podcast-graphicARCHIVES : SEASONS 4 – 6 : THE LOVING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES PODCAST SHOW

Episodes 71 – 153

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EPISODE 153

Amanda Wilson and David Epstein are the co-founders of #open, a dating app that creates a welcoming community for ethically non-monogamous, kinky, and other alternative relationships. Amanda has a degree in political science, and understands how making empowered choices changes the way that humans connect. David focused for over twenty years on creating and growing internet companies, focusing on data privacy and online security. After meeting on a dating platform (after many frustrating experiences), they compared notes and realized that they could create a better dating app that prioritizes authenticity, transparency, and security!

RELATED LINKS | hashtagopen.com | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @hashtagopen

Eurydice Eve Headshot

EPISODE 152

Born on Lesbos, Greece, Eurydice is a writer, artist, activist, archivist, multi-modal scholar, mentor and advocate for sexual healing. She is the author of “Satyricon USA: A Journey Across the New Sexual Frontier”, “f/32: The Second Coming,” and “f/32”. She’s the host and creator of “Speak Sex with Eve” podcast. Eury uses the male logos and the male gaze to recover and reclaim the suppressed truths they were constructed to hide. She uses embroidery / scribal writing / hand-drawing – ancient crafts that bring together her Eastern and Western heritages and feminist languages – to access the female nude as resistance. Eurydice’s art has been featured in numerous shows in Europe and the U.S. Her art practice connects her to hundreds of generations of silenced women for whom she speaks.

RELATED LINKS | speaksexwitheve.com | eurydice.net | Podcast @Speak Sex with Eve

A Color Named Love Book

EPISODE 151

Mariana is 29 years old, and lives with her husband in a polyamorous dynamic and has been dedicating her time understanding how loving relationships between healthy families exist in the most beautiful and diverse forms. In thinking about having children soon, she had a hard time finding a children’s book that represents a polyamorous family dynamic. And with that in mind she wrote “A Color Named Love”, a picture book about embracing love in all its forms, and celebrating the beauty found in all kinds of families.

RELATED LINKS | Kickstarter Campaign | Instagram @AColorNamedLove | AColorNamedLove@gmail.com

Sumati Sparks Headshot

EPISODE 150

Sumati Sparks is a relationship coach specializing in helping mature people navigate the challenges of ethical non-monogamy. She is also a jealousy transformation expert. With over 30 years of spiritual practices and over 20 years of practicing polyamory and studying relationship and sexuality, Sumati blends a wealth of knowledge and experience with a deep awareness of our connection to the universe.

RELATED LINKS | sumatisparks.com | Facebook @ SumatiSparks

Jessica Fern Headshot

EPISODE 149

Jessica Fern is a psychotherapist, public speaker, and trauma and relationship expert. In her international private practice, Jessica works with individuals, couples and people in multiple-partner relationships who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles, and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love.

RELATED LINKS | jessicafern.com | PolySecure

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EPISODE 148

Jim Fleckenstein became a relationship coach and educator because of his own life experiences. After the end of his 25-year marriage in 2000, he put the skills he’d gained from his successful non-profit career and his insatiable curiosity to work on relationships. He began a rigorous self-education process that included reaching out personally to leading researchers. His efforts quickly bore fruit. He created an organization that focuses on self-education, scientific research, and helping people have successful relationships. Along the way, Jim developed a unique approach to relationships based on proven methods he encountered over his years of study. Ultimately, he formalized this approach as his Affirmative Intimacy(tm) method. His book, “Love That Works: 38 Awesome Hacks for Amazing Relationships” came out in December 2019.

RELATED LINKS | affirmativeintimacy.com | ltwthebook.com | Facebook @affirmativeintimacy

Pour Votreplaisir Headshot

EPISODE 147

Pour Votreplaisir writes and speaks about polyamory, relationships, and legal rights for sexual minorities. He’s been in polyamorous relationship since 1988, and is currently nurturing a COVID bubble of five. Despite living walking distance from Kitty’s house, they are so far just friends.

RELATED LINKS | pourvotreplaisir.net | Facebook @pourvotreplaisir

Lexi Sylver Headshot

EPISODE 146

Lexi Sylver is the erotica author of “Mating Season.” She leads an unconventional life and loves sharing stories of her sex-capades. As an entrepreneur, podcast host and producer, writer, educator, advocate, and public speaker, Lexi brings a sex-positive approach to sex and open relationships. She strives to empower others to shamelessly explore their Lexuality.

RELATED LINKS | LexiSylver.com | Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @LexiSylver

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EPISODE 145

Involved in the adult industry since 2010, Leya, deeply affected by the devastating and unnecessary loss of lives in late 2017-2018, decided to step up and take action. Her passion to ensure quality mental health care is available to all persons working in the adult entertainment industry, combined with her previous experience in business management and operations are the driving force behind Pineapple Support.

