The Ethical Slut

A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Author: Janet W. Hardy,Dossie Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579664

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 7214

The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.

Opening Up

A Guide To Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

Author: Tristan Taormino

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 157344295X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 346

View: 2846

A practical guide to making sexually open arrangements work outlines options for transforming monogamous relationships into effective polyamorous ones, in a reference that addresses such topics as boundary setting, child-raising, and conflict resolution. Original.

The Jealousy Workbook

Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships

Author: Kathy Labriola

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0937609641

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 183

View: 2074

From the initial stages of trying to agree who can do what with whom, through advanced issues such as coping with logistics and seeking compersion, every relationship sooner or later confronts jealousy a " and some relationships do not survive the confrontation. Between these covers you will find forty-two exercises with supporting text, developed by a professional relationship counselor and refined by hundreds of clients trying to find their own paths through jealousy. They range from basic (Exercise Two, Clarify Your Relationship Orientation) through challenging (Exercise Thirty-Four, Imagine Looking Through Their Eyes and Being In Their Shoes). All can be done solo, with a partner, or under the supervision of a helping professional, and all can be done before a problem emerges or in the throes of a jealousy crisis. Along the way, you will find solutions to the issues that bedevil even the most happily open relationships.

Sexual Outsiders

Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities

Author: David M. Ortmann,Richard A. Sprott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442217359

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

View: 1764

Sexual Outsiders looks at the challenges and experiences of those in the BDSM community and explores the erotic and psychological landscape of this often misunderstood culture, concepts of power, personal growth, overcoming challenges, and forming communities.

Stepping Off the Relationship Escalator

Uncommon Love and Life

Author: Amy Gahran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998647012

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3184

Love is not one-size-fits-all, yet often people assume that healthy, serious relationships all must follow the same basic path. The -Relationship Escalator- is society's bundle of customs for intimate relationships: monogamy, living together, marriage and more, ideally until death do you part. Beyond this, it might not be obvious what your options are. This book will help you: - Discover less common relationship options that might suit you. - Understand why and how people have unconventional relationships. - Empower you to negotiate about how your relationships work. - Overcome the fear that loving differently means you're doing it wrong. - Make the world a friendlier, safer place for more paths to love. Featuring real stories and insights from hundreds of people, -Stepping Off the Relationship Escalator- explores consensual nonmonogamy, love without living together, deep connections that pause and resume, and much more. The first in a series of research-based books, this introduction to relationship diversity is both accessible and surprising. LEARN MORE OR ORDER SIGNED COPIES: OffEscalator.com

The Pleasure's All Mine

A History of Perverse Sex

Author: Julie Peakman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232039

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6877

Handcuffs, paddles, whips—the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society’s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as “normal” sex—a vanilla act performed by one man and one woman—is more and more contested these days. And as Julie Peakman reveals, normal never really existed; for everyone, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad pleasures, and almost all sexual behaviors have traveled between acceptance and proscription. The Pleasure’s All Mine examines two millennia of letters, diaries, court records, erotic books, medical texts, and more to explore the gamut of “deviant” sexual activity. Delving into the specialized cultures of pain, necrophilia, and bestiality and the social world of plushies, furries, and life-size sex dolls, Peakman considers the changing attitudes toward these, as well as masturbation, “golden showers,” sadomasochism, homosexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals. She follows the history of each behavior through its original reception to its interpretation by sexologists and how it is viewed today, showing how previously acceptable behaviors now provoke social outrage, or vice versa. In addition, she questions why people have been and remain intolerant of other people’s sexual preferences. The first comprehensive history of sexual perversion and packed with both color and black and white images, The Pleasure’s All Mine is a fascinating and sometimes shocking look at the evolution of our views on sex.

The Explorer's Guide to Planet Orgasm

For Every Body

Author: Annie Sprinkle Phd

Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780937609859

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 3692

Welcome to the most mysterious and wonderful of planets, a planet made just for you. We call it Planet Orgasm. On Planet Orgasm, there are dozens of kinds of orgasms, just waiting for us all to have them. You can take Orgasmanaut Training, learn the fascinating history of orgasm research, expand your definitio of orgasm, and voyage into undiscovered orgasmic lands. You'll discover orgasms for people of every gender and orientation: big world-shaking orgasms and gentle mini-gasms; orgasms in every part of your body; orgasms by yourself, orgasms with toys, orgasms with others... and orgasms only you can discover for yourself. World-famous performer/author/educator Annie Sprinkle is your guide, together with artist/educator Beth Stephens and illustrator YuDori. Under the leadership of this fearless crew, you'll discover, through words and pictures, just what Planet Orgasm has in store for you!

