Episode 27: Dr. Elisabeth Sheff and Stories from the Polycule

In this episode, we got to spend an hour talking with renowned polyamory researcher, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff about her new book Stories From The Polycule.  We also talked about parenting within the context of polyamory and how to come out to your children.  It was a fascinating conversation and we hope that you enjoy listening to what she has to say.

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Episode 26: SabrinaSwings

Technical glitch warning! There’s a bit of skipping between the 10:00 to the 14:30 mark.  sorry about that!

Today we are joined by blogger and good friend, Sabrina, of SabrinaSwings.com (who you may remember from Episode 8) who came back to the Poly In The Cities studio to talk about her perspective of swinging, consent, relationships, and all of the fun sexy stuff in between.  Sabrina brings her most honest self to the conversation from start to finish and it’s a powerful conversation.

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Episode 25: Abuse in Kink

** CONTENT WARNING TO OUR LISTENERS: This topic may create strong emotional reactions and we want to strongly encourage everyone to listen (or not listen) to your own comfort levels.  Please exercise self care when listening to this episode.***

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO POLY IN THE CITIES!!!!  We’ve made to our first year!  Hooray!

Today, we are joined by Emily and Shawny, local sex educators in the twin cities who have gracious agreed to join us in the celebration of “Sextember” by talking about how abuse can happen in the kink community, how to recognize it, and how you can support others who are experiencing it.

You can direct comments or questions about this show by calling our voicemail at (507) 556-7659, or by sending us an message by going to our Contact Us link.

Resources mentioned on the show:

Kink Friendly Professionals

The difference between S/M and Abuse

BDSM vs Abuse

Consent Violations Survey

The Dirty Normal

Healing Sex

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Episode 24: Kink and Non-Monogamy

Today we are joined by the amazing Mistress Mara, who is a professional Dominatrix in the local twin cities BDSM/Kink Community who came to the Poly In The Cities lab to talk with us not only about what exactly is kink, but how and why there is overlap between that and the non-monogamy community.  It was an incredible conversation.

Any comments on this show can be directed by leaving us a voicemail at (507) 556-7659 or by sending us an e-mail by going to our Contact Us link.

Here are some other links mentioned in the show:

The Topping Book

The Bottoming Book

Lee Harrington’s Rope Bondage

Shibari Books

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Upcoming Episode: Non-Monogamy and Kink. Get your questions in now!

We are very fortunate this week to be joined by a well known expert who will be exploring the topic of kink within the realm of non-monogamy and here is your chance to ask her your questions!

You can do it two ways!  You can either send us an email by going to our Contact Us link or you can leave us a voicemail that we will play on air by calling (507) 556-7659

Episode 23: When Communication Breaks Down

Jennifer gives listeners an update on her dog, Enki (and thanks everyone for their messages of support).  Angela discusses an article on the challenges of living in a triad relationship for the newswire segment.  Today, we are joined by Carey Heartborne who is a private mediator that specializes in Transformative Mediation (and who also happens to be non-mongamous) who brings us the unique perspective of how to view communication when it’s not going well.  It was an amazing conversation.

Here are some other resources mentioned on the show:

Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Shame

Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B Rosenberg, PhD

 

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