Cheers Sexy People!
I am so totally stoked to share my latest podcast interview with you that I recorded with Timaree Schmit – podcast hostess of “Sex with Timaree” and Philadelphia-based burlesque dancer! Wow, what great interview! I was thankfully introduced to Timaree’s work via our mutual friend and colleague, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff. Thank you, Eli for the introduction! Timaree is such a spectacular and fun person to talk to – humorous, light-hearted, as well as fascinating and highly intelligent. I had no idea I was going to be speaking to a PhD-level burlesque dancer that day but lo and behold, that is exactly who I was talking to! We had a lively conversation sparkling with energy as well as good ole fashioned Philadelphian fun! Dr. Timaree: I hope to meet you in person soon at a kickass burlesque show in my hometown of Philadelphia. I can’t wait!
Some topics we discuss in this awesome and educational interview:
— Her original story of how she identified as bi-sexual which involved her Barbie dolls, and how she felt like the only person who identified that way.
— The power of media representation and diversity of voices.
— Why the assumed “compulsory monogamy” in our culture does not help any of us.
— Why jealousy can be a super helpful emotion for us versus shunning it or trying to push it away.
— Different ways to be in relationship (such as embracing vulnerability) versus an adversarial approach to sexuality.
— Why vulnerability can be such a strength in building healthy relationships.
— Why the burlesque scene in Philadelphia is expanding, a political art form, sex positive, very queer, as well a grand repository of thriving “naked weirdos”. Check out all things burlesque and Philadelphia at burlesqueadelphia.wordpress.com.
— Why she gets to “do alot of things naked”, how she LOVES it, and how that came to be!
— How she got her burlesque name, Honey Tree Evil Eye. Spoiler alert: It’s a great story!
— Why her two great passions are education and burlesque… WHAT? A stripper with a PhD? That is SO COOL! Dayuuummmm!
Thank you Timaree, for being so awesomely generous with your time, for your sex-positive education work including your own podcast, and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was informative, inspirational, and so fun! Follow Timaree’s work at www.sexwithtimaree.com, on Facebook @sexwithtimaree, and on Twitter @timaree_leigh. If you are interested in burlesque in the Philadelphia area, don’t forget to go to BurlesqueAldelphia.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 80 with Timaree. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for consensual non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
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1) Coup/3 Goals (Chicago, Illinois), April through June, 2018 – This workshop series is focused on the various ideals of navigating one’s personal journey in relationships, and the freedom of love and happiness created in non-traditional dynamics. Click the link above to learn more, register, and see more about other events in the series! Here is the Facebook page about the events. Stay tuned for recordings of my panel with Ruby Johnson at the first workshop!
2) Atlanta Poly Weekend (Atlanta, GA): June 1–3, 2018 – Atlanta Poly Weekend is a three day conference for polyamorous people and their supporters. It is hosted by Relationship Equality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) where I am proud to be an Outreach Representative. Atlanta Poly Weekend is a family-friendly three day conference focusing on ewww.ducation, activism, and social networking for polyamorous people and their supporters. This year’s conference will take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. I applied to be a presenter and will hear by the month’s end if I am selected. Here’s to hoping that I get a chance to visit this amazing and super cool city again, and meet get to see any of you there who are attending this great event! Pre-registration is $80 per adult and $25 per child – which is super affordable. (These prices will be higher at registration)
3) Upcoming Book Release: Do you like to nerd out on relationships? Are you looking for practical tools you can use to improve communication, decrease jealousy, and increase fun? Building Open Relationships by @sexpospsych is for you! https://igg.me/at/buildopen
See you on the flip side, lovely community! Keep being brave, compassionately vulnerable, and uniquely and authentically you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)