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The Following is an excerpt from an essay written by Adjunct lecturer Joshua Neal on the complexities of the poly-amorous lifestyle. Adjunct lecturer Neal currently teaches undergraduate psychology while working towards his PhD.
I can't say that I've always identified with the polyamorous life; as a younger person I often spent time imagining a future life as a father and husband. With time and experience though, I became skeptical about the prospects of long-term pair bonding. The lack of positive role models in this regard, coupled with my own personal experience left me somewhat crestfallen as to the plausibility of a lifetime union. My leery attitude towards marriage shouldn't equate with it being 'unnatural', because I don't believe that monogamy (or for that matter monoamory, the practice of exclusive sexual relationships) is unnatural either. However, in its current configuration it may be highly impractical. I can't make any claims as to the natural position of the human animal when it comes to romantic intimacy, either. Many intellectual pursuits have failed to identify the 'natural' human instinct towards love and family. If any 'natural' or original inclination can be surmised, it is that human behaviors and cultural practices change over time as we adapt to meet the demands of a constantly evolving environment.
Joshua is also a musician, combat sports practitioner with interests in human optimization.
Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they welcome Adjunct lecturer Neal to this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House
Defining cheating has become an ambiguous thing and tonight we see if we can clear up some of the confusion.
Pensacola, FL – ARYA is a Sanskrit word that has been translated to mean "not ordinary; noble; valuable; precious; and pure." According to Tamara Powell, an integrative healer, counseling should be as unique as the energies in the room: anything but ordinary!
Tamara Powell is an existentialist and the founder of Arya Therapy Services, where she combines traditional psychotherapy and faith-based counseling upon request with modalities that may be outside the cultural norm. Tamara’s ultimate goal is to help each of her clients feel empowered and lead a life that is truly authentic to them.
“Arya Therapy Services was born out of a desire for me to provide a real niche here in the Bible Belt; staying true to what the area holds sacred in terms of faith-based counseling, but also being diversity-affirming,” says Tamara. “That’s why I chose the word Arya for my practice. I’ve always wanted to stay a little different while still offering evidence-based, ethical counseling.”
Passionate about holistic health for the mind, body, and spirit, Tamara has set herself apart as a knowledgeable advocate and clinician in the LGBTQ+, polyamorous and kink communities. She says many of her clients first come to her because they’ve been hurt by the Church and don’t know how to reconcile it. Tamara provides a safe haven for individuals from all walks of life to explore the integration of their spirituality, sexuality and more.
“How do you separate your spirituality from your sexuality? You can’t!" says Tamara. "My job is to help them walk through that. A lot of what I do as a counselor is bear witness to their pain and give them permission to make another choice.”
For more information on Tamara Powell or her services, visit http://www.aryatherapy.com/
Consensual non-monogamy is often perceived as a couples activity. However, there are a good number of single men and women who participate in it. A single person participating in the swinging or polyamorous lifestyle faces many challenges that are unique to their un-coupled status.
Join Dr. T and Devin Kent in welcoming a special guest who will discuss her journey as a single woman in the swinging lifestyle. In this episode, we will learn what she ultimately seeks in her consensual non-monogamous life and hear about some of the trials, tribulations, and pitfalls she, and other single people face when choosing this path. This is sure to be a thought provoking discussion for couples and singles alike!
SHARING DICK AND ...THIS Sunday night the Gut Level Live team and invited guests are going to explore swinging and all it's facets. Wife swapping and orgy's. Reality and miscoceptions/possible pit falls of threesomes. Polyamorous (when committed couples have casual sex partner on the side) relationships and the general public perception of such arrangements. The rules of open relationships and who tends to have them. What "It's complicated" really means. Reason's we have such a monogamy centered society and much more. DO NOT MISS IT.
This week I want to talk about how I see polyamory [multiple loving relationships] as is form of resistance against this toxic exploitative culture. Let us talk about sharing love and life and why monogamy is about ownerships and power.
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“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus
CO-NUN-DRUM: a difficult problem or question.....
