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Oz Poly News

"Polyamorous Speed Dating”

    This is an event that came to the attention of one of the patrons of our site, Carl Turney. It was advertised at a Melbourne Sex Geeks event, but is not strictly speaking a sex geeks gig, so everybody is welcome.

Bookings for the over forty event on the 17th of April are filling up fast, so be quick.

    We at PolyOz do not subscribe to the view that people should have their sex lives and relationships dictated to by any professional, or any professional body. If we felt that, there would be no reason for us to exist. In any case, Australians are a free and individualistic bunch; most of them are going to run their lives as they please, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Having said that, it is a fact that intelligent, strong minded, and switched on people can be preyed upon by all sorts of characters with malicious intent. People like this can really screw you up, and it might take years for a nasty scenario to play itself out in your life and the lives of your friends. As a matter of fact, a serious psychopath who ravaged several different Melbourne groups, has only been released from jail in the last couple of years.

    So this is a very good reason to have an experienced therapist involved in the introduction process. Communication is not the be all and end all, but it can be a great tool to get your bearings in a chaotic world.

    If you are a country person, don’t think that Melbourne is not relevant to country living. It might be the best starting point if you want to do something different where you live. Is this event your cup of tea?

People get involved in polyamory for different reasons. This may or may not include getting romantically involved with people of the same gender. The same goes for BDSM. 

    Wikipedia defines BDSM as follows: “The term BDSM is first recorded in a Usenet posting from 1991,[1] and is interpreted as a combination of the abbreviations B/D (Bondage and Discipline), D/s (Dominance and submission), and S/M (Sadism and Masochism). BDSM is used today (2015) as a catch-all phrase covering a wide range of activities, forms of interpersonal relationships, and distinct subcultures. BDSM communities generally welcome anyone with a non-normative streak who identifies with the community; this may include cross-dressers, body modification enthusiasts, animal roleplayers, rubber fetishists, and others.

    BDSM, Anyone? Not so long ago, you could be excused for thinking that the mainstream audience would not have a bar of it. With a sequel to the wildly successful Fifty Shades of Grey almost at a movie theatre near you, BDSM is definitely a hot topic of conversation.

    Not everyone is madly enthusiastic about the LGBT/BDSM aspects that are definitely part of the culture in the polyamory community in Australia. If you are a heterosexual person, maybe you can’t even understand how someone might want to get involved in any of this? You are not alone.

    But the fact is that the polyamory community has decided to live and let live on these issues. This is pretty much in line with community attitudes on these topics; at least, when it comes to LGBT agendas. The hot subject today (the 10th of February, 2016) is whether eleven year olds should have formal classes on LGBT at school.

    Should you choose to get involved with a polyamory organisation (at least in Victoria) you will almost certainly come across people who are deeply involved in LBGT/BDSM lifestyles of one sort or another. As a matter of fact, you might even witness BDSM practices at a social event!

    If that is going to be a problem, may we just say that you will never be coerced into doing anything against your will. Ever. That is a given. 

    So, in the spirit of tolerance, we would like to introduce you to some A list podcasters who are a part of the larger polyamory community in the USA. We sent an invite to most of the A list podcasters in the scene, and a couple of them got back to us. This is quite a big percentage as we only tried to contact about  half a dozen people.

    Here’s the email exchange more or less as it happened. Thank you Dan, Dawn, Jase, Dedeker, and Emily for getting back to us. Feel free to check out the offerings mentioned below. 

    Yes, there’s something for polyamory beginners, but if you are curious about what really happens in BDSM, be sure to check out Erotic Awakening:

    What we have tried to do so far this year is get in touch with the A list podcasters on polyamory as defined by iTunes. Remarkably, this is quite a short list. If you want to see the list look at our article on X rated Podcasts or go to iTunes. 

    We asked them for a personal list of podcast topics on polyamory. A couple of people got back to us with suggestions and we are certainly going to give them credit for their interest in our endeavours.

    This is not to say that the other A listers are trying to snub us. Podcasting is a labour of love and very few people cover expenses, let alone make a dollar. Yet the amount of work people people put in can be staggering. Check the iTunes lists and you will see that some people have recorded hundreds of podcasts. Some A listers have millions of downloads. Imagine the feedback from that.

    In any case, this year we will have a list of polyamory podcasts up and running soon.

    One of the problems that we have in spreading the message about polyamory in regional Australia is that most folks in 'the bush' don't have decent internet access.

    We think that podcasts could be especially important for those people. They can leave the computer to download the podcasts and just get on with doing something else in the meantime. When they have the podcast on their hard drive, they can listen to it whenever they like on whatever they like: the computer, the smart phone, the MP3 player or whatever.

    There is a huge amount of material to select from and we will be selecting what we think are the best podcasts; the ones that will give you a good grasp of polyamory in the shortest possible time, without having to read heaps of books.

   

 

Polyfido

This is a list of sexuality related podcasts taken from the offerings on iTunes. It is, in fact, the complete list of podcasts on iTunes that were available at the time.  Most of them are listed as 'explicit' materials. That means adults only, X rated material about sex. Be warned!

This list covers thousands of sexually related topics. I haven't listened to them all, but  the episodes I have listened to were worth listening to. Only some of the topics relate to polyamory, which is what this website is about.

 We at PolyFi honestly believe that most people would be better off in a polyamorous situation. Having said that, we realise that this is a very hard thing to achieve; and it is something that only a minority of people think that they can do, or want to do.

 This list is for those people who want to know more about sexual options in general without necessarily committing to doing anything about it. It's all information, not advice. What you do with it is up to you.

 OK, sex is great, no question. But there are more important things: companionship, friendship, love and children. So cherish these things if you have them.

 We hope this list of podcasts helps you to make more informed choices about relationships, sex, and life in general. Hopefully, at least some of this info will assist you to see what is out there without literally becoming an incurable romantic. It's a big bad world. Good people get caught up in bad situations all the time. Use your judgement.
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