Outside Monogamy - Privacy or Secrecy?
Wed, May 19 from 6pm - 7:30pm
This discussion group explores topics relating to relationship anarchy, polyamory, swinging, consensual non-monogamy, monogamish agreements, and creative and conscious relationship structures. Join the conversation on third Wednesday’s where we will explore the myriad styles of relationships available to those who wish to embrace the power of “and”.
May's presenter: Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti
- Whether it's ever okay to go through your partner's phone.
- Why not being "out" as polyamorous, non-monogamous, or a swinger is still no excuse for acting weird when you run into your partner in a public setting (in other words, treating your partner as a "Dirty Little Secret").
- How private jokes can cause bonding, while secrets have the opposite effect.
Participants agree to only tell their own stories and respect the autonomy and confidentiality of others. (Only share info that you have explicit permission to share.)
Respect differing points of view and ways of moving through the world.
Honor expressed boundaries with acceptance and clarifying questions that increase your ability to respect stated or implied boundaries.
Curiosity and questions are encouraged.
General timing of meetings:
Gathering and settling in - 6-6:10pm
Agreements and introductions: 6:10-6:30pm
Main topic - 6:30-7:15pm
Resource sharing and Off-topic Q&A - 7:15-7:30pm
About the Facilitator:
Bio coming soon!
•This is an online event via Zoom. You must register in advance. Registration ends at 5pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins.
•Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
•No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this event. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time.
•Open to all 18+
•All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated.
• FREE event, $5-$10 suggested donation will go towards making future educational scholarships available to those in need.
•Questions may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org