RELATED LINKS | pineapplesupport.org

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EPISODE 144

Marie D’Elephant is the host of the “Everyone’s Autonomous” podcast, a show that explores how to reclaim one’s autonomy and support the autonomy of others after questioning or leaving restrictive, controlling narratives that come from some religions and much of culture.

Kathy Labriola Headshot

EPISODE 143

Kathy Labriola is a counselor, nurse, and hypnotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, California, working with low-income people in the poly, queer, kink, and anarchist alternative subcultures. She has been a card-carrying bisexual and polyamorist for 50 years. She is “extra-crunchy” and rides a bicycle, lives in a housing cooperative, and raises chickens and grows most of her own food. She is the author of three “how-to” books on open relationships.

RELATED LINKS | kathylabriola.com

Ed Hooper Headshot

EPISODE 142

Born in New York City, raised in Cleveland and currently lives in Dayton, Ohio (with time in the service stationed in Germany), Ed is currently one of the Admins for the Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) Facebook group. His approach to Non-monogamy is one where everyone from the Polyamory community to those who are Swingers live under the same umbrella of non-traditional relationships. He also often shares insights regarding the constant battle between faith and sexuality. Ed invites you to join the private LWB community at their humble piece of the Internet at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovingwithoutboundaries. You will need to answer three questions to be approved to join. Then you can bask in all the awesome from our amazing moderator, Ed Hooper (a leader in our community)

Anne More Headshot

EPISODE 141

Anne More brings mindfulness, play, and healing into Sex Coaching and Education and Metaphysical Bodywork. She works with world-renowned Sexologist Jaiya Ma, and trained with Joseph Kramer, PhD, the founder of Sexological Bodywork, and with Betty Martin, creator of the Wheel of Consent. In her life and in her work, she is poly friendly and LGBTQIA+ inclusive.

Chaneé Jackson Kendall

EPISODE 140

Chaneé Jackson Kendall is a black polyamorous educator, speaker, activist, and event planner. A 32-year old native Atlantan, she lives in a western suburb of Atlanta with her partners and co-parents. She has openly identified as non-monogamous for the past decade, and polyamorous for the past 8 years. She discovered the online polyamorous community in 2012 and has been an active, and often outspoken member ever since. She is one of the Admins of Black & Poly and the co-founding Admin of Young, Black & Poly. She volunteers a lot of her time to polyamorous education, outreach, and activism. Chaneé is passionate about normalizing polyamory as a relationship orientation or relationship choice. Her heart is totally devoted to co-planning the 2nd Annual Black Poly Pride – a celebration of the Black polyamorous lovestyle which will take place in Washington, D.C., June 10-13, 2021. The event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED LINKS | blackpolypride.com | Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @blackpolypride

Jason and Aubrey Maverick

EPISODE 139

The Mavericks are a happy family and the couple next door. They practice compersion and live transparently in the openness of their relationship. Raising a confident four year old girl, free of judgment and open to expanding her capacity for love beyond social stigma and cultural conditioning. They feel they are on the verge of a sexual revolution where open relationships, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, or whatever title one chooses to use, all become normalized and it feels good to shed a positive light on our dynamic in hopes of inspiring others.

RELATED LINKS | meetthemavericks.com | Instagram @meetthemavericks

Britta Moe Headshot

EPISODE 138

Britta Moe is a designer and project manager for a design-build architecture firm. She has lived all over the world but is always drawn back to her hometown of San Antonio. She has a Bachelor Degree in Business with a minor in Art, as well as, a Master Degree in Architecture. Her diverse school background is complemented by her lifelong experience in dance. She now explores how the movement of dance can inform her architectural designs. Having been in many unfaithful and abusive relationships, Britta has recently started exploring the benefits of open relationships. The honesty and communication skills she has developed from this have dramatically changed her life in a positive way. With the right support group and fitting recovery program, she has managed to dramatically improve her happiness and self-confidence.

RELATED LINKS | LWB Workshops | FREE Masterclass

Lacey Broussard Headshot

EPISODE 137

Lacey Broussard is a certified sex coach, Tantra, and jade egg teacher, Lacey uses deep transformational tools and techniques based in modern coaching modalities, and ancient tantric wisdom and Taoist practices to help women like you get your desire back and have the most mind-blowing sex of your life. If lack of confidence, low libido, or guilt and shame around your sexuality are the cause of your bedroom woes, (the hot, wild sex you never have any more, or the transition into motherhood that sucked your libido dry), you need Lacey!

