Cheers Sexy People!
Hello, Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) community! My heart goes out to you during these challenging times. I hope you are doing your best to keep safe. Sharing inspirational stories of hope, inclusion, and healthy lifestyles are more important than ever. If you are looking for ways to connect with loved ones you are separated from, check out this blog post that I shared recently. On to another inspiring story…
I am truly thrilled to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with my long-time friend, Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff. Eli has previously been on the Loving Without Boundaries podcast – check out Episodes 29, 30, 31 and 67 to learn more about her and her work. I first met Eli online when she put a call out for essay submissions for her book “Stories from the Polycule”. Through email correspondence, I got to know her and her work better, and my essay was accepted! Yay the first time I was published, and all thanks to this amazing human! Later on, I found out that she was going to literally be down the street at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, which I had unbelievably never attended before because I was unaware of its existence at the time. We met for lunch, had some powerful and amazing conversations, and our friendship was formed! I am so honored that Eli wrote the foreword to my book “Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship”, and we have enjoyed many collaborations since then. Eli! Oh my goodness, the world is a such a better place with you in it! Thank you for being my colleague, my editor, my co-creator, and most importantly, my friend. Sending big love to you today and every day!
Here is Elizabeth’s bio:
Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff is a researcher, expert witness, coach, speaker, and educational consultant. With a PhD in Sociology (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005) and certification as a Sexuality Educator from the AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, 2012), Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM. Sheff is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children, and her 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study is the only longitudinal study of poly families with children to date.
Some topics we discuss in this fun, informative, and entertaining interview:
- Why her latest project, The Bonding Project, came about.
- How this inclusive relationship test was developed and what it measures.
- Some of the interesting findings that have been collected to date.
- What tests are under development and how she hopes to expand the reach of test to increase research funding in this area.
- Her newest book, “Children in Polyamorous Families: Research Findings in Brief.”
- Tune in to listen to this fantastic podcast episode!
Thank you Elisabeth, for being so awesomely generous with your time, expertise and enthusiasm with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, interesting, and so fun! Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook or learn more at her website. To take her relationship test online, see: The Bonding Project.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, then check out Episode 164 with Elisabeth Sheff. 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 LWB 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!
The Loving Without Boundaries podcast is sponsored by AltPlayground.net.
I recently have had the honor of being featured on this awesome podcast:
Check it out! We talk about all things jealousy, consensual non-monogamy, and living an alternative lifestyle while maintaining healthy relationships. Tune in to find out more!
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UPCOMING POLY-FRIENDLY EVENTS
TBD due to COVID. Let’s send some love and hope out that 2021 will be our year to finally start traveling again safely later in the year! Community is everything! UPDATE: I am thrilled to report that I am getting my first vaccine shot April 23, 2021 – so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! (both of my partners have already been vaccinated = yay!)
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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