121 episodes

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The mission of the Practicing Polyamory Podcast is to provide a platform for all of the real life, flawed humans that practice polyamory so that we might all learn from one another and grow as a community. This is a safe space where people admit their shortcomings and failures, celebrate wins, and talk about the hard lessons learned along each individual’s journey through polyam. Be aware, we may not always be able to provide trigger warnings, as our shows are recorded live. As often as possible we will do so in episode descriptions. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/practicingpolya/support

Practicing Polyamory Podcast Practicing Polyamory

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Follow: @practicingpolya - Hosted by James Sias (he/him)

The mission of the Practicing Polyamory Podcast is to provide a platform for all of the real life, flawed humans that practice polyamory so that we might all learn from one another and grow as a community. This is a safe space where people admit their shortcomings and failures, celebrate wins, and talk about the hard lessons learned along each individual’s journey through polyam. Be aware, we may not always be able to provide trigger warnings, as our shows are recorded live. As often as possible we will do so in episode descriptions. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/practicingpolya/support

    E.121 - Love's Infinite Forms and Platonic Life Partnerships with Jozette Gordon and Seth Hill

    E.121 - Love's Infinite Forms and Platonic Life Partnerships with Jozette Gordon and Seth Hill

    In this fitting and perfect send-off and season finale, I'm joined by two very awesome fellow podcasters and entrepreneurs who also happen to be platonic life partners. Foxxy Devine aka Seth Hill and Luna Hawks aka Jozette Gordon are fire dancers, apothecary owners, fashion designers, illusionists...the list  goes on! They're also super witchy and fun, and this was a great episode where we got to learn all about who they are and what they do.

    Of course get to hear their story of becoming platonic life partners, which began as a business partnership and has evolved into multiple business partnerships, co-habitation, shared bank accounts, and plans for the future. All without romance and sex!

    We break that idea down and ask why those types of things are usually reserved for romantic relationships, and how we might open that idea to close, intimate, life-long platonic ones.

    This was a super fun episode where we laughed and got deep about relationships structures, and it was the best way to end this first season.

    Thanks to all of you for tuning in this year and see you in February!

    Learn more about Seth and Jozette by following them on IG: @FireBurnCauldronBubble and check out their podcast and shops:

    www.fireburncauldronbubble.com ; www.firemagick.org ; www.magickapothecary.com ; www.slitweave.com


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    • 41 min
    E.120 - Self Love and S.E.X.Y. Relationships with Maria Merloni

    E.120 - Self Love and S.E.X.Y. Relationships with Maria Merloni

    Maria has been openly polyamorous for the past 10 years and has shared her experiences through multiple media sources over that time. Having heard of polyamory at an earlier time in her life, her own realization that she was polyamorous was like the turn of a light bulb. Maria woke up one day and it hit her right there, "I'm polyamorous!"

    It still took another 2 years for Maria to begin her first polyamorous relationship, and she recommends others to take some time to learn about polyamory before they jump in. Speaking of jumping in, Maria and I get into some good conversation around NRE and the science behind the hormones it, and Maria shares that the secret to keeping those feelings of being in love strong is remembering to be in the moment.

    Slowing down seems to be a theme for Maria, and she shares how taking things slowly played a role in reigniting the spark of intimacy that was damaged when she came out to her husband as polyamorous, ultimately salvaging her marriage. Maria reminds us of the importance of living in the moment through all of life's experiences--sexual or otherwise!

    Getting into some discussion about her coaching practice, Maria then shares what S.E.X.y relationships means to her (Synergistic Energy eXchange), and she shares how people exchange energy not just in sex, but also in other unexpected group activities, such as group meditations.

    This really was such a fun conversation and there's a ton of great nuggets through this episode.

    Learn more about Maria at www.mariamerloni.com and follow her on IG: @MariaMerloni !


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    • 34 min
    E.119 - Finding Your Flow in Polyamory with Angelica Murphy-Parker

    E.119 - Finding Your Flow in Polyamory with Angelica Murphy-Parker

    Angelica is a passionate writer who's been writing creatively as long as she's known how. She's in the process of writing an epic, queer, and witchy tale spanning a total of 12 books, and folx...she's already written 4 of those books!! Angelica tells us a bit about her books and her characters, and how her life influenced her story.

    Being raised Roman Catholic had an effect on Angelica's view of herself. As she deconstructed her religious guilt, she had to unlearn the idea that, as a woman she was not someone's property, and she had to learn to she the expectation to become a wife and mother first and foremost.

