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What Is Polyamory and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Mens Health

"But how many people are actually polyamorous? It’s tough to gauge the numbers, but it’s currently estimated that 4 to 5 percent of people living in the United States are polyamorous—or participating in other forms of open relationships—and 20 percent of people have at least attempted some kind of open relationship at some point in their lives. Those numbers, however, are likely to increase, as a 2016 YouGov study, found that only half of millennials (defined as under 30-years-old) want a “completely monogamous” relationship.

So what exactly is polyamory? How does it differ from open relationships? And why are we seeing a rise in interest and practice? Let's break it down."

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Leather: Collective Compersion - Expanding our erotic lexicon

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bay Area Reporter

"It seems that every day the word compersion makes its way further into daily discourse. While its usage is by no means pervasively common, at least not yet, I've noticed it being uttered verbally or in print much more often lately. While mainstream dictionaries have yet to adopt and define the word as part of our standard lexicon, its use in everyday life appears to be here to stay."

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The Psychology of Sexual Kink

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Swaddle

"The kink sexual preference is a greatly stigmatized one, and the psychology behind it misunderstood. Kink is believed to stem out of trauma, which is false; it’s perceived to bastardize the tender idea of making love, again false; and it’s considered ‘freaky’ and ‘not normal,’ guess: false. Understanding how kink develops and what kinky people get out of it are initial steps toward normalizing an integral aspect of human sexuality."

19 08 12

What Kind of People Enjoy BDSM?

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Psychology Today

"Italian researchers recently surveyed the sexuality of 266 Italian men and women who enjoy bondage, discipline, and sado-masochism (BDSM). The study population ranged in age from 18 to 74 and averaged 41. The researchers also surveyed 200 demographically similar men and women not involved in BDSM. The two groups reported similar feelings about their sexuality, but the BDSM players reported less sexual distress and greater erotic satisfaction. The researchers said they hoped their study would 'reduce the stigma associated with BDSM.'"

19 08 9

 

Polyamory Works for Them

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The NY Times

"Having multiple partners can mean more pleasure, but it’s not always easy."

19 08 07

Consensual Non-Monogamy: Reducing the Stigma on People in Open Relationships

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Good Men Project

"During a recent podcast, I interviewed David Singer, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a poly- and kink-aware professional who practices in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in working with people practicing or exploring consensual non-monogamy, those involved in kink and power exchange relationships, and professional sex workers...

Our interview focused on consensual non-monogamy, as well as the kink lifestyle, and what all of this means."

19 08 05

Questions abound as ACAL closes

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Anchorage Press

"First, a couple people asked what the community would do without a space. The answer is, the same thing it has always done. Every town and city around the country does not have a BDSM and sex club. They still find ways to make it work. You create community in so many ways. You can go to munches (food and drink gatherings for people that are like minded), you can have house parties, you can find people that have large portions of private property, and you can take over entire campgrounds. The important thing to remember with all of these suggestions is that you observe the same rules about consent and appropriate behavior. Once you have let people know that you are kinky, all of your behavior from that point forward is representing the entire community."

19 08 02

BDSM Culture Can Make Women More Assertive In Work, Relationships

on Saturday, 17 August 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Swaddle

"A barrage of recent research hints at the effects of empowerment via BDSM: people with sexual kinks or fetishes, such as BDSM, group sex, or role-play, have better mental health, less psychological stress, higher self-worth, and more satisfying relationships."

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