RELATED LINKS | themultiorgasmicmama.com | Facebook @laceybroussardrocks | Instagram @Tilly.Storm

Stacey Capps Headshot

EPISODE 136

Stacey Capps serves Open Love NY as a member of the organizing committee. Open Love Is a New York-based organization that coordinates educational and social events for the polyamorous community. Professionally, Stacey manages technology experts that service and repair video broadcast and editing facilities, high tech conference rooms, and auditoriums, consulting to Fortune 500 clients. She currently works from home supporting an explosion in remote video calls. In her spare time, she’s a dungeon master for tabletop role-players and co-hosts a podcast about video games, called Party Chat Peoples.

RELATED LINKS | openloveny.com | Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Meetup @openloveny

Shamless Sex Podcast Hosts

EPISODE 135

Amy Baldwin is a Sex and Relationship Coach and Certified Sex Educator. April Lampert is VP of a high-end pleasure products company called Hot Octopuss. Together, Amy and April combined forces to create the Shameless Sex Podcast, inspiring radical self-love, sexual empowerment, and shame-free intimacy. Shameless Sex is unabashed real talk about sexuality with a playful twist.

RELATED LINKS | shamelesssex.com | Instagram @shamelesspodcast | Twitter @shameless_sex

Trystan Reese

EPISODE 134

Trystan Reese sprang into the public consciousness in 2017 when he and his partner, Biff, told their non-traditional pregnancy story in the mainstream media. He and Biff are also the adoptive parents of Biff’s biological niece and nephew. They are proud to have expanded the public conversation about trans reproductive justice, queer families, and what it means to be a father. He regularly tells the unique story of his family’s creation to audiences across the country. He is also the Director of Family Formation at Family Equality Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ families and those who wish to form them.

RELATED LINKS | biffandi.com | Facebook and Instagram @biffandi

Hunter Riley Portrait

EPISODE 133

Hunter Riley can accurately be described as a professional pervert. She’s the director of education and outreach at Self Serve Toys, a sex educator, speaker, phone sex operator, smut creator, stripper and more. She works at Self Serve Toys, Peplove.com, and on the internet.

RELATED LINKS | selfservetoys.com | PepLove.com | Facebook and Instagram @huntergathererriley | Twitter @hunteroriley

EPISODE 132

Lexi is the producer and host of the podcast “SDC Presents Seek, Discover, Create”; erotic writer and sexual health blogger for LexiSylver.com and SDC; adult toy entrepreneur’ sexuality speaker and workshop presenter; and ambassador for shameless sexuality and healthy relationships.

RELATED LINKS | LexiSylver.com | SDC.com | Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LexiSylver

clone a pussy

EPISODE 131

Victoria Northrup represents Clone-A-Willy as their Marketing and Brand Coordinator. They are based in Portland, Oregon where they manufacture all of their DIY molding kits in-house. Their Clone-A-Willy and Clone-A-Pussy lines allow anyone to make an exact replica of a penis or vulva into a high-grade sex toy at home. All of their materials are 100% body safe and their kits are easy to use. As a brand, they aim to use their kits as a resource for individuals and couples alike, to view and experience their bodies from a brand new angle! Every penis and vulva is completely unique and beautiful. Their kits allow people to experience and appreciate that aspect of themselves and also open up a conversation around their bodies, sex positivity, self-love, and self-acceptance.

RELATED LINKS | cloneawilly.com | Instagram @cloneawillykit

Taylor Sparks

EPISODE 130

Taylor Sparks is a passionate erotic educator and sex goddess, certified in both holistic aromatherapy and human behavior. With over a decade of experience in the natural skin care/cosmetics industry, and more than 15 years in retail/merchandising, Ms. Sparks launched OrganicLoven.com, a site that focuses on improving adults sexual wellness and enhancing their sex lives. They specialize in organic intimate body products, body-safe sex toys, sex-positive books and erotic educational seminars that she presents world wide at adults only cruises and events.

RELATED LINKS | OrganicLoven.com | Social Media @OrganicLoven

Mariah Freya

EPISODE 129

Mariah Freya is your sex coach for inside the bedroom and beyond, founder of Beducated – the online academy for more *wow* between the sheets. Mariah is creatrix of the Yoni & Lingam Massage Online Course. She opens up the topic of sexuality in all its diversity. Mariah has a powerful global mission: Changing the World with Conscious Sex, One Orgasm at a Time. She desires to Liberate sexuality from below the belly button up, and helping the individual grow through pleasure into fulfillment.

RELATED LINKS | Beducated.com

Sheffa Ariens

EPISODE 128

Sheffa Ariens is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Durham, NC, specializing in non-monogamy and kink, focusing on how trauma and attachment affect individuals practicing polyamory.

