Cheers Sexy People!
I am really excited to share my latest podcast interview with the amazing Sarah Sloane whom I met at the 2017 Beyond The Love conference when I attended one of her classes, and then again at 2018 Beyond The Love conference when Sarah was manning a bookstore table next to mine! How fun! I have been very impressed with Sarah’s sheer enthusiasm for what she does, diving in feet first to help other folks on their respective journeys. What passion Sarah has for her work! It comes through in her workshops, it comes through in her energy when you are in her presence, and it comes through in this great conversation with this podcast interview. With people like Sarah Sloane advocating for alternative relationship structures and healthy dating and relating, I believe the world is a better place. Sarah, I am so incredibly grateful for your tireless work for the consensually non-monogamous community, teaching the next generation, and expanding that out even further! You totally rock! See you next year, I hope at another Beyond The Love.
Here is Sarah’s bio:
Sarah is a sexuality and relationships educator, writer, and coach focusing on creating “light bulb moments” for her readers, clients and students. With over 20 years experience in kink and ethical non-monogamy, and 18 years of teaching all over the U.S., her work helps other people find their authentic bliss.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and educational interview:
— What she loves about being a sexuality educator and coach, and how that came to be.
— Sarah shares with us her upbringing in a conservative home as more of a “tomboy”, and how she knew she wasn’t “straight” as early as high school after reading a copy of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”.
— How in her 20s, she rubber-banded back to a traditional type of life, getting monogamously married to her future ex-husband.
— We found out that we both lived in the Alexandria, Virginia for over a decade – yet we didn’t know each other at that time. She was also born not far from me in Richmond, Virginia yet now lives in the Chicago area.
— When Sarah found herself having lots of questions around a particular topic, she would dive in and learn how to teach the subject. That’s why she has so many awesome workshops!
— She discusses how she learned how to own her rights, empowerment, and space as a non-primary partner in a polyamorous relationship structure.
— When Sarah first met Tristan Taormino as she was teaching a class in Washington, DC.
— How asking for what she needs with partners coming from a place of pro-empowerment is how she learned to deal with feelings of jealousy, fear, and insecurity when it crops up.
— How advocating for our needs directly versus passively aggressively is so much better, and garners better results too! Our needs are valuable, of course — even for us women folk.
— How she waves her hands around when she gets really excited about a topic, when things just “click” – especially when talking about empowerment!
Thank you Sarah, for being so awesomely generous with your time; for your fun sexuality education and coaching work you do for the polyamorous community; and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, engaging, and so fun! Follow her work and adventures on Twitter @SarahSloane and on Facebook @PlotTwistCoaching.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 102 with Sarah. 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!
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!
NOTE: Soon I will be offering a monthly group “hangout” and coaching calls for all of our podcast patrons at any level. If you are supporting the podcast, I am supporting you on your journey. Come join us and meet like-minded folks on the same journey you are!
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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