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  • Fighting for Sexual Freedom 2017

    What a week Kenneth Play and I had participating at Naughty in Nawlins with over 2,000 attendees! Looking back on one of our favorite events of the week, the Sexual Freedom March, we were reminded of the progress made for LGBTQIA rights. 10 years ago, we couldn’t imagine one of the most powerful corporations in the world, like Apple, having an openly gay CEO. While it’s not a perfect analogy, we’re excited to see polyamorous and kinky communities striving for some of the same rights that LGBTQIA communities worked so hard to achieve. Diana Adams Law is an organization we admire that is doing tremendous work

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  • Rethinking monogamy today

    Check out this article from CNN (featuring yours truly) about non-monogamy and its rise in popularity! Non-monogamy is becoming a topic that people are increasingly open to exploring. As anyone who’s explored non-monogamy knows, these relationships are really different based on individuals’ wants and needs. Non-monogamous people quickly get a lot of experience thinking about what they want from a relationship and communicating that to their partners. As the article explains, whether or not you end up deciding to open up your relationship, exploring non-monogamy can help equip you with skills that are useful in any relationship. If you want

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  • Check me out on PornHub…

    …but not in the way you think! As you may have heard, PornHub has launched its own Sexual Wellness Center. It’s really exciting to see a company with a huge reach like PornHub take an active role in the sex education sphere. And I’m excited to announce that I am contributing content to their center based on #legitsexscience! You can keep an eye on anything I publish with them over here. So far, I’ve published two pieces. The first one is perfect for anyone who’s ever been curious about attending a play party. Is it an all-out orgy? Are people

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  • Is Consensual Non-Monogamy Right for You?

    Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) has gained in popularity quite a bit recently. Recent studies found that 30% of men and 20% of women in the U.S. currently in a relationship have some level of openness and 50% of men and 30% of women described their ideal relationship as “somewhat open.” This recent video produced by ATTN about polyamory has received almost 3 million views in just a few months. It is clear that Non-Monogamy is being talked about and explored more now than ever: While CNM relationships can have some wonderful pros, at least for some people, they also carry with

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  • Ethical Slut Social Live Videos!

    For those of you who missed the Ethical Slut Social, check out the three-part video below! “PolyTalks and Wry Relationships” are guided open forums in a Q&A format. They explore Consensual Non-monogamy, Mono-Amory, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy, DADT, swingers, BDSM, casual sex, non-exclusive dating, threesomes, and anything outside the realms of traditional monogamous heteronormativity. On September 10, Hacienda Villa hosted a panel discussion featuring Janet Hardy, one of the authors of The Ethical Slut. Thank you everyone for co-creating this amazing event for Facebook Live and our event audiences. I hope you enjoyed the talks, event space, social time and food!

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  • Is Polyamory Right for You? 8 Questions to Help You Decide

    As polyamory and other open relationships options become more visible, more and more people are wondering if that could be the right choice for them. And for a good reason: Poly is really not for everyone (nothing sexual ever is, really): It’s socially stigmatized, emotionally more complex, and logistically more complicated than monogamy. But how do you decide whether you’re the kind of person for whom the benefits of consensual non-monogamy would be worth the added complexity, and that you’re not getting yourself into something that’s doomed to fail? In this month’s article for LELO’s blog Volonte, I provide eight research-supported

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What types of relationships are Americans having? A new study on Americans’ sexual #diversity sought to find out. As part of this study, researchers asked 1,420 partnered participants to indicate whether that #relationship was—during the past year—entirely #monogamous, monogamous but sexless, supposedly monogamous, an #openrelationship; or whether they had not discussed their relationship structure. In thinking about the past year, most of the participants reported being entirely monogamous (78%). More than 1 in 10 partnered respondents were currently in monogamous but sexless relationships (12%). Additionally, 4% were supposedly monogamous, 1.6% reported being in an open relationship, 2.5% had not discussed their relationship structure, and the remaining 1.4% identified their relationship in some other way. The takeaway? Despite growing representations in mainstream media of open relationships, the vast majority Americans are still wedded (pun intended) to #monogamy.
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