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Polyamory – May Be Good For You – 5 Myths About Polyamory

This article states 5% of Americans are involved in consensual nonmonogamy. From the anecdotical evidence I have gathered that is a low figure. But keep in mind, it really doesn’t matter what that number is, if this is a life-style you want to pursue, then I suggest you do your homework.

Excellent polyamory myths debunked.

Excerpt from article in Live Science below:

5 Myths About Polyamory

by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

Researchers estimate that as many as 5 percent of Americans are currently in relationships involving consensual nonmonogamy — that is, permission to go outside the couple looking for love or sex.

The boundaries in these relationships are remarkably varied, with some couples negotiating one-off “swinging” or partner-swapping experiences. and others forming stable bonds among three, four or five partners simultaneously. The latter is a version of polyamory, relationships in which people have multiple partnerships at once with the full knowledge of all involved.

Polyamorous people have largely flown under the radar, but that’s beginning to change as psychologists become intrigued by this unusual group. The first annual International Academic Polyamory Conference takes place Feb. 15 in Berkeley, Calif., and ongoing studies are examining everything from how jealousy works in polyamorous relationships to how kids in polyamorous familes fare. Though there’s a lot left to learn, initial findings are busting some myths about how love among many works.

Myth #1: Poly people are unsatisfied

When someone goes outside a relationship looking for companionship or sex, it’s natural to assume there’s something missing from their romance. But that doesn’t appear to be the case for polyamorous individuals.

Melissa Mitchell, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Georgia, conducted research while at Simon Frasier University in Canada on 1,093 polyamorous individuals. The participants were asked to list a primary partner and a secondary partner (more on that later), and they averaged nine years together with their primary and about two-and-a-half years with their secondary.

Mitchell and her colleagues surveyed their participants about how satisfied and fulfilled they felt in their relationships. They found that people were more satisfied with, felt more close to and more supported by their primary partner, suggesting that their desire for a secondary partner had little to do with dissatisfaction in the relationship. And satisfaction with an outside partner didn’t hurt the primary relationship. [6 Scientific Tips for a Successful Marriage]

“Polyamorous relationships are relatively independent of one another,” Mitchell said in January at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans. “We tend to assume in our culture that if you have your needs met outside your relationship, some kind of detrimental effect is going to result, and that’s not what we find here.”

Read More: http://www.livescience.com/27125-5-myths-about-polyamory.html

 

BetterSex.com Erotic Fiction Contest $4,000 in Prizes

Enter your fictional story on one of the top 10 female fantasies to win one of several prizes. Detailed information below:

Grand Prize

Winning story will receive $750 cash.

2nd Prize

2nd place story will receive $500 cash.

3rd Prize

3rd place story will receive $250 cash.

Contest Instructions

Copy and paste your 3,000 word or less story on one of the top 10 female fantasies in the space provided. Additionally, please email your 500 word summary of your story with the subject line as the title of the story to erotic.fiction.entry {at} gmail.com. Top 10 female fantasies are in no particular order: Sex with a stranger, Dominating a man, Being submissive to a man, Threesome with another man, Threesome with another woman, Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Erotic dancing/stripping, Role playing, Sex in a public place.

Prize EligibilityOnly persons residing in Canada and United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.Contest StartsMay 01, 2013 @ 12:01 am (EDT)Contest EndsMay 31, 2013 @ 11:59 am (EDT)Need more Details?Read the Official Rules

Philly Masturbate-a-thon 2013 – ScrewSmart & Pleasure Rush Fundraiser

May is Masturbation Month. Celebrate by self-pleasuring while benefiting two wonderful sex positive organizations in Philadelphia. Details below:

May is Masturbation Month and collaboratives Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart are here to give you a way to celebrate and mobilize around pleasure-politics at the same time! How you ask? With a good old-fashioned Masturbate-a-Thon!

Both Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart believe that the Philly Masturbate-a-Thon 2013 has the power to deliver the following:
• Reduce stigma and shame around sexuality!
• Promote sexual health!
• Create a community dialogue around the importance of pleasure!
• Give you an excuse to jerk-off for hours!

Here’s how it works: the Philly Masturbate-a-Thon 2013 wants people engaged and involved in sexing themselves up- and talking about it!  Start your own Crowdrise page by clicking the “Join our team” button below.  You can name it anything you’d like- it’s a site to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as you get it on with yourself all month.  Use this as an excuse to wine and dine yourself, or to be proud of your regular self-loving routine 🙂  You’ve successfully joined the Masturbate-a-thon!

