what “emotional support” looks like to you when you ask for it—being physically present for a hug, arranging to spend an uninterrupted hour of listening, or maybe just a kind text message or two. What exactly does good “emotional support” look like? Ask for it, and acknowledge when he does it! 19:00 Feedback D responds to the question on episode 486 about having a partner newly identify as a heteroromantic grey asexual. 21:00 Happy Poly Moment Scott wrote in to share that he celebrated his 46th birthday by buying himself a ring with his three lovers’ names on it. 21:50 Thank you! Thanks to Heidi for the pi donation and to Nicholas and Eric for joining as PW Playmates! 23:20 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 541 French poly filmmaker Isa Lutine
    by Cunning Minx on December 18, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Erich Viedge interviews French poly filmmaker Isa Lutine, a.k.a. Isabelle Broué, about her latest poly film. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Intro and host chat  Nurse, counselor and poly educator Kathy Labriola shares her poly holiday survival guide tips in a guest blog post. 2:45 Poly in the news Sudden abundance of black and poly web series and films Polyamory is one of the most popular relationship search terms of 2017 You, me and polyamory: Inside Philadelphia’s growing nonmonogamous community featuring our own Kevin Patterson and Antoinette Crumby’s poly relationship! And their pastor’s response blog post was awesomely compassionate and loving. 11:00 Interview: Erich Viege interviews filmmaker Isa Lutine, a.k.a Isabelle Broué Broué is the director of the 2004 film Tout le plaisir est pour moi — all the pleasure is for me — about a radio journalist who realises one day she’s lost her clitoris. In 2016, She made a feature film about polyamory which won the Best Screenplay AND Best feature at the Vancouver women in Film festival in 2017. Her latest project is called Lutine le Film. You can find it at www.lutinelefilm.com and on Facebook Lutine le Film. Broué herself is on Facebook as Isa Lutine. (“Lutine” is the French word for elf or imp and broadly means something like “polyamorous person.”) If you would like to arrange a screening, you can contact Broué through her website lutinelefilm.com 31:20 Happy Poly Moment Angel shares the best possible outcome of coming out to a human resource person at work! 32:50 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write a review on Apple Podcasts!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 540 Jealousy Survival Guide with Kitty Chambliss
    by Cunning Minx on December 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Kitty Chambliss shares her insights on jealousy and the Jealousy Survival Guide 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Intro and host chat We’re on Spotify! 1:50 Poly in the news Polyamory in Sicilon Valley 4:10 Interview: Kitty Chambliss, author of the Jealousy Survival Guide Kitty Chambliss is a #1 Amazon best selling author, relationship coach, polyamorous and sex-positive speaker, activist, and founder of Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). Since 2012 LWB has over 200 blog posts and 70 podcasts to date. Kitty’s work has been featured in Stories From the Polycule, Multiamory, Swingtowns, PostModern Woman, the upcoming book It’s Called Polyamory: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships, and other publications around the globe. Kitty is a professional dual-certified (CPC and ELI-MP) relationship coach. Lastly Kitty is thrilled to be bringing her first book: Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship out to the world. Kitty has made it her life’s mission to make thriving relationships – even unconventional ones – attainable to everyone. Find her on her website. 33:40 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 539 Guide to Nonmonogamy for Men Into Women
    by Cunning Minx on December 1, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Pepper Mint discusses his new book, Playing Fair: Guide to Nonmonogamy for Men Into Women 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Intro and host chat Minx apologizes for not publishing the last two weeks due to work and family obligations, but yay, we have an interview with Pepper this week! 2:00 Interview: Pepper Mint Pepper Mint is an activist, educator, and community organizer in the polyamory and BDSM communities in San Francisco.  Over the years, he has been responsible for many fun adventures, including Poly Speed Dating and the OpenSF conference.  You can find his writings at freaksexual.com and pepperminty.com, and you can buy his new book Playing Fair: a Guide to Nonmonogamy for Men Into Women on Amazon here or at Thorntree Press here. 24:30 Feedback Nick writes in about how the episode 535 on asexuality was a revelation for him. 28:40 Happy Poly Moment Catharina shares a happy poly moment about being an awesome partner and metamour! 31:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 538 Coming out as poly to your kids
    by Cunning Minx on November 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    South African correspondent Erich Viedge interviews sex educator Casey Blake for tips on how to talk about your poly relationships and your general polyamory with your kids: 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Intro and host chat So excited to bring you another piece out of South Africa. The audio line wasn’t the best, but we hope the great interview shines through! 2:30 Interview: Casey Blake Casey Blake is a South African sex educator who helps parents to break the silent taboo of speaking about our lives in ways that can make a difference for our children. She founded What Now Counselling in 2013 to provide a variety of services to help people cope with the life, when the first words that come to mind are “What Now?” and runs workshops on how to have “the talks” about sex and relationship with kids. South African correspondent Erich Viedge interviews Casey Blake to ask about how to come out to his own kids, and she recommends a few things: Don’t insist on being the source of all correct information—be willing to say you don’t know or to ask them what they think. Ask them what do relationships mean to you? If your kid discovers you have a date outside your marriage, ask them what they think about that? What does “date” mean to you? When we are silent about things, it teaches our children that they can’t talk to us. Bring stuff up, even out of the blue—it teaches them that they can also bring up unspoken things or ask questions after a while. It’s OK to teach that sex is nice/pleasurable, and that’s why the door is closed. An easy answer is to ask what do you think. For example, if your kid asks what you do on your date with your girlfriend, ask them, “what do you think?” Don’t let your internalized shame get in the way of communication with your kid. Ask the children for the information they’ve got in a conversational manner: where did you hear that? What do you think? (Listen, breathe and try not to laugh!) Pixelate what needs pixelating. Being ignorant makes your kids susceptible to danger. You can’t talk with your children about something you are ashamed they know you’re doing. You can find her on Facebook at Tools for Having The Talks – with Casey Blake or on Facebook at Body-Positive Parenting – with Casey Blake 24:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 537: Consensual sex ed with Ignacio Rivera
    by Cunning Minx on November 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Ignacio Rivera shares their latest work on a variety of topics, including consensual sex education 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Sponsorship: Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents! The University of Utah Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents who are looking to open up their relationships for the first time or who have opened it up before but are looking to open up again. To participate, go to www.relationshipdecisions.org, click on the Participants tab and select Open Relationship Project link. And remember, it’s for science! 2:30 Poly in the news Spike Lee’s new poly, pansexual Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It Professor Bob reviews Professor Marston and the wonder Women 6:30 Interview: Ignacio Rivera Ignacio Rivera aka Papí Coxxx who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they” is a Two-Spirit, Black Boricua Taíno New Yorker currently living in Baltimore. Ignacio has spoken at home and abroad on various topics including but not limited to sexuality, racism, sexism, transgender issues, anti-oppression, anti-violence, sexual liberation and multi-issue organizing. Ignacio’s work has manifested itself through skits, one-person shows, poetry, lectures, workshops and experimental film. Ignacio identifies as an independent polyamorist, kinky, switch and sex worker who is on a sexually liberating life-long path. They are the founder of Poly Patao Productions (P3), The HEAL Project and Re(Nude) Sex(uality) Coaching. They can be seen in Pink and White Productions, “The Wild Search ” Morty Diamond’s “Tranny Fags” on a “Trans Entity: The Nasty Love of Papí and Wil” and Cheryl Dunye’s “Mommy is Coming.” We talk about their consensual sex education projects, their Pure Love talk show with their daughter about what her sex education was like (and the results thereof), and how they came to be poly before the internet. They started Shades of Poly, a nonmonogamous support group for poly people of color. Re(Nude) Sex(uality) Coaching Pure Love talk show with their daughter HEAL project coverage 30:45 Feedback Kim in Liverpool writes in to say how useful the solo poly conversation with Iris Muscarella was helpful. 33:30 Happy Poly Moment J shares a first happy poly moment of finally being comfortable with a metamour. 37:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”  

