Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute´s Polyamory Archive, has called designer relationships. The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyssa Browne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001454/bk_drms_001454_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.
Hang on devoted Susie fans - Susie gives you her complete, no-holds-barred non-monogamy blow out. In this first show, Susie defines some commonly used terms we use to talk about relationships, including monogamy, cheating, adultery, marriage, and the phrase de jour, polyamory. She then answers a letter from a listener who feels he might have to divorce his wife unless he can convince her that an open relationship won´t ruin their marriage. And, finally, with a lack of suitable entries for this year´s hottest summer movies, Susie makes a strong recommendation for a surprisingly sexy scene in last year´s Committed with Heather Graham. Don´t forget, you can ask your completely confidential sex-related questions by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/010821/pf_suzy_010821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journey from monogamy to swinging and polyamory starts with a single kiss. Over the course of two novels by Cooper S. Beckett, follow Jennifer and Ryan Lambert who have reached the very edge of their marital contentment, wondering if this is just what modern marriage looks like. When they meet the Shepards, they find Bruce and Paige so very sophisticated, witty...sexy. The Shepards don´t seem to have any of the boredom that has crept into their own marriage. They´re at ease, they´re funny, they´re...flirty? Everything makes more sense when Jennifer and Ryan find out the truth about Bruce and Paige. The Shepards are swingers, and the Lamberts want in. The next several years of their lives will be a wild ride through the intense hedonistic world of the swinging lifestyle and into polyamory, an erotic journey of orgies, swingers parties, miscommunication, surprise attraction, and exploring sexuality, that ultimately takes them to the tropical paradise of a swingers resort in Mexico. Along with Bruce and Paige and other exploring couples, they have descended upon Aphrodite´s Resort and Spa, 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. Previously published separately, A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching the Swinglarity, two novels by Cooper S. Beckett, are now available in a single volume along with two additional short stories from The Swingularity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cooper S. Beckett, Kat Stark, Emily Sotelo Matlack, Flick Morrison, Ophilia Tesla, Miko Technogeisha, John Gaines, Angela Elmore, Tristan Taormino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119349/bk_acx0_119349_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! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063545/bk_acx0_063545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004411/bk_acx0_004411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie hears a juicy sex dispatch from a listener in North Dakota regarding a sex columnist recenty fired from the local student paper. Then, after years of debunking tantric sex, Susie´s finally found a book that makes the practice seem down-right interesting, at least historically. It´s called Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion by Hugh Urban and Susie reads part of the preface as well as the larger-than-life story of Chogyam Trungpa. Finally, in the Try This at Home mailbag, Susie answers a personal question about juggling her open relationship and her family. Don´t forget, you can send your confidential questions and feedback about the show to email@example.com. (Episode 178)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/041022/pf_suzy_041022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Designer Relationships (Unabridged):A Guide to Happy Monogamy Positive Polyamory and Optimistic Open Relationships Patricia Johnson/ Mark A. Michaels