Beyond the basics of polyamory lies a complex web of negotiations, agreements, pitfalls and rewards. Kathy Labriola, a relationships counselor who has worked for many years with singles, couples and groups in polyamorous and open relationships, sets forth some of the realities of alternative lifestyles: dealing with some of the common relationship-disrupters, managing jealousy, choosing compatible partners, combining BDSM with polyamory, distinguishing between sex addiction and polyamory, and much more.
Have a healthy and happy polyamorous relationship and make your own rules!During the long and eventful human history, one thing was a constant, up until the 20th century - polyamory or non-monogamy.Ancient civilizations and middle Ages dynasties considered having more than one partner completely normal and acceptable. Monogamy is even very rare in the animal kingdom; so many scientists claim that being monogamous is not natural for humans.When you think about the fact, that polyamory has been a part of human culture for millenniums, and monogamy only for decades, it turns out that monogamous relationships are the unconventional ones!More and more couples decide to break free of the conservative conventions and try having healthy open marriages or relationships. But how can you have multiple sexual or romantic partners without issues such as jealousy, insecurity, and the society judging you?This audiobook will answer that question, and show you that you can have happy, fulfilling relationships with multiple partners!Here’s what the audiobook discusses:The process of transition from monogamous to a polyamorous relationshipThe difference between polyamory and infidelityHow to avoid destructive feelings of jealousy and possessivenessThe many reasons polyamory works, and how you can use it to save your marriage or relationshipHow to communicate effectively with your partner, and free yourself from imposed and false moral valuesMethods to protect your health, both physical and mental when having multiple partnersAnd so much more!The important thing to remember is that polyamory is not immoral and bad. Society shapes our opinions and values, but not everyone can be happy living by those rules. Just because someone says it’s the right thing to do, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for you. Monogamy is perfectly normal, but so is polyamory. Make 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanis Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/179999/bk_acx0_179999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other forms of alternative love, offering relationship advice radically different from anything you'll find on the magazine rack.This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory incorporates interviews and real-world advice from women of all ages in nontraditional relationships, as well as exercises for building self-awareness, confidence in communication, and strategies for managing and eliminating jealousy. If you're curious about exploring group sex, opening up your current monogamous relationship, or ready to "come out" as polyamorous, this book covers it all! Whether you're a seasoned graduate, a timid freshman, or somewhere in between, you'll learn how to discover and craft unique relationships that are healthy, happy, sexy, and tailor-made for you. Because when it comes to your love life, being a know-it-all is actually a great thing to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013149/bk_tant_013149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Among consenting adults, family should be a matter of choice and the configuration thereof should be the choice of the family members. There are between 50,000 and 100,000 families in the U.S. living in polygamy today. Recently, these numbers began to climb rapidly as certain Christian, Islamic, and secular groups seek ways to live according to their convictions, in spite of federal and state laws. The growth is accelerating at a surprising rate. Yet, there are few resources and little information to help those seeking happiness in this way of life. This book is a primer for those wishing to seek fulfillment outside the confines of monogamy. As people search for and find their own happiness, the population practicing polygamy will soon grow large enough to have a voice loud enough to change the laws of the land from within. Polygamy may be the next movement in the search for individual freedom and happiness. Polygamy: The act of having more than one spouse. A husband having more than one wife or wife having more than one husband is called polygamy. Polygamy is a general term and exists in three specific forms: polygyny, polyandry, and polyamory. Polygyny: When a man has multiple simultaneous wives, the state is specifically called polygyny. You will also hear the term, “Plural Marriage” or “Celestial Marriage” used by the FLDS church when one husband has several wives. Polyandry: When a woman has multiple simultaneous husbands it is specifically called polyandry. Polyamory: Group marriage, where the family unit consists of multiple husbands and multiple wives, is specifically called polyamory. This book will look at polygamy, its forms, functions, history, logistics, strengths and pitfalls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117269/bk_acx0_117269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his one-of-a kind blend of autobiography, pop culture, and plainspoken Buddhism, Brad Warner explores an A-to-Z of sexual topics; from masturbation to dating, gender identity to pornography. In addition to approaching sexuality from a Buddhist perspective, he looks at Buddhism - emptiness, compassion, karma - from a sexual vantage. Throughout, he stares down the tough questions: Can prostitution be "right livelihood"? Can a good spiritual master also be really, really bad? And ultimately, what's love got to do with any of it? While no puritan when it comes to non-vanilla sexuality, Warner offers a conscious approach to sexual ethics and intimacy; real-world wisdom for our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104225/bk_acx0_104225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you've ever wondered if being a sexual swinger is for you, this show is a must listen. This week, Susie interviews award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator Tristan Taormino, and the topic of conversation is open relationships and how you make them work. Susie gets Tristan to reveal the juiciest parts of her new book Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships. The girls discuss what to do when your lover hogs you at an orgy (isn't that where getting it on with someone new is encouraged?), and what the difference is between polyamory and swinging. They also tackle the darker side of open relationships: abandonment and jealousy.Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for girly cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 345, June 20, 2008) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/080620/pf_suzy_080620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brenda was inspired to write this book when she began dating again after her divorce. The dating scene had completely changed since the last time she was actively looking for a partner so she did what she does best and began to do some research. This is when she was introduced to ethical non-monogamy. While she had dabbled in swinging towards the end of her marriage, this was different. The more she researched the idea the more it appealed to her so she began to apply ethical non-monogamy to her life. This audiobook is the story of her transition into polyamory featuring actual journal entries from her during the rise and fall of her relationships that brought her to where she is now. In between her personal stories, she breaks down the scientific research that has been done related the topic of monogamy versus non-monogamy to see if there is a best way to do relationships. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.L Wiebe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129903/bk_acx0_129903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Fulgham, Sasja Towe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044950/bk_acx0_044950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over Our Heads, Book 3: Sean's still up to his neck in trouble, but at least he's finally found an example of his father's work, along with all of his notes. Now all Sean has to do is figure out not only how to reproduce his father's greatest achievement, but to solve the one problem his father wasn't able to. Holed up in a Cold War era bomb shelter, all Sean wants to do now is keep his head down and his family safe while he untangles this latest problem. Like it or not however, Sean has set events in motion that will change the future for all of the mages and supernatural beings involved, should he prove successful. While many may welcome these changes and the freedom it will bring them, some of the more powerful councils will most definitely not. Head Down, Book 4: Things are starting to look up for Sean: he has a safe place to stay, allies, way too many wolves, and a couple of dangerously cute werefoxes around as well. However the other Councils now know that he's serious, after the raid on Gradatim that left several important people dead. Battle lines are starting to be drawn and the Council of the Ascendants realizes that they're next in line and start to take precautions while the other councils start to play politics and jockey for position. Even the Council of Vestibulum, the most powerful in both Reno and the rest of the country, is starting to be concerned. And how could any conflict between these major powers be complete without bringing back the assassin hired 12 years ago to deal with the son of the man he killed? Warning: The Valens Legacy: Publisher's Pack 2 contains explicit sexuality, nudity, violence, bad language, attempted murder, actual murder, self-defense, pro-active self-defense, military-style raids, mass combat, destruction of private property, vandalism, breaking and entering, tantric magic, polyamory, mayhem, gratuitous sex and violence, an opportunistic goblin, a little girl who knows a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leland King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001155/bk_podm_001155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.