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Every week your hosts, Emma and Fin, interview exciting and incredible people from all across the non-monogamy spectrum. We talk with people in the swinging and polyamorous communities who are straight, gay, bisexual, trans, and everywhere in between! Together we learn from each other's experiences as we hear all of the dirty secrets, salacious stories, and unique strategies from swingers to poly folks. The interviews will serve as a valuable resource for those just beginning to explore the idea and seasoned veterans alike. So, stop in for a laugh and maybe you'll even learn something... Better yet, share your story with us!

Every week your hosts, Emma and Fin, interview exciting and incredible people from all across the non-monogamy spectrum. We talk with people in the swinging and polyamorous communities who are straight, gay, bisexual, trans, and everywhere in between! Together we learn from each other's experiences as we hear all of the dirty secrets, salacious stories, and unique strategies from swingers to poly folks. The interviews will serve as a valuable resource for those just beginning to explore the idea and seasoned veterans alike. So, stop in for a laugh and maybe you'll even learn something... Better yet, share your story with us!
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Every week your hosts, Emma and Fin, interview exciting and incredible people from all across the non-monogamy spectrum. We talk with people in the swinging and polyamorous communities who are straight, gay, bisexual, trans, and everywhere in between! Together we learn from each other's experiences as we hear all of the dirty secrets, salacious stories, and unique strategies from swingers to poly folks. The interviews will serve as a valuable resource for those just beginning to explore the idea and seasoned veterans alike. So, stop in for a laugh and maybe you'll even learn something... Better yet, share your story with us!

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English


Episodes

Ep 92 - Amanda + MC

10/23/2019
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Amanda and MC are a queer couple who were friends first and have now been exploring non-monogamy together for about two years. Amanda is a queer woman in her early 30's who has explored non-monogamy in past. MC is in their late 20's, queer, trans, non-binary and is exploring non-monogamy for the first time in their life. Together they tell a beautiful and diverse story! Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in person and help build an amazing community! $10 Off - Online STI...

Duration:01:05:44

Ep 91 - Robert

10/16/2019
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Robert shares an emotional story with us that spans the 18 year relationship with his partner as they navigated non-monogamy together. Ultimately, the relationship did not work out and he talks with us about why that is and how he is moving forward after a very difficult situation. This is a pretty intense and powerful episode and we're touched that he was willing to share it with us. We hope you appreciate it as much as we did. Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in...

Duration:01:17:07

Ep 90 - Kathy Labriola

10/14/2019
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Kathy is an author, nurse, counselor, and hypnotherapist... She has been exploring non-monogamy for over 50 years and talks with us about what it has been like on her journey and how she has seen things change over the years. This is a great conversation that covers a lot of ground. She also recently published a new book called "The Polyamory Breakup Book", so be sure to check it out as well! Show Notes Kathy's Website Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in person and help build an...

Duration:00:59:19

Ep 89 - Chloe + Drew

10/9/2019
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Chloe and Drew share an incredibly powerful and moving story with us this week. Their 10+ year relationship has withstood challenges that are hard to comprehend. Throughout the journey they have had to redefine who they each are, what their relationship team looks like, and how they take on all future challenges. Oh yeah, and they're not even 30 yet... We hope this interview is as moving for you as it was for us. Also, the audio smooths out after a few minutes. It's never terrible, but it...

Duration:01:36:48

Ep 88 - Eliza + Mark

10/2/2019
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This week we get a fantastic look at how different partners can fulfill different needs in your life. Mark and Eliza have been together for a few years and have been exploring polyamory since the beginning. One of the best quotes from the episode is "We love each other and our relationship but it's not the most important thing in either of our lives." We also recorded an addendum for this episode after Mark was recently diagnosed with HPV. They talk about how the diagnosis impacted both of...

Duration:01:53:58

Ep 87 - Lara + Patrick

9/30/2019
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Boom! Surprise bonus episode! Lara and Patrick are both in the third act of their lives and are living it up! They are loving exploring the world of swinging together and the amazing friends they have been making. Going to Desire last year with Life on the Swingset has supercharged their journey and they are super excited to do it again in approximately 30 days from now! Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! The Swingset Takes Desire Come meet us in person and help build an amazing...

Duration:01:26:09

Ep 86 - Kenneth

9/25/2019
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Kenneth has one of the more fascinating backgrounds that we have ever heard and it is captivating. He spent over 30 years as part of the Amish community and has since found his way out. He now identifies as an Amish Atheist Polyamorist. A first for us, for sure! It's an incredible story and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in person and help build an amazing community! $10 Off - Online STI Testing Try 3 Months Free on Double Date...

Duration:01:50:39

Ep 85 - Emily + Steve

9/18/2019
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You are going to laugh your butt off at the same time your heart is going out to these two amazing people. In their own words, Em and Steve proclaim that they are THE example of how not to get into swinging... We agree that their first steps out of the gate weren't the smoothest but we think they are a perfect example of how to correct the course and grow together. Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in person and help build an amazing community! $10 Off - Online STI...

Duration:01:27:51

Ep 84 - C.C. + Steve

9/11/2019
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Steve and C.C. are our first interview with a couple who is exploring the world of hotwifing! They got into it a little over a year ago and when you listen to Steve talk about how amazing their experiences have been, you'll be as happy for them as we are! These two have a great approach to hotwifing and non-monogamy in general. There are applicable life lessons in here regardless of your style! Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! Come meet us in person and help build an amazing...

