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571 Growing up poly

4/16/2019
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On the launch of their new book, Koe Creation shares what it was like growing up in a polyamorous household. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com We had fun at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK! 3:00 Poly in the news On the opposite site of the earth, is poly on the rise? Collection of media coverage in NZ over the last few years 5:15 Interview: Koe Creation, author of This Heart Holds Many We talk about Koe’s new book, This...

Duration:00:27:52

570 Poly erotica

4/3/2019
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We chat with Laura Zielinsky, author of a new poly erotic novel 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat It’s ComplicatedSoly Poly Unconference 3:30 Interview: Laura Zielinsky, author of We Are Three We interview Laura Zielinksy, author of new poly erotic novel We Three: One and One and One Makes Three. Book summary: Eric and Elena Tanner have been enjoying their lifestyle membership at the Club Caliente for years....

Duration:00:19:28

569 Building open relationships with Dr. Liz Powell

3/17/2019
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Sex therapist Dr. Liz Powell rejoins us to talk about how she became a sex therapist and why she wrote her new book, Building Open Relationships. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat We’ll be speaking at It’s Complicated in Tulsa, OK, April 6th. 2:45 Poly in the news Non-monogamous relationships are normal, and the stigma needs to end 7:35 Interview: Building open relationships with Dr. Liz Powell Dr. Liz...

Duration:00:35:30

568 A framework for consent

3/3/2019
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Joseph Pred shares the Consent Framework, a tool for community organizers to get and enforce consent at events. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat February 28 National Metamour DayIt’s Complicated 2:30 Poly in the news There’s a dark side of polyamory that nobody talks about Seven polyamory myths it’s time to stop believing Polyamory on the rise on NPR 11:30 Interview: consent framework with Joseph...

Duration:00:34:17

567 Do families have to live together

2/16/2019
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Do families have to live together? My partners and I agreed to live together and have kids, but now I'm not so sure. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat declared February 28 National Metamour DayThe Iron Realm podcast 5:45 Poly in the news Is there such a thing as poly-dar? Do poly folks have certain recognizable traits? 8:00 Topic: Do families need to live together? Lewis has a male partner and a woman...

Duration:00:26:53

566 Toxic masculinity

12/16/2018
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Kevin Patterson, Chris Smith, Lusty Guy, and Minx discuss what we mean by "toxic masculinity" and how we should respond to both the term and the thing itself. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Host chat 1:30 Topic: Toxic masculinity Kevin Patterson, creator of the Poly Role Models blog and author of Love’s Not Color Blind and For Hire: Operator, Chris Smith, a doctoral student at Howard University, author of Open to...

Duration:00:33:52

565 Help! I'm polysaturated!

11/13/2018
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What do you do when your long-distance partners move into town, and you find yourself with too many partners and too little time? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:15 Poly in the news What is polyamory? This is what it’s really like to have multiple partners. Heath Schechinger is one of the leaders of the new Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force within the American Psychological Association. They're getting stuff done to...

Duration:00:17:46

564 Poly-friendly parentage law

11/4/2018
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Lawyer Melissa Hall shares exciting news about the new parentage act being enacted in Washington state and hopefully, beyond. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements Let’s talk about the new Netflix show, Wanderlust. **SPOILERS FROM 4:30-9:30** 9:30 Poly in the news Teen Vogue hits it out of the park again. 10:30 Interview: Melissa Hall on new, poly-friendly parentage laws in the U.S. Melissa...

Duration:00:29:19

563 A queer, poly superhero novel centering people of color? Yes, please!

10/14/2018
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Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan have come out with a new superhero novel in which queerness, polyamory, and people of color are normalized. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat and announcements Poly Big Fun, an annual workshop and retreat for people who identify as polyamorous, will take place virtually on November 10th, 2018. Franklin Veaux will be presenting “My abuser is Woke: Recognizing abuse when an abuser...

Duration:00:28:44

562 Where do my ethics stop and my partner's begin?

9/30/2018
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If my partner wants to date a long-time monogamous friend without her partner's explicit consent, how to I object without imposing my ethics on my partner? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:00 Where do my ethics end and my partner’s begin? Kate calls is uncomfortable with her partner’s new person of interest (POI), who is a lifetime friend and in a monogamous relationship. The POI says she is bringing up poly with her...

