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Is polyamory finally ready to become an open secret in India?

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Hindu

Polyamory is about equity and egality: any person in a relationship has the same rights, no matter her or his gender, sexual orientation or age. But what Broué remembers most is seeing so many women in the audience, mostly “young women”. It reaffirmed her belief that polyamory is a way to assert yourself as a free person. “It is both personal and political,” she says, “a feminist way of living your relationships.”

How To Talk To Your Partner About Having An Open Relationship, According To Experts

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bustle

"Open relationships only work if the people involved both (if it starts from a one-to-one relationship) want it," life coach and therapist Karen Hartmann, tells Bustle. "Otherwise, I have never seen it work out in the long term. For that reason, I suggest to be clear, open, and straight with it. After all, you want to go into an open relationship. You cannot start it with half truth and being secretive about it. However, there is no need to be harsh and to run your partner over. State it as it is — without excusing yourself. Share about you, your wishes, and what you want to experience."

New BDSM club shows its members the ropes

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Daily Princeton

“In the kink community, it's the norm to speak with partners and negotiate any activity that might occur,” she said.

 

The kink community tries to make no assumptions about consent during “play,” a term for any kind of kinky activity.

 

“In my personal experience, it’s even commonplace to ask things like, ‘Can I touch your shoulder?’ during classes or demonstration,” one source explained.

The Sex Educator Teaching BDSM to People With Disabilities

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Robin Wilson-Beattie didn’t get the support she needed to rebuild her sex life after an aneurysm, so now she dedicates her life to helping other people with disabilities.

Broadly

After dealing with health care providers who assumed she couldn’t have sex and constantly questioned her lifestyle and partner choices, her first goal was was to help able-bodied people understand that folks with disabilities aren’t children and can be trusted to know what their own bodies need and can handle. “We have agency over our own bodies,” she said. “We have the right to make decisions about what we want to do and what we don’t want to do. Getting past that attitude is probably one of my biggest hindrances.”

She Didn’t Fight Back: 5 (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims

on Thursday, 14 December 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

NY Times

"Partly this is because of widespread misconceptions. The public and the police vastly overestimate the incidence of false reports: The most solid, case-by-case examinations say that only 5 to 7 percent of sexual assault reports are false. Responses to trauma that are often viewed as evidence of unreliability, such as paralysis or an inability to recall timelines, have been shown by neurobiological research to be not only legitimate, but common. And when it comes to the most serious assaults, like rape, people imagine that they are committed by strangers who attack in a dark alley, and base their view of how victims should react on that idea — even though the vast majority of assaults occur between people who know one another."

What it means for couples to go 'unicorn hunting' — and why it usually doesn't end well

on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Business Insider

"My instinct is to say that 'unicorn hunting' couples are likely not taking the considerate and compassionate approach which I associate with polyamory," Alex said. "But like I say, this is something of a stereotype, and folk are welcome to do whatever works for them, right?"

Support the NCSF Foundation through Amazon SMILE donations

on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

We are thankful for everyone who supports NCSF's work to fight discrimination against kinky and non-monogamous people. On Black Friday, go to smile.amazon.com/ch/54-2010299 and Amazon will donate to the NCSF Foundation; Institute for 21st Century Relationships Inc.

This is why polyamorous people don't feel jealousy

on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Business Insider

"However, through her research she has found that polyamorous people are often more open and better at communicating with each other — so if jealousy was getting the better of someone, they may be more likely to talk to their partners about it, rather than letting it stew."

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