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  • Brooklyn’s First Sex-Positive and Polyamorous Community Is in Bushwick

    If you walk past it, you’ll never know it, but on the streets of Bushwick stands the Hacienda Villa, an intentional, sex-positive, polyamorous community co-founded by Andrew Sparksfire and my business partner Kenneth Play. Founded as a social experiment designed to celebrate sex, educate the curious, and dispel shame, the Hacienda is a growing phenomenon looking to change the narrative of how people approach relationships and create a community, right in the heart of Bushwick, a neighborhood filled with people living alternative lifestyles.  So how does the Hacienda work? And what is polyamory, exactly? Get the answers to these questions and more in this

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  • Recap – Sex Science Social: Navigating Consent in the #MeToo Era!

    Thank you to everyone who either attended or watched Wednesday’s Sex Science Social: Navigating Consent in the #MeToo Era! This topic can be difficult and complex, especially in today’s political climate, but I thought everyone brought forth and interesting and unique perspective on the various models of consent we were able to unpack. If you missed the event, check out the live stream above! Click here if you would like to support me on Patreon for as little as $2 a month! If you would like to make a one time donation to my work, you can donate via PayPal here. To

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  • Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity

    All women are at least a little bit bi. Men who say they’re bi are really just gay or straight. It’s not gay if it’s a threeway. If I have sex with someone of the same gender as me, I’m not cheating on my straight relationship. Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what’s true and what’s not? Join me next Thursday, November 16th at 8 pm at the Hacienda Villa in Brooklyn for a night of #legitsexscience all about sexual orientation and fluidity followed

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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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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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