    Religious guilt sucks, amiright?!

    Angelica shares how she navigated shedding her religious guilt as she felt the call to non-monogamy during covid quarantine, when she discovered that sharing love with just one person wasn't enough for her.

    We get a great story from Angelica as she tells us of her proposal, and shares how her fiancé took the news when she came out to him as polyamorous. She explains how her polyamorous identity was one of her many identities, and how coming to terms with different identities gave her multiple opportunities to give herself space to learn and grow into the truest version of herself.

    Find out more about Angelica by following her on FB: @GuitiderCreations, and buy her books at www.patreon.com/authoroflast !


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    • 37 min
    E.118 - When Your Partner's Relationship Becomes Serious with Stephanie Symonds-Smith

    E.118 - When Your Partner's Relationship Becomes Serious with Stephanie Symonds-Smith

    We are lucky enough to be joined in this episode by listener Stephanie Symonds-Smith on her BIRTHDAY, and her bubbly personality shines through as we laugh our way through a fantastic conversation.

    Stephanie shares her story and background, including her ambition to become a sex coach and some history on her polycule. She introduces us to her constellation, including her husband, their partner, and a couple that she dates!

    Recently Stephanie's husband and their partner have become closer, and Stephanie shares her lived experience as she lived through that transition. She shares how her communication with her husband had to improve even though she is more likely to want to talk about challenges in their relationship, whereas he is more likely to ruminate on his own.

    We also talk about how she learned to go against her natural inclinations to pry, and give her partners the space and time to think things over and come to her when they're ready.

    This was definitely a fun episode that touched on a bunch of different topics, and Stephanie left us with some great personal stories and lessons learned.

    Learn more about Stephanie by following her on IG: @wickedly_stephanie !


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    • 37 min
    E.117 - Privileges As a Man in Polyamory with Albert Thoj

    E.117 - Privileges As a Man in Polyamory with Albert Thoj

    Albert has been creating awesome content on Instagram @polymananswers, and you should definitely go check him out! In this episode, he talks about how he grew up in a polygenist household, so non-monogamy was always part of his history. Patriarchal culture being what it is, however, it came as a shock to even his non-monogamous family when Alberts femme partners were given the same freedom to have other partners as he did.

    The blowback Albert experienced was enough for him to learn quickly to have boundaries. He decided that he did not want to interact with anyone who is trying to invalidate how he wanted to live his life. He learned to reinforce his boundaries time and again, forcing his family to come to terms with not having access to him unless they were respectful of his choices.

    After talking a bit about the traffic on his channel, we start to talk about the privileges we have as men in polyamory. Being praised for having multiple partners, for example, as opposed to women who are more likely to be slut-shamed, is a privilege that we as men have. We talk about how living in a religious, patriarchal society sets expectations for men to have sexual conquests, whereas women are expected to remain pure, innocent virgins until marriage.

    We chat about what we can do to be allies, in addition to talking about hoe Albert wants to have a positive influence as a content creator of polyamorous content.

    This was absolutely an awesome conversation with a truly remarkable dude, and you should absolutely check out his stuff!!

    Learn more at albahlove.mypixieset.com and follow him on IG: @polymananswers!


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    • 34 min
    E.116 - Polyamory and Sex Work with Justine Guzman

    E.116 - Polyamory and Sex Work with Justine Guzman

    Justine joins me on this episode to talk about the intersection of polyamory and sex work. As a sugar baby herself, Justine talks about the work, effort, time, and energy it takes to be successful as an online sex worker. Having and maintaining multiple online relationships is a full-time job, and Justine talks about how these relationships often become real relationships, even if they start as transactional.

    One thing that came up during our conversation was how Justine protects herself in her sugaring dynamic, using things she learned on her polyam journey like boundaries, communication, and consent.

    Justine warns about how sex workers can fall prey to predators, especially when they enter into sex work when they're hard up on funds. She also shares how some predatory practices, like blackmail, can be used against either party.

    Polaym boundaries and sex work boundaries sometimes overlap, and Justine talks about some of the rules, agreements, and boundaries that she uses in both polyam relationships and also when vetting her sugar daddies. Just like in her polyam relationships, Justine requires that all partners are aware of their transactions, so that everyone involved can maintain informed consent!

    This was a super fun and insightful conversation that you won't want to miss!

    Learn more about Justine at www.stereo.com/gumdropjones and follow her on IG: @beautifulstackofpancakes !


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    • 31 min

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