Cheers Sexy People!
I am truly honored to share my latest podcast interview with Matt Connolly whom I met at the 2017 Beyond The Love conference, and then again at the Atlanta Poly Weekend 2018 conference. Though Matt is earlier on in his journey of practicing polyamory in his relationships, he has jumped in the pool with both feet first! Matt is quite busy creating and facilitating poly-friendly events in Arizona, and is extremely passionate about supporting his local community, including specifically men’s support groups. Matt loves interfacing and supporting folks in the real-world, getting off-line and face-to-face. This cool dude is super passionate about building supportive communities, including building bridges with friends of those seeking support (who might not be part of the main community). Matt, I am delighted to have you in my circle of influence, my “rolodex”, and as a integral part of our wider community. I highly appreciate the work that you are contributing to our community!
Here is Matt’s bio:
Matt is a member of the Polyamory Leadership Network and a facilitator of the Arizona Chapter of Loving More. As a polyamory community leader, Matt hosts regular meetings on a variety of Poly topics for Arizona’s most active Poly group, Arizona Polyamory Events. He’s currently helping create an alternative relationship men’s support group as well as Arizona’s first conference on ethical non-monogamy, Southwest Love Fest.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and educational interview:
— The reasons he moved from Kansas City to Phoenix, Arizona.
— Why he is a huge advocate of attending conferences across the country to get a broader perspective and build your consensual non-monogamy community.
— When and how he and his wife started exploring consensual non-monogamy about four years ago, how they first discovered polyamory, and how it feels like an ongoing organic growth.
— The concept of transitioning through and from an intimate partnered relationship to friendship, so it’s important to be open to this evolution in your multiple relationships. He offers some tips and advice from someone who has been in the trenches.
— Matt shares with us some tips and tricks of how he handles when jealousy pops up in his relationships.
— He talks about what some of the biggest rewards of practicing polyamory are for him in his life.
— Why he loves being an organizer and facilitator for local events in Arizona focusing on social, support and educational growth.
— Why be believes experience is the best teacher!
Thank you Matt, for being so awesomely generous with your time; for the awesome advocacy work you do in Arizona and beyond for the polyamorous community; and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, engaging, and so fun! Learn more about the upcoming Southwest Love Fest conference in Tucson, Arizona from March 29th to 31st at swlovefest.com. Feel free to reach out to him via his email at email@example.com.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 101 with Matt. 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.
CONTEST/GIVEAWAY 100th Episode Update: Big Congratulations to the winners of the contest: Rebecca, Samantha, David, Kitty, and Lightfoot! Their prizes and signed copies of polyamory-friendly books are on their way to their doorsteps as I write this!
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!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT OFFER – We continue to have some exciting goings on here at Loving Without Boundaries (LWB). We now have exclusive content for you via the LWB podcast and my Patreon page for those who choose to become a patron. Please visit the link to check out how you can come join the party over at Patreon! Want to hear more from our amazing interviewees? You got it! Want to dig deeper into the community and your fellow poly folk? Right on, let’s do it! Want free relationship coaching? It’s all there! Come join us, and enjoy exclusive content made just for you, our patrons of this work!
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UPCOMING POLYAMOROUS-FRIENDLY EVENTS
1) Free LWB Facebook Group for Healthy, Sex Positive, Open Relationships — Ready to explore healthy, deeply connected (and virtually jealousy-free) open relationships? It’s all possible – especially when surrounded by a community of people already doing it. Many in newly open relationships experience roller coaster emotions of jealousy, insecurity, and feel alone on their journey. That’s why I created this free Facebook group where people are coming together to share actionable tips for succeeding in multiple loving relationships, explore deeper love, and find mutual understanding and support. There’s an abundance of rock star information posted in the group daily by our amazing members. We create a safe place to engage that’s fun and thrilling! Click here and request to join our free group!
2) Southwest Love Fest (SWLF), Tucson, Arizona, March 29–31, 2019 — “The Southwest Love Fest is a weekend conference on consensual non-monogamy held annually in Tucson, AZ with opportunities to learn, share and connect with other like-minded people. We had a hugely successful 1st year in 2018 and plan to make it even better for 2019! Taking what we learned this past year, 2019 is set to be even more radical, thought-provoking, and transformational. SWLF is an open space to find community and learn from others’ diverse relationship experiences.” NOTE: I will be there presenting my “Jealousy Survival Guide” workshop at SWLF 2019! Come join us at this fun polyamorous conference!
3) National Sex Educator Conference (NSEC), Newark, New Jersey, April 5, 2019 — The Center for Sex Education (CSE) has been hosting an annual Sex Ed Conference since 1985. What started as a one-day conference for New Jersey health educators has grown into the largest conference in the United States that is exclusively devoted to sexuality education. Participants attend from across the nation and many other parts of the world to network and learn best practices in sexuality education, addressing a spectrum of topics, audiences, and ages. NOTE: I will be presenting at the 7:30am Friday Round Table discussions on: “Polyamory In Practice: Understanding Consensual Non-monogamy.”
4) Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit (SFS), Alexandria, Virginia, August 15–18, 2019 —The Sexual Freedom Summit features human rights activists, sexuality educators and researchers, professionals from the legal and medical fields, authors, sexual freedom movement leaders and organizational partners all working toward the time when sexual freedom is fully recognized as a fundamental human right. This Summit is for EVERYONE interested in learning about the issues in the realm of sexual freedom, advancing their current knowledge and in gaining the tools to actually create the change we need to accomplish. I already have my ticket! I hope to see you there!
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!)
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