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Hi! We're Emma and Fin! We're a married couple in our early thirties who have been exploring non-monogamy for over a decade. Every week we interview people from across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and relationship styles to hear their amazing stories. Many of our guests identify as swingers or polyamorous. However, quite a few have redefined non-monogamy in their own way by blending swinging and polyamory into a unique hybrid that works for them. We hope that by giving a voice to the diverse community exploring non-monogamy that we can show people they are not alone and inspire them to embrace their true selves so that, together, we can open minds and live authentically without shame.We hope you enjoy the show and who knows, maybe someday you'll even be willing to share your own story. We'd love to hear it!

Normalizing Non-Monogamy - Interviews in Polyamory and Swinging Emma and Fin

    • Sexuality
    • 4.7, 149 Ratings

Hi! We're Emma and Fin! We're a married couple in our early thirties who have been exploring non-monogamy for over a decade. Every week we interview people from across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and relationship styles to hear their amazing stories. Many of our guests identify as swingers or polyamorous. However, quite a few have redefined non-monogamy in their own way by blending swinging and polyamory into a unique hybrid that works for them. We hope that by giving a voice to the diverse community exploring non-monogamy that we can show people they are not alone and inspire them to embrace their true selves so that, together, we can open minds and live authentically without shame.We hope you enjoy the show and who knows, maybe someday you'll even be willing to share your own story. We'd love to hear it!

    Ep 134 - Kate + Chris

    Ep 134 - Kate + Chris

     Kate and Chris are right at the start of their journey...Sort of. They have been discussing ethical and consensual non-monogamy for the last couple of months but have been forced to just keep talking about it due to COVID-19. The conversation came up after Kate asked Chris for a divorce because after her third emotional affair she concluded that she must not love him anymore since she was interested in someone else. Chris wasn't about to throw away 20 years of marriage that easily and after some long nights of talking it turns out that neither of them wanted to get divorced. Gasp! These two share the incredible journey they have been on together so far and have kindly volunteered to let us track the entire thing in a multiple part series over the next, well, hopefully 40+ years! See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our July 23rd Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 133 - State of the Union of Black Polyamorous Relationships in the Pandemic and Uprising

    Ep 133 - State of the Union of Black Polyamorous Relationships in the Pandemic and Uprising

    We're honored to welcome Ruby Johnson, co-founder of Poly Dallas Millennium, to moderate our first panel discussion. As she mentions, this is not a race 101 discussion. While it is targeted towards the Black community, it is an invaluable resource for anyone who finds it. The amazing and accomplished panelists discuss difficult topics, share vulnerable stories, and do it all while weaving in humor and laughter. It's a very real conversation with four powerful friends. Thank you again to Ruby Johnson, Charita Marie, Dr. Justin Clardy, and of course Jhen for sharing their voices and experiences with us. See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our July 23rd Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 132 - Marla Renee Stewart

    Ep 132 - Marla Renee Stewart

    Marla's story and message are incredible, you do not want to skip this episode. She is a professional sexologist, intimacy/relationship/sex coach, speaker, and author. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups. As a Lecturer at Clayton State University, she teaches Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As the Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference, Marla aims to bring diverse groups together to learn and share their experiences in the essence of being authentic and fostering sexual liberation across communities. Marla has studied human sexuality for over 19 years, has educated over 20,000 people in over 13 years, given over 400 workshops, and have served over 100 clients in her private practice, all around the world. She has had her influence in the media, as well; she has written over 200 articles, featured in over 20 magazines and books, and has been on over 50 podcasts and independent television shows. She was featured on Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and VH1's Love & HipHop Atlanta. In addition, she also sits on the Boards for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! and is on the Community Advisory Board of the Diverse Sexualities and Research Education Institute. She also recently co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay (2020) with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly... Seriously, do not miss this one! See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our July 23rd Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 131 - We Gotta Thing (Mrs. + Mr. Jones)

    Ep 131 - We Gotta Thing (Mrs. + Mr. Jones)

    Mrs. and Mr. Jones from the We Gotta Thing podcast join us this week to share their story. "But can't I just go listen to their story on their podcast?" you might be asking yourself... You could. But rumor has it that we have never-before-discussed top secret material. These are of course just rumors. However, what we do have is a fantastic discussion that goes much deeper than their story. Our recommendation is you listen to this episode AND go listen to their podcast. Everybody wins, especially you. See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our June 25th Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 130 - Felice + Bill: Round 2

    Ep 130 - Felice + Bill: Round 2

    Felice and Bill are back for round 2! We originally talked to them in Episode 42 and they're back to give us an update on how things have changed for them in the last year and half. They discuss confronting an STI earlier in the year and how Coronavirus has forced them back into monogamy and impacted their relationship as well as their relationships with others. Enjoy! See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our June 25th Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 129 - Chloe

    Ep 129 - Chloe

    Chloe's story is powerful in so many ways. After opening their relationship at the end of 2019, Chloe and her fiancé ultimately ended up parting ways. Starting to explore swinging and polyamory exposed some underlying issues that they each needed to work on individually. Chloe takes us through the journey of discovery and the work she has done on herself over the last few months as she looks forward to how she wants to model future relationships. See photos and more details of all our guests by checking out the Show Notes!Click here to join our June 25th Virtual Meet and Greet! Check out the all new inclusive and diverse AltPlayGround! Join Our Patreon Community!  $10 Off - Online STI Testing  https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Hinimsbdheu ,

Best podcast I’ve found

I’ve been introduced to the world of non-monogamy and wanted to get informed for the sake of having a stable polygamous relationship. Emma and Fin and something wonderful going on here. I can’t stop listening!!

jd73991 ,

Should have had 5 stars

This is a good podcast overall. The interviews are interesting and good to listen to. I can’t give it 5 stars because of the race baiting overtones, however. When they have a panel of folks saying that trans people are being slaughtered, I’m out! That’s literally a quote from one of the panel members on the most recent episode. When there are between 10-20 black males killed by police officers on average in the US each year, it is quite a stretch to say that trans people are being slaughtered.
Get back to stories of non monogamy and have less political topics.

Drrandyw ,

Best LS podcast

I’ve listened to a lot of relationship and lifestyle podcasts and this is by far my favorite. The diverse interviews are fascinating. I’ve learned so much and have found it very helpful in our journey in my marriage. This should be a must listen for everyone before getting married.

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