RELATED LINKS | sheffaariens.com | Facebook

Phoenix Mandel

EPISODE 127

Phoenix Mandel has been a sexuality educator and consultant since 2006, workshopping on sex positivity, kink, ethical non-monogamy, LGBTQ+, and other issues of sexual health. Phoenix has taught classes internationally, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Phoenix has an intersectional approach, with a mission to make sex education more queer.

Michael Conroy

EPISODE 126

Michael Conroy is a filmmaker born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He went to film school at Boston University and took a couple of internships out in Los Angeles. He ended up making this “City of Angels” his adopted home and worked as a freelance editor, cutting features, short films, music videos, and corporate videos. Since his film school days, he’s also written and directed over a dozen short films.

RELATED LINKS | Facebook | Instagram

Eve Rickert

EPISODE 125

Eve Rickert is the co-author of the books “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory” and “Black Iron”, and the co-founder and publisher of Thorntree Press.

Jordan Gray

EPISODE 124

Jordan Gray is a #1 Amazon best-selling author, public speaker, and relationship coach with a decade of practice behind him. His work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, BBC, Self, Cosmo, Psychology Today, Business Insider, Yahoo!, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Elephant Journal, The Good Men Project, and countless other publications around the globe. He has made it his life’s mission to make thriving relationships attainable to everyone. Within two years of starting his website, he had five #1 best-selling e-books on Amazon and, since launching, his writing has reached an audience of over 70 million people from around the world. Jordan has worked with over a thousand clients privately in the past decade and has helped people of all ages, orientations, and backgrounds have more deeply fulfilling love lives. When he’s not coaching clients or writing a new blog post, he loves to play music with friends, zip around town on his electric skateboard, and savor slow-motion hang outs with his closest companions.

RELATED LINKS | jordangrayconsulting.com

Max Rivers

EPISODE 123

Max Rivers was one of the pioneers in the shift from marriage counseling to marriage mediation. He has developed a six-session process which he calls the Teamwork Method. In 9 hours or less, he can teach people in intimate relationships how to use Embodied-Nonviolent Communication (E-NVC) to translate their conflicts into what they really are: opportunities to deepen the intimacy of the relationship. He is the author of “Loving Conflict,” a book about this work which is available (in paperback, Kindle, audio and other formats) on his website. He is available worldwide over video conferencing. Appointments can also be made at his website: maxrivers.net. His book “Loving Conflict” can also be found on Amazon.com as well.

Max Rivers

EPISODE 122

Max Rivers was one of the pioneers in the shift from marriage counseling to marriage mediation. He has developed a six-session process which he calls the Teamwork Method. In 9 hours or less, he can teach people in intimate relationships how to use Embodied-Nonviolent Communication (E-NVC) to translate their conflicts into what they really are: opportunities to deepen the intimacy of the relationship. He is the author of “Loving Conflict,” a book about this work which is available (in paperback, Kindle, audio and other formats) on his website. He is available worldwide over video conferencing. Appointments can also be made at his website: maxrivers.net. His book “Loving Conflict” can also be found on Amazon.com as well.

Our esteemed panel from left to right: Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti, Ruby Johnson, and Kevin Patterson.

EPISODE 121

In this episode, I am so proud to share with you our first ever Live Podcast Recording of LWB with an esteemed panel of various Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit attendees: Kevin Patterson, author of “Love Is Not Color Blind” and co-author of “For Hire: Operator”; Ruby Johnson, founder of the PolyDallas Millennium conference; and Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti, creator of the Transcending Shame workshop. This recording took place at Kitty Chambliss’s home in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 in front of a live audience of wonderful and enthusiastic folks, including my two nesting partners. The topic of discussion is the Intersection of Polyamory and various themes such as shame, divorce, infertility/family creation, and people of color. I hope you enjoy this show as much as I did creating it. I do hope that you will consider supporting the creation and continuation of this podcast by becoming a patron. Thank you so much for listening and being here as part of our community. We love you all!

RELATED LINKS | polyrolemodels.tumblr.com/ | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook @polyrolemodels | https://blacksexgeek.net | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook @blacksexgeek | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook @polydallas | Twitter @gloriajn | Facebook, Instagram @gloriajacksonnefertiti

Dirty Lola

EPISODE 120

Dirty Lola is a performer, edutainer, sex educator, and the creator and host of the live sex Q&A / variety show and podcast Sex Ed A Go Go. During the last six years, she has shared her distinctive brand of kickass body and sex-positivity and her personal journey into the kink and poly lifestyles on and off stage.

RELATED LINKS | sexedagogo.com/ | dirtylola@sexedagogo.com | Twitter, Instagram @dirtylola

Rachael Rose

EPISODE 119

Rachael Rose is an educator, writer, and activist whose work focuses on sex-positivity and the intersections of chronic illness and sex. She uses her website, Hedonish, to educate others by providing inclusive, sex-positive, pleasure-focused education and teaching people how to advocate for their sexual health and the sex lives they want to have.

