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April 6, 2017 / dating, emotional intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Opening Doors & “Just Coffee”

My partner MB is a great guy. My hubby, a great guy. Lucar-- awesome guy. I am lucky to have them in my life. They are good men. Men who care about their partners, who aren't intimidated by a smart, d

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July 12, 2016 / Communication, Fidelity, Lisa, physical intimacy

I Didn’t See It. Consent Violations for the Knowledgeable.

In my circle of friends, the issue of consent is discussed a lot. It is hashed and rehashed until we think we have it all down and we know what a consent violation looks like and what our response

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February 17, 2014 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Chicken or Egg– Orientation or Choice

Orientation or Choice? Choice or Orientation? Both? Neither? It is well and duly established that I do not like labels. There, I said it again. That said, I am not sure I like circular questions

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October 7, 2013 / Communication, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory

Polyanna talks about Safer Sex

So I tweeted last week about article from Marie Claire. Today I will refer you to a long blogpost by Lee Harrington about Safer Sex and particularly "bare-backing" among strangers. I, like Lee,

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September 13, 2013 / Chosen family, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Ask Polyana: Do Swingers move to Poly or do Polys more often move to Swinging?

Question: Do Swingers more often move on to Poly or do Poly people more often become Swingers? Answer: I have no idea... Really I don't. I think it is easier to let people self identify and then as

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September 11, 2013 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy are what we sometimes call the 3 cousins. I am fascinated by the discussions that occur around these emotions. As is our tradition at our local poly meeting, we discuss

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May 3, 2013 / Communication, emotional intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Choosing revisited

True confession time: I love Vampire Diaries. I know. Hate me if you want to. It is full of teen angst and melodrama. Looking past that, it is an emotionally charged roller coaster. I think it is a re

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April 13, 2013 / Communication, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Open Book or Blaring Radio

At our local poly meeting we discussed a new topic for us : Relationship Agreements - Discussions for solid foundations. (Spiffy title, right? One of the group leaders is a writer, so you know ;) )

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July 6, 2012 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, Uncategorized

PolyAnna’s Musings: Summer reading

I know, long time no speak. I have been drowning in sun, fun, sunscreen, laundry and the never ending litany of requests as generated by my little ones home for the summer. Do not get me wrong, I like

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May 22, 2012 / emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: The things I wish I had known…

Mina at Longing's End wrote a wonderful PSA: So, You're a Secret. This is something that in retrospect makes so much sense to me. I was in a year long relationship, a relationship that in reality w

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