“A fast-paced debut.... A candid, modern take on polyamory for fans of memoirs and graphic novels, and anyone interested in stories of dating, love, and romance.” (Library Journal) After trying for years to emulate her boomer parents’ 40-year and still-going-strong marriage, Sophie realized that maybe the love she was looking for was down a road less traveled. In this bold, graphic memoir, she explores her sexuality, her values, and the versions of love our society accepts and practices. Along the way, she shares what it’s like to play on Tinder side-by-side with your boyfriend, encounter - and surmount - many types of jealousy, learn the power of female friendship, and other amazing things that happened when she stopped looking for “the one”. In a lot of ways, Many Love is Sophie’s love letter to everyone she has ever cared for. Witty and insightful, this debut provides a memorable glimpse into an unconventional life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Lucido Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052730/bk_adbl_052730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you deal with jealousy? It's the first question many people ask when they hear about polyamory. Tools for dealing with jealous feelings are among the most basic resources in a well-equipped polyamory toolkit. Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux, authors of the popular polyamory book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, present Polyamory and Jealousy, part of the More Than Two Essentials series. The essentials take sections from More Than Two, expand on them, and present them in a practical, easy-to-use format that can be read in a single sitting. In this audiobook, you will find pragmatic ways to handle feelings of jealousy when they arise. You'll learn tools for identifying jealousy, strategies for decoding what it means, and hands-on advice for dealing with it before it undermines your relationship. If jealousy is a problem for you or someone you love, this companion to More Than Two offers a path through the wilderness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Fulgham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113508/bk_acx0_113508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Can you love more than one person? Can you have multiple romantic partners without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than Two to expand on and update the themes and ideas in the wildly popular polyamory website morethantwo.com. From ancient Greece through the many dynasties of China and to current practices of nonmonogamy, people have openly engaged in multiple intimate relationships. Not until the late 20th century, however, was a word coined that encapsulated the practice, philosophies, edicts, and ethics: polyamory (poly = many + amore = love). For Franklin Veaux, who has been polyamorous for his entire adult life, the emerging framework and subsequent vocabulary for his lifestyle was a light in the dark. Candidly sharing his experiences and thoughts online catapulted his website, morethantwo.com, among the first dedicated to the poly lifestyle, to one of the top-ranking on the subject. In recent years, as more people have discovered polyamory as a legitimate and desirable option for how they conduct their relationships, Franklin and one of his partners, Eve Rickert, saw that there was a growing need for a comprehensive guide to the lifestyle. More Than Two is that guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035010/bk_acx0_035010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie begins the show with a look into the strange credibility of polyamory. One of Susie's new favorite political blog sites called Freaksexual lists all the reasons why multiple partners are "in". Susie gets into the many aspects of polyamory from it's anti-fidelity and non-monogamous appeal, to it's swinging queer-friendly side. Next, Susie reveals the outcome of Bush's Abstinence education programs: They don't work! A new report by a nonpartisan research group finds that abstinence programs appear to have little impact on teenagers delaying sex. Oh Susie has a heyday with this one. Tune in to have a good laugh and get a reality check. Then, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie helps calm down a listener who worries if his sex life will survive his wife's pregnancy? Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for girly cards to email@example.com. (Episode 323, December 28, 2007) 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/071228/pf_suzy_071228_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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Oosterwyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042590/bk_acx0_042590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's Exit to Eden meets The Rum Diary! Spend seven days at the hedonistic tropical paradise of a swingers resort in Mexico. Just enough time to get into some very sexy trouble! Ryan and Jenn are still newbie swingers in many ways when they arrive with their friends, lovers, and playmates, Bruce and Paige, veterans of this trip. As this foursome tries to wring out every last drop of pleasure that Aphrodite's Resort and Spa has to offer, they're confronted with the realities of life at home, as well as complexities of exploring a life less monogamous, the spectrum of sexuality, budding and waning attraction and love, and how one truly gets the most out of an orgy. Alongside them are Alejandra and Crista, a lesbian couple on their first sexy vacation, recognizing the differences and difficulties in being the only lesbian swingers in the crowd. Raymond Horne is the host extraordinaire, on his tenth trip, who is losing his confidence and direction after watching his partner walk out the door the month before. One hundred and eleven couples have descended upon Aphrodite's, a place of pleasure and debauchery, situated on a strip of white sand beach on the Riviera Maya for a week of the finest food and drink, meeting and flirting, and getting down and dirty with friends and lovers alike for tales of swinging and polyamory in paradise. They will experience ecstasy and strain, the spectrum of sexuality and open relationships, from bisexual exploration, budding polyamory, orgies, pegging, the value of building kegel muscles, G-spot orgasms, and more. Nothing is quite so intense and wonderful in non-monogamous lifestyles as seven straight days at a resort filled with like-minded hedonists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cooper S. Beckett, Kat Stark, Emily Sotelo Matlack, Ophilia Tesla, Miko Technogeisha, John Gaines, Flick Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096508/bk_acx0_096508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Polyamory (from the Greek "poly", meaning “many, much, more” and the Latin "amor", meaning "love") the desire for intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the knowledge of all partners.Many of us wander through relationships with no idea of what we truly want. We judge our relationships based on what we were told love is supposed to look like, never exploring our own ideas of happiness. When we end up unfulfilled, we move on to the next, always wanting to believe "this time is it...this time is different." Why?Why must we discount old loves in order to give credit to the new? How do you measure one over the other? What if there was another way?What happens when we open ourselves to the idea that love does not need a sole proprietor and that our hearts do not have to be bound by standards that tell us who and how to love? What happens if we were to live and love outside the box? This is the story of a few daring individuals who will choose to test the boundaries of that love and explore its possibilities. Prepare yourself...because this is not your average romance novel. This is a polyamorous love story that breaks all the rules. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Hong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177598/bk_acx0_177598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Public libraries offer all kinds of book genres, and yes, they also carry porn! Susie starts today's show off with a look at the New York Public Library's extensive erotica collection. In the past, the library classified all racy materials with a triple star (***), which meant you could only view them under supervision. But now many pulp fictions and hidden treasures have been liberated and are more accessible. What fun to peruse vintage erotic Japanese imagery or read Henry Miller's typewritten manuscript for Tropic of Capricorn. Time to renew your library card! Next, Susie smells a rat. A swinger complained to Susie's colleague, fellow sexpert Louloria, that all people in the polyamory scene are ugly. Susie weighs in on what she might have recommended to the complainer - and speculates on why this guy is pointing a finger at a group he wants to be part of. Then, it's "What's New on Audible". An unusual book that's part poetry, memoir, and fiction is this week's pick. No Apologies by J. A. Carter-Winward, who also narrates, is a compelling slice of human experience in all its crass, hopeful, and tender glory. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 689, January 15, 2016] 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/160115/pf_suzy_160115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.