RELATED LINKS | hedonish.com | geneticlemon.com | Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @hedonish

Marla Stewart

EPISODE 118

Marla Renee Stewart, MA is a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach, sexologist, and sex educator. Not only is she a Lecturer at Clayton State University, she is also the Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. She also created the sexual education company, Velvet Lips, 9 years ago to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives.

RELATED LINKS | velvetlipsllc.com | sexdownsouth.com | Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @velvetlipssxed | marla@sexdownsouth.com

Sarah Neal

EPISODE 117

As a life, spiritual, and relationship coach, Sarah serves as a guide to her clients, assisting them with unpacking and navigating through the messiness of their lives and embracing what is authentic for them. Sarah received her coaching certifications through World Coach Institute. She has been walking on the Pagan path for almost 30 years and serves as a Priestess to her community. Sarah and her husband have been consensually non-monogamous for over 9 years.

RELATED LINKS | aswithin-coaching.com | Twitter @aswithincoach | Facebook and Instagram @aswithingcoaching

Liz Powell

EPISODE 116

Dr. Liz believes that Great Sex Can Change the World™. She’s a speaker, coach, and licensed psychologist specializing in work with sexual and gender minorities, She’s the author of “Building Open Relationships”, a practical how-to guide for non-monogamy. Dr. Liz helps people be authentic in their relationships.

RELATED LINKS | buildingopenrelationships.com | drlizpowell.com | Twitter @sexpospsych | Instagram @drlizpowell

Chanee Jackson Kendall

EPISODE 115

Chaneè Jackson Kendall is a black polyamorous vlogger, activist, and event planner. She has openly identified as non-monogamous for the past decade, and polyamorous for the past 7 years. She discovered the online polyamorous community in 2012 and has been an active, and often outspoken member ever since. She is passionate about normalizing polyamory as a relationship choice. As an admin of Black & Poly and Young, Black & Poly, she volunteers a lot of her time to polyamorous education, outreach, and activism.

Together with co-founder Cheri “Calico” Roman, she is planning the inaugural Black Poly Pride; a celebration of the Black polyamorous lovestyle which will take place in Dallas, Texas July 11-14, 2019.

RELATED LINKS | blackpolypride.com | Facebook @chaneejacksonkendall | Twitter @therealchanee | Facebook @blackpolypride

Alex Bove

EPISODE 114

Alex Bove, Ph.D. is a college professor and sexologist specializing in Men & Masculinities. He curates Talk Like a Man, a social media conversation about 21st Century masculinity. Talk Like a Man also has a podcast! In his spare time, he can be found baking vegan cupcakes and playing tabletop board games.

RELATED LINKS | alexbovephd@gmail.com | Facebook @AlexBove | Social Media @talklikeaman

Jonathan Lane

EPISODE 113

Jonathan Lane is an attorney and mediator at JD Lane Law, a law firm in Maryland and Washington, DC. His practice focuses primarily on family law, including divorce, child custody, and protections for non-traditional families. He is interested in protecting the rights and self-determination of all individuals, partnerships, and families. He is especially focused on representing members of sexually diverse communities, including clients who identify as kinky, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and swingers. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.

RELATED LINKS | jdlanelaw.com

Andrew Shakti

EPISODE 112

Andre Shakti is a journalist, educator, consultant, activist and professional slut living in Baltimore, MD. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Advice columns: “I Am Poly(amorous) & So Can You” at IAmPoly.net, #AskAndre at Slixa.com/blog/askandre, and Baltimore OUTloud’s “The In & Out”.

RELATED LINKS | Facebook & Twitter @AndreShakti | IAmPoly.net

Gloria Jackson

EPISODE 111

Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is a speaker, model, former fundamentalist Christian/cult member, and breast cancer survivor (5 years in remission). The 2013 diagnosis showed how short life is, causing her to come out as sex-positive/bisexual/polyamorous. She is interested in helping others identify shame, recognize shaming behavior, and transcend shame.

RELATED LINKS | Facebook & Instagram @GloriaJacksonNefertiti | Twitter @GloriaJN

Mel Moseley

EPISODE 110

Mel Moseley is a storyteller, musician, theatre artist, and teacher. She is touring her one-woman show “Sexology: The Musical!” from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine this summer spreading the gospel of sex-positivity. The show follows her journey from monogamy to solo-polyamory in musical and theatrical form.

RELATED LINKS | melaniemoseley.com | Instagram & Twitter @sexologythemusical

Leon M Powell

EPISODE 109

León (they/he) is an artist, designer, translator, and multi-passionate nerd. He is currently serving as an intern at the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, and is also studying massage therapy. He looks forward to bringing compassionate touch to his community. León identifies as queer, non-binary, transmasculine, and of mixed ancestry.