  • 536 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
    by Cunning Minx on October 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    We review this stellar poly romantic comedy with sociologist Mimi Schippers. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Poly in the news Marston movie wins more poly plaudits, sinks at box office; director and angry granddaughter face off in print Professor Marston’s opening weekend All coverage 6:45 Sponsorship: Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents! The University of Utah Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents who are looking to open up their relationships for the first time or who have opened it up before but are looking to open up again. To participate, go to www.relationshipdecisions.org, click on the Participants tab and select Open Relationship Project link. And remember, it’s for science! 8:00 Interview: Sociologist Mimi Schippers on the Wonder Women movie Mimi Schippers is Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University and teaches courses on gender, sexuality, and feminist and queer theory. She also developed one of the first college courses on the sociology of monogamy and polyamory. Her book Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future Of Polyqueer Sexualities was published in August 2016 and focuses on the feminist, queer, and anti-racist potential of polyamory, multi-adult intimate relationships, and group sex. Her website is mimischippers.com, and she blogs at marxindrag.com. Find her on Twitter and Facebook. Why this movie is awesome Angela Robinson centered the story on Elizabeth and Olive rather than on Marston and male-dominant polygyny The ultimatum and the six-hour walk A poly-centered view of the stories of historical figures such as Emma Goldman and e e cummings Her blog post reviewing the movie is here. 36:15 Movie review: Joreth on Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Her full 25-minute review and conversation with Alan from the Poly in the News blog is available at www.polyishmoviereviews.com 40:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 535 Understanding asexuality
    by Cunning Minx on October 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Justine of asexuality.org busts asexual myths and shares her experiences 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements The University of Utah Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents who are looking to open up their relationships for the first time or who have opened it up before but are looking to open up again. To participate, go to www.relationshipdecisions.org, click on the Participants tab and select Open Relationship Project link. And remember, it’s for science! 3:00 Interview: Asexuality Justine/Heart is a physicist by day who volunteers at www.asexuality.org and spoke to us about what asexuality is and how to find resources to learn more. https://asexualoutreach.org/ for live meetups in North America To reach Justine, go to the asexuality.org forums and message her. 24:15 Feedback Andy from Ann Arbor called in to let us know about polyamory in a science fiction book by Nora Jemisin, The Fifth Season. The second book in the series has a poly triad seamlessly worked into the book, and the first two books in the trilogy won the Hugo award two years in a row. 25:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 534 Janet Hardy and the Ethical Slut third edition
    by Cunning Minx on October 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Janet Hardy on the last 20 years of polyamory and the latest edition of the Ethical Slut. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements The University of Utah Relationship Decisions Lab is looking for survey respondents who are looking to open up their relationships for the first time or who have opened it up before but are looking to open up again. To participate, go to www.relationshipdecisions.org, click on the Participants tab and select Open Relationship Project link. And remember, it’s for science! 2:45 Interview: Janet Hardy on her life and The Ethical Slut’s third edition Janet Hardy, author of over a dozen books on sexuality, BDSM and polyamory, joins us for a life and editorial update. She’s sharpening her illustration skills for a brand-new, fully-illustrated edition of The Sexually Dominant Woman and working with her grown sons on their early poly lives, working title “Slut and Sons.” We talk about that great write up in Rolling Stone, the first headline about geeks making the best lovers that opened the door to talking about poly in the 90s and how that has changed. And we talk about what is new in ES3—consent culture, more inclusiveness and more. Plus, Janet’s favorite musical! Buy the book from Janet’s Facebook page or book Janet through her website 26:15 Happy poly moment New listener Sarah shares a happy poly moment about her partners collaborating to make her day. 27:45 Thank you! Welcome Meiyi to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 28:15 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 533: Reducing friction in metamour meetups
    by Cunning Minx on October 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    A listener asks how to reduce friction and awkwardness in first-time metamour meetings; LustyGuy and Minx respond, and correspondent Erich Viedge offers a relevant interview with and letter from Wilrieke Sophia. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements Remember my response to Mayim Bialik’s clueless video about open relationships? She did a correction video here in which she corrected her assumptions about open relationships and polyamory. Huzzah for Mayim! In personal news, Minx and her kitty moved in with LustyGuy and L to form a blended household. If you want to have us speak at your event outside the US and are willing to host a fundraiser to finance our travel, we are happy to donate classes, signed books and even relationship coaching to help you out! Interested? Email lustyguy@polyweekly.com 9:30 Topic: reducing friction in first-time metamour meetups Claire in Portland has three partners with some being long-distance, and she is arranging for everyone to meet for the first time. How can she reduce the awkwardness of this first meeting and make sure everyone is comfortable? You can’t make anyone do anything Think of it as a party: set up channels of communication beforehand, introduce people and conversational topics, have favorite foods and drinks at hand, diminish expectations and pressure, have icebreaker activities set up Model the behavior you want to see: calm and vulnerable Let everyone know that nothing rides on this—you can flub everything up, and it will still be OK Ask everyone involved what they would need to be comfy and their ideas for helping to make everyone else comfy Thanks to Erich Viedge for interviewing poly activist and educator Wilrieke Sophia on a similar topic and having her read her “Letter to the Women Who Sleep with My Man” for us! 27:10 Feedback A listener wrote in to comment on a response to herpes we discussed on episode 517, pointing out that, while most people experience herpes as a minor inconvenience at most, herpes can be quite painful for some outlier cases. 29:00 Happy poly moment A listener writes in to share how she and her husband overcame the obstacles to enable her to ask for what she wanted and to be truly happy for her husband and their new lover! 33:35 Book review: Erich Viege interviews Paige Turner Our correspondent Erich Viedge interviews Paige Turner, author of Poly Land: My Brutally Honest Adventures in Polyamory. Paige Turner is an educator and author living in Cleveland, Ohio and blogs daily at http://www.poly.land, Tweets at @polydotland and has a Facebook group. 42:00 Thank you! Welcome Theodore and Mallory as new Poly Weekly Playmates! And thanks to Katherine and Craig for your donations! 42:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 532 Can I be poly if I come too quickly?
    by Cunning Minx on September 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Sex therapist Ruby Bouie Johnson addresses a listener question about premature ejaculation. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Poly in the news The Ethical Slut is in Rolling Stone! Poly in the news coverage of the Rolling Stone piece The coverage of the Marston/Wonder Woman poly movie in the Poly in the News blog 7:45 Topic: Can I be poly if I come too quickly? Sexpert and sex therapist Ruby Bouie Johnson joins us to give advice to a listener who reports suffering from premature ejaculation and wonders if he can be poly with this issue? Does he need to find a partner who also comes quickly? Ruby ponders a few questions: how quickly is too quickly? Does this happen all the time, even when masturbating? Video hub of instruction The Guide to Getting It On List ? Urban Tantra www.sextherapistruby.com www.blacksexgeek.net www.polydallasmillennium.com How to make this podcast better   Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 531 Solo and egalitarian poly with Iris Muscarella
    by Cunning Minx on September 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Iris Muscarella, burlesque performer, jazz singer and new poly educator, shares insights on solo and egalitarian polyamory. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Poly in the news Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women, the bio pic about William Moulton Marsten, the polyamorous creator of Wonder Woman, comes out October 13 It’s time for the church to talk about polyamory 7:05 Interview: Iris Muscarella on solo and egalitarian polyamory Iris Muscarella, business owner, burlesque performer and jazz singer, host of Dallas-area poly women’s sleepovers and new poly educator, shares thoughts on solo and egalitarian polyamory. Solo egalitarian poly is the love language of the individual. “I don’t wanna be your whole world; I just wanna be a part of your world.” How Iris defines solo and egalitarian; relationship anarchy; how solo poly differs from “just dating”; how do you show the importance of your relationship(s) in the absence of typical relationship escalator benchmarks; what do solo poly people need to have in their toolkits; how can people be better allies to people of color in the poly community—listen to hear, not to respond 33:30 Feedback Herbalwise shares a bit of everyday poly in the podcasting world Friggin’ Limey calls in to let us hear his accent! 36:00 Happy Poly Moment A listener writes in to share a sexy and erotic happy poly moment—and breakfast afterwards! 38:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 530 The political struggles of polyamory today
    by Cunning Minx on September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Listener AJ asks what are the political struggles of the poly movement today. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements LustyGuy and Kevin Patterson cohost We were listed as one of the Eight Most Inventive, Informative and Titillating Sex Podcasts by Indie Wire! 3:30 Topic: What are the real political struggles of the poly movement today, and what should they be? Listener AJ writes in to ask if being considered a target by marketers and being included in the legal system should really be the goals of the poly movement. “Do we really desire inclusion in the system we already have?” they question, along with questioning what are the real struggles of the poly movement today and what we can learn from the LGBTQ resistance movements. Find Kevin as Poly Role Models on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tumblr blog Support Kevin at http://patreon.com/polyrolemodels He’ll be at CatalystCon speaking on race and sex-positive parenting How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 529 Polyamory and sci fi
    by Cunning Minx on August 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    There is a growing demand for poly plot lines in science fiction novels. Guest host Erich Viege interviews Alisia Gus of Curiosity Quills publishing. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Erich Viege is hosting this week 2:15 Poly in the News Amanda Palmer on her open marriage with Neil Gaiman, now. 3:30 Interview: Curiosity Quills publisher Alisia Gus on polyamory There is a growing demand for sci fi books with poly in background. And they are accepting submissions, if you’re a writer! Gus wants to partner with other publishers telling more stories of non-mono relationships. And she is offering a subscription box, like book box of the month. To submit, email curiosity@curiosityquills.com Current poly sci fi novels from Curiosity Quills: Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh Survival Kit’s Apocalypse Ruth Fox Sinclair The White Pavilion Links: https://curiosityquills.com/ Alisa Gus Alisa’s Twitter, Curiosity Quills Twitter 18:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 528: Chris Smith on polyamory and the Black American
    by Cunning Minx on August 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Chris Smith on polyamory and the Black American 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Poly in the News A Yoplait ad campaign builds on the idea of polyamory 4:20 Interview: Chris Smith Chris Smith is a PhD student at Howard University studying higher education and a relationship researcher focused on non-monogamy within the Black demographic. Open to Love; Poly and the Black American People raise sex and put it on a pedestal. And that’s OK, but raise communication and flexibility to that same level. Polyamory as a possible method of strengthening Black economic power Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Blacks are already ostracized; it can be difficult to add polyamory to the mix. As a Black male, it’s already hard to fight the aggressive and overly sexualized stereotypes; polyamory can appear to reinforce those Link for the Black and poly survey Let’s get to 3,000! Black polyamorous anthology description and consent forms to participate email mrtenability@gmail.com Find Chris Smith on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as MrTenability 35:50 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 527 Establishing relationship patterns
    by Cunning Minx on August 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What behavioral patterns do you establish at the beginning of your relationships, and why does that matter? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements If you want to have us speak at your event outside the US and are willing to host a fundraiser to finance our travel, we are happy to donate classes, signed books and even relationship coaching to help you out! Interested? Email lustyguy@polyweekly.com 5:10 Poly in the News The third edition of their seminal book, The Ethical Slut! 6:20 Topic: behavioral patterns in your relationships (and how to establish them) Sarah from Australia asked for Lusty Guy to elaborate on his comment about patterns at the start of relationship establishing what will happen later on in the relationship. What patterns do you establish when you start dating? Any red flag behaviors? What the hell is Lusty Guy talking about? A pattern is the behavior you adopt in the face of differing styles or approaches to stuff in relationships The way you establish a pattern is to ask yourself how you ideally want to respond to conflicts or conflicting patterns (such as who plans a date)—and those will often persist throughout the duration of the relationship What do you want your partner to learn? LG likes to look for ways to be his very best self in the first relationship conflict. “Whenever you want to reach someone, you have to be reachable.” Be vulnerable! Red flags: pay attention to the nature of the stories people tell about themselves. Are they the avenging hero? Martyr? Berserker? Affable buffoon? And look for the differences between the behavior you observe and the stories they tell Also, do they share? How do they talk about their past relationships? Are they respectful of past partners and relationships? What comments do they make about strangers? 24:25 Feedback Thanks for having Goody Howard on the show! 26:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 526: Poly comet special
    by Cunning Minx on August 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    What is a “comet,” and why are they valuable? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Koe Creation cohosts 1:00 Announcements Poly Dallas Millennium got a great write up in the Dallas Observer! 2:45 Poly in the News Polish ethicist addresses polyamory—because his grandfather was poly Poly comedian in the U.K. describes her polyamory as feminist and liberating Koe mentions Sex at Dawn 7:30 Topic: let’s talk about poly comets! A listener calls in to ask more about poly comets. Rough definition of a comet: An occasional lover who passes through one’s life semi-regularly, but without an expectation of continuity or a romantic relationship. For more poly terms, check out More Than Two’s excellent poly glossary. Koe shares their ideas on long-term comets and short-term comets 18:45 Feedback The chairperson of Poly Denmark writes in to let us know that poly is alive and well in Scandinavia and has been for over 10 years! Polydan; includes e-mail list. Polyamory.dk (note the interesting version of the infinity-heart logo). 23:15 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 525 Profile: Goody Howard, Sex Positive Superhero
    by Cunning Minx on July 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Meet Goody Howard, sex positive superhero!   0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host Chat Poly Dallas Millennium was eye-opening! 2:45 Poly in the News In Australia, TV news coverage of women fired for being poly Satire: experts warn this Seattle poly relationship could expand to cover all of Seattle! 9:17 Interview: Goody Howard, Sex Positive Superhero We do a poly profile of Goody Howard, Sex Positive Superhero, whom we met at Poly Dallas Millennium. An intimacy consultant and a sex educator who loves to host toy parties and teach classes on oral sex, her superpower is helping people to be comfortable discussing intimacy, sexuality and their own wants and needs. To support her trip to the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit next week, go to PayPal and send your donation to askgoody@gmail.com Women of Color Sexual Health Network Her favorite thing to do is to teach oral sex classes, currently available as Lick! Sexy Summer Series 2017 in the Dallas area. And Goody kindly agreed to give me feedback on what went wrong with my keynote address at PDM. How can I (and others) be more inclusive? Rather than giving voice to the voiceless, pass the mic. Give the opportunity to speak directly to the POC rather than speaking for them. Call in versus call out. “Call in” is to address an incident of privilege or implicit bias privately. A “call out” is addressing the incident publicly, in front of others. Educate yourself. On micro-aggressions and on how systematic racism works so you can recognize when it’s happening. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, (still looking for her vanity URL on YouTube, so subscribe to her YouTube channel so she can!), and her site is http://www.askgoody.com/. 41:15 Thank you! Chris donated $69.96 to celebrate the wife and girlfriend going on their first date! 42:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 524: Will poly fix my husband’s cheating?
    by Minx on July 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Listener Shanna calls in to ask if her willingness to be poly will help them get past her husband’s cheating. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Minx and LustyGuy will be at Poly Dallas Millennium next month Koe is coaching; hire them at koecreation.com or email koecreation@gmail.com And teaching The Great Wide World of Nonmonogamy at the Armory in San Francisco on August 31. Get tickets here. And they are also working on their memoir as a second-generation poly person! 4:30 Poly in the News Wait for the second date to reveal you’re poly? From Savage Love 5:15 Topic: will poly fix his cheating? Listener Shanna calls in to say that her husband has cheated and she is open to polyamory. How do they move past the cheating and improve their relationship together? 22:40 Feedback We learn the term “parrot gliding”! 23:45 Happy Poly Moment Marie shared a happy poly moment in Swedish! How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 523: When owning your shit isn’t enough
    by Minx on July 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    What do you do when your partner dismisses your shit-owning? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements We’ll be at Poly Dallas Millennium next month 1:20 Poly in the News Wait for the second date to reveal you’re poly? From Savage Love 4:30 Topic: when owning your shit isn’t enough Listener A writes in to ask when owning your shit isn’t enough—how about treating your partner with compassion and care. Sometimes, people use “own your shit” to mean “I don’t want to do the work that a healthy relationship requires.” Where is the line between owning your shit and being compassionate and caring for your partner? Relationship Bill of Rights 12:45 Feedback A listener calls in to ask why women can have friendships with women but men can’t have friendships with men Queen of Sodomy calls in from Iceland to question if the poly folks should join the GLBTQIA community 20:15 Happy Poly Moment Ivan called in with a HPM about kids meeting metamours 21:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 522: I feel displaced by my metamour
    by Minx on June 26, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Is it OK that I am feeling displaced by my metamour? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements We complain about having to close the windows and turn off the fans in order to record when it’s 90 degrees out. J Also! We’ll be at Poly Dallas Millennium next month Minx learned how to moderate YouTube comments after posting her response video to Mayim Bialik to YouTube. Second Favorite Man poly country western ballad by Tight Pajamas will be our outro music. The music video is here, and you can purchase the song here. 6:30 Poly in the News David gives an audio review of The Secret History of Wonder Woman book about the polyamorous author and recommends it for those interested in comic books, feminism or the fight for birth control 13:30 we also discuss our reactions to the Wonder Woman movie 16:05 Three men in Columbia registered their poly marriage 17:15 Topic: I’m feeling displaced by my new metamour New to Poly is feeling pushed aside by her partner’s relationship with her new metamour, with whom her partner is exploring BDSM. She is feeling displaced because her partner is repeatedly canceling or changing her established chats in order to make plans with her new metamour. Is it OK to feel this way? Yes, it’s always OK to feel whatever you feel! Talk to your partner and own your shit—good job! Work on a shared solution together 25:00 Feedback Andy comments on episode 517 STIs for dummies on a situation in which HSV could be a more important issue—pregnancy AggieSez shares a comment on episode 488 Negotiating metamour meets, reminding us that the metamour gets a say in the timing as well, not just the couple! 31:00 Happy Poly Moment Diva called in with a happy poly moment about coming out to her kid! 34:20 Thank you! Welcome Abby as a new playmate and thanks Leadra in Germany for the $69 donation! 17:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 521: Responding to Mayim Bialik
    by Minx on June 19, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Minx addresses Bialik’s misconceptions about open relationships. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements Lusty Guy’s My Swinging Origin Story 2:10 Topic: Responding to Mayim Bialik’s video post on open relationships A few weeks ago, Mayim Bialik made a video post about how she doesn’t get open relationships. Here’s my response video on YouTube and on Facebook (with 22,000 views already!) She has quite a few misconceptions! Here are the top six misconceptions I created a response video to clear up: Most primates are monogamous Not true! 97% of mammals are nonmonogamous. Among the primates, a few monkeys and one ape, the gibbon, are monogamous. Every other species is nonmonogamous. It’s all about the sex. She says she gets it’s not all about the sex, but then proceeds to spend six out of seven minutes talking about the sex. So… who’s making it all about the sex here? Male sexuality always equals promiscuity, and female sexuality always equals monogamy and lack of sexual interest. This isn’t about sexual dimorphism; it’s about people’s individual orientations. Male sexuality doesn’t equal promiscuity, and female sexuality doesn’t equal monogamy and a lack of sexual interest. In fact, did you know that, when approaching poly from the point of view of a couple, it’s usually the woman’s idea to open up? If a lifestyle wouldn’t work for me, it couldn’t possibly work for anyone else. Mayim talks about how relationships take time and energy, and she couldn’t imagine having enough focus for another partner in addition to her spouse and kids. Great! But, just as she chose how many kids she could bring into her life and love and care for, consenting adults also get to choose how many partners they can bring into their lives to love. Poly practitioners are at higher risk for STIs. Wrong! The people at highest risk for STIs are those who are uneducated about transmission methods, who prefer lying or cheating to honest communication and who don’t get tested regularly and share those results with their partners. In fact, STI rates tend to be lower among polyamorists because we educate and communicate without shame about STIs. People only practice polyamory because they are unhappy in their existing relationships. Wrong again! Well, OK. Sometimes this does happen. But most people practice polyamory, non-monogamy or relationship anarchy because it’s the truest expression of themselves. And by the way, not all non-monogamy starts with a couple. Plenty of people are solo poly. 9:45 Feedback on episode 518 A listener calls in to say that she was interrviewed for that NYT Magazine article and is glad her story wasn’t included with those who came to poly from cheating AggieSez chastises the journalist for not following journalism 101: not getting direct quotes from people who were not the married partners. If the whole premise is that other people are involved but you never interview or quote those partners, you’re leaving out a huge part of the story! She’s putting together a media guide for journalists wanting to cover poly! 14:40 Happy Poly Moment Free wrote in to share an HPM about helping out a partner’s sick kid. Parenting happy poly moment for the win! 17:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 520: Approaching the Swingularity
    by Minx on June 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    A chat with podcaster and author Cooper S. Beckett about his new novel, Approaching the Swingularity. Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements Lusty Guy’s My Swinging Origin Story 2:00 Interview: Cooper S. Beckett Cooper S. Beckett, long time host of the Life on the Swingset podcast, talks about his new fiction novel, Approaching the Swingularity. Our written interview blog post with Cooper about Approaching the Swingularity. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram. 23:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 519: Can you be introverted and poly?
    by Minx on June 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    A listener calls in from Japan to ask if one can be successfully poly if one is introverted.  0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements Lusty Guy’s Swingtowns article on fighting fair Alan’s poly 101 article 2:20 Topic: Can you be introverted and poly? A listener writes in from Japan to ask if it’s possible to come across as anything other than lonely and desperate when you’re introverted and poly. Then he calls in a few weeks later to say that, after reading our books and listening to our podcasts, he feels GREAT and is good to go! Lusty Guy’s article on loving yourself first 14:15 Feedback Alex asked about my idea of improving the relationships I enter and what Lusty Guy and L would say Minx has improved their relationship? L’s list: L got a friendship with Minx, a cleaner house, international vacations, an active social calendar LustyGuy has more energy and has discovered the value of an attractive, organized space 25:15 Happy Poly Moment 29:45 Thank you! Thanks to anonymous, Kerstin and JA for becoming playmates and for donating to PW! 30:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 518: That NYT Magazine article
    by Minx on May 30, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Kevin Patterson and Ruby Bouie Johnson join the team to review that NYT Magazine article on open marriage from May 11. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Topic: That New York Time Magazine article In this unrepresentative 12,000 word article, New York Times Magazine chooses to show only dysfunctional poly couples and uses Kevin as The Token Black Guy. This is their more representative follow up article Kevin’s response post The Times Piece About Open Marriage Doesn’t Represent My Experience Ruby’s response post What the New York Times Neglected to See 25:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 517: STIs for dummies
    by Minx on May 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Jenn Stauffer of Utah Poly shares her insights on the testing and transmission of four key STIs 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements and host chat I’ll be giving a talk on polyamory at Ignite Seattle on May 18. Keep an eye on the Poly Weekly Facebook page and Twitter account for the livestream if you’d like to watch remotely. 3:10 Topic: Jenn Stauffer of Utah Poly shares the key takeaways from her RelateCon presentation on The Sensible Slut, a review of the transmission and testing methods of the top four STIs: chlamydia, HPV, HSV and HIV. Contact her via Utah Poly. 28:10 Feedback Listener K writes in to talk about the newbie poly mistakes they made and to express gratitude at the educational materials PW provides so they don’t feel so alone! 30:05 Thanks Thanks to our newest anonymous PW Playmate! 29:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 516: The Art of Three poly romance novel
    by Minx on May 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    An interview with Racheline Maltese, co-author of a new poly romance novel.  0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:30 Announcements and host chat I’ll be giving a talk on polyamory at Ignite Seattle on May 18 For more information, read the Eight Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory ebook or paperback For a how to guide to setting up your new poly relationship, read Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up; for a guide to poly ethics, read More Than Two by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert 8:30 Interview: Racheline, co-author of The Art of Three poly romance novel Racheline Maltese, co-author of the new poly romance novel The Art of Three with Erin McRae, talks about the process of writing a romance novel for poly folks. Racheline Maltese can fly a plane, sail a boat, and ride a horse, but has no idea how to drive a car; she’s based in Brooklyn. Erin McRae has a graduate degree in international affairs for which she focused on the role of social media in the Arab Spring; she’s based in Washington DC. Together, they write romance – often queer, often poly — about fame and public life. Their work is currently available with, or forthcoming from, publishers including Cleis, Dreamspinner, Riptide, and Simon & Schuster’s Saga Press. As hybrid authors, they also independently publish. Like everyone in the 21st century, they met on the Internet.  Their website Buy The Art of Three here Follow Racheline on Twitter or on Instagram or Like their Facebook page Follow Erin on Twitter or on Instagram 28:30 Feedback Catherine gives feedback on episode 368 Metamour cock block—she was on the other side of a similar situation, and she is happy to hear the advice given! 33:45 Happy poly moment Meredith writes in with a sweet family happy poly moment 35:45 Thanks Thanks to Manfred and Natalie and welcome Stephanie to the Poly Weekly Playmates! 36:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 515: Help! Compersion squicks me!
    by Minx on April 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Help! Compersion squicks me! Does it mean I’m jealous if hearing about my husband’s dates disgusts me? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Lusty Guy 1:30 Announcements and host chat New Dutch bank bunq commercial specifically targets polys! 5:15 Topic: help! Compersion squicks me! Lauren has been married to her husband for 24 years and non-monogamous (mostly swinging) for 12. Five years ago, she discovered he had cheated, and they worked through it. Now they date separately. And while he loves hearing what she does on her dates, but Lauren is grossed out even thinking about what he does on his dates. 15:30 Feedback Matthew writes in to say he tried the And then what? exercise to deal with jealousy/fear/insecurity but didn’t think he learned anything from it. 21:45 Happy poly moment A listener writes in with a happy poly moment of her triad going really well, metamours and all! 25:00 Thanks Welcome to Susan and Rachel, our newest Poly Weekly playmate subscribers! 25:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 514: How do I tell my partner no?
    by Minx on April 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    How do I say “no” to a reasonable request from my partner? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Kevin Patterson 1:30 Announcements and host chat Multilinking conference 3:45 Topic: how do I tell my partner no? Eva writes in to ask how to tell her partner no to a request. Her partner Lisa wants an additional date night each week, but Eva doesn’t feel she can give that and wants to take time to settle into her nesting relationship with Denise. How does she say no to Lisa?  9:15 Feedback Vir Modestus took issue with our advice in episode 507 How do I get control of my fears?, and even wrote up a blog post about his frustration with “you’re insecure” being used as a way to dismiss someone else’s emotional reponse. 23:15 Happy poly moment Kevin shares a happy family poly moment 24:45 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 513: Does dating poly make me poly?
    by Minx on April 17, 2017 at 4:34 am