Poly Land

My Brutally Honest Adventures in Polyamory

Author: Page Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947296008

Category: Non-monogamous relationships

Page: 401

View: 4500

Moving away from the sugar-coated honor-student answers, Page Turner leaves little to the imagination about opening a marriage, while exploring her bisexuality and self-worth.Travel through a complicated polyamorous web, in which her partners do their best to sabotage each other, break the rules, and eventually commit assault.

Girl Sex 101

Author: Allison Moon

Publisher: Allison Moon

ISBN: 0983830959

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

View: 8100

"Girl Sex 101 is the best sex guide in years." - DIVA Magazine Girl Sex 101 is a sex-ed book like no other, offering helpful info for ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities, playful and informative illustrations on each page, and over 100 distinct voices, plus a hot narrative that shows you how to put the info to good use! Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality, with special guidance from thirteen guest sex educators including Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Tristan Taormino, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko and more! Girl Sex 101 will teach you... *The bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy *Simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment *How to build a Road Map of your partner s pleasure *Essential moves for cunnilingus, strap-ons, hand sex and more! *Positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock your girl's world! You'll gain confidence to please your girl, no matter what your hands-on experience. Buckle your seat belt and get ready to ride!

Radical Ecstasy

S/M Journeys in Transcendence

Author: Dossie Easton,Janet W. Hardy

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1890159905

Category: Sadomasochism

Page: 225

View: 560

For millennia, seekers have used physical and emotional extremes to achieve transcendence and exaltation. Today, many BDSM and leather practitioners are discovering the potential of SM practice to reach personal, interpersonal and spiritual goals. In Radical Ecstasy, bestselling BDSM/sexuality authors Easton and Hardy document their own journeys into the transcendent realm of kink. With their trademark frankness and humor, they share their own stories and philosophies. They also share techniques that have worked for them - techniques which combine tantric breathing, visualization and movement with a combined half-century of BDSM experience - to create states of transcendence during solo and partnered sexual and BDSM practice. As outrageously revolutionary as any sex book published in the last decade, Radical Ecstasy sets the stage for the new millennium in BDSM and sacred-sex practices - a "must" for any kink, tantra, pagan or sacred-sex practitioner. "Amazingly mindful exploration of that which cannot be easily put into words... the ecstatic experience from sex to sadomasochism, from trance to intuition to archetypes and spiritual awakening. Totally real and personal. Not a 'how to' but a nurturing 'can do' book." - Fakir Musafar, father of the modern primitive movement. "Progressive, deliciously honest, and HOT HOT HOT! Dossie and Janet ask difficult questions about the nature of sex, intimacy and ecstasy, then they actually manage to answer the questions, plus turn us on when they do. These two erotically gifted women have a way with words - and sex. They raise the bar on erotic writing and sex education to new heights. I'm in awe." - Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., prostitute/porn star turned sex guru/sexologist "Fascinating, heartfelt, honest, real stories of the heart/spirit/energy connection experienced in the passionate rituals of intimate consensual power play. These two courageous women write brilliantly of how erotic energies connect us with the big love we all seek from the source." - Cleo Dubois, educator, ritualist, video producer/star

The State of Sex

Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland

Author: Barbara G. Brents,Crystal A. Jackson,Kathryn Hausbeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135280231

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4796

This study of Nevada’s brothels uses empirical data and sociological theory to situate the United States’ only legal brothel industry in the political economy of contemporary tourism. The personal accounts of sex workers make this a compelling read for students and those interested in the sex industry.

Ask Me About Polyamory

The Best of Kimchi Cuddles

Author: Tikva Wolf

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 0996460128

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 8474

A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you'll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships. Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one. Wolf's honesty and gift for clear explanation have made Kimchi Cuddles a hit with the most dedicated polyamorists as well as curious newcomers.

Critical Theory Today

A User-Friendly Guide

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

View: 8270

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

The Unnatural and Accidental Women

Author: Marie Humber Clements

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 5871

Surrealist dramatization of a notorious case involving mysterious deaths on Vancouver's Skid Row. Cast of 11 women and 2 men.

Submissive Desires

Author: Carolyn Faulkner

Publisher: Blushing Books Publications

ISBN: 1935152262

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6799

Submissive Desires relates the tale of Simon and Maura, and the awakening of a fully-realized D/S relationship. Simon is an ex-Navy Seal and he knows what he wants when he finally finds it, and Maura is it. The problem is that Maura "thinks" she's submissive, but all she's ever done is play with it. Simon is the real thing.This is an extremely explicit story, with strong BDSM themes.