Melissa Da Silva

EPISODE 108

Melissa DaSilva is an entrepreneur, podcast host, therapist, hypnotist and artist. Melissa started her career in the social work field. She has worked in agencies and schools for many years. Always wanting to make more of an impact on society, she started the mental health agency East Coast Mental Wellness. She has created an environment that gives clinicians a place to do work that they love, so they can help clients make the change they so desperately want. Melissa’s specialties include helping others get unstuck in their lives through the use of coaching, therapeutic techniques and hypnosis. Melissa is also the creator and host of the successful LGBTQ+ podcast Pride Connections. She has been published on many website blogs and featured as a guest on several international podcasts. When not working Melissa enjoys spending time creating art, reading and connecting with others. She is a proud wife and pet parent.

RELATED LINKS | MsMelissaDaSilva.com | EastCoastMentalWellness.com | PrideConnections.com | Facebook @APrivatePracticeMadeEasy

Koe Creation

EPISODE 107

Koe Creation’s award winning sex education, LGBTQ activism, and public health advocacy in polyamorous and kink communities began in 2005. Their first book: “This Heart Holds Many”, is the first book written on multi-generational polyamorous families, from the child’s perspective. Living in San Francisco, Koe is available for speaking and workshops.

RELATED LINKS | KoeCreation.com | koecreation@gmail.com | Social Media @KoeCreate

Lindsey Ellison

EPISODE 106

Lindsey Ellison is founder of “Start Over Find Happiness”, a coaching practice dedicated to helping people through a divorce or break-up.

RELATED LINKS | LindseyEllison.com | BreakFreeFromYourNarcissist.com| Facebook @ThriveWithLindsey | Twitter @startovercoach | iTunes @Start Over Find Happiness

CNM Interview

EPISODE 105

As authors of the first-ever published empirical study on medical care of polyamorous people, these two nurses and a shrink bring their personal and professional insights to healthcare needs and experiences for our community.

Michelle Vaughan is a licensed psychologist, professor, researcher, and polyamorist practicing non-hierarchical poly in Central Ohio. She is the Executive Director of PolyColumbus, and serves on the Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamies within Division 44 of the American Psychological Association.

Jessica Roush is polyamorous and mother of three young boys, and is a registered nurse with experience in adult critical care and pediatrics.

Adam Taylor has been in polyamorous relationships for over a decade. He is a registered nurse with experience in the Emergency Department and Pediatric care. He is a military veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan and a staff member of PolyColumbus.

RELATED LINKS | div44cnm.org | Facebook @div44cnm | Twitter @div44cnm

Jessica Cooley

EPISODE 104

Jessica Fern Cooley is a psychotherapist, coach and national speaker, specializing in non-monogamous relationships. Jessica loves working with people who no longer want to be limited by their reactive relational patterns, cultural conditioning, internalized stories, emotional triggers and insecure attachment styles, so that they can embody new possibilities in life and love.

RELATED LINKS | JessicaFernCooley.com | YouTube @ThePolyPriestess

The Pageist

EPISODE 103

A writer, reviewer and podcaster of all things kinky, the Pageist is passionate about sex education and words.

RELATED LINKS | ThePageist.com | Twitter @ThePageist

Sarah Sloane

EPISODE 102

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.

RELATED LINKS | Twitter @SarahSloane | Facebook @PlotTwistCoaching

Matt Connolly

EPISODE 101

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 (SWLF).

franklin veaux

EPISODE 100

As a child, Franklin heard a fairy tale about a princess forced to choose between two handsome princes, and thought, “Everyone knows princesses live in castles. And castles are big enough for both princes. So why does she have to choose?” Franklin has been writing about polyamory since 1997. He started his website as a resource for his former self: the Franklin who didn’t know that there were other people like him, had never heard the word polyamory, and who had no idea how to navigate polyamorous relationships. The site has grown over the years, and since 1999 has been one of the Internet’s top destinations for information about polyamory. He speaks and writes about polyamory, BDSM, nontraditional sexuality, and more. In 2011, he moved the site from its old home at xeromag.com to its current home at morethantwo.com. In 2014 he co-authored a book on polyamory by the same name: More Than Two: A practical guide to polyamory. He currently has several long-term partners and lives in Portland, Oregon with one of his partners, while his wife lives in Orlando, Florida.