    If I’m dating a poly married guy, am I poly? Can he be my core relationship? If I want a core relationship, do I have to go back to being monogamous? Search our blog archives of all episode show notes at www.polyweekly.com 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Lusty Guy 1:30 Announcements and host chat RelateCon was amazing! You should go next year! 5:45 Poly in the news Rethinking monogamy on CNN TV is finally starting to get polyamory right 10:45 Topic: does dating poly make me poly? A listener writes in to ask how to manage her self-identity as she is dating a man in a couple—what happens when she is ready to focus on a core relationship? Does she disclose her existing relationship? Break it off to pursue monogamy? Or can her sweetie be her core relationship? You got questions; we’ve got answers! 26:20 Thank you! Thanks to Spirit, and Craig for their donations! And welcome Blackbird, Fernando, Toby and Brenda to the Playmates! 28:50 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 512: How do I avoid being ghosted?
    by Minx on April 12, 2017 at 1:34 am

    My partner of seven months ghosted me. How can I avoid this in the future? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Kevin Patterson 1:30 Announcements and host chat Foropoliamor is in Spain June 16-18 2:30 Poly in the news I’m 90% honest; the 10% lying is why our relationship works A cultural moment for polyamory on NPR 14:15 Topic: how do I avoid ghosting? Listener Suzy writes in to ask how to avoid being ghosted (suddenly ceasing all communication with someone you are dating in lieu of breaking up)? 23:30 Feedback Michael gives some kind positive feedback! The Accessible Multi-linking and Polyamory virtual conference is coming up the first weekend in November 25:00 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 511: My metamour wants me to be out of the closet
    by Minx on March 29, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Help! My metamour wants to post about her relationship on social media, but I’m in the closet, which means she must be, too. Who decides when I come out? Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Lusty Guy 1:30 Announcements and host chat New ebook, No Dick Pics: Your Guide to Creating an Irresisitible Online Dating Profile for just $4.99 Do you love us? Tell a friend about us using #trypod (try this podcast) 4:25 Topic: who decides when I come out as poly? M writes in to ask: my metamour Nina wants me to be out as poly so she can post about her relationship on social media and is convinced that M is only not coming out so she can hold on to her primary status. What to do? 20:20 Feedback Alan wrote in to verify that yes, it’s usually the woman who asks for polyamory and to say he finds that Lusty Guy’s hedonism will give our opponents ammunition to use against polyamory Anonymous poly doctor writes in to give feedback on episode 499 Coming out to your doctor and how to talk to your doctor about poly and STI screenings 32:00 Happy poly moment Jodi shares a first public happy poly moment 33:30 How to make this podcast better Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email polyweekly@gmail.com and attach an audio comment or call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY. Friend us on Twitter or Facebook, leave a comment here. Check out Poly Weekly podcasts at polyweekly.libsyn.com. Share this with a friend or write an iTunes review!  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 510: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory
    by Minx on March 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    A chat with Dedeker Winston, author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory and host of the Multiamory podcast. Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com Today’s cohost is Lusty Guy 1:30 Host chat Planet Money NPR podcast And then what exercise Lusty Guy’s My Poly Story Lusty Guy will be doing a Poly in the Heartland road trip. Email him at lustyguy@polyweekly.com if you want to be interviewed! The Art of Three blog interview 9:10 Poly in the news A New York judge has officially awarded custody to three parents in a landmark case The Poly in the News coverage 14:20 Interview: Dedeker Winston, author of Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory Dedeker Winston   The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory.  Facebook and Instagram at @dedekerwinston. Multiamory podcast 37:45 Feedback episode 501 episode 502on coming out to kids 43:00 Happy poly moment 47:10 Thank you! 49:00 How to make this podcast better Email polyweekly@gmail.com Call the listener comment line at 802-505-POLY Twitter  Facebook polyweekly.libsyn.com write an iTunes review  Our intro and outro music is courtesy of Pacemaker Jane, “Good Suspicions.”

  • 509: Loving less after a triad implosion
    by Minx on March 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Loving half a couple after a triad implodes. A listener asks: how do I love only the wife after our triad implodes and her husband won’t talk to me? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 508: Poly profile: Ruby Johnson
    by Minx on March 10, 2017 at 6:34 am

    A poly activist profile with the organizer of Poly Dallas Millennium and LCSW, Ruby Bouie Johnson. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 507: How do I get control of my fears?
    by Minx on March 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    How do I get control of my own fears to be able to handle poly sex situations better? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 506: What if I love him more than he loves me?
    by Minx on February 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    What if I love him more than he loves me? Should I run to avoid risking deep emotional pain? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • 505: How do I know if poly is right for me?
    by Minx on February 19, 2017 at 4:29 am

    We are trying poly for the first time; it was his idea. I like the idea, but I’m having a hard time. At what point do I decide if poly just isn’t right for me? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • 504: Solo Poly with AggieSez
    by Minx on February 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Solo poly and getting off the relationship escalator with Aggie Sez. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 503: How to love someone who is abused
    by Minx on February 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    How to love someone who is in an abusive relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly.

  • 502: Am I too picky?
    by Minx on January 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’m meeting lots of guys on OKCupid but can’t find one I like. Am I being too picky or too impatient? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 501: Is it poly, or is it me?
    by Minx on January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    If three partners ran off to be in monogamous relationships, does that mean that poly doesn’t work for me? Or is it me that isn’t working? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • 500: Dan Savage on polyamory
    by Minx on January 11, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    How has Dan Savage’s position on polyamory changed, and is he poly himself? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 499: Coming out to your doctor
    by Minx on January 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    How and when to come out to your doctor and how to advocate for yourself when asking for STI screenings. Visit www.polyweekly.com for full show notes and episode archives. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.facebook.com/polyweekly.

  • PW 498: Help with Compersion
    by Minx on December 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Meet the creator and partial cast of Compersion, the new poly web series, who are not only awesome but fundraising for season two! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 497: Advising a friend of a poly land mine
    by Minx on December 19, 2016 at 3:04 am

    How to advise a friend of a poly land mine you yourself dearly want to step on. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 496: Is a joint bank account too intimate?
    by Minx on December 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    How do I ask my wife about my setting up a joint bank account to pay for trysts with my sweetie, which involve weekly dinners and a hotel stay? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 495: a poly glossary
    by Minx on December 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Key poly terms, defined, along with some fun new terms. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 494: Labeling your loves
    by Minx on November 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    What do you call your partners? Lover, girlfriend, significant other, anchor? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 493: Asking for positive reinforcement
    by Minx on November 11, 2016 at 3:55 am

    We react to the U.S. presidential election. A listener writes in to ask what to do when you ask a partner to tell you you are loved and that your relationship is important, but the partner refuses to do so. Do you work on your insecurities that require the behavior? Get therapy? Or just leave? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 492: Asking out your metamours
    by Minx on October 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Is it OK to hit on my metamours? How do I do that without appearing lazy? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 491: Your poly ethics
    by Minx on October 21, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Questions to help you define your poly ethics. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 490: Boundaries vs rules
    by Minx on October 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Poly 101: what is the real difference between boundaries and rules? And do hierarchies work in poly?Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 489: The “other woman” in poly
    by Minx on October 7, 2016 at 12:04 am

    How “the other woman” archetype affects polyamory and polyamorists. Koe Creation cohosts. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 488: Negotiating metamour meets
    by Minx on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Help! My husband doesn’t want to meet his metamours right away, but I do! How do we negotiate this?Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly    

  • PW 487: When independence hurts
    by Minx on September 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    What to do when one’s need for autonomy and personal time causes one’s partner grief. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 486: Introverts, extroverts and anxiety
    by Minx on September 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    How to deal with the need for personal space, self-care and and partners with anxiety. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 485: Do I end my marriage over untried poly?
    by Minx on September 6, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Is desiring poly (without having tried it) a reason to end my marriage? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 484: Shifting time to match priorities
    by Minx on August 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Is it OK to shift my time commitments as my emotions and priorities change? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 483: Dealing with gossip after coming out
    by Minx on August 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    How to deal with the gossip after coming out as poly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 482: Dealing with a**holes in the poly community
    by Minx on August 12, 2016 at 1:55 am

    1:00 Poly movie review: The Ethical Slut, the web series 7:00 Topic: I don’t trust someone in my poly community. What do I do? 14:30 Feedback on episode 475: Hierarchies 20:45 Happy Poly Moment

  • PW 481: How much poly prep do I really need?
    by Minx on August 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    A listener asks if she really needs to be 100% mentally healthy, stable and communicative before trying polyamory. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 480: Traversing gender with Lee Harrington
    by Minx on August 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    We talk transgender awareness and alliances with Lee Harrington, author of the new book, Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 479: What you need to know about diversity in poly
    by Minx on July 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    What you need to know about diversity in polyamory: Koe Creation interviews Kevin Patterson, founder of the Poly Role Models blog.

