Season 3 Episode 5: FWB and Play Partners

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May 8th, 2021

31 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

"You know, flowers and... I don't know, what's like a flower? Rose colored glasses?"

As an expansion of last week's podcast, Laura discusses how to apply the ideas of consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, and relationship anarchist theory to friends with benefits and play partner relationships - and the ways each differ and combining them complicate one another.

The idea that these relationships can be part of polyamorous folks' networks and shouldn't be dismissed as 'only' anything because they can be rich and fulfilling relationships that create important friendships and connections features, as highlighted in this post from the Ready for Polyamory blog.

Strategies for handling jealousy, especially for folks who are previously monogamous or largely monogamish but engaging in play partnerships (as in the kink scene) are suggested, building off of this: https://www.readyforpolyamory.com/post/but-don-t-you-get-jealous

Multiamory's RADAR concept is mentioned in the podcast, as a strategy for folks who want to build in some relationship-check-ins. Here are some links to find more info:
https://www.multiamory.com/podcast/147-relationship-radar-scrum-20
https://www.multiamory.com/radar

No guests today! But as always our music is provided by the talented Vince Conaway who can be found at www.vinceconaway.com

You can find the blog at www.readyforpolyamory.com, you can join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/readyforpolyamory, follow on Twitter @lauracb88 & instagram @readyforpolyamory, and if you'd like to support us financially we're on Patreon at www.patreon.com/readyforpolyamory and ko-fi at ko-fi.com/readyforpolyamory.