RELATED LINKS | MoreThanTwo.comFranklinVeaux.com

Zach Budd

EPISODE 99

Zach is a self-proclaimed nerd, sex geek and consent junkie. Zach is also a proud member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. He has been actively polyamorous for ten years. He has served on polyamory discussion panels, conducted workshops, and recorded podcast episodes on the subjects of polyamory, consent, relationships and kink. Current projects include being a writer and co-editor of The Sex Positive Blog on Medium.com and creating and curating a polyamory, kink, and sex positive library and reading list. Zach became interested in consent as a topic more than five years ago as a personal research project. He is currently working towards a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Houston to be of even more benefit to his community. He lives, works, laughs, and loves in Houston, Texas where he enjoys listening to and playing music, converting from a fat boy to a runner, all things Star Trek, reading, gaming, hockey, cooking and being owned and loved by rescue dogs including a spoiled rotten boxer named Jadzia.

RELATED LINKS | ConsentWarrior.com | Twitter @black_sexgeek

Scarlett Ross

EPISODE 98

Scarlett is a writer, teacher and wild woman with 20+ years in polyamory – which is good since she is a poly educator and a Director for the Relationship Equality Foundation. Through careful consideration and continuous exploration, she hopes to have just the right question at the right time.

RELATED LINKS | Relationship Equality Foundation | Facebook @ScarlettRoss

Erika Kapin

EPISODE 97

Erika is a photographer and creator of The Open Photo Project, which showcases the lives of consensually non-monogamous people. She is from the Pacific NW and has been based in NYC for over 10 years. Currently most of Erika’s time is spent building her freelance photography business and building The Open Photo Project.

RELATED LINKS | TheOpenPhotoProject.com | Patreon Crowd Funding | Facebook @theopenphotoproject | Twitter @theopenphoto

Page Turner

EPISODE 96

Page Turner is a former psychological researcher and current psych nerd who has authored two books on polyamory. She posts daily about alternative relationships with a special focus on consensual non-monogamy at her site.

RELATED LINKS | Poly.Land | Facebook @polydotland | Twitter @polydotland

Ashton Applewhite

EPISODE 95

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” She has been internationally recognized as an expert on ageism, speaks widely at venues that have included the TED main stage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.

RELATED LINKS | thischairrocks.com | Facebook @thischairrocks | Twitter @thischairrocks

Ashton Applewhite

EPISODE 94

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” She has been internationally recognized as an expert on ageism, speaks widely at venues that have included the TED main stage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.

RELATED LINKS | thischairrocks.com | Facebook @thischairrocks | Twitter @thischairrocks

Ari Shaffer

EPISODE 93

Ari Shaffer is an author, coach and counselor. As a psychotherapist, her focus has been trauma and addictions with a specialty in dissociative disorders. Her latest book, “The Timeshare” reflects that. It’s a psychological thriller with a strong element of unconditional love and polyamory. When an editor reviewed it she said;  “The concept of this story is wonderous, but it’s not exactly your mother’s happily ever after. It’s gorgeous, poignant, loving, redefining romance. While it’s got all the trappings of a romance, readers will expect that the happy couple will be – you know – a couple, rather than a poly group. Yes, I love this idea. The concept is brilliant.”

RELATED LINKS | booksbyari.com | Instagram @sebi_godwulf

Olive Persimmon

EPISODE 92

Olive is a writer, speaker, and communication coach. She’s currently working on her second book, “The Coitus Chronicles”.

RELATED LINKS | olivepersimmon.com | Twitter @OlivePersimmon | Facebook @OlivePersimmon

Samantha

EPISODE 91

Samantha Manewitz is an educator and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She has given presentations to mental health professionals, sex educators, and alt-sex communities on healthy communication, abuse prevention, and mental health in BDSM.

RELATED LINKS | beyondsafewords.com | Twitter @beyondsafewords | Facebook @beyondsafewords

Kait Scalisi

EPISODE 90

Kait Scalisi, MPH is an acclaimed sex educator for women who crave a sex life that’s as intimate, exciting, & fulfilling as the rest of their relationship. She gives them the tools to say OMGYES to their desires & hell no to whatever holds them back – while feeling totally comfortable.

RELATED LINKS | passionbykait.com | Twitter @passionbykait | Instagram @passionbykait | Facebook @passionbykait

Mindy Raf

EPISODE 89

Mindy Raf is a published author, storyteller, stand-up, and musical comedian. Her critically acclaimed solo comedy show completed a 26 show run at Edinburgh Fringe and was named an “LGBT best bet’ by TimeOut New York, “hilariously quirky” by Theatre Is Easy, and “barrier-breaking” by The Edinburgh Reporter.

RELATED LINKS | mindyraf.com | Twitter @mindyraf | Instagram @mmmindela

Mindy Raf

EPISODE 88

Mindy Raf is a published author, storyteller, stand-up, and musical comedian. Her critically acclaimed solo comedy show completed a 26 show run at Edinburgh Fringe and was named an “LGBT best bet’ by TimeOut New York, “hilariously quirky” by Theatre Is Easy, and “barrier-breaking” by The Edinburgh Reporter.

