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Polyamory Relationships and Family Dynamics: An Introduction

Polyamory Relationship Constellations There are an infinite number of polyamory relationship styles. Oftentimes, the chosen family is a large part of these constellations with friends and partners are often lumped together as “family.” Mim Chapman (2010) describes a number of different dynamics and constellations that can occur within ethically non-monogamous relationships, which are described below. …

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Games People Play in Poly Video

Games People Play in Poly Video

Games People Play in Poly Workshop from Atlanta Poly Weekend In June 2019, Therapist Nicki gave a presentation entitled, “Games People Play in Poly,” at the Sheraton Hotel for Atlanta Poly Weekend. This presentation describes the therapeutic model Transactional Analysis (TA) and the Harmony Arion Relationship Tools (HART). HART combines TA and the Gottman Sound Relationship House.  Therapist Nicki uses …

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Consent and Safety in Kinky Dynamics for Professionals

Safety in Play in the BDSM Community Safety is of great concern in the community and there are three, nearly universal, codes or measures for safety and consent guidelines for which they practice; SSC, RACK, PRICK. “Safe, Sane, and Consensual” (SSC) is the oldest of these codes and is still a common safety tool used …

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What Are Social Nudists and Naturists?

Social Nudists? “Social nudists” and “naturists” are a group that believes the wearing of the modern “social costume” or clothing is not necessary for functioning. This group is very community based group and will build resorts and homesteads where the “eat, work, play” culture is entirely clothing optional. Naturalists do not associate nudity with sexuality …

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What is Kink?

Kink? Since the advent of the Internet, we have seen a significant increase in the numbers of individuals and groups who publicly acknowledge practicing lifestyles such as polyamory, swinging, and BDSM (Francoeur, et al., 1999). Millions of adults not only engage in BDSM, swinging, and polyamorous activities, but they have developed a community that shares …

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Pregnancy and Poly

Pregnancy and Poly Video

2019 Atlanta Poly Weekend Pregnancy and Poly discusses how getting pregnant in a polyamorous dynamic can be a joyous occasion and it can also bring it’s own share of issues. Watch Therapist Nicki as she discusses the pros and cons of pregnancy in a poly relationship. You can also read some of Harmony’s blogs on pregnancy in polyamorous relationships. …

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An Introduction to Puppy Play

Ask a Sexpert What is Puppy Play? Puppy play is a form of pet or animal play in the power exchange community. The way puppy play is done, depends on individual preferences. However, the general premise is that one partner takes on the role of a biological puppy or dog. Think of it as a …

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Parents Found Out I am into BDSM

Ask a A Sexpert Question I am an 18 year old and my parents found out I am into BDSM. They insist BDSM is demented and only “crazy people” engage in it. What do I do? Number one is you are not “crazy” or “demented” for engaging in BDSM and you are a legal consenting …

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Primal Scream Therapy … Pseudoscience or Genius?!

Have you ever screamed … out loud?  Not sitting in grid-locked traffic, not at your partner arguing over who locked the keys in the car, but a raw, guttural, agonizing scream that came from somewhere deep inside you, that you have become totally disconnected from?  A scream so jagged and saturated in pain, that the …

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NCSFZoning for SM Swing Groups

This Zoning for SM Swing Groups handout was developed by The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF). Please support out community through supporting them. Donate your time or money and be part of the change! Who is NCSF? NCSF is a coalition of groups, clubs and businesses that serve consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual …

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