For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle - from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004411de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Starting with a first date with a couple of swingers; followed by working through social anxiety and shyness; recognizing the importance of touch in life; evolving feelings about love and expectations; having threesomes, orgies, and prostate orgasms; going through a divorce; and leveling up in life and sexuality. For five years, Cooper S. Beckett has written for Life on the Swingset. The website was born out of the feeling that he´d learned enough in his whole year of swinging to tell other people how to live their nonmonogamous lives. His hubris can be seen from space. Here, he has collected personal essays, stories, erotica, and prescriptive how-tos into this memoir of his life, My Life on the Swingset. He may be biased when it comes to swinging, polyamory, and other forms of ethical nonmonogamy (in fact, he most certainly is), but he doesn´t sugarcoat it. He speaks honestly and earnestly about a unique way to live life, one that allows for sexual and loving growth and experimentation, a strong sense of community, and the ability to do what we all crave, whether we know it or not: to be honest with ourselves and others about what we want sexually. And out of life. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Cooper S. Beckett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039934de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to pursue and maintain polyamorous relationships! Before you read any further, answer these simple questions: Have you finally grown tired of serial monogamy? Do you ever wonder if there is any other way to have a more varied, fulfilling love life? Have you been pondering the idea of openly and honestly developing relationships with more than one partner, but are worried about what others may think? If you answered ´´yes´´ to at least one of the above questions, then this book is just what you need to get informed, grow confident, and take the steps necessary to get exactly what you want out of some of your most important relationships! Polyamory Revealed: The Practical Dater´s Guide to the Pursuit and Maintenance of Open Relationships was written with curious, open-minded, free-spirited individuals like you in mind. In these minutes, you will veer beyond the taboo surrounding plural partnerships and gain a deeper understanding of what poly love is really all about. You will learn about the different models of polyamorous love and the important poly lingo that every beginner should know. You will discover the best ways to handle jealousy, insecurity, and all of the other problems encountered by poly folk. Because after all, free love does not equal carelessness! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Karin King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063545de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Big Happy Family:18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love Riverhead Books Rebecca Walker
I´ve been lucky all my life, but today I´ve had the unlucky misfortune of having my two girlfriends find out about each other. Will this be the end of my lucky streak, or can I turn this into the greatest sexual experience of my life? This 4000 word story includes three sexy adults making their first foray into polyamory, and includes plenty of oral sex, mind-blowing orgasms, and two girls snowballing one lucky guy´s cum - using the cum that he put in their pussies! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005142de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marriage and monogamy are not what they used to be, and today many couples are opting to start families before getting married, or deciding not to get married at all. At the same time, gay couples in states that recognize same-sex marriage are getting married in droves. Some people prefer non-monogamy and have relationships that include swinging and polyamory. The landscape of American marriage and relationships is changing, and a variety of family systems are developing and becoming more common. The Polyamorists Next Door introduces polyamorous families, in which people are free to pursue emotional, romantic, and sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time. They do it openly and with support from their partners, sometimes forming multi-partner relationships or other arrangements that allow for emotional and sexual freedom within the family system. In colorful and moving details, this audiobook explores how polyamorous relationships come to be, how they grow and change, how they manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and how they cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society. Using polyamorists own words, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff examines polyamorous households and reveals their advantages, disadvantages, and the daily lives of those living in them. While polyamorous families are increasingly common, fairly little is known about them outside of their own social circles or of the occasional media sensationalism. This book provides information that will be useful for professionals with polyamorous clients, educators who wish to understand or teach polyamory, and especially people who wish to better understand polyamory themselves or explain it to their potential partners, adult children, or in-laws. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Oosterwyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042590de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Sociology - Gender Studies, , course: Political Philosophy, language: English, abstract: Like any controversial topic, introduction of same-sex marriages has engendered multiple arguments - both in favor and against it - which come from various spheres of social life, from religion to law. For instance, a debatabase website ProCons.org contains 15 arguments for and 13 ones against same-sex marriages ; and one can imagine that the actual number of all possible arguments is by far not limited even to this quantity. People who have not gone deep into this debate might wonder why this topic is disputable: seemingly, legalization of same-sex marriages is for the benefit of LGBT people, while it does not anyhow harm straight people, therefore, it should leave the latter ones either positive (as satisfaction of other peoples needs somehow brings harmony and friendship to the entire society), or, at least, indifferent (as same-sex marriages are not related to heterosexuals in any way). Speaking in terms of biology, the relationship between gay and straight people on the issue of same-sex marriages can, at the first glance, be viewed as commensalism: one organism turns the relationship to its advantage while the other one is neither better off, nor worse off. Yet, taking a closer look at the debate allows us to understand that both proponents and opponents of gay marriages would strongly disagree with my commensalism assumption: Amongst the likeliest effects of gay marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and polyamory (group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals (however weakly and temporarily) in every conceivable combination of male and female (Kurtz 2003). The announcement I made last week about my views on marriage equality -- same principle. The basic idea -- I want everybody treated fairly in this country. We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody. That doesnt weaken families; that strengthens families. Its the right thing to do (President Barack Obama, The View TV show, 14 May 2012). Although the two opinions oppose each other, there is one thing they have in common: they both imply that expanding the right to marry to homosexual couples would affect the institutions of family and marriage themselves, either positively or negatively. [...]
To make an open marriage work, Franklin and Celeste knew they needed to make sure no one else ever came between them. That meant there had to be rules. No overnights, no falling in love, and either one of them could ask the other to end an outside relationship if it became too much to deal with. It worked for nearly two decades, and their relentless focus on their own relationship let them turn a blind eye to the emotional wreckage they were leaving behind them. The rules did not prepare them for Amber. ´´I have a question,´´ Amber would say. And whatever came next would send a wrecking ball through Franklin and Celeste´s comforting illusions. Amber was the first of Franklin s polyamorous secondary partners to insist on being treated like a person, and the first to peel back the layers of insecurity and fear that surrounded their relationship. Amber was a game changer. A game-changing relationship is one that uproots and redirects your life. It overthrows your assumptions about who you are and why. It awakens you to possibilities you´d never conceived of. It disrupts. And it is the unspoken elephant in the attractive showroom of polyamorous relationships. This book is the true story of a game-changing relationship that changed not only Franklin and Celeste´s lives, but the face of the modern polyamory movement. A game-changing relationship can happen to anyone. How will you handle it when it happens to you? ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Fulgham, Sasja Towe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044950de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A vast alien landscape, a human culture based on our own, yet evolved in strange ways by the forces of an inimical nature provide a panoramic backdrop for the romantic adventures of a large cast of memorable & attractive characters. Courtship Rite is an SF novel by American writer Donald Kingsbury, originally serialized in Analog magazine in 1982. The book is set in the same universe as some of his other stories, such as ´´Shipwright´´ (1978) and the unpublished ´´The Finger Pointing Solward´´. In the UK, the novel was entitled Geta; in France, Parade nuptiale. Courtship Rite was the 1st winner of the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1983. The novel details the attempts of two of the priest-clans, the Kaiel & the Mnankrei, to expand into territory controlled by the Stgal. Ultimately, all the priest clans are trying to attain dominance of the planet through the use of new technology, propaganda, treachery, and ´´war´´, a new concept in this world. Previously, killing was done merely in order to provide food. Jo Walton remarked that Courtship Rite ´´is about a distant generation of colonists on a planet with no usable animals. This is the book with everything, where everything includes cannibalism, polyamory, evolution and getting tattoos so your skin will make more interesting leather when you´re dead.´´ ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007029de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.