Swinging and Polyamory Resources

All of these open relationship and polyamory resources are dedicated to supporting positive sexuality and or alternative relationships and sexual identities. Websites and organization descriptions are be pulled from their respective websites. This is not exhaustive and I encourage you to add to the list in the comments and if your organization would like to be included …

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Kink and Sexuality Research Organizations

Kink and Sexuality Websites and Organizations

All of these organizations are dedicated to positive sexuality and or alternative relationships and sexual identities. Organization descriptions are be pulled from their respective websites. This is not exhaustive and I encourage you to add to the list in the comments and if your organization would like to be included in the list, please email …

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Open Relationship Books: Recommended Reading

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This is not an exhaustive list of the amazing books that are out there. Feel free to add names in the comments or email [email protected] The Open Relationship Basics Ethical Slut, Dossie Easton and Cathrine A. Liszt (Greenery Press, 2004). This book is a philosophical and practical handbook for those who are interested in exploring theca …

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Kink Communities and Culture Books: Recommended Reading

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This is not an exhaustive list of the amazing books that are out there. Feel free to add names in the comments or email [email protected] Leather Communities Assimilation: Tales of Transformation and Surrender, Bootbush (Nazca Plains Corporation, 2012). A collection of stories that discus a variety of BDSM play including water sports and puppy play. Boots of …

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Negotiation and Contracts in Power Exchange Relationships for Clinicians

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If you have a client, even a non-Kinky client, who desires to explore sexuality with their partner, I find that discussing a sexual contract can be a great tool for developing the comfort needed talk about sex. In my clinical practice, I have found that negotiating a sexual contract can be a form of foreplay. …

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Common Therapy Topics and Challenges Seen with Polyamory Families

Open Relationship Therapist Working with polyamory families requires the therapist or coach to have the ability to be a good negotiator. When working with couples that are looking into opening their marriage, our first session is the same whether they are exploring polyamory or swinging. Additionally, it is not uncommon for couples that are exploring …

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Swinging Couples: Common Therapy Topics and Challenges Seen in Practice

Open Relationship Therapist When working with couples that are looking into opening their marriage, our first session is the same whether they are exploring polyamory or swinging. Additionally, it is not uncommon for couples that are exploring either flavor of open marriage, to jump from one flavor to the next. I always perform The Gottman …

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Working With Open Relationships: An Introduction

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Communication is that simple concept of connection for which all couples feel is the root of their problems. I am a big proponent of the work of Dr. John Gottman, foremost relationship and communication researcher in the world, and use his tools almost exclusively in my practice because they apply themselves so well to polyamory …

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Polyamory Relationships and Family Dynamics: An Introduction

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Polyamory Relationship Constellations There are an infinite number of polyamory relationship styles. Oftentimes, the chosen family is a large part of these constellations with friends and partners are often lumped together as “family.” Mim Chapman (2010) describes a number of different dynamics and constellations that can occur within ethically non-monogamous relationships, which are described below. …

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Swinging Relationships and Their Constellations: An Introduction

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Swinging Relationships Traditionally swingers are couples that desire to participate in exploratory sexual activity with other couples. There is a trend of couples desiring a single female, also known as a “unicorn,” to add to their sexual exploration, but as previously noted they are called unicorns because they are few and far between. When working …

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