Welcome to the Ready for Polyamory Podast! Your charming host, Laura Boyle, will be talking to members of an ever more illustrious group of guests to present the concepts and nuances of Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamory and relationship skills in general. Like many polyamorous authorities, she has both mixed educational background (in English Literature, Sexual Diversity Studies, and Law) and personal experience (15 years at the time of this writing) in the field of consensual non-monogamy, and ten in polyamorous relationships more specifically, and this podcast is for the Big General Concepts that don't fit the nerdy detail of the blog (www.readyforpolyamory.com), or the bite-sized format of social media. It's an ongoing examination of polyamorous love, strengths, and challenges, as seen by a 30-something relationship and sex educator and coach.
January 28th, 2022 | Season 4 | 56 mins 56 secs
fiction, novels, polyamory, representation, triad
Laura and Abbie discuss a number of novels, graphic novels, and series that have good representation of CNM and polyam relationships.
January 21st, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 1 min
cohabitation, household, polyamory, triad
Laura discusses polyamorous cohabition and the upsides and downsides of sharing a polyam household with her friend Corwin
December 1st, 2021 | Season 4 | 27 mins 53 secs
polyamorous, polyamory, throuple, triad, unicorn
A discussion of unicorn hunters, unicorns, & how to have an ethical triad instead
November 25th, 2021 | Season 4 | 53 mins 37 secs
kitchen table polyamory, nonmonogamy, parallel polyamory, polyamory, relationship spectrum
A discussion of various styles of ethical nonmonogamy and the practice of kitchen table and parallel polyamory
November 17th, 2021 | Season 4 | 29 mins 3 secs
An examination of the cultural underpinnings and common application of couple's privilege in non-monogamous relationships.
November 10th, 2021 | Season 4 | 33 mins 17 secs
A series of interviews on how religious background & spirituality affect folks' practice of polyamory.
August 7th, 2021 | Season 4 | 23 mins 16 secs
boundaries, codependence, codependent, polyamory, relationship
Codependence is hardly a new concept, but is it a useful one? This week Laura looks at alternate ways to discuss relationships that struggle with being all-consuming.
July 31st, 2021 | Season 4 | 39 mins
agreements, boundaries, polyamory, relationship, saying no
In all kinds of relationships, but especially romantic and polyamorous network ones, being trusted to say 'no' when you mean it and hold your boundaries by 'guarding your yes' for things you mean to keep your word to is an essential life skill. In this episode we discuss why saying 'no' can be difficult, signs you aren't reserving 'yes' for times you mean it enthusiastically, and how to transition into a pattern of using 'No' more often and 'Yes' intentionally.