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Nico Tortorella Talks Polyamorous Marriage to Bethany Meyers: ‘We Allow Each Other Freedom’

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

US Weekly

The All of It Is You: Poetry author noted that it’s “just trust.” He continued, “I mean we love each other more than anything and we allow each other freedom to explore ourselves. Before anything, we’re individuals and together we’re a unit and it’s unstoppable for us.”

How To Write A Dating App Bio For An Open Relationship That's Fully Transparent

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Elite

While you don't necessarily need to slap this information on your Tinder bio, it would be nice to mention it early and definitely before going on a date. "Not everyone you meet online or in person is going to be as psyched about non-monogamy as you are," Blue adds. "This is okay! A good way to handle these initial conversations is to invite potential dating partners to have a conversation about what your open relationship means to you. The key is to invite rather than impose."

Lawyer Fired After Sending BDSM Sex Contract To Junior Employee. Naturally He Sues.

on Sunday, 06 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Above the Law

“I had a consensual BDSM relationship with another employee, which included one brief incident in private on work premises several months before the disciplinary proceedings,” he added.

“I believe that the disciplinary proceedings were brought against me as retaliation for my having handed in notice following a disagreement over salary and not as a result of the much earlier incident.”

Easier With Three

on Saturday, 05 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Slate

The big obstacles in most relationships are in the little details—finances, housework, child and/or pet care, and how to spend free time. Before I lived with my wife’s girlfriend, I might have said that having an extra person would only make the conflicts and disagreements of daily life that much harder to work out. Instead, for our family, we’ve found the opposite is true. Whether we need an extra set of hands, an extra listening ear, another chum to hang out with, or an extra couple of bucks, our family has found that three can be easier, not harder, than two.

The scene is alive and well

on Saturday, 05 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bay Area Reporter

"The IMsL/IMsBB weekend should be an inclusive and sex positive space for all people. All are welcome, and racism, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination have no place here. An important part of the weekend is exploring how the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and ability affect experiences of leather, kink, and sexualities. We must make a commitment to enriching these intersectionalities not only at the weekend but throughout our communities. We will work toward this goal."

‘Lifestyle community’ member opens up about alleged wild sex parties

on Friday, 04 May 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Fox News Denver

She understands why some of the neighbors would be upset when they find out about the parties, but said a big part of the lifestyle is respect for those who don’t live it.

“It’s important to use that we’re not trying to interfere in your world. But please also don’t judge ours,” she said.

Fight in 2018! An Interview With Our Volunteer Coordinator

on Monday, 30 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

by Julian Wolf

 

Was one of your resolutions for 2018 making a difference? Current politics have you ready to stand up and fight for your freedom? Have extra time and a passion for serving your national community? We'd love to have you work with us! Our volunteer coordinator extraordinaire Keira joined me virtually to answer a few questions about how you can help the work of the NCSF actively this year.

 

Thanks for joining us! What sort of help does the NCSF need? Is it always sitting at tables?

 

Keira: Most of the volunteering is actually done via the internet. We are always looking for skilled volunteers for all sorts of projects. We tailor the project to the volunteer. The most common projects require creative skills like writing and graphic design, but we really do find something for everyone. Once we even asked someone to create coloring book pages for us!

 

Do you need experience in advocacy? What if you're new to swingers and/or kink community, should those folks wait to participate?

 

Keira: Again, the projects are tailored to the volunteer. You don't need any experience in advocacy, activism, or community. Just willingness and drive to volunteer.

 

How would one of our constituents go about offering to volunteer with the NCSF?

 

Keira: Our website has a volunteer questionnaire that you need to fill out in order to become a volunteer. The URL is http://ncsfreedom.org/get-involved/volunteer

 

What keeps you volunteering?

 

Keira: I really enjoy the people I work with and I'm proud of the work I do. Additionally, working with NCSF has really improved my self worth and helped me make many positive changes in my personal life.

 

Anything else you'd like to share with us?

Keira: Volunteering for NCSF is done in as low stress a way as possible. So please don't be scared. It's really painless.

 

Thank you so much for your work!

 

Keira has been actively volunteering with the NCSF since 2011 and joined the board in 2014. She was recently featured as a Poly Role Model. See her interview here http://polyrolemodels.tumblr.com/post/169017684522/poly-role-models-keira-harbison-of-the-ncsf or via our website at https://ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/poly-role-models-keira-harbison-of-the-ncsf.

 

You can reach Keira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NCSF Thanks for the 1st Quarter Donations – January to March, 2018

on Sunday, 29 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Thank you to our Coalition Partner Leather SINS for donating $5,000 to NCSF at Kinky Kollege Spring Break in March!

Thank you to Dick Cunningham and Judy Guerin for donating $2,500 in matching donations as part of the Dark Odyssey Winterfire fundraising efforts.

Thank you to Russell Stambaugh, NCSF Board Member and Kink Aware Professionals Advocate, for donating $2,000 to NCSF. $1,000 was dedicated to support NCSF’s Consent Summit in New York City in September 2017, and the other $1,000 was given to the NCSF Foundation.

NCSF thanks Marc Depaul for donating $1,500 to NCSF in February!

NCSF Thanks Dale Maddox, Ms. Atlanta Eagle, and Kae with the House of Trei for hosting a fundraiser at the Atlanta Eagle that raised $1,240 for NCSF on March 3rd as the 1st Capital Finance’s Coalition Partner fundraiser.

NCSF thanks Lucille Ballbuster for donating $950 from the proceeds from of her birthday fundraiser—and she wants to thank all the wonderful people who celebrated with her for their generosity!

Thank you to Coalition Partner, Adventures in Sexuality, for donating $412 from their Winter Wickedness event in February, 2018 along with raising $115 in duck donations, for a total of $527.

Thank you to Bound in Boston and Broken Giraffe Enterprises for donating $400 to the NCSF Foundation in March.

NCSF thanks FetLife for donating $300 this quarter to NCSF!

Thank you to Nickie Fuentes of Modern Tribe Counseling, Coalition Partner of NCSF, for holding a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser and raising $275 to donate to NCSF.

Thank you to our Coalition Partner NHOT for holding a Consent for Groups Discussion in February and raising $130 which was matched by NHOT for a total of $260 donated to NCSF.

Thank you to James Dunyak, NCSF New England Advocate, for donating $200 to NCSF this quarter!

Thank you to Savannah Nicole Checketts for holding a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser and raising $200 to donate to NCSF.

NCSF thanks Kayla & Dave for donating $100 at Dark Odyssey in February as part of NCSF’s fundraising efforts.

Thank you to NCSF Coalition Partner, the Knights of Leather, for donating $100 as their annual Coalition Partner fundraiser in January!

Thank you to our Coalition Partner MAsT: Boise for donating $60 as their annual CP donation to NCSF.

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