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The Cost and Risk of a LDR

Long distance relationship… living apart together… whatever you want to call it… my love lives across the country.  I get to play house with him for a week to 10 days every 4-6 weeks and it’s lovely. Our love is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.  Our sexual connection is spot ...

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Jealousy, I Thought My Struggle was Real. Maybe I was just Confused?

Would you, the reader, be willing to do me a favor?  Go read this post by TheFerrett entitled Fuck Your Jealousy.  Try Mine.  Did you read it?  Seriously, go read it!  It’s important to what I’m about to talk about. My previous marriage ended within a few months after we ...

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Using How You Friend to Determine How You Poly?

Browsing my favorite fetish website, I came across a comment from a kinky friend on a post about polyamory.  I want to share it, with her permission. “If you look at dating in the same way you look at friending (that is, the verb I just made up for being ...

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Facing the Fear AND the Metamours

I knew I would be meeting one of the women he has started seeing that evening. We also discussed when I would probably be meeting the other one. “What can I expect?” I asked. He started to describe the event where we would meet.  “No, I mean, what can I ...

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Baggage Claim

I’ve been unusually worried about an upcoming date.  Not my date.  The man I’ve been seeing for a few months…his date. Our budding relationship is different than any relationship I have been in up to this point.  The biggest difference is that I actually fall right into a submissive role with ...

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Balance

I exhale with a smile of satisfaction on my face.  I’m very zen.  I feel so at peace with life right now, and it isn’t just because of the amazing ashiatsu massage I had this morning.  (Seriously, the best massage I’ve ever had.  If you are in the southwest Michigan ...

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Finding My Community

(I know I’m going to miss people, but this post is really about a few of the highlights, so my apologies.) Not long ago a gentleman I met on OK Cupid added me to a local poly group on Facebook.  I was a little surprised how many people I knew from ...

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Do I Want a Relationship? Learning a New Vocabulary

BFF:  “You been ok lately?” ME:  “I think so.  I feel really un-grounded lately.” BFF:  “Yeah?  Do you know why?” ME:  “I’m not sure.  It feels like my usual struggle with what I’m looking for in relationships.” BFF:  “As in how much you want?” ME:  “Every time I think I’m ...

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Styles of Ethical Non-Monogamy

“Yep’ I’m still Hangin’ Around.” This was a message I received on OK Cupid this morning.  I responded, “And I’m still not buying what you’re selling. :)” This cutie proposed a situation a while back that wasn’t to my liking.  He asked if I would consider joining what I will call ...

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Book Review: My Life on the Swingset by Cooper S. Beckett

In the spring of 2014 I had a dream in which I was intimate with a man, but I couldn’t see his face, only his voice.  Yes, his voice was so recognizable that I knew it was Cooper S. Beckett, co-founder of the podcast Life on the Swingset, a podcast ...

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