Join host, Rikki R, Jones as she discusses problems or questions that run across her mind....
Tonight’s CONUNDRUM: "Whether I am Bruce or Caitlyn, Gay or Straight, Polyamorous or Monogamous, Buddhist or Christian..if I am ok in my own skin..WTF is your problem?"
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Men cheat, women cheat...Should we just change our society and start being polyamorous? Chat and chill with Palmetto Star.
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So is S & M the new missionary position? With ity shades of Gray comfortably ensconced as mainstream do we think of handcuffs and riding crops with a nudge, nudge, wink, wink attitude? If a husand slaps a wife is it sexy or abusive? And when some religious folks say they have a spouse's permission to spank them in order to carry out God's direction for head of households, do we look at the hitting differently? In other words, when is it abuse, when is it fun, and how do we tell the difference? Or do we need to?
Two guests will join the show this week to "school" us in the fine art of telling the difference between hurting, loving, giving permission for pain, and how to tell whether we are all being hoodwinked into thinking we are stodgy and unsophisticated if we don’t associate pain with love.
Monika Johnson Hostler is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). Monika worked at the local rape crisis center in Scotland County as the Crisis Intervention Coordinator. Monika has been an activist in the social justice movement for more than 15 years. She has presented on the issue of sexual violence to numerous communities including the Joint Task for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Military Academy subcommittee, and was appointed by the Obama administration to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.
Tre’Andre Valentine is a queer activist from Trinidad & Tobago and has been with The Network/La Red, a survivor-led social justice organization working to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or trans*, SM and polyamorous communities since 2009 as the Community Programs Coordinator providing support services to survivors. Tre’Andre currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement, increasing visibility of the issue of LGBQ/T
Taylor Sparks is a driving force in creating opportunities and valuable resources for the open lifestyle community. Amongst many things, Taylor is a passionate erotic educator, certified in both holistic aromatherapy and human behavior.
With over a decade of experience in the natural skin care/cosmetics industry, Ms. Sparks launched OrganicLoven.com, a site that offers organic, natural and eco-friendly sensual body pleasures.
As a leading facilitator in the adult travel industry for many years, Taylor has served as an Experience Advisor for thousands of international travelers. Taylor remains passionate about bringing people to new destinations and providing opportunities for amazing open living experiences.
While traveling around the globe, Taylor has become renowned in the adult travel industry as a powerful public speaker both nationally and internationally. Her workshop series,” How To Make Good, Better”, is extremely popular and focuses on the benefits of organic lubricants, vegan condoms, and Liberator sex pillows.
An active and accomplished blogger, her online offerings can be found on her Green Fitness and Organic Loven Blogs, as well as guest blogs for the Organic Body Care, Open Lifestyle, and Fitness industries. Ms. Sparks is a published author; her most recent book is entitled, "What's A Girl To Do In A Big City if She Can't Dance? When Stripping is Not an Option!"
Social and environmentally conscious and a strong supporter in all things organic, natural and eco-friendly...including Love.
Give as much love as you want to receive, be it monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, straight, bi, gay or transgender. Just...LOVE: Organically, Purely, Deeply, Naturally, Boldly
This Tuesday January 27th at 7:00 pm Est Usa, find the much wilder side of our show!
Miss Raina discusses the art of sexual pleasure! She will share information on the chemical reactions in our body, the many types of lifestyles of sex and our thought processes behind our sexual comfort!
For many societies sex is an unspoken or taboo topic. There is no need for this in our world today! Our bodies are meant to love, feel and enjoy the energies of other beings! We hope you will tune in, have an open-mind and most importantly have fun!
Call to speck to Miss Raina live: 310-861-2341
WOW! We are starting off December with a BANG! This show you will meet a married couple: Cliff and Shaleena. They have been together for nearly two decades and they decided that they wanted something a little OUT THA BOX! They now both have a lovely girlfriend named Sonya that LIVES with them! Yes! They all live under the same roof! How does that work? Is at all seemless? How do thier parents feel about this set up? How are thier children affected?? You do not want to miss this show!! Tune in!!