Brianna grew up in the Baptist church where she learned that sex was sinful, but she and her husband have recently begun exploring swinging. In part 2 of our conversation, Brianna shares how that exploration began and how their swinging activities have evolved over the last 6 months. We discuss jealousy, various degrees of partner swapping, emotional monogamy, and more!
Brianna grew up in the Baptist church where she learned that sex was sinful. In this first of a two-part episode, Brianna talks about her early relationships, meeting her husband, and how they recently began talking about exploring swinging
Jazz is a gender non-conforming person who uses the pronouns “they” and “theirs”. The major theme of this episode is gender. Jazz talks about how genitals are not the be-all-end-all of gender. If all of the recent talk about gender as a spectrum has you confused or uncomfortable, this is the episode to listen to!
Lisa grew up as an elite-level gymnast, so she had a heightened awareness of her body in the world from an early age. Her first marriage was with a good man who she had no sexual chemistry with, and she ended up having many affairs. Today she is in a monogamous long-distance relationship where they are exploring new fantasies and finding lots of ways to keep the sex alive between visits!
Michelle was attracted to males early in life, but those feelings cooled and she came out as a lesbian. Her wife of 17 years is the love of her life, but their physical relationship has always been difficult. Recently Michelle met a man who brought her sexual feelings roaring back to life, causing her to question her sexuality.
Erin is a 34-year-old, cis-gender female who describes herself as queer, in a new relationship, she isn’t certain of her preferred relationship style. Erin deals with OCD, plus related mental conditions that cause her to pull her hair and pick her skin. Those conditions cause her nervousness when exposing herself with a new partner. Major themes include being queer, OCD, and exploring sex in adulthood.
Margot is in an open, long-distance relationship. She has lived in many countries, giving her insight into different sexual cultures around the world.
After being with her partner for almost 30 years, Amy discovered a previously undisclosed mutual interest in a new sexual adventure – dominance and submission. She tells the story of how they discovered this interest and what happened next.
While some may know the term ethical non-monogamy, it’s still not spoken about often in social circles. That can lead to the misconception that it’s rare, when in fact people of all types – and even in the most conservative communities – are engaging in various forms of open relationships. Stacey is totally down-to-earth, so she’s a great person to ease us into this conversation the first time.