RELATED LINKS | mindyraf.com | Twitter @mindyraf | Instagram @mmmindela

Sara D

EPISODE 87

Sara is a passionate activist, writer, scientist, and one of the two original Curious Foxes (working with relationship coach Effy Blue). She earned a Masters in Epidemiology at NYU and a Bachelors in Neuroscience at MIT. In other words, she’s a bona fide nerd. Sara is dedicated to empowering people to make conscious choices in their lifestyles and explore their evolving identities with open minds. She has done this through writing and building an inspiring community of Curious Foxes in Brooklyn, NY. Keep it curious!

RELATED LINKS | wearecuriousfoxes.com | Facebook @wearecuriousfoxes

Ruby Johnson

EPISODE 86

Ruby Bouie Johnson is a sex therapist and educator in private practice in Plano, Texas. Mrs. Johnson is a speaker, writer, and therapist who has several publications and interviews in many media outlets.

RELATED LINKS | www.inamorata.me | rubyjohnsonlcsw@gmail.com | Twitter @polydallas

Ruby Johnson

EPISODE 85

Ruby Bouie Johnson is a sex therapist and educator in private practice in Plano, Texas. Mrs. Johnson is a speaker, writer, and therapist who has several publications and interviews in many media outlets.

RELATED LINKS | www.inamorata.me | rubyjohnsonlcsw@gmail.com | Twitter @polydallas

Bryce Mango

EPISODE 84

In this unconventional interview, Kitty sits with good friends and colleagues Mango (LWB Episode #61) and happily monogamous and married friend Bryce. Mango and Kitty – supporters of consensual non-monogamy – offer to let Bryce ask them anything from his monogamous point of view and background! At times, Mango and Bryce also ask Kitty candid and revealing questions about her unconventional life, home, and polycule. Nothing is held back in this fun, entertaining, and deeply introspective interview! Learn more about polyamory as a healthy relationship choice at lovingwithoutboundaries.com.

RELATED LINKS | www.lovingwithoutboundaries.com | Become A Patron | Twitter @polytalkbykitty

Bryce Mango

EPISODE 83

In this unconventional interview, Kitty sits with good friends and colleagues Mango (LWB Episode #61) and happily monogamous and married friend Bryce. Mango and Kitty – supporters of consensual non-monogamy – offer to let Bryce ask them anything from his monogamous point of view and background! At times, Mango and Bryce also ask Kitty candid and revealing questions about her unconventional life, home, and polycule. Nothing is held back in this fun, entertaining, and deeply introspective interview! Learn more about polyamory as a healthy relationship choice at lovingwithoutboundaries.com.

RELATED LINKS | www.lovingwithoutboundaries.com | Become A Patron | Twitter @polytalkbykitty

Ben Schenker

EPISODE 82

Attorney focused on LGBT family law and estates and trusts, with a special interest in polyamorous families.

RELATED LINKS | www.polyamory.law | Twitter @polyamorylawyer

Ben Schenker

EPISODE 81

Attorney focused on LGBT family law and estates and trusts, with a special interest in polyamorous families.

RELATED LINKS | www.polyamory.law | Twitter @polyamorylawyer

Timaree

EPISODE 80

Philly-based sexuality educator, writer, performer, and community organizer for queer performance artists; host of the Sex with Timaree podcast and LGBT issues contributor to Philadelphia Weekly.

RELATED LINKS | www.sexwithtimaree.com | Facebook @sexwithtimaree | Twitter @timaree_leigh

Nolan Lawless

EPISODE 79

Nolan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and sex educator who has presented in the United States and Canada on polyamory, kink, and mental health.

RELATED LINKS | www.infiniteheartcounseling.com | Facebook @infiniteheartcounseling | Facebook @LawtonPolyamory

Emily Dahlquist

EPISODE 78

Emily Dahlquist is an artist and creative producer based in Chicago and has recently launched a new project called COUP/3 GOALS, which focuses on non-traditional relationships, and the importance of the relationship with yourself.

RELATED LINKS | www.couplegoals.club | Instagram @coupl3goalss | Instagram @emdahlquist

EPISODE 77

Kimchi Cuddles is a webcomic spreading awareness about poly, queer, and genderqueer issues in the most hilarious way possible, drawing from real life stories and experiences. Tikva Wolf has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon, and comes from a long line of love-activists. What she primarily cares about in art (and life) is connecting to people, creating dialogue, and spreading awareness. She’s always taken delight in making people laugh, and in doing so also unveiling hidden perspectives. She uses humor as a way of encouraging others to deeply see themselves and each other.