  • Bonus: Minx’s Bawdy story
    by Minx on July 24, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Minx’s story told live at Bawdy Storytelling Seattle in May, 2016.

  • PW hiatus announcement
    by Minx on May 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    We’re going on hiatus for two months. See you again in July! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

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    by Minx on May 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • PW 477: What’s the trick to triads?
    by Minx on May 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    What’s the trick to triads? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 476: How do I know where I stand?
    by Minx on April 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    How do I know where I stand with my new poly partner? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly  

  • PW 475: When hierarchies collide
    by Minx on April 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    How to cope when hierarchic labels get in the way of your relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 474: Recapturing your innocence
    by Minx on April 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    How do you recapture your joy after being hurt or abused? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 473: The myth of poly perfection
    by Minx on March 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Koe, our second generation poly cohost, shares thoughts on the myth of poly perfection. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 472: Minx coming out update
    by Minx on March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Two years after coming out, Minx’s family says “you’re not welcome in Texas.” Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 471: Emotional intelligence
    by Minx on March 21, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Laurie Ellington shares her insights on emotional intelligence. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 470: Do I have to date my species?
    by Minx on March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Do I have to date my species? How bad is it if I like someone who is monogamous?Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 469: Non-sexual relationships
    by Minx on March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    The value and navigation of non-sexual relationships with Koe Creation. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 469: Non-sexual relationships
    by Minx on March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    The value and navigation of non-sexual relationships with Koe Creation. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 468: Talking to one partner about another partner
    by Minx on February 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    When is it OK to vent about one partner to another partner? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 467 Metamour awesomeness with L
    by Minx on February 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    L joins us to share her tips on being a great metamour. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 466 A Life Less Monogamous with Cooper Beckett
    by Minx on February 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Cooper Beckett talks about his new fiction novel, A Life Less Monogamous. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 465: Rules about beds
    by Minx on February 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    What rules do you make about sleep and sex in your bed? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 464: Building your poly community
    by Minx on February 1, 2016 at 5:23 am

    How to build and grow a poly community in your area with Poly Columbus’ Karen Hill and Neil Wehneman. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 463: The game changer
    by Minx on January 25, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Franklin Veaux joins the podcast to talk about his new autobiography, The Game Changer Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 462 Are hierarchies getting a bad rap?
    by Minx on January 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Are hierarchies getting a bad rap? What’s so bad about calling someone “secondary”?Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 461: Designer relationships
    by Minx on December 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    ==Designer relationships with authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 460: Top 5 poly trends of 2015
    by Minx on December 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    How did the poly movement change in 2015? The top five trends. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 459: How to avoid polysaturation
    by Minx on December 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    How to avoid polysaturation by saying “no” and taking care of yourself with cohost Koe Creation. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 458: Waking up your erotic elements
    by Minx on December 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Sexual empowerment coach Amy Jo Goddard shares her tips for awakening your erotic elements. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 457 My best friend just got married. Can we date now?
    by Minx on December 4, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    My best friend just got married. Can she and I date now? How not to introduce polyamory to a relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 456: Stories from the Polycule
    by Minx on November 30, 2015 at 3:59 am

    A chat with Stories from the Polycule anthology editor, author and expert witness Dr. Elisabeth Sheff. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 455: Triggering PTSD
    by Minx on November 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    My partners have screaming matches that trigger my PTSD! What do I do? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 454: Is two new lovers double the fun?
    by Minx on November 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Is taking two new poly lovers at the same time double the fun or double the drama?Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 453: Loving your body
    by Minx on November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Alyssa Royse shares insights on fitness and body image for people of all shapes and sizes.  Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 452: Poly on a budget
    by Minx on October 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Polyamory can be expensive! Koe and Minx share tips on how to live and date on a budget.  Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 451: Being party to a lie
    by Minx on October 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    In a polyamorous relationship, is it OK to be party to someone else’s lie? Is choosing not to facilitate a lie imposing your ethics on others? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 450: My metamour is a *&%$! to me
    by Minx on October 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    What do I do if my metamour ignores, snubs or is rude to me? Can I ask my partner not to see her any more? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 449: Teaching consent at any age
    by Minx on October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    When and how do you teach kids consent? Alyssa Royse tells us! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 448: What to do when you see gaslighting
    by Minx on September 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What to do when you see gaslighting. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 447: Poly people of color
    by Minx on September 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    A discussion of diversity within the poly community with Brandon, Rompas and Koe. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 446: Kissing and… how much telling?
    by Minx on September 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    How much sexual detail about one partner do you share with others? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 445: How to be a trans ally
    by Minx on September 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Minx and LustyGuy chat with Oblio about how to be a trans ally. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 444 When to stop lying
    by Minx on August 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Facing the HSV stigma and when to stop lying about whom you’re dating. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 443: So you wanna be Poly Wan Kenobi
    by Minx on August 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Koe Creation cohosts and gives advice on dating newbies and being their introduction to polyamory. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 442: How I Knew I Was Trans
    by Minx on August 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    An interview with Cass in Eugene, OR courtesy of As You Like It. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 441: How to have a threesome
    by Minx on August 7, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Wanna have a threesome? Sexpert Reid Mihalko shares his tips for getting past the awkward and to the fun! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 440: A chat with Janet Hardy
    by Minx on August 3, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Q&A with Janet Hardy at As You Like It in Eugene, Oregon. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 439: How to come out to your social circles
    by Minx on July 28, 2015 at 12:02 am

    How and when do I come out to my social circle, especially that cute guy/gal that I like? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 438: Is poly marriage legalization next?
    by Minx on July 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    The Supreme Court dissenters mention the slippery slope towards poly marriage as an argument against marriage equality. So is plural marriage next? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 437: Talking about money
    by Minx on June 28, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Uncomfortable talks about money. If you’re the breadwinner, would you give your partner money for a date? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 436: Dating your species
    by Minx on June 19, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Reid Mihalko, the original sex geek, shares how to date your species. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 435: Metamour fears
    by Minx on June 12, 2015 at 4:05 am

    What do you do when you’re intimidated by your unmet metamour? Meet her! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 434: Five things that suck about polyamory
    by Minx on June 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Let’s talk about what is really tough about being polyamorous in today’s modern culture: five things that suck about polyamory. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 433: Breaking up is hard to do
    by Minx on May 25, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Breaking up is hard to do! How to cope with a poly breakup when losing a partner/metamour that you and your hubbie each feel differently about. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 432: Navigating poly vacations
    by Minx on May 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Navigating poly vacations. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 431: Dating a dishonest monogamist
    by Minx on May 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Takeaways from dating a dishonest monogamist with Minx and LustyGuy. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 430: Don’t try polyamory before listening to this
    by Minx on April 27, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Know what everyone fears about polyamory–jealousy, being displaced, change? Those aren’t what destroy relationships. Koe Creation and Cunning Minx review what does frak up relationships by referencing Veaux’s and Rickert’s Relationship Bill of Rights. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 429: OMG Girl Sex with Allison Moon
    by Minx on April 20, 2015 at 1:04 am

    OMG girl sex 101 with Allison Moon Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 428: Bawdy songstress Rachel Lark
    by Minx on April 10, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Bawdy songstress Rachel Lark tells how she went from angsty love songs to wildly popular naughty songs for Bawdy storytelling. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 427: Poly geezers with Ken Haslam
    by Minx on April 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Ever wonder about those poly folks in their 60s, 70s and 80s? Join the original poly geezer Ken Haslam to talk about polyamory over 60! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 426: What YOU wish you’d known about poly
    by Minx on March 30, 2015 at 2:45 am

    In this 10-year anniversary episode, listeners share what they wish they’d known about poly, and Minx shares what she’s learned from 10 years of podcasting with y’all. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 425: Dating again at 37
    by Minx on March 20, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    How to start dating in your 30s after divorcing the only partner you’ve ever had! Koe Creation cohosts. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 424: My suggestion backfired! Now what?
    by Minx on March 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    What do you do when your well-intended solution to a relationship problem backfires? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 423: How to feel special
    by Minx on March 7, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    How to feel special when you’re not the only romantic partner in a poly relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 422: Cooper’s life on the swingset
    by Minx on February 26, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    If you like Cooper Beckett on the Life on the Swingset podcast, you’ll love this episode! Cooper talks about his new memoir, My Life on the Swingset, documenting his adventures in swinging and polyamory and gives us a special treat! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 421: Poly didn’t work, but I still want it!
    by Minx on February 23, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Diva and the Don call in to share their epic poly fail, own their shit and to ask how to recover from a classic episode of poly drama due to lack of faithfulness and abundance of micromanagement. LustyGuy cohosts. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 420: New voice on poly and disabilities
    by Minx on February 14, 2015 at 1:00 am

    A new poly activist shares her thoughts on being poly with disabilities. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 419: Long distance relationships
    by Minx on January 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Koe and Minx cohost this podcast on defining and sustaining long distance relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 418: Emotional abuse
    by Minx on January 24, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Shannon Perez-Derby of the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, shares how to recognize, survive and support both survivors and perpetrators of emotional abuse. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 417: Senior Sex with Joan Price
    by Minx on January 16, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Senior sex kitten Joan Price shares the secrets of hot sex over 50. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 416: Growing up poly, the bad
    by Minx on January 10, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Is growing up in a poly household bad for the kids? Join Tiana, Susie and Koe, the adult children of polyamorous homes, as they share some of the negative effects of their upbringing. For the positive effects, check out episode 415. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 415: Growing up poly, the good stuff
    by Minx on January 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Koe, Tiana and Susie all grew up in polyamorous households. Listen as they discuss what it was like to grow up with awareness of polyamory and as they share their insights as to the positive effects of being raised in a poly home. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 414: Meeting LustyGuy’s wife and my metamour, L!
    by Minx on December 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    LustyGuy’s wife and my metamour L shares her take on non-monogamy, jealousy and the secrets to non-monogamous relationship longevity. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 413: Polly Superstar!
    by Minx on December 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Poly in the news; interview with Polly Superstar about her new memoir, Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary; More Than Two winners announced; Happy Poly Moment of the week. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 412: Relationship “rules” of order
    by Minx on December 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    LustyGuy shares relationship best practices for relationships that kept him and L together in polyamory for 30 years. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 411: Poly for the holidays
    by Minx on December 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Advice from FBI hostage negotiators on dealing with your family over the holidays. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • Poly Weekly 410: The world according to Gottman
    by Minx on November 28, 2014 at 12:42 am

    A quick overview of psychologist John Gottman’s research on relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 409: Poly and disabilities
    by Minx on November 21, 2014 at 5:08 am

    What you need to know about polyamory and disabilities with special guest Shanna Katz. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 408: Time enough for love?
    by Minx on November 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Is he not that into me or is this how secondaries are treated? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 407: Poly ethics with Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert
    by Minx on October 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    A chat on ethics, the book tour and more with the co-authors of More Than Two, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 406: Negotiating from a “no”
    by Minx on October 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Negotiating from a “no.” Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 405: Testing the poly waters with a monogamist
    by Minx on October 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Testing the poly waters with a long-time friend who is also monogamous. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 404: Is he poly or just chicken?
    by Minx on October 7, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Is he poly or just chicken? When the point of your vee won’t communicate with your metamour, what do you do? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 403: Striking while the iron is cold
    by Minx on September 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Striking while the iron is cold: should you bring in a new poly partner when your current partner agreed to it years ago and you’ve become distant in the meantime? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 402: Poly Weekly live at CatalystCon
    by Minx on September 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Poly Weekly live at CatalystCon West with special guests Reid Mihalko and Charlie Glickman! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 401: Fuzzy landmines
    by Minx on September 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Fuzzy landmines and invisible fences that the person entering an existing relationship often encounters–and how to make sure you’re not the one making them! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 400: Polyamory for introverts
    by Minx on September 1, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Being poly with introverts with guest Dan, dawn and Karen of Beyond the Love! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 399: Poly Mythbusters
    by Minx on August 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Your favorite myths about polyamory, busted once and for all! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 398: Poly-mono mix
    by Minx on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    How do you cope with the challenges of polyamory when you self-identify as monogamous? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 397: Relationship land mines
    by Minx on June 30, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Minx and LustyGuy gives a few examples of relationship land mines for pre-pondering. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 396: Minx gets bawdy
    by Minx on June 23, 2014 at 3:05 am

    LustyGuy and Minx review the one-woman poly play Lust & Marriage and discuss an article on whether women want sex; Minx shares her Seattle Bawdy Storytelling experience! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 395: Unbalanced triads
    by Minx on June 6, 2014 at 4:28 am

    How do you cope when your triad is unbalanced, and your new lover is more into your husband than you? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 394: Minx comes out!
    by Minx on May 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Minx comes out! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 393: How to treat your metamour
    by Minx on May 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    How to treat your metamour. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 392: Everything you ever wanted to know about poly
    by Minx on May 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Everything you ever wanted to know about polyamory but were afraid to ask, live from Debauchery! Attendees ask for and share advice on their poly queries. For full show notes, visit Poly Weekly.

