March 2015 – DrZhana

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  • CatalystCon East: Myths & Realities of Consensual Nonmonogamy

    This past weekend, I went to CatalystCon East, a conference for sex educators, writers, activists etc. in Arlington, Virginia. In my presentation on Saturday morning (#cconmono), I gave a one-hour talk summarizing the social science research on consensual nonmonogamy (CNM): What people think about CNM people and relationships, and what is the actual reality of CNM people and relationships. Judging by the standing-room-only audience for this first early morning session, it seems like there was a lot of interest in this topic. I absolutely enjoyed the panel, and I hope those in attendance did to. You can download the Powerpoint slides (minus the slides from

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Dr Zhana

I recently posted an IG story which asked “What are the three most important components of a relationship for you?” The answers were so diverse, I decided to compile them into one giant list. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

Self respect
Trust
Sexual chemistry
Mutual interests
Honesty
Emotional safety
Communication
Sexual compatibility
Sex
Courage
Support
Respect
Shared values
Love
Joy
Happiness
Fun
Intimacy
Compatible sex drive
Humor
Kindness
Open mindedness
Patience
Authenticity
Companionship
Vulnerability
Knowledge of oneself
Mutual understanding
Teamwork
Friendship
Equality
Reliability
Generosity
Loyalty
Feeling comfortable
Enjoying each other’s company
Empathy
Passion
Transparency
Laughter
Adventure
Effort
Understanding
Independence
Curiosity
Growth mindset
Commitment
Connection
Sacrifice
Realism
Intellect
Freedom
Peace
Stability
Care
Emotional balance
Common interests
Different interests
Space
Security
Affection
Shared goals
Playfulness
Confidence
Acceptance
Openness
Dedication
Compromise
Attraction
Camaraderie
Safety
Positivity
Quality time
Spontaneity
Flexibility
Adaptability
Consistency
Reciprocity
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