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'The Ethical Slut': Inside America's Growing Acceptance of Polyamory

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Millennials are increasingly embracing non-monogamous relationships – and the 1990s guidebook that helped popularize them is getting an update

Rolling Stone

By Anna Fitzpatrick

"The the first usage of the word polyamory is credited to pagan priestess Morning Glory Ravenheart Zell in 1990. Though different forms of non-monogamy have presented themselves in various cultures for millennia, in Western culture in the early 1990s it was still seen as an alternative practice, the kind favored by, well, pagan priestesses. Today, polyamory is less tied to one specific subculture or identity. In the two decades since the first edition of The Ethical Slut has been published, polyamory has expanded into a practice that, if not outright mainstream, is at least much more widely accepted and understood. According to a 2014 article from Psychology Today, at least 9.8 million Americans are in some kind of non-monogamous relationship."

A moment that changed me: turning my back on monogamy

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Guardian

by Stephanie Munro

"I didn’t go through this mission alone, either, this was a partnership exploring a new way of living, one that had the potential to be rich and fulfilling. We stayed up late, talking for hours about exactly what we would want, what the rules would be (trust me – there are many), about vetoes and breaks and age limits and sleeping over. This all came from a place of deep love and commitment, which might sound counterintuitive but in order to open up a marriage,"

How to Get Your Partner to Dominate You During Sex

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Brides.com

By Gigi Engle

"If you want your partner to get into some domination, don’t expect him or her to be into choking you out sporadically during sex. These types of fantasies need to be talked about beforehand, outside of the bedroom."

I Was Wrong About Open Relationships

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

"Hi everyone! Mayim Bialik here from The Big Bang Theory and Blossom. Remember my video about not understanding open relationships? Well, turns out from your comments that I got a LOT wrong and I decided to address what I got wrong in this next heartfelt and hopefully more accurate video!"

Zoning Board revokes 'sex positive' club permit

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Philly.com

by Julia Terruso

Attorney Leonard Reuter, who represented L&I, which granted the permit, said the city does not require detailed information on the usage of a fraternal organization. To ask about activities or membership and then approve or deny based on those factors could be unconstitutional.

“Are we going to ask, What’s the racial composition of your members? What religion do you practice? What do you believe in?” Reuter asked. “Sexual expression is protected under the First Amendment.” ...

Before Twitter porn controversy, Ted Cruz didn’t think masturbating was a laughing matter

on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

ThinkProgress

by AARON RUPAR

A court of appeals ruled against Cruz. In a decision, judges rejected Cruz’s argument and characterized the case as being “about controlling what people do in the privacy of their own homes because the State is morally opposed to a certain type of consensual private intimate conduct… Whatever one might think or believe about the use of these devices, government interference with their personal and private use violates the Constitution.” ...

Dakota Johnson Gets Down and Dirty With BDSM Toy in New, Kinky 'Fifty Shades' Trailer

on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

'Fifty Shades Freed' will be released in February 2018

Men's Health

by Gus Turner

The controversial Fifty Shades of Grey series has been criticized for its depictions of BDSM relationships. Still, the books and their accompanying films have been no less impactful on the sexual imaginations of many. Critics have denounced the books as irresponsible with respect to the issues of sexual consent and domestic violence, but, in 2015, upon the release of the first 50 Shades movie, Pornhub found that BDSM-related searches increased on the site, particularly among women. In spite of the criticism and middling reviews, the franchise trudges on, and lo, we now present to you the trailer for the series' third film: Fifty Shades Freed. ...

When Should You Define The Relationship? 7 Times You Need To Have The DTR Talk

on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bustle

By EMMA MCGOWAN

“Define the relationship” usually means deciding to be monogamous with someone, but these days monogamy isn’t the only option. Marriage is optional; polyamory is a thing; and open relationships are slowly moving out of the shadows. In this new understanding of different relationship possibilities, determining the relationship means having a conversation about your expectations for the future — and how your love interest fits into that. Do you want to be monogamous? Do you want an open relationship? Do you want more of an official commitment than you’re currently getting? It’s a complicated situation — and it can be really scary. ...

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