Posts Tagged ‘intimacy’

Posted on May 24, 2009

Recently, Miss Polyamory interviewed Samatha Fraser, the author of the blog (and hopefully upcoming book): Not Your Mother’s Playground. You can listen to the interview podcast here.

Not Your Mother’s Playground is Samantha’s diary about open relationships. She writes about her personal experiences, both positive and challenging, and also shares her realizations about herself and open relating.

This site is an online resource that targets a modern audience while still being accepting and inclusive of others views and lifestyle choices:

This blog, and it’s accompanying book are not intended to be a bash on anyone who might identify a little more with a non-traditional view of the world. Certainly if you are in, or considering, an open relationship or customized fidelity, chances are your views are just a tad non-traditional to start with. This blog is for those of us who just might not list renaissance fares, clothing optional triad relationships, and LARPing as our favorite activities when filling in our Facebook profiles. This isn’t to say that this book is meant for a limited audience, more specifically it’s meant for a larger percentage of society than many other books on the same subject.

- Not Your Mother’s Playground: Introduction

 

Keeping in-line with what I’ve written over the past few weeks, here’s the links to NYMP’s own open relationship series: “What Can Make Open Relationships Great?”

 

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Posted on February 2, 2009
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series 7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Are Considering Polyamory
Picture by Christian Ferrari at stock.XCHNG

Picture by Christian Ferrari at stock.XCHNG

This is the second of seven articles that I am writing about the things that you should consider before pursuing a polyamorous lifestyle.

In yesterday’s article, I wrote about the importance of loving yourself and building your self esteem. This is especially important when we talk about intimacy.   The most basic component of intimacy is the sharing of yourself.   How will you be willing to share something unless it is something that you already like?  Also, in the process of loving yourself, you gain a sense of self awareness and identity that becomes important in building relationships with other individuals. Without a solid sense of self, you may be prone to allowing your identity to be subsumed by the relationship.

Now that I’ve talked about the importance of loving yourself and knowing who you are, let’s take a deeper look at the meaning of intimacy.

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