  • PW 391: HPV Hope
    by Minx on April 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The straight dope on HPV with Danah Abarr of HPV Hope Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 390: How to date a girl
    by Minx on April 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    How does a girl successfully and safely explore her bisexual side when in an existing heterosexual relationship? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 389: Intro to kink with MOLLENA!
    by Minx on April 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

    How do you safely enter the kink community and find people to play with? Mollena Williams, co-author of Playing Well With Others, gives advice. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 388: It’s not about you
    by Minx on March 31, 2014 at 2:17 am

    For those who wrote in to argue on the everyone is doing poly wrong episode, thank you! And I stand by my message of tolerance rather than policing. Here’s why! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 387: Is monogamy natural?
    by Minx on March 17, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Are humans biologically or “naturally” monogamous, and why does it matter? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 386: Telling the emperor he has no clothes
    by Minx on March 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Telling the emperor he has no clothes: how do you bring up to the couple you’re dating that you see unhealthy dynamics in their relationship? Is it your business? How do you bring up an outsider’s perspective to an intimate relationshipw without looking like a homewrecker? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 385: Everyone is doing poly wrong, the podcast
    by Minx on March 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Everyone is doing poly wrong and needs to die in a fire: why we should stop poly policing and promote curiosity and tolerant conversation rather than enforcing One Way To Do Polyamory Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 384: Graydancer update
    by Minx on February 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    What is Graydancer up to these days? We catch up with him at Winter Wickedness. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 383: Poly for Valentine’s Day
    by Minx on February 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    How does one celebrate this sexy holiday when one has entered an existing relationship? Advice for a happy poly Valentine’s Day. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 382: Poly for realz
    by Minx on February 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Poly for realz! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 381: Poly-rope-a-palooza with Lee Harrington
    by Minx on January 30, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    How do polyamory and rope play intersect? An interview with Lee Harrington. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 380: Advice from your secondary
    by Minx on January 18, 2014 at 2:18 am

    What your secondary wants you to know. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 379: Owning your shit
    by Minx on December 30, 2013 at 12:06 am

    What does it mean to “own your own shit”? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 378: Poly dating on OKCupid
    by Minx on December 1, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Poly dating on OKCupid. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 377: What commitment means
    by Minx on November 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Why have a commitment ceremony, and what does it mean to us? Minx and LustyGuy share the motivation behind their commitment ceremony as well as the ceremony itself. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 376: When to bow out
    by Minx on November 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    When do you bow out of a relationship? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 375: Minx’s big announcement
    by Minx on November 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Minx’s big announcement of an upcoming happy poly moment! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 374: Four mistakes couples make when opening up
    by Minx on October 26, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Four classic mistakes couples make when opening up their relationships and how to avoid them, all with our amazing guest, Marcia Baczynski Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 373: Sex positive blowout at CatalystCon
    by Minx on October 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Sex positive blowout at CatalystCon–the full report! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 372: Poly and progressive swinging
    by Minx on October 12, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Where polyamory and progressive swinging interact with Ginger, Dylan and Cooper of the Swingset podcast! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 371: Poly and sex work
    by Minx on October 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    How does polyamory overlap with sex work? The lovely and talented Sabrina Morgan shares her insights.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 370: Keeping one bad relationship from affecting others
    by Minx on September 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    How to keep one unhealthy or deteriorating relationship from affecting your other relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 369: Getting over the poly hump
    by Minx on September 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    How do you come to accept and embrace polyamory when it wasn’t your idea? Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert, who are currently crowdfunding a new poly 101 book, give advice! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 368: Metamour cock block
    by Minx on September 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    What do you do when your metamour cuts off communications with you? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 367: A day in the life of a pro domme/submissive
    by Minx on September 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    A peek behind the curtain from a New York pro domme and submissive, immortalized in the film Remedy by Cheyenne Picardo. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 366: Poly in small town America
    by Minx on August 31, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    How do you meet people and poly date when you live in small town America? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 365: Building your poly community
    by Minx on August 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Building your local poly community with meetups.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 364: In love and vetoed
    by Minx on August 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    What to do when you’ve fallen in love with a partner and get vetoed out of the relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 363: New to poly; same old drama
    by Minx on July 19, 2013 at 3:36 am

    In this advice episode, a listener asks what to do. He’s new to poly and kink and dating a submissive who is monogamous, married and concealing the relationship from her husband. The power of introverts and orgasms at the gym. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 362: The Killer Wore Leather
    by Minx on July 12, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Interview with Laura Antoniou, author of the new tongue-in-check murder mystery novel set at a BDSM convention, The Killer Wore Leather. The power of introverts and orgasms at the gym. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 361: How many partners is too many?
    by Minx on June 24, 2013 at 3:31 am

    How many polyamorous partners is too many? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 360: Crowdsourcing jealousy
    by Minx on June 8, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Crowdsourcing jealousy: what are your tips for addressing it? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 359: Being out and pregnant
    by Minx on June 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    How to deal with questions and judgments when you’re obviously poly and obviously pregnant. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 358: There’s an app for that!
    by Minx on May 15, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Get ready to get your geek on, ‘cuz this week we’re talking about apps that facilitate poly relationships!Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 357: How much sex is “normal”?
    by Minx on May 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    In a committed relationship, how much sex is too much? How much is too little? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 356: The poly hype cycle
    by Minx on April 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    The poly hype cycle.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 355: Does penis size matter?
    by Minx on April 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Does penis size matter? The study. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 354: Wife Swap
    by Minx on April 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    This week, an episode of the reality show Wife Swap aired, featuring a polyamorous family swapping with gun- and bible-toting tea baggers. Who comes off better? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 353: The polynormativity problem
    by Minx on March 15, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Andrea Zanin shares thoughts on the issue with polynormativity. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com.

  • PW 352: Prostate pleasure and health
    by Minx on March 9, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian talk prostate pleasure and health. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly,  visit our Facebook page or leave a comment at polyweekly.com

  • PW 350: To fight or not to fight… for poly marriage
    by Minx on February 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Is the fight for legalization of poly marriage worth it? Why or why not? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 351: Mono-poly with Mo
    by Minx on February 27, 2013 at 1:48 am

    The ins and outs of a mono-poly D/s relationship with the amazing Mollena Williams. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com.

  • PW 349: Poly relationship models
    by Minx on February 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Considering polyamory? Nurse and counselor Kathy Labriola shares three basic poly relationship models to consider. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 348: Hwo to deal with a partner’s jealousy
    by Minx on January 25, 2013 at 3:35 am

    How to deal with a partner’s jealousy.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 347: How being kinky prepared me to be poly
    by Minx on January 20, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    How being kinky prepared me to be poly with Lily Lloyd. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 346: Poly and Asperger’s
    by Minx on January 11, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Can people with Asperger’s be poly? Does polyamory help Aspy’s folks? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 345: Poly for the holidays
    by Minx on January 4, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Poly for the holidays, poly movie nights and happy poly moments!Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 344: Consent is sexy
    by Minx on December 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Consent is sexy! Two kerfuffles that arose this week: one on nice men rape, too from the Good Men Project and the other, a clever spoof of Victoria’s Secret. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 343: The care and feeding of non-primaries
    by Minx on December 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    An essential listen for any couple opening up a relationship! AggieSez of the SoloPoly blog on how to treat non-primary partners well. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 342: Getting over your Dom
    by Minx on November 28, 2012 at 1:59 am

    How to deal with the loss of your poly Dom.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 341: Poly professional woman
    by Minx on November 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    How do you find time to date more than one person when you’re a busy professional gal? (Rebroadcast)Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 340: How to argue
    by Minx on October 30, 2012 at 4:22 am

    How to fight fair in an argument with your sweetie(s).Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 339: Dating someone whose relationship is doomed
    by Minx on October 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    How do you date someone whose marriage is falling apart? The PW team and listeners give advice. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com Like this episode? Tweet us!

  • PW 338: Swingset orgy blowout!
    by Minx on October 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Get your condoms and lube ready as the crew of the Life on the Swingset podcast joins Poly Weekly for a non-monogamous orgy mashup!Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 337: Successful Non-monogamy with Marcia B!
    by Minx on October 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Successful non-monogamy with Marcia Baczinski.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 336: Moving out without moving on
    by Minx on October 1, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Moving out without moving on: how to change living arrangements while preserving the relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 335: The Taormino kink advice line
    by Minx on September 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Author, educator and sexpert Tristan Taormino answers your poly questions about kink. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 334: The Ultimate Guide to Kink
    by Minx on September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Tristan Taormino, author and editor of the new Ultimate Guide to Kink, shares why the book was created and who should read it.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 333: This week in poly
    by Minx on September 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    This week in poly: a three-way union in Brazil, the Republican guide to the female anatomy and a new solo poly blog. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 332: The reality behind Showtime’s poly TV
    by Minx on August 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    A peek behind the reality TV curtain with Anthony and Vanessa from Showtime’s Polyamory: Married and Dating.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 331: The schedule dance
    by Minx on August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Herbalwise asks about how to schedule a new partner while being considering of the life partner. Minx and LustyGuy give advice.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 330: From two to three: advice on opening up a couple
    by Minx on August 9, 2012 at 3:59 am

    From two to three: how to open up a couple–advice from your potential third. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 329: “Reality” polyamory on Showtime
    by Minx on July 31, 2012 at 4:32 am

    How real is reality TV when it covers polyamory? Polyamory: Married and Dating on Showtime. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 328: My three dads
    by Minx on July 26, 2012 at 1:02 am

    The proposed law in California that might make it possible for a child to have more than two legal parents. Also, movie reviews of Savages, a poly-friendly film. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 327: Help! I’m rich with a big penis!
    by Minx on July 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Minx and LustyGuy give advice to a listener whose money and big dick often make his metamours jealous. What’s a well-hung guy to do? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 326: Negotiating poly within tantra
    by Minx on July 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Our South African correspondent brings an interview with practicing tantrists Andrew and Shima, who are also negotiating a non-monogamous relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 325: Vaginas in the news
    by Minx on June 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Vaginas in the news, from banned lawmakers to pay-per-click pussy. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 324: Poly parenting with Sierra Black
    by Minx on June 19, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Poly parenting with Sierra Black. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 323: Everything you need to know about the church and gay marriage
    by Minx on June 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Everything you need to know about the church and gay marriage with Dr. Dick.  Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 322: 50 Shades of Wrong
    by Minx on June 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Just how 50 Shades of Gray got BDSM wrong. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 321: Avoiding meetup drama
    by Minx on May 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Help! I’ve started a poly meetup, but now there is drama in the group! Advice on playing well with others as a group founder/leader from Allena Gabosch, Director of the CSPC. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or Our Facebook Page

  • PW 320: I hate my metamour!
    by Minx on May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I think I hate my metamour. What do I do? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 319: Marriage by choice
    by Minx on May 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Marriage by choice rather than peer pressure. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 318: The New Monogamy
    by Minx on May 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The New Monogamy with Dr. Tammy Nelson. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 317: Rules redux
    by Minx on April 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Franklin Veaux and Minx tackle YOUR feedback on poly rules–what works and what doesn’t. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 316: Queer is a verb
    by Minx on April 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Dr. Charlie Glickman on queer as a verb and the origins of Good Vibrations. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 315: What would monogamists do?
    by Minx on April 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Post-MomentumCon recap and a look at the “what would monogamists do” guiding question.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 314: Rituals and labels – what carries meaning?
    by Minx on April 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Rituals, definitions and labels with Lee Harrington. What carries meaning and why? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 313: Everyday ecstasy and thinking off
    by Minx on March 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Barbara Carrellas, author of Ecstasy is Necessary, on how to access tantric ecstasy–for the rest of us. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 312: Power of introverts and orgasms at the gym
    by Minx on March 22, 2012 at 4:39 am

    The power of introverts and orgasms at the gym. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 311: Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!
    by Minx on March 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Making poly rules: why it rarely works and what to do instead, with guest host Franklin Veaux. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or leave a comment at the blog.

  • PW 310: Poly by orientation vs poly by situation
    by Minx on March 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Poly by orientation vs poly by situation–do both work? Can you choose to be poly to deal with a relationship issue? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit the blog (and show notes) at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 309: the Myth of Sex Addiction
    by Minx on February 28, 2012 at 2:43 am

    The Myth of Sex Addiction, a new book, with author and clinical psychologist Dr. David Ley. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 308: Poly in America in the Month of Love
    by Minx on February 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Poly in America for the month of love. 1:00 host chat – 4:20 Topic: what it means to be poly in America around Valentine’s Day 2012 and current news stories citing nonmonogamy – 22:10 Feedback with a correction from Musqurat and a self-identity piece from Fred. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 307: A Year of Sex with Mia Martina
    by Minx on February 13, 2012 at 4:28 am

    A Year of Sex with Mia Martina: her explorations into New York sex clubs. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 306: Polyamory vs Polygamy
    by Minx on February 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    The differences between modern polyamory and traditional polygamy. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or leave a comment at the blog.