Duration:00:17:12

561 Can poly work for a sexual mismatch?

9/23/2018
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If our relationship is healthy, and I want more sex and to explore my bisexuality, will poly work for us? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 9:30 Can poly work for a sexual mismatch? Bryan is a bisexual man in Germany who loves his healthy relationship with his girlfriend of four years, except for one thing—he wants sex daily; she wants sex once a month. Can poly work for their sexual mismatch of their otherwise healthy...

Duration:00:27:46

560 Poly and pregnant

9/16/2018
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Chloé is pregnant and now feeling possessive of her husband. Should she ask her metamour to find someone else to date so she's not so in love with Chloé's husband? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 2:00 Poly in the news An article came out in TIME Magazine, What Monogamous Couples Can Learn from Polyamorous Relationships, According to Experts, and it’s amazingly good! Here’s how poly folks can school monos, according to the...

Duration:00:32:55

559 My partners are making life decisions without me

7/31/2018
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How to cope when your partners buy a house and consider adopting a teenager with little to no input from you. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Miss Fisher Con 2018episode 558 2:00 My partners are making life decisions without me A listener wrote in to ask what to do. He is a queer male in a quad. Seven years ago, he and his partner T moved to be in the same city as W and E. They had talked off and on about...

Duration:00:20:18

558 When to give up on polyamory

7/15/2018
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Allison Moon cohosts this episode offering advice to a listener who wants to know when to give up on polyamory that is making everyone unhappy. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Allison Moon Girl Sex 101Bad DykeArtgasmAllisonLiz PowellMiss Fisher Con 2018Miss Fisher PhilesTumblr is here 11:00 When to give up on polyamory A listener wrote in to ask when to give up on polyamory. They had been married for 10...

Duration:00:26:46

557 The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut

6/21/2018
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We chat with Kat Stark, blogger, podcaster, and author of Yelling in Pasties: the Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Episode 555 intro music has been fixed—thanks to those who wrote in to let me know of the errorThank you to everyone who bought our books—we’re coming to Paris this fall, thanks to your purchases!Come to the Life on the Swingset LGBTQIA+ takeover of the...

Duration:00:32:23

556 Are shared calendars enough?

5/28/2018
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A listener writes in to ask why she was surprised with her partner's dating someone else, even with shared calendars. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat The Netflix Party Chrome plugin lets you watch the same Netflix show simultaneously at different locations, and it has a chat feature! 3:00 Are shared calendars enough? A listener is in a closed triad of eight months, joining a married couple (D and Y) of...

Duration:00:17:17

555 How to weed out the jerks

5/13/2018
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A listener writes in to ask how to weed out the jerks when dating. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Host chat Kevin Patterson Love’s Not Color Blind 3:10 How to weed out the jerks Heather writes in to ask whether she should leave “poly” off her dating profile, since the last few guys either dumped her for someone else or might have been lying about being divorced. How does one weed out the creeps when dating? No Dick...

Duration:00:17:32

554 Grief and loss in relationships

5/6/2018
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Dr. Liz Powell shares advice on dealing with grief and loss in relationships 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements We had a great time and debuted our new class,, The Art of the Breakup, at RelateCon in Boise, Idaho. Thanks for having us! 3:00 Dealing with grief and loss in relationships Dr. Liz Powell shares insights from her class at RelateCon on dealing with grief and loss in relationships, both in terms...

Duration:00:35:30

553 What if my metamour won't meet me?

4/22/2018
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What if my metamour won't meet me? My metamour asked my partner to uninvite me to an event he'd invited me to to avoid meeting me, and now I feel displaced. 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Southwest Love Fest April 6-8The Art of the Breakup 5:00 What if my metamour won’t meet me? Nick from New Orleans wants to meet his metamours, but his partner’s lovers don’t want to meet him, and she would typically...

Duration:00:32:17

552 My wife chose her lover over me

3/25/2018
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Cesar's wife told him she missed him and then left to be with her lover. Is the solution to tell her not to say she misses him? 0:00 Introduction and host chat Under 18? Stop listening now and visit http://www.scarleteen.com 1:00 Announcements Southwest Love Fest April 6-8The Art of the Breakupstreaming on Hulu The Secret History of Wonder Woman Americanah 7:45 Poly in the News A poly quad was on the Today show on March 1 and holy crap it was great 10:00 My wife chose her lover over...

Duration:00:29:39