Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, ´´Opening Up´´ explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships -- from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting and time management. ´´Opening Up´´ will change the way you think about intimacy.
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.
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.
It´s not always easy to follow your own rules... Helen is ecstatic that her fiancé, Ben, has agreed to ´´open´´ their upcoming marriage. They´ve outlined the new rules of their relationship and are finally on the same page to embark on an ethically non-monogamous adventure together. One of the most important rules? You can look at other people, but you can´t touch… at least, not until after the wedding. But it´s harder than Helen expected to stick to that particular rule when she can´t stop drooling over their wedding photographer! And what´s more, she doesn´t even know if the photographer feels the same way about her. Will she be able to wait patiently until after the wedding to make her move? Join Helen and Ben on their exploration of an alternative relationship style in this romantic comedy! About the series... Being Good is Book 5 in the Polyamorous Passions series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. Polyamorous Passions follows the lives of three best friends as they each embark on their own journeys into consensual non-monogamy. Books 1-3 focused on Emma, Books 4-6 focus on Helen, and Books 7-9 will focus on Scarlett. This series is suitable for anyone interested in real-life polyamory, open relationships, ethical non-monogamy, feminism, positive female friendships, alternatives to monogamy and monogamous relationships, and explorations of sexuality. Includes explicit language and sexual situations; intended for mature audiences. About the author... Sagan Morrow has a degree in Rhetoric, Writing & Communications, with a decade of experience as a businesswoman, blogger, and copywriter across a variety of industries. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Sagan is a hobbyist burlesque dancer and identifies as polyamorous. Sagan has authored several business books and teaches online courses to empower new freelancers as they grow their own successful businesses. The Polyamorous Passions series is her first foray into fiction.
Alex always knew romance would be complicated. When love came into his life with wings and horns, he knew those complications would be a little unusual. Four months after meeting Rachel and Lorelei, Alex finally has a handle on divine visitations, supernatural enemies, and the echoes of reincarnation. He might even survive bringing an angel and a demon home for Christmas with the family. He might not survive what comes next. A favor for friends brings Alex into a heated feud among Seattle´s sorcerers. The lords of Hell aren´t pleased with the chaos wrought by Lorelei´s escape, and they´re looking for payback. Worst of all, her angry ex-boyfriend has blown into town...and he just happens to be the Angel of Death. Warning: Personal Demons contains explicit sex, explicit violence, explicit language, explicit use of implications, open relationships, polyamory, blasphemy, sacrilege, heresy, paganism, sorcery, portrayals of matters divine and demonic bearing little or no resemblance to established religious canon, prejudice, murder, mass murder, singular murder, alley murder, conspiracy to commit murder, regicide, treason, dismemberments, impalement, arson, defenestration, racially charged ´Nam flashbacks, trash-talking, smuggling, mansplaining, spoiled Christmas surprises, numerous state and federal firearms violations, organized crime, transnational crime, avian conscription, disturbances of the peace, paranoia, doomsday preppers, illegal immigration, party fouls, public endangerment, underage drinking, human sacrifice, destruction of cell phones, false identification, consumption of alcohol, mayhem, attempted kidnapping, mass vehicular collisions, reincarnation, conspiracy to commit sexual promiscuity, threesomes, assault and battery, banditry, reverse banditry, eye gouging, cultural misappropriation, trespassing, lies, innuendo, intrigue, foreplay under false pretenses, bribery, political corruption, spiritual corruption, misuse of milit 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tess Irondale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029487/bk_adbl_029487_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.
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.
If the sexy construction crew were Powertools, their cousin mechanics are sure to be Hot Rods. Nothing´s sexier than seven men with hot rods. Hot Rods, Book 1 After Eli´s mother died, his father honored her life´s mission as a social worker by taking in several kids from the wrong side of the tracks. Not all of them stuck, but those who did became Eli´s quasi family. Their bonds, forged in fires set by their personal demons, are unbreakable - or so Eli wants to believe. Especially since he and Alanso, his best friend and head mechanic, witnessed the overpowering allure of polyamory while visiting the Powertools crew. Much as Eli would like to deepen the relationships among his foster brothers and sister in the Hot Rods Restoration Team, he´s hesitant to risk everything on a quick romp behind a stack of tires. But when Eli catches Alanso exploring their mutual fantasy at a known hookup spot in a public park, all bets are off. And Eli must decide if it´s time to jump in full throttle - and trust his instincts to guide him through the night. If the pair of mechanics can dodge the potholes in their own relationship, maybe they can race together toward the unconventional arrangement with Mustang Sally they both desire. Warning: Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a wild (and naughty) ride! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027757/bk_acx0_027757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.