  • PW 305: You might be poly if…
    by Minx on January 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    You might be poly if… Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 304: The autonomy-intimacy scale
    by Minx on January 24, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Kathy Labriola discusses the autonomy-intimacy scale and how it might be affecting your relationship. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 303: Poly communication tips with Kathy Labriola
    by Minx on January 18, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Kathy Labriola, a poly counselor and nurse and author of Love in Abundance, offers her tips for communication within open relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 302: When metamours attack
    by Minx on January 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Joreth, Puck and Minx give advice to a gal in a situation with a controlling and uncommunicative metamour. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 301: The metamour approach
    by Minx on January 3, 2012 at 5:27 am

    How do you approach a third for a threesome or just one-on-one dating? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 300: Celebrating YOU the listeners
    by Minx on December 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Celebrating you the listeners–with content by you.Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 299: Poly Professional Women
    by Minx on December 13, 2011 at 12:21 am

    How does a poly woman who works long hours and puts her career first find time and energy to date? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 298: The care and feeding of drama
    by Minx on December 6, 2011 at 2:53 am

    The care and feeding of your poly drama (and how to avoid it)! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 297: Poly for the holidays
    by Minx on November 30, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Poly for the holidays advice session with cohosts Joreth and Puck. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 296: Open relationship versus polyamory
    by Minx on November 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    What’s the difference between an open relationship and a polyamorous one? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 295: Geeky Kink
    by Minx on November 15, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Review from the Geeky Kink event in New Jersey. mail polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 294: The HSV blues
    by Minx on November 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

    The HSV blues–what having or not having HSV actually means and how to cope. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 293: It’s not them; is IT you
    by Minx on November 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Dealing with difficult people? It’s not them; it IS you! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 292: How not to be a douche
    by Minx on October 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    How not to be a douche on FetLife and other poly/kink community and dating sites. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 291: Yes means yes
    by Minx on October 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Cohosts Joreth, Franklin and Puck cover the Yes Means Yes movement. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 290: Football-loving poly
    by Minx on October 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Where does a red-blooded, beer-drinking, football-watching, lawn-mowing guy go to meet the poly girl next door? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 289: The Sister Wives lawsuit–and why you should care
    by Minx on October 3, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Alan from Polyamory in the Media covers the new Sister Wives lawsuit–and why polyamorists should get on board. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 288: The collision of geeks and kink
    by Minx on September 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The collision of sci-fi geekery and BDSM kink; why do they so often go hand in hand? Special guests Teresa Jusino and Pendard share their insights. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 287: 10 Principles of Burning (Poly!) Man
    by Minx on September 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Applying the 10 principles of Burning Man to polyamory with Joe Zarate-Sanderlin. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 286: Minx’s post-Burn burnout
    by Minx on September 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Minx’s personal journal of her first Burning Man experience. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 285: Advice for poly newbies
    by Minx on August 30, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Advice for poly newbies from Anita Wagner at Polycamp Northwest! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit our Facebook page or blog.

  • PW 284: The passive aggressive partner
    by Minx on August 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Passive aggressive behavior – what is it good for? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 283: Building poly community
    by Minx on August 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Building poly community – from the Pillow Palace at PolyCamp Vancouver Island! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 282: Naked in Vancouver
    by Minx on August 9, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Journal of PolyCamp Vancouver Island. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 281: Infidelity will keep us together
    by Minx on July 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Dan Savage’s take on nonmonogamy: infidelity will keep us together. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 280: Kinkster Advice Line
    by Minx on July 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Kinkster advice line with Raven Kalera, answering your questions about BDSM and poly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 279: Polyamory and BDSM
    by Minx on July 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Raven Kaldera on Polyamory and Power Circuits–for the BDSM practitioner. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • PW 278: Joys of sexting
    by Minx on June 28, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Is sexting cheating and the pyramid of cheating. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit www.facebook.com/polyweekly or the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 277: Jealousy and courage
    by Minx on June 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Jealousy and courage with Franklin Veaux. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit www.facebook.com/polyweekly or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 276: “Okay” is a four-letter word
    by Minx on June 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    “Okay” is a four-letter word. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or Facebook at or our blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 275: Introverts and Extroverts
    by Minx on May 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Introverts vs. extroverts, a topical rebroadcast from 2007. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit our Facebook page or the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 274: Am I jealous?
    by Minx on May 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Listener Wendy describes her situation and asks for advice. Jerith, Pepper and Franklin cohost. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, comment on the Facebook page or our blog.

  • PW 273: You’re not as kinky as you think
    by Minx on May 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Massive internet survey determines “there’s no such thing as sexual deviance.” Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or @cunningminx or leave a comment on our Facebook Page or at the blog: www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 272: Monogamous Privilege Checklist
    by Minx on May 9, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Monogamous Privilege with Cory and Kate. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or @cunnngminx, Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/polyweekly or leave a comment on the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 271: Secondary to primary
    by Minx on May 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    From listener Amy: what do you do when you are a secondary who longs for the benefits of being primary? Cohosts Franklin Veaux, Joreth and Pepper weigh in. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or @cunningminx, leave a comment on our Facebook page or blog.

  • PW 270: The State of Poly in the News in 2011
    by Minx on April 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Alan of Poly in the Media blog reviews state of poly in the news in 2011 at Atlanta Poly Weekend. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly or @cunningminx, friend us on Facebook or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 269: Modern Poly Movement
    by Minx on April 19, 2011 at 3:23 am

    The modern poly movement and new poly events with Jessica Karels. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, enage on Facebook or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • PW 268: Sociology of Poly Families
    by Minx on April 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

    New research into poly families with sociologist Elisabeth Sheff. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or @cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 267: Poly in Atlanta… and sci-fi
    by Minx on April 1, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Poly in Atlanta at Atlanta Poly Weekend and a review of poly sci-fi novel Triptych. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 266: Poly in “Reality” TV
    by Minx on March 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Polyamory on TV: Charlie Sheen, Sister Wives reality show. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 265: Lady Porn Day
    by Minx on February 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Lady porn day, a celebration and discussion of women’s relationship with porn. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY, visit us on Facebook or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 264: Wait; we’re monogamous?
    by Minx on February 18, 2011 at 5:23 am

    A study shows that 40% of couples disagree over whether they are monogamous. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit us on Facebook or at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 263: STIpalooza, part 2
    by Minx on January 24, 2011 at 3:02 am

    STIpalooza part two! Everything you need to know about HSV and HPV. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit www.polyweekly.com for show notes or our Facebook page for updates

  • Poly Weekly 262: Pimp my boobs!
    by Minx on January 17, 2011 at 2:40 am

    This year a vidcast, Pimp my boobs is the lighthearted fun episode in which listeners decorate their boobies in order to spread holiday joy. 🙂

  • Poly Weekly Bonus: Canadian Polygamy Legislation
    by Minx on December 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Zoe Duff and Carol Chanteuse on the efforts to defeat Canadian anti-polygamy laws, recorded with permission at Poly Living West Coast 2010. Visit CPAA, Loving More and Poly Weekly.

  • Poly Weekly 261: The STI Special, part 1
    by Minx on December 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Dane Ballard and Danah Abarr share the down-low on HSV, HPV and Sinplex weekend. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, fan us on Facebook or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 260: Replacing “primary” and “secondary”
    by Minx on November 30, 2010 at 5:21 am

    Replacing the awful terms “primary” and “secondary,” with special cohost Steve Eley, formerly of Escape Pod. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, visit our Facebook page or leave a comment at the blog.

  • Poly Weekly 259: Mo and the Magic Banana
    by Minx on November 22, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Mollena Williams on a monogamous-identified gal trying poly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 258: The online kinkster
    by Minx on November 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Princess Kali of the Kink Academy. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @poly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Bonus: Poly and Single: Poly Dating 101
    by Minx on November 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Poly and Single: Poly Dating 101, presented at the Poly Living Seattle conference on October 23, 2010.

  • Poly Weekly 257: Is it all about the sex?
    by Minx on November 8, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Is it all about the sex? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit our Facebook page or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 256: Sex at Dawn
    by Minx on November 4, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Sex at Dawn co-author Christopher Ryan. Let’s talk bonobos! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit the blog or our Facebook page.

  • Poly Weekly 255: A Poly Vagabond
    by Minx on October 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Review of the wonderful Poly Living conference. Plus, a poly vagabond–interview with Jason Flores, a poly traveling musician. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or our Facebook page.

  • PW 254: Is marriage out of style?
    by Minx on October 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Is marriage going out of style? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit the new blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 253: Allena Gabosch, Sex Positive Activist
    by Minx on October 11, 2010 at 1:53 am

    More stories from Allena Gabosch on her sex-positive journey. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly , friend us on Facebook or visit the NEW blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 252: Allena Gabosch
    by Minx on October 4, 2010 at 4:00 am

    The first half of the long-awaited interview with the Center for Sex Positive Culture’s Allena Gabosch, on the origins of the Center. Comment at Poly Weekly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, or Twitter @polyweekly.

  • Poly Weekly 251: Boobs or hair?
    by Minx on September 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Boobs or hair? And listener feedback. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 250: Poly Parenting Q & A
    by Minx on September 13, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan (Family the web series) share their own experiences with parenting in a poly situation and their thoughts of explaining poly to kids in an age-appropriate way. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, Like us on Facebook or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 249: Poly Parenting
    by Minx on September 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Matt Bullen and Terisa Greenan (Family the web series) share their own experiences with parenting in a poly situation and their thoughts of explaining poly to kids in an age-appropriate way. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, Like us on Facebook or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 248: Three Wise Women
    by Minx on August 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Three Wise Women: Deborah Anapol, Dossie Easton, Serena Anderlini d’Onofrio. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 247: What is OK in poly?
    by Minx on August 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    What is OK in poly? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly, visit www.polyweekly.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/polyweekly

  • Poly Weekly 246: Poly Teen Polina
    by Minx on August 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Joreth and Pepper interview Polina about being poly and a teenager. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 245: Media Whoring, Part 2
    by Minx on July 30, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Media Whoring Panel at Sex 2.0–second half. And a review of Shine, a Burlesque Musical. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 244: Media Whoring at Sex 2.0
    by Minx on July 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Media Whoring panel at Sex 2.0 with Reid Mihalko, Veronica Monet, MayMay, Danielle Sipple and Jasen Bartlett. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 243: Time for Poly Camp!
    by Minx on June 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Quintus talks about organizing Poly Camp and his poly life. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 242: Modern Poly with Jessica Karels
    by Minx on June 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Modern poly with Jessica Karels. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 241: Kink on Tap Chat + Giveaway
    by Minx on June 9, 2010 at 6:00 am

    MayMay and Emma, hosts of Kink on Tap, give away a poly weekend for two to PW listeners! Visit www.polyweekly.com, call 206-202-POLY, email polyweekly@gmail.com or Twitter @polyweekly.

  • Poly Weekly 240: J.D. Sawyer counts Down from Ten
    by Minx on June 7, 2010 at 4:59 am

    ​J.D. Sawyer discusses his podcast novel, Down from Ten, with poly themes. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 239: Poly teenager
    by Minx on June 2, 2010 at 2:03 am

    ​Joreth and Minx interview Josh, a poly teenager. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 238: Happy Poly Moments
    by Minx on May 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Happy poly moments. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or, for show notes, visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 237: Personal Growth with Steve Pavlina
    by Minx on April 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Steve Pavlina, personal growth guru, discusses his public explorations of poly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 236: Wills the gays get there before the polys?
    by Minx on April 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Will the gays get there before the polys? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, visit www.polyweekly.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Poly Weekly 235: Sex Blogger Roundtable
    by Minx on March 30, 2010 at 3:18 am

    A chat with awesome sex bloggers at SXSW! Nina Hartley talks about her new community, SexWise; Lisa Vandevere, Goose, Miss Julie Sunday, Sexy Sadie and yours truly. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter @polyweekly, join our Facebook Page or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly 234: Sex at SXSW
    by Minx on March 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Sex at SXSW. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly 233: What is “sex”?
    by Minx on March 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    What is “sex” to you? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #232: Who gets to be the primary?
    by Minx on March 9, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Who’s the primary? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #231: Poly and the media
    by Minx on February 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Poly and the media–how to deal with reporters and media coverage, a panel from the Arisia sci-fi convention. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com to comment.

  • Poly Weekly #230: Kink and poly mix
    by Minx on February 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Kink and poly–how do they mix? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #229: Mark Yu: bondage & poly in Portland
    by Minx on February 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Mark Yu of Jade Gate Studio, rope bondage dude and poly guy. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com. For Poly Weekly iPhone app users, this week’s show also contains bonus audio content on dating #Mojo points!

  • Poly Weekly #228: Does poly cause atheism?
    by Minx on February 2, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Irreligion: does poly create atheists? Joreth cohosts. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #227: Black Box Republic
    by Minx on January 26, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Sam Lawrence and April of new sex-positive community site, Black Box Republic. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com for full show notes and links.

  • Poly Weekly #226: How to choose a partner
    by Minx on January 18, 2010 at 5:53 am

    How to choose/vet a poly partner. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com or the Poly Weekly Facebook Page.

  • Poly Weekly #225: Modern Poly Fundraiser
    by Minx on January 14, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Postmodern poly! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com or on our Facebook page.

