Polyamory Resources

Kirsten A Kirsten A
When I was first venturing into poly, I was gobbling up information to try and figure out how to make it work. I still do, although the gobbling has slowed down. The biggest one for me was the podcast Polyamory Weekly. She just hits you over the head with the skills that you need to do poly. Admittedly, I went through the past 7 years of episodes searching the term "communication" to find some really useful episodes.

Another podcast is on the scene now, Pedestrian Polyamory.

As for books, I read most of the Ethical Slut, and bits and pieces of Opening Up, but neither of these played a really big role in my poly education.

What resources do you use to learn about poly?
04/18/2012
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SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
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Originally posted by Kirsten A
When I was first venturing into poly, I was gobbling up information to try and figure out how to make it work. I still do, although the gobbling has slowed down. The biggest one for me was the podcast Polyamory Weekly. She just hits you over the head ... More
I use a lot of stuff on here at EF. Thanks for the links, by the way. I'm just starting out and this is neat. I'm hoping to make my relationship work with these two men.
04/18/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
One other thing I thought of. I am a big fan of Franklin Veaux (especially when he appears on Poly Weekly!). He is very eloquent and very experienced in managing poly. He has an amazing knack for poly, honed by trial-and-error, by the sound of it.
04/19/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by Kirsten A
When I was first venturing into poly, I was gobbling up information to try and figure out how to make it work. I still do, although the gobbling has slowed down. The biggest one for me was the podcast Polyamory Weekly. She just hits you over the head ... More
I am so going to gobble these all up.
04/20/2012
Kirsten A Kirsten A
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Originally posted by badk1tty
I am so going to gobble these all up.
Gobbling up is such a good word for it! When I first was venturing into poly I wanted to learn everything I could, because I was scared of screwing up a good thing. There are so many people out there who have learned lessons the hard way, and are trying hard to share that information with those of us who are new. It's so awesome.

Here's one more really good resource: polyamory.com
04/21/2012
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Originally posted by Kirsten A
When I was first venturing into poly, I was gobbling up information to try and figure out how to make it work. I still do, although the gobbling has slowed down. The biggest one for me was the podcast Polyamory Weekly. She just hits you over the head ... More
I've read a lot of blogs, particularly Sugarbutch and The Pervocracy. I once bought my best friend a copy of The Ethical Slut, but I haven't read it yet - I plan on borrowing it sometime soon.
05/07/2012
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Originally posted by SaraBroughman
I use a lot of stuff on here at EF. Thanks for the links, by the way. I'm just starting out and this is neat. I'm hoping to make my relationship work with these two men.
I'm just starting out, too! I'm happy I've discovered EF to give me some actual community spaces for discussion.
05/07/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
The cunning minx makes me feel stupid and love it. I adore her!
05/09/2012
eggiweg eggiweg
Thanks for all the links! I've definitely been feeling like I need a little support lately, super excited to check these out.
07/23/2012
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
I started listening to Poly Weekly many years ago when I found out about it via the Sex Is Fun podcast. I listened to it even though I had no intention of trying out polyamory myself, mainly because it sounded far too complicated for me and there wasn't anybody in my life I could imagine dating in addition to my partner at the time.

I learned a lot. My life changed. I'm now polyamorous. It's not like it's Minx's fault or anything, but she certainly opened my mind to new ideas. Without Minx, I might have broken up with my long-time partner when the physical distance between us and desire to be with someone else started to get to me. Instead, we talked it over ad nauseam and opened things up. I feel so fortunate to have had my mind opened, so that I can keep all these wonderful people in my life where I want them, without having to cut one person out to make room for another. My heart doesn't work that way!

I bought Opening Up and The Ethical Slut and have skimmed through both, but I can't say I read either cover to cover. They are both such thought-provoking books that I had to stop and think quite a bit.

Thank you for the reminder about Pedestrian Polyamory! I knew it existed somewhere in my mind, but I'm going to go download all the back episodes now. I do love my Poly Weekly, but an additional perspective is always nice.
07/26/2012
x203 x203
EF helps a lot with poly stuff
08/18/2012
smlove smlove
I loved The Ethical Slut, but like with poly itself, there isn't just ONE resource you have to stick to.
09/10/2012
wes wes
thank you
12/24/2012
Cynoc Cynoc
wow, thank you all for some new resources
12/24/2012
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