The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. "One of the most useful relationship books you could ever read, no matter what your lifestyle choices. It's chock-full of great information about communication, jealousy, asking for what you want, and maintaining a relationship with integrity."-Annie Sprinkle, PhD, sexologist and author of Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex For 20 years The Ethical Slut-widely known as the "Poly Bible"-has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to the ethics of relationships, communication, and sex has been revised to include: - Interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships) - Tributes to polyamory pioneers - Tools for conflict resolution and instructions on how to improve interpersonal dynamics - New sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, LGBTQ terminology, and ways polys can connect and thrive The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
Four tales of three friends - two women and a man - discovering that three truly is the magic numberK.D. West, Amazon best-selling author of contemporary menage/polyamory romance, brings you four steamy stories where friendship turns to something much, much more:On the Table - Sometimes you think you know where the party is going. Alice shows Suzie and Danny that sometimes you don't. (F/F/M, M/F, ice play, mild BDSM)The Visitor Has Company - When Sean's sister Kirsten shows up on their doorstep, his fiancés Lea and Andy are more than happy to entertain her. (F/F/M, M/M/F, wedding orgy, hurt/comfort) Handmaiden - After Lea, Sean, and Andy's wedding, Kirsten finds a couple who are happy to let her serve them. (Interracial F/F/M, D/s, F/F/F, pegging, implied M/M/M) Juliet Takes Charge - Alison asks her BFF (and girlfriend) Jordan and her boyfriend (and former teacher) Ken to give her the birthday present she's dreamed of: themselves. (F/F/M, F/F, M/F, strap-on)(MFF bisexual menages à trois, MFM, FFF, and implied MMM threesomes, FF, MF, interracial. Adult listeners only.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milo Churchcutt, Megan Crawford, Mary Cyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146868/bk_acx0_146868_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.
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.
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.
Jealousy can have an enormous impact on some people, so it is no surprise that people (especially those who practice consensual non-monogamy) think, talk, and write about it quite a bit. In Jealousy Survival Guide, Kitty Chambliss does the homework for you and collects the best tidbits on life and emotions to give you inspiration and provide tools to gain and practice new skills. Combining her own life experience with these pearls of wisdom, Kitty focuses on jealousy in consensually non-monogamous relationships - what it is, how it expresses, and specific ways to manage it.Kitty’s frank discussion of her own struggles with jealousy and focus on specific skills and techniques - without a shred of blame - makes Jealousy Survival Guide a delightfully useful listen for anyone struggling with jealousy or consensually non-monogamous relationships and polyamory. This is a comprehensive guidebook and step-by-step template for recognizing feelings of jealousy and insecurity as they come up with effective tools for sorting through those emotions, and when, if, and how to bring up challenging or potentially emotionally charged conversations with loved ones. What people are saying about Jealousy Survival Guide:“I’m only a few chapters into Kitty’s Jealousy Survival Guide but have already felt the positive impact her book has had on me personally. Her book has helped me recognize some of the reasons I am the person I am today and areas of my personality which can use improvement. This book covers so much more than jealousy and relationships. It allows for the discovery of oneself and helps pave an optimistic path for growth. I look forward to what the remaining chapters have in store for me and the journey ahead!” (Tina C., relationship coach) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Chambliss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175483/bk_acx0_175483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes, darkness gives way to light.Helen was supposed to be heading on her honeymoon - off on a sexy trip to Fiji with her long-time fiancé. Her cheating, sleaze-bag, lying fiancé.And so she is off on a trip to the mountains with her best friend Tommy and Tommy's husband Al. Instead of sun and sand, she's heading off to silence and snow.And snow. And snow.A blizzard traps Helen and the two men in their car overnight, where they discover a path to happiness that turns out to have been as inevitable as it is unexpected.(FMM bisexual romance, polyamory)Preview:After another minute or three of awkward silence, Helen muttered, “So. You guys feeling as uncomfortable as I am?”“Yes,” said Tommy through gritted teeth.“No,” said Al, a smirk clearly present in his voice.“No?” Tommy snapped.His husband chuckled. “No, Tommy. Because I’ve figured this was coming for about four years.”“This?” Helen and Tommy asked together.“You’ll forgive me, both of you, but there are three things that have been clear to me for a long time. One: my husband and his best friend find each other very attractive. Two: I am very drawn to you myself, Helen, and get the sense that you find me less than repulsive.”Helen let out a grunt of assent.“And three: Helen’s Ben preferred the company of twinks.” Al’s hand patted Helen’s hip in apology. “I’m sorry I didn’t say anything, Helen. I assumed you knew.”“Not your fault I was stupid.”“Not stupid. Just in love with the wrong guy.” He hugged her, his lips brushing her ear.“Fair.” And suddenly Helen was very clear about what this was. This was her and two men she trusted — even now, when she couldn’t trust herself — sharing intimacy she’d been hungry for for a month. And, as she granted the r 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milo Churchcutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153837/bk_acx0_153837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most people today, romantic love is tantamount to monogamy. However, the ideal of “one true love” which lasts forever has long given way to the sobering reality of serial monogamy. The simple fact that a life may comprise more than one love poses a challenge to our established conception of fidelity. Why must one love end when another one begins?In this book, the meaning of love and sexuality is reassessed. The author points out that emotion and reason, commitment and freedom do not have to be at odds. Monogamy as a relationship model is shown to rest on questionable pre-conceptions. Its impositions prove objectionable not only from a hedonistic, but also from an ethical point of view. Alternative models like “Don’t ask, don’t tell” agreements, swinging and polyamory are reviewed.
This volume explores the forms of knowledge generated by exoticizing the subject studied. It analyzes monogamy in Western cultures from a cultural distance. First, from the cultural perspective of a Kenyan writer who underlines the moral evils unwittingly generated by a system imposing universal monogamy and generating annual cohorts of illegitimate children. Then, the essay considers the case of France, which, starting in the 1970's, changed its laws regarding children born out of wedlock. Such children have now become legitimate. Unwittingly, this has allowed for polygyny or polyandry to become legal options for French males and females. The analysis is further extended to Western Europe, two Latin American nations and to the contemporary U.S.A. with its polyamory movement, where legal outcomes similar to those of France have occurred.The volume examines monogamy by using the epistemological approach that is typically used in the anthropological study of cultures other than one's own, showing how exotic and strange the system of monogamy can look, when observed from afar, from the eyes of many non-Westerners. It gives insight into planes of the human Western experience that would normally remain invisible. Students and teachers will delight in the close-to-home debates stimulated by this evocative thought-provoking essay.