  • Poly Weekly #224: Modern Poly
    by Minx on January 3, 2010 at 6:57 am

    The new Modern Poly activist website; poly for the holidays. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #223: Communicating while angry & Realism in relationships
    by Minx on December 14, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Communication while angry and realism in relationships. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, Twitter polyweekly, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #222: Metamours, Change and Insecurity
    by Minx on December 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Metamours and change–dealing with insecure metamours and managing expectations. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #221: This American Life & Infidelity
    by Minx on November 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Infidelity as covered by This American Life. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #220: Gaia and a Poly Planet
    by Minx on November 16, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Gaia blessings with Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #219: Success and Divorce
    by Minx on November 10, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Success and divorce with cohosts PepperMint and Joreth. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #218: Poly in the UK
    by Minx on November 2, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Graham Nicholls on polyamory in the UK. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #217: Do the math
    by Minx on October 26, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Do the math. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 202-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #216: Is polygamy feminist?
    by Minx on October 19, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Is polygamy feminist? Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or Twitter @polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #215: Christianity and Sexual Ethics
    by Minx on October 9, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Christianity and sexual ethics–Simon LeClerk gives one view. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter polyweekly or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #214: Objectumsexuals
    by Minx on October 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Objectumsexuals. Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #213: Group Sex and Orgies
    by Minx on September 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Group Sex and Orgies! Email polyweekly@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #212: Polymorphous serial polygamists snatch babies
    by Minx on September 11, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Polymorphous serial polygamists snatch babies! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #211: Listener Feedback Frenzy
    by Minx on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Listener feedback frenzy! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, calll 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #210: I’m jealous of Facebook!
    by Minx on August 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I’m jealous of Facebook! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #209: Poly hits Newsweek!
    by Minx on August 6, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Polyamory hits Newsweek! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #208: Erotica for you and me!
    by Minx on July 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Erotica for you and me! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #207: The death of the 2-parent marriage (so what?)
    by Minx on July 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    The death of the two-parent American marriage. And we care because… ? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #206: If Sanford were polyamorous
    by Minx on July 7, 2009 at 5:25 am

    If Sanford were polyamorous. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #205: Catchup with Minx
    by Minx on June 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Minx catches up; Shibaricon. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #204: Polyamory at Sex 2.0
    by Minx on May 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Polyamory at Sex 2.0. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #203: Poly History 201 with Oberon Zell
    by Minx on May 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Poly history 201 with Oberon Zell Ravenheart. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #202: Poly History 101
    by Minx on April 30, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Poly History 101. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #201: Would dating this person make you less jealous?
    by Minx on April 20, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Would dating this person make you less jealous? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #200: What I’ve Learned about Poly
    by Minx on April 13, 2009 at 1:32 am

    What I learned about polyamory–and what you’ve learned! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #199: All my love
    by Minx on April 6, 2009 at 2:02 am

    All My Love, the new play about open marriage in Chicago. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #198: 12 Pillars of Polyamory
    by Minx on March 30, 2009 at 2:53 am

    The 12 pillars of polyamory by Ken Haslam. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter or Facebook Cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #197: Monogamy at Poly Living
    by Minx on March 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Monogamy at Poly Living 2009–an interview with Gini and Lauren. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com or participate in the forums at forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #196: Jealousy Roundtable
    by Minx on March 15, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Jealousy discussion from Conflation. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #195: Victorian (Steampunk) Polyamory
    by Minx on March 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Victorian Steampunk polyamory–roundtable from Conflation. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #194: How to Have a Happy Relationship, Pt. 2
    by Minx on March 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    How to have a healthy relationship with Tacit. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter or Facebook cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #193: How to Have a Happy Relationship
    by Minx on February 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    How to have a happy relationship–great observations and advice from  Tacit (Franklin Veaux). Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, become a fan on Facebook or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #192: Sex Positive
    by Minx on February 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    The new Chicago film festival, Sex Postive–an interview with Clarisse Thorn. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #191: Feast of Love
    by Minx on February 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Let’s all celebrate the Feast of Love on Feb. 15th! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, 206-202-POLY, Twitter or Facebook cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #190: Poly Families
    by Minx on February 2, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Poly families with Valerie White. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #189: Coming Out Poly
    by Minx on January 26, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Coming out poly in Milwaukee! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #188: When polys get together
    by Minx on January 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Live from Minx’s San Francisco birthday party–this is what polys talk about when they get together! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #187: Is he not that into me?
    by Minx on January 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Is he not all that into me? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #186: It would be easier if…
    by Minx on January 5, 2009 at 12:45 am

    It would be easier if… no, it wouldn’t! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #185 PHOTOS: Pimp My Boobs, m4a with photos!
    by Minx on December 29, 2008 at 1:56 am

    The photo version of the Pimp My Boobs episode 185! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #185: Pimp My Boobs!
    by Minx on December 29, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Pimp My Boobs out holiday-style! Contestants and winners of the 2008 Pimp My Boobs competition. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #184: Poly for the holidays
    by Minx on December 22, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Poly for the holidays. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #183: Three poly must-have books
    by Minx on December 13, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Book suggestions and a happy poly moment! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #182: How to welcome a new metamour
    by Minx on December 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Welcoming a new metamour into your poly family. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #181: Your first poly munch
    by Minx on November 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Your first poly munch–how to host one and how to attend one without being creepy. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #180: Is a “happy ending” cheating?
    by Minx on November 17, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Is a “happy ending” cheating–what is your definition? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #179: Listener Feedback Extravaganza!
    by Minx on November 9, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Listener feedback extravaganza! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #178: Five things to say on a date
    by Minx on November 2, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Five things to say on a date; ten things not to say on a date. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #177: Poly and Proud, Part Deux
    by Minx on October 19, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    More from NY Poly Pride: Birgitte Philippides, Reid and Marcia of Cuddle Parties and Pete Benson. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, visit www.polyweekly.comor participate in the forums.

  • Poly Weekly #176: Poly and Proud!
    by Minx on October 13, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Poly and proud! Interviews from New York Poly Pride last weekend. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly: #175 Kalosexual?
    by Minx on October 6, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Polyweekly #175 Kalosexual?Creating a word for being turned on by sexual honesty. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call  206-202-poly, twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #174: Fearless Communication
    by Minx on September 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    How do I speak up?–fearless communication. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #173: Jenny Block is “Open”
    by Minx on September 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    An interview with Jennie Block: Open, Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com. Or join the Poly Weekly Hooligans on Facebook.

  • Poly Weekly #172: How to Communicate; PolyCamp Toronto
    by Minx on September 16, 2008 at 1:03 am

    How to communicate with someone who is finding communication difficult; PolyCamp Toronto report. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #171: But Cheating is in my Genes!
    by Minx on September 6, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    The monogamy/cheating gene? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #170: Loving More with Robyn Trask
    by Minx on August 31, 2008 at 6:41 am

    An interview with Robyn Trask of Loving More. www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #169: Quit hurting my partner!
    by Minx on August 23, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    How to deal with being angry with your metamours when they hurt your partner. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #168: If you don’t like it, you can’t have any
    by Minx on August 16, 2008 at 1:57 am

    If you don’t like it, you can’t have any: an interview with Oberon Zell. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #167: Real people open up
    by Minx on August 11, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Real people open up: the online PW book club discusses Tristan Taormino’s Opening Up. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #166: “Okay” is a four-letter word
    by Minx on August 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    “Okay” is a four-letter word. Ban it from your language! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, visit www.polyweekly.com or the forums.

  • Poly Weekly #165: Polyamory in Metamor City
    by Minx on July 28, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Polyamory in Metamor City, a chat with Chris Lester on the specific polyamory in the science-fiction world he created. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com or participate in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #164: Ten Poly Do’s
    by Minx on July 20, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Ten poly do’s–your own guidelines for polyamory! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #163: I Vant to Be Alone
    by Minx on July 14, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I vant to be alone–ever want periods of focus and attention, for yourself or with your partner? Is that normal for poly folks? Let’s discuss! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #162: Swingtown and Swinging
    by Minx on July 7, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Reviews of CBS’s new series, Swingtown, and what that means for us non-monogamous types. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #161: Bitterness & Frubble Listener Feedback
    by Minx on June 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Listener feedback special: bitterness, frubble and more on where to meet poly people. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #160: Tristan Taormino Answers Your Questions
    by Minx on June 20, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Tristan Taormino answers listener questions about her new book, Opening Up! And Miss Poly Manners discusses who sits in the front seat of the car. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, join the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #159: Tristan Taormino Opens Up
    by Minx on June 16, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Tristan Taormino talks about her new book, Opening Up. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or Twitter cunningminx. Visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com and leave a comment, or participate in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #158: How to Hit on People
    by Minx on June 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    How do you hit on people in the first place, mono or poly? Expressing interest and following through. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or post at the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly Public Service Announcement
    by Minx on June 4, 2008 at 1:05 am

    A plea for help from a fellow podcaster, Chris Fisher, plus Minx asks for support to the Midwest Teen Sex Show. Donate to them here if you can!

  • Poly Weekly #157: RTFM!
    by Minx on June 1, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    RTFM! Write and read the user’s manual for YOU! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #156: Practical Polyamory with Tacit
    by Minx on May 24, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    A practical guide to polyamory and NRE, an interview with Tacit. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningming or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forums.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #155: Multiple O
    by Minx on May 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    A review and interviews with cast and crew of Multiple O, a play inspired by The Ethical Slut. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.comComment at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #154: Metamour Relations
    by Minx on May 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Metamour relations–how and when do you communicate with your partner’s partners? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or Twitter cunningminx. Visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #153: Listener Feedback Frenzy!
    by Minx on May 4, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Listener feedback frenzy! Listen as we discuss Torchwood spank, where to meet poly people and the new play in Madison, Multiple O, based on The Ethical Slut. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at PolyWeekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #152: Trans like me
    by Minx on April 17, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Trans like me: being transgendered and poly, an interview with Benny. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, visit www.polyweekly.com or participate in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #151: Can you love two at once?
    by Minx on April 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Can you really love two people at once? And interviews from the Poly Living Conference, 2008, courtesy of Alan of the Poly in the Media blog. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #150: Five Places to Meet Polys
    by Minx on April 6, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Where are all the polys hiding? Find out five places to meet other poly people or at least poly-friendly folks. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com or participate in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #149: Eros, a Bisexual Polyamorous Memoir
    by Minx on March 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Eros, a bisexual polyamorous (and at times extremely juicy!) memoir: an interview with Serena Anderlini-d’Onofrio about her book, Eros: a Journey of Multiple Loves. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx, comment at www.polyweekly.com or participate in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • PW 147 and 148 files working
    by Minx on March 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Hey,guys! I talked with Rob Walsh last night, and episodes 147 and 148 are working now.

  • Poly Weekly #148: Is monogamy “natural”?
    by Minx on March 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Is monogamy biologically “natural” for humans? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Problem with PW #147
    by Minx on March 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    If you haven’t already discovered it, there is a problem with downloading PW #147. I’ve got calls in to LibSyn, and I’ll update as soon as the file is available. Just hold on with me! In the meantime, why not visit www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com, just for fun?

  • Poly Weekly #147: Listener Feedback
    by Minx on March 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Listener feedback, including the “normality” of lying and cheating, dealing with NRE, and a poem promising conditional love. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com. New forums are up at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #146: Sexy Shenanigans!
    by Minx on March 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Sexy shenanigans! Honey trappers, choreplay, Christian sex toys, fight with your spouse or die! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com or join the discussion at the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #145: Coming into Poly
    by Minx on March 1, 2008 at 3:23 am

    A Poly in the Media report from Alan; panelists talk on how they came into poly. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #144: Polyamory Pitfalls for Newbies
    by Minx on February 24, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Polyamory pitfalls for newbies–everything you need to know, be prepared for and avoid when you’re considering polyamory. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #143: NRE: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    by Minx on February 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    New Relationship Energy (NRE): the good, the bad and the ugly. What’s great about NRE and what NOT to do when in its throes. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum. polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #142: LIVE from Arisia Sci-Fi
    by Minx on February 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Alan reports live from the Arisia science fiction conventions three polyamory panels; Minx mulls over an article on how we drive our partners crazy in marriage. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forums.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #141: You’re fat! Redux
    by Minx on February 5, 2008 at 3:58 am

    You’re fat! redux–how to communicate the tough stuff. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #140: I CAN live without you!
    by Minx on January 28, 2008 at 4:03 am

    I can live without you, and love doesn’t last forever. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com. Also, join in the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #138: You’re fat!
    by Minx on January 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    You’re fat! How much honesty is too much honesty? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #139: Dirty, rotten cheaters
    by Minx on January 20, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Dirty, rotten cheaters! What is cheating in monogamy? In poly? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com or the forums at http://forum.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #137: Ten Poly Vocab Words You Need to Know
    by Minx on January 5, 2008 at 1:01 am

    New and old poly vocabulary you need definitions of to be poly or poly-friendly in the new year! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or check out the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #136: You’re Poly–But None of Your Friends Are!
    by Minx on December 30, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    What do you do if you’re poly but no one you know is? How do you share NRE, frubble and questions? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment and check out show notes at the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #135: Goofy, Sexy Holiday Music!
    by Minx on December 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Fun, goofy, sexy holiday songs–some poly, some sexy, some just silly! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #134: What is your love map?
    by Minx on December 17, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Graydancer and Minx talk over love maps and how well you know your partner; Alan contributes a Poly in the Media segment. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #133: Does jealousy equal love?
    by Minx on December 7, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Does jealousy equal love? Why do we feel more jealous the deeper in love we get? Why does our society equate violent jealousy with true love? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #132: Listener-Suggested Topics!
    by Minx on November 25, 2007 at 3:26 am

    All listener mail, listener feedback and listener-suggested topics, all the time! Feedback on past shows and new topics, including how do single parents find time to be poly; do you facilitate a lie; and what do you do when one person is an ex but the other two aren’t??Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #131: What are they saying?
    by Minx on November 18, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Minx and Alan discuss several mentions of poly in the mainstream media–from advice columnists to Sandra Day O’Connor’s love vee to poly geezers, we got your poly in the media! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #130: Why get married?
    by Minx on November 9, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Why get married at all? And for how long if you do? A conversation with Nobilis. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #129: A Year and a Half In
    by Minx on November 1, 2007 at 1:20 am

    A year and a half in: an interview with Max and Lorelei, who joined their busy poly tribe 18 months ago. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, and visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #128: Free Gift with Purchase!
    by Minx on October 19, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Free gift with new purchase! Minx and Steve Eley discuss how to treat your existing partner when you get a shiny new NRE one who seems to get all the gifts. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, Twitter cunningminx, call 206-202-POLYor visit the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #127: Radical Ideas on Marriage
    by Minx on October 12, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Radical ideas on marriage as a contract to be negotiated–an essay by Nobilis. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #126: Cool Sex & Adult Podcasts
    by Minx on October 4, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Interviews with cool adult and sex podcasters from the Podcast & New Media Expo! Nikol of the Midwest Teen Sex Show; Fausto from the Feast of Fools Gay Fun Show; and Chris & Ben from the HusBands. Email cunningminx@gmail.com; call 206-202-POLY; leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com or Twitter cunningminx.

  • Poly Weekly #125: The Seven-Year Itch
    by Minx on September 27, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    The seven-year itch–should marriage only last seven years? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #124: New Things You Need to Know About Sex
    by Minx on September 20, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Polyamory as extended family and new things you need to know about sex. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #123: All my ex’s
    by Minx on September 15, 2007 at 2:29 am

    My poly family goes camping; what to do when you and your ex are at the same social event! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, Twitter cunningminx, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Polyamory Weekly #122: Dragon*Con
    by Minx on September 6, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Post-Dragon*Con review of polyamory, geeks, costumes, parties and podcasting. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #121: Hot Poly Erotica!
    by Minx on August 28, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    This week, we’ve got a treat: poly erotica! “Recent Reports of Progress Toward Fusion,” by Bill Noble. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #120: Discerning a Toxic Relationship
    by Minx on August 22, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    How can you tell if you’re in a toxic relationship? Also, listener feedback and Poly in the Media. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #119: Feedback–Negotiations, Fairness and Vibrators, oh my!
    by Minx on August 13, 2007 at 2:29 am

    Feedback on the interview with Tacit, introverts and extroverts, pay disparity for women, and the idea of fairness, plus My Poly Family and Poly in the Media! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #118: Geeks in Love
    by Minx on August 6, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Minx and Steve Eley discuss high-tech tools that poly geeks use to maintain their local and long-distance relationships.  Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, visit www.polyweekly.com or Twitter cunningminx.