If you want to support the sex-positive and pleasure-based education and prevention  that ScrewSmart and Pleasure Rush! do during the rest of the year- raise money in support of all that wacking off you’ll be doing!  We’ll send you a “Fap Package” with more information to support you!

We will honor all of our Masturbation Hero(in)es who climb the levels of commitment to self exploration and sexual health by awarding them certificates and prizes – and THEN showering with high-fives at Creamium!  If you raise:

• $50 – We will honor you as a Self Screwer!
• $100 – We will name you a Master Wanker!!
• $250 – We will knight you with your achievement of Hell’abater!!!

Don’t be thrown off- even though our listed charity is UAC- all proceeds will benefit the education and prevention efforts of Pleasure Rush! and ScrewSmart.
This month long event will conclude with the smutty and lovable Creamium.  Winners of different categories will be recognized for their onanistic efforts. Creamium is a live debaucherous game show/dance party that tests participant’s knowledge of all things sexual. This event will be open to everyone who wants to celebrate sex! Award categories include:

• Most creative fantasy….rawrrrr!
• Most unique ways of getting yourself off throughout the month…how many licks does it take….
• Most pleasure connections….You’ll shout it from the hills!
• Most money raised…damn you’ve got some sex-positive and generous friends!

Whether your efforts include wacking off, cummmming for a cause, and/or helping us gather financial support for the work we do- we appreciate you!!

CREAMIUM! May 31st at Ruba (416 Green St) from 9pm-1am.

More info:

http://www.crowdrise.com/phillymasturbate2013

 

FREE – Poet-tree En Motion – Plum Dragoness – The Rotunda – May 1

Plum Dragoness, poetess and performer extraordinaire, will be hosting and performing at this last event of the spring performance series. For those of you who have seen her perform at the Erotic Literary Salon, you know just how good she is.

Join me, I’ll be there.

Poet-tree En Motion…
Spring Performance Series!

Wednesday May 1st
(Last Event of the Season is the Finale on Saturday, June 29th!)

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104www.therotunda.org!
A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!
(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

MAY

Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

• Giovana-Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music www.giovanalatinmusic.com

Giovana left her native country of Panama twelve years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.

• Hooping by Sarah-Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop makerwww.hoopingbysarah.com

Sarah picked up a hoop in 2009 and hasn’t put one down since. There are hula hoops in every room of Sarah’s house. Hooping by Sarah came to fruition because Sarah wanted to share hooping in the tiny town of Lansdowne. And because happy hoopers of all ages now regularly attend Sarah’s classes and workshops, she wanted people to have access to professional-quality, affordable hoops, so Sarah created them as well. Sarah Maccarelli Jordan has over 18 years of classical dance education and experience. She won the 2001 Star Quest Performing Arts Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Also an accomplished makeup artist and face painter, Sarah is a creative force to be reckoned with.

• Lux Arati-Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts www.luxarati.com

Blending influences of American Tribal/traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, modern dance, hip-hop/liquid/flow dance styles together with tech and flow fire spinning, the lovely ladies of Lux Arati are a powerful, hypnotic presence.

• Plum Dragoness-Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts www.plumdragoness.com

Native to West Philadelphia, she is a multi–talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer for life. She graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many artists including the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions and spoken word/lyrical poetry. She independently produced/released the debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” with her band and Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer/Composer/Sound Engineer Rodney Whittenberg and the Album of recorded performances (as resident artist) called “Live @ the Rotunda”, Mixed/Engineered by Styx latte. Her written work has been published locally, nationally and internationally. She currently performs with the dynamic trio project known as The Femme-mynistiques.

• 2nd Opinion- Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circuswww.2nd0pini0n.tumblr.com

2nd. Opinion is a Philadelphia-based dance-pop act exploring the intersection of gender, sex and society in as tuneful a way as possible. The band consists of Joel Chartkoff (percussion and vocals), Zach Webber (keyboards and vocals), Sammy Schuster (keyboards and vocals), Michael Knight (bass and vocals), Mira Treatman (vocals), and Kate Simmer (drums). Please dance!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/351782491589907/

* PLEASE NOTE: if you are inclined to support Youth Empowerment, the Big Jar at the entrance to the door of the Rotunda will accept donations at this event on 5/1/13 toward Moving Creations’ Girls On the Move program in support of these young women for their spring performance in June @ Germantown Friends School!

For More Updates & to keep connected with the Poet-tree En Motion community Group, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!