Duration:00:50:49

Ep 83 - Taj

9/9/2019
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Taj is in his late twenties and has been working for the last 10+ years to figure out how to label his relationship style. We don't have a great answer and honestly, I think the question we came away with is: "Why does it matter?" This episode is a little different than most, but the honest discussion around the evolution of what relationships can look like for people in their late teens and twenties is extremely valuable. We also have an incredible discussion on consent and safety that is...

Duration:01:01:16

Ep 82 - Gina + Matt

9/4/2019
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Gina and Matt stumbled into the swinging lifestyle a little over a year ago... by accident. It was a super intense beginning and it has changed their relationship for the better since then. They both have a fantastic sense of humor and they tell a hilarious and heartwarming story. Plus, we cover some important cooking tips. You can't miss it. Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! $10 Off - Online STI Testing Save $25 on gifts at The Enclosed with offer code "Emma25" 10% discount at...

Duration:01:08:10

Ep 81 - Karen + Jim

8/28/2019
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Basically, here's what happened... Karen left her husband after 27+ years and went to a swinger's club the same week... She met Jim on the first night and now they are inseparable. There's a lot more to this amazing story and these two are so full of love and laughter that you will be glad you got in here for a listen. Hear how they navigate their relationship blurring the lines between polyamory and swinging at times but always keeping the communication in tip top shape! Show Notes Join...

Duration:01:21:49

Ep 80 - Norm

8/21/2019
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Norm has an incredible story and is a fantastic storyteller... And he has some stories! He and his wife of 30 years started exploring polyamory a few years ago and have learned a lot along the way. So much so that they have created multiple discussion groups in the greater Washington DC area. He is a wealth of knowledge without being judgmental. This episode is full of good stuff. Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! $10 Off - Online STI Testing Save $25 on gifts at The Enclosed with...

Duration:01:22:59

Ep 79 - Stephanie + Jason

8/14/2019
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Stephanie and Jason are brand spankin' new to swinging and are super excited about starting to explore lots of things. Not to mention, Jason just came out to his wife as bi-sexual! They share some incredibly vulnerable things about themselves in this amazing conversation that is going to go down in history as one of the best resources for new couples looking to explore swinging. They also took it upon themselves to write up a little bio as well! Jason is an aspiring artist and graphic...

Duration:00:48:59

Ep 78 - Michelle + Orlando

8/7/2019
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Michelle and Orlando join us for one of the best conversations we've had for anyone who is looking to get into swinging. They've been tinkering with the idea for years but went for it all out last fall by booking a trip to Desire with a group takeover. They talk through what it's like to explore a lifestyle resort as a relatively new couple plus we have one of the best STI conversations we have ever had on the show with a couple who got some less than ideal news a few days before their...

Duration:01:07:04

Ep 77 - O.M. Wills

8/5/2019
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Author O.M. Wills comes by today to share with us the difficulties he and his wife have had trying to break into the swinging community over the last few years. His wife is super pregnant so she didn't join us for the interview, but it is a story full of learning opportunities and things to be aware of as you navigate the world of non-monogamy and in particular, swinging. He is also the author of an erotic novel called ERTA The Complete Series. Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! $10...

Duration:00:55:49

Ep 76 - Kelly + Frank

7/31/2019
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Kelly joins us to tell the story of her and her husband Frank who is on tour and couldn't join us. They have been weaving in and out of non-monogamy since they started their dating lives around age 12. They're both in their late 20's now and Kelly shares all of the ups and downs they have struggled with while trying to find their own way in polyamory. They are incredibly kind and ethical people and it's a beautiful story that you're sure to find some lessons in. Enjoy! Show Notes Join Our...

Duration:01:17:44

Ep 75 - Koe Creation

7/24/2019
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Koe is an amazing bada$$ sex educator, speaker, artist, activist, and.... Author of the new book "This Heart Holds Many"! They talk with us about what it was like growing up in a polyamorous family, how to come out to family and friends, and navigating consent while keeping your flirt on. We also learn some new terms like "cometing" and "metaparenting"! Come check out the interview and then go find their book and give it a read! All the information you need is in the show notes below! Show...

Duration:00:58:07

Ep 74 - Suzie + Jay

7/17/2019
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Suzie and Jay have been married for over a decade and started exploring non-monogamy less than a year ago. Since then they have mostly been exploring the swinging side of things but we're tasting notes of poly on the pallet as well. They share some amazing strategies and information as well as some hilarious stories. Have a listen and let us know what you think! Show Notes Join Our Patreon Community! $10 Off - Online STI Testing 10% discount at myonecondoms.com with offer code...

Duration:01:17:13

Ep 73 - Whitney Miller

7/10/2019
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Whitney Miller is the former Miss USA 2012 but she's all about destroying stereotypes. One of her goals has always been to redefine what it means to be a pageant girl. This has taken the form of being a professional wake surfer, exploring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA, as well as backpacking around the world on her own after a breakup. Beyond that, she has been in a publicly open relationship with her fiance, Aubrey Marcus, for over seven years. She has a fantastic and empowering outlook on...

Duration:01:04:06