  • Poly Weekly Podcast Awards Announcement
    by Minx on August 1, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Polyamory Weekly has been nominated for a Podcast Award, so I’m pimpin’ for votes! Vote once ever 24 hours (in the Mature category) at www.podcastawards.com. Thanks for your support!

  • Poly Weekly #117: Moving in the Direction of Greatest Courage
    by Minx on July 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Tacit discusses dealing with jealousy, moving in direction of greatest courage, NRE and his upcoming book. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, visit www.polyweekly.com or Twitter cunningminx.

  • Poly Weekly #116: Tell Me What You Need
    by Minx on July 19, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Earthwalker shares how to argue in a poly family with kids; Tacit talks about how love does NOT conquer all. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #115: Being Jewish and Poly
    by Minx on July 13, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Being poly and Jewish–what’s the big deal? Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com. Also, please nominate us in the Mature category at the Podcast Awards!

  • Podcast Awards Announcement
    by Minx on July 9, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Please submit Polyamory Weekly for a Podcast Awards! Go to www.podcastawards.com, click “Click Here to Nominate”, go to the Mature category and type in Polyamory Weekly with the website www.polyweekly.com. Thank you!

  • Poly Weekly Special Edition: Negotiations Roundtable
    by Minx on July 6, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Negotiations, boundaries and limits, oh, my! From the Heartland Polyamory Conference. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or visit www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #114: Introverts vs. Extroverts
    by Minx on July 2, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Introverts vs. extroverts–how to care for and support and introverts, and what introverts can do to get by in an extrovert’s world; feedback on PepperMint’s discussion on the double standard. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, 206-202-POLY, www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly Special Edition: Jealousy
    by Minx on June 26, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    This special edition of Poly Weekly is the interactive, no-holds-barred talk on jealousy–what is it, how to deal with it, who is and who isn’t–from the Heartland Polyamory Conference.

  • Poly Weekly #113: Is There a Double Standard with Poly?
    by Minx on June 21, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Is there a sexual double standard with regards to poly/mono, just as there is with sexual exploits? PepperMint and I get into it; listener Jenny comments. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment to the show blog at www.polyweekly.com. Don’t leave a comment here; it won’t be approved. Go visit the blog!

  • Poly Weekly #112: Listener Mail Extravaganza!
    by Minx on June 9, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Listener mail extravaganza! Text chat, a lot more about meeting metamours, My Poly Family–poly and Mother’s Day, poly finances, monogamists and frubble, brutal honesty under unusual circumstances, poly envy, a poly anthropology experiment, and “choosing” your “soulmate.” Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #111: Dossie Easton Talks Jealousy
    by Minx on June 4, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Dossie Easton shares her thoughts on being a lover to a couple, on jealousy and on Radical Ecstasy. Email cunningminx@gmail.com; call 206-202-POLY; Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #110: Dossie Easton Talks Ethical Slut 2
    by Minx on May 24, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Dossie Easton talks the Ethical Slut movie, Ethical Slut Two, and how to meet poly people. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #109: Meeting Metamours
    by Minx on May 18, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    To meet or not to meet?… your metamours, that is. Steve Eley of Escape Pod guest co-hosts the discussion. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #108: Poly and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
    by Minx on May 9, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Lots of listener mail; a poly comic from LLC; moving in with your poly family; polyamory and the prisoner’s dilemma. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #107: Leather Leadership
    by Minx on May 4, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Interviews with CARAS, PepperMint and Lisa of CineKink from Leather Leadership Conference. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly Bonus: Hot Tub Cast!
    by Minx on May 1, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    First of May bonus episode! Recorded live from Steve Eley’s hot tub in Atlanta, GA on April 29, 2007, with a crowd of hot poly people. Musical guest: Jonathan Coulton’s song “First of May”. Be sure to check out the Poly Southeast mailing list for more information on polyamory resources in the Southeastern U.S. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com. Thanks for listening! (Show posted by Steve, so blame him if anything went wrong.)

  • Poly Weekly #106: Mistress Matisse Gets Down & Dirty
    by Minx on April 26, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Mistress Matisse gets down and dirty and talks poly SEX! 🙂 Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com. Thanks for listening!

  • Citizen Kinkster: LLC social media seminar
    by Minx on April 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Citizen Kinkster: Building Communities with New Media, the seminar Graydancer and I gave at Leather Leadership Conference on Sunday. Show notes and handout will be posted at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #105: Mistress Matisse Talks Poly
    by Minx on April 24, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Mistress Matisse talks poly! Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY, Twitter cunningminx or leave a comment at the show blog at www.polyweekly.com. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #104 (for real): Poly and Single Redux
    by Minx on April 13, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Being poly and single, redux; my poly family. Email cunningminx@gmail.com, call 206-202-POLY or leave a comment to the show blog at www.polyweekly.com

  • Poly Weekly #103: Being Poly and Single
    by Minx on April 4, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    On being poly and single; a poly story from a listener. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY; check out our shiny new blog chock fulla info and links at www.polyweekly.com.

  • Poly Weekly #102:; How Many Polys… Lightbulb?
    by Minx on March 30, 2007 at 1:30 am

    How many polys does it take to screw in a lightbulb?; Helen Fisher at TED on romantic love and attachment. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY; check out show notes and poly resources at www.polyweekly.com

  • Special Edition: Sex Is Fun’s Sex Ed Crash Course
    by Minx on March 23, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    This 25-minute audio explains some basics of sexuality in an information-driven, non-judgmental sex-positive light. Includes overviews of masterbation, oral sex and penetrative sex for men and women, covering both the pleasures of the activities as well as the dangers and responsibilities involved. Thanks to Kidder of Sex Is Fun! for taking the time to create this fun yet fact-filled introduction to sex for responsible adults.

  • Poly Weekly #101: What Does “Family” Mean to You?
    by Minx on March 23, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Kidder from Sex Is Fun! produces a sex-positive, information-packed audio crash course for teens and young adults; minx asks, “What does family mean to you?” Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Check out our NEW, INFO-PACKED BLOG PAGE AT www.polyweekly.com. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #100: PW ROCKS!
    by Minx on March 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Celebrating 100 episodes and two years of Polyamory Weekly! Reflections, orgasms, limericks, sex with goats, touching poetry–it’s all here! Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #99: All about furries
    by Minx on March 12, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Everything you wanted to know about the real life of furries! Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Check out our new blog and podcast page at www.polyweekly.com!

  • Poly Weekly #98: Relationships AREN’T work!
    by Minx on March 2, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Robyn Trask of Loving More comments on the Studio 60 mention; Tacit talks about his belief that relationships aren’t work (really? yes, really!) Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #97: Polyamory in Studio 60
    by Minx on February 24, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    This week’s big story: among other poly in the media, we discuss the mention of polyamory and Loving More in Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 mainstream TV show. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Check polyweekly.livejournal.com for show notes. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #96: Poly Roundtable
    by Minx on February 20, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Poly roundtable discussion from Conflation, with a lot of laughing. 😉 Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Check out show notes at polyweekly.livejournal.com

  • Poly Weekly #95: Marriage as a Sacrament
    by Minx on February 11, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Marriage as a sacrament vs a civil contract. Join the discussion at the blog or call 206-202-POLY or email cunningminx@gmail.com

  • Poly Weekly #94: Emotional Intelligence
    by Minx on February 5, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Emotional intelligence–how emotionally intelligent are you? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Show notes are at Poly Weekly’s blog.

  • Poly Weekly #93: Michelle Belanger Talks Tolerance
    by Minx on January 24, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Michelle Belanger talks tolerance of fringe groups, both by society at large and among other groups. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY; check out show notes at Polyweekly.livejournal.com Thanks for listening!

  • PW #92: Three Legal Parents!
    by Minx on January 22, 2007 at 1:10 am

    A Canadian court rules that a child has three legal parents! Email comments, questions, feedback to cunningminx@gmail.com or call the listener comment line at 206-202-POLY. Show notes will be up at Poly Weekly’s blog page. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #91: Poly Walk-In Closet
    by Minx on January 8, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    The poly walk-in closet and Canada declares three legal parents for one child. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Show notes will be up at the Poly Weekly blog.

  • Poly Weekly #90: Orgasms!
    by Minx on December 28, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Celebrating Global Orgasm Day, we share listeners’ orgasms for peace! Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #89: Needs vs Wants
    by Minx on December 21, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Needs vs wants–why should we expect to get them met? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #88: Poly Misconceptions in the Media
    by Minx on December 13, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    Common misconceptions about poly in the media; more on is poly trendy? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #87: Is poly trendy?
    by Minx on December 7, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Global Orgasm Day and is polyamory trendy? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY, and check out the show notes at polyweekly.livejournal.com. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #86: Home for the Holidays
    by Minx on November 23, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    Historical monogamy; home for the holidays; using up your ability to love. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Show Notes will be up at http://polyweekly.livejournal.com.

  • Poly Weekly #85: Historical Monogamy
    by Minx on November 15, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    A brief and incomplete look at historical monogamy; polyamory in the British media. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Click here to subscribe with iTunes one-click and here for show notes.

  • Poly Weekly #84: Long-Distance Relationships
    by Minx on November 9, 2006 at 4:01 am

    Dealing with NRE, long-distance relationships and the slippery slope argument. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Poly Weekly #83: How Come He’s Better Than Me?
    by Minx on November 2, 2006 at 4:48 am

    A hot poly story; how come he’s better than me; a rant by minx. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY; check out show notes at polyweekly.livejournal.com

  • Poly Weekly #82: Dealing with the Monkeys
    by Minx on October 26, 2006 at 3:04 am

    A poly play; dealing with the monkeys; poly in the media. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Poly Weekly #81: Tantric Sex
    by Minx on October 18, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Mistress Matisse tells it like it is; what conservatives are good for; an interview with the authors of a book on tantric sex. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Poly Weekly #80: Dealing with jealousy; Polly & Marie TV sitcom
    by Minx on October 13, 2006 at 1:14 am

    Poly-mono resources; understanding jealousy; a poly play and Polly & Marie, a new poly TV sitcom. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Polyamory Weekly #79: October 7, 2006
    by Minx on October 8, 2006 at 1:01 am

    Return to the original orgasm; interview with Anita Wagner. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #78: October 5, 2006
    by Minx on October 5, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Making choices when a partner is sick; masturbation and platonic love; along came polyamory controversy in the media. Questions? Feedback? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly minicast
    by Minx on September 29, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Minicast from Podcast Expo and post-Folsom

  • Polyamory Weekly #77: September 19, 2006
    by Minx on September 20, 2006 at 12:00 am

    Our poly family; too  much cake; how polygamy affects us. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #75: September 5, 2006
    by Minx on September 15, 2006 at 2:00 am

    Poly limericks; poly pride; save our poly family. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #76: September 13, 2006
    by Minx on September 15, 2006 at 1:11 am

    Anarchism and free love; on-again, off-again; Warren Buffet is poly? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Thanks for listening!

  • Polyamory Weekly Special Edition: Poly Guys
    by Minx on September 14, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    Enjoy this special edition of Polyamory Weekly–Graydancer and Lqqkout talk about the life and times of poly guys. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #74: August 29, 2006
    by Minx on August 30, 2006 at 12:01 am

    The Lusty Lady addresses sex in marriage; advice from the Dalai Lama; a conversation about how to fuck up a poly relationship with Amy Gahran. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #73: August 22, 2006
    by Minx on August 22, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    Are all feelings valid?; children of polygamists speak up; the final half of the interview with Raven Kaldera, author of Pagan Polyamory. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #72: August 15, 2006
    by Minx on August 15, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    Homosexuality and genetics; is it all about the sex; an interview with Raven Kaldera, author of Pagan Polyamory. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #71: August 8, 2006
    by Minx on August 9, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Preparing for a loss; homosexuality and genetics; coming out as poly; poly activism. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #69: August 5, 2006
    by Minx on August 7, 2006 at 2:17 am

    Enduring NRE; a happy poly start; the New Scientist article on Love Unlimited; an interview with Goldy Decker, co-creator of the Midwest Alt Poly Con. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #70: August 2, 2006
    by Minx on August 3, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    The Skypecast on living situations, in which participants discuss when and how they decided to move in or not, how they chose to split up chores and opinions on child-free zones in the home. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Vote for PW in the Podcast Awards!
    by Minx on August 2, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    OK, I’m officially shameless! You can vote once daily through August 11th for PW as Best Mature Podcast at the Podcast Awards. Yeah, yeah; I know there’s no chance we’ll win. Just want to make a decent showing!You can vote once daily, I believe!

  • Polyamory Weekly #68: July 26, 2006
    by Minx on July 27, 2006 at 2:59 am

    The PW Skypecast; parent frubble; emotional intimacy; British poly. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY. Show notes are at polyweekly.livejournal.com

  • PW #66 and #67 Show Notes
    by Minx on July 26, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Show notes are up for Polyamory Weekly #66 here and for #67 here.

  • Polyamory Weekly #67: July 18, 2006
    by Minx on July 19, 2006 at 11:57 am

    Midwest Alternative Poly Con; Podcast Expo; frubble; emotional intimacy polyamory in the lexicon. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #66: July 11, 2006
    by Minx on July 14, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    Polyamory in the dictionary; Loving More needs your help; who has affairs and why? Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • PW #65 Show Notes
    by Minx on July 5, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    PW #65 Show Notes are up at http://polyweekly.livejournal.com

  • Polyamory Weekly #65: July 4, 2006
    by Minx on July 4, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Masturbation Zen; lesbian laptops; amoebas and emotional intimacy; and poly families with children. Email cunningminx@gmail.com or call 206-202-POLY.

  • Polyamory Weekly #64: June 27, 2006
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