Polyamory

It's Not Complicated

Author: Dewayne Lehman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515317753

Category:

Page: 494

View: 2984

Polyamory: It's Not Complicated is the journey of a traditional monogamous man into the world of non-monogamy. In the search to find happiness and fulfillment, DeWayne Lehman takes the reader through his experiences with Monogamy, Swinging, BDSM, and Polyamory. DeWayne shares with you the incredible highs and soul crushing lows that he experienced and the lessons he learned along the way. Intimate details of some of his experiences illuminate the book throughout, putting the reader in the emotional and sexual shoes of the author. Written with a no nonsense alpha male perspective, this uncensored look at various forms of relationships comes with a powerful message of hope. DeWayne leads the reader into a new form of relationship that is now embraced by millions in the United States, Polyamory. You will learn to maximize personal freedom and relationship ethics through Informed Active Consent, continually renew sexual energy and embrace your entire heart with New Relationship Energy, and conquer the old way of jealous thinking through rational exercises. Start your journey today!

Ecstasy Is Necessary

Author: Barbara Carrellas

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140193109X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 2400

From Barbara Carrellas, sex expert and author of the best-selling book Urban Tantra, comes Ecstasy is Necessary. This is not your average tips-and-techniques sex book; rather it is an exploratory journey of the sexual self and the infinite possibilities of ecstatic expression. In Ecstasy is Necessary, Carrellas teaches readers how to discover, nurture, expand, and embrace their authentic, ever-evolving, sensual, sexual self. Everyone goes through different phases of sexual expression and desire, and there are an infinite number of erotic and ecstatic possibilities available at all points along the way. The insights readers will gain in their journey with Carrellas will help them confidently approach sex and relationships in a way that works for them no matter where they are in their sexual evolution. They will get tools for solving the inevitable challenges that arise. They'll even receive permission not to have sex at all, if that's what's right for them, because it is possible to create ecstatic experiences even when sex itself is not possible, available, or appropriate. Using stories and simple exercises, Carrellas helps readers understand how they are wired for sex and relationships, what their personal warning signs look like, and what they need for optimum care. Plus, they'll learn how to effectively communicate this information to others so that they can be loved more easily and effectively. As readers discover their authentic sexual selves, they will learn how to create the conditions that allow more and more of their experiences and relationships to be opportunities for-and invitations to-ecstasy.

Internet Research, Theory, and Practice

Perspectives from Ireland

Author: Cathy Fowley,Claire English,Sylvie Thouësny

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 1908416041

Category: Internet

Page: 506

View: 893

The articles presented in this edited book illustrate the broad diversity of Internet-based studies in an Irish context, as well as the interdisciplinary which distinguishes much of its outputs. From digital humanities in the strictest sense - through the creation and use of digital objects and resources to a close examination of digital texts, from ethical issues to societal issues - through the lenses of gender or nationality, from empirical research to practitioners reports, the chapters are a snapshot of Internet research in Ireland. The contributors to this book come from many third-level institutions on the island, thus illustrating a geographical space linked to digital spaces.

The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory

A Hands-on Guide to Open Sexual Relationships

Author: Françoise Simpère

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8798

The idea of open relationships seduces more and more men and women who wish to foster a healthy partnership while maintaining multiple lovers. The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory helps couples who want to better understand, or to begin an exploration of, the emotional, sexual, and intellectual mores of polyamory. Françoise Simpère, an expert in the area of romantic relationships, discusses polyamory and what it involves and describes the practices that make it ethically and emotionally sustainable. This guide provides proposed rules and suggestions on how to keep the love and trust of your partner alive while successfully entertaining other lovers and enjoying the infinite possibilities open relationships have to offer. Couples and individuals interested in entering a polyamorous relationship will be able to use this book as a resource on the art and etiquette of poly-dating, covering a range of questions, including: Should we use a calendar? Can I ask my husband to babysit while I’m with a lover? How can I prioritize my time between two lovers? How can I stave off any jealousy? Through her years of correspondence with couples interested in open relationships and her own personal reflections and experiences, Simpère is convinced that polyamory opens up many possibilities for a gratifying and healthy sex life.

More Than Two

A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

Author: Franklin Veaux,Janet Hardy,Tatiana Gill

Publisher: Thorntree Press, LLC

ISBN: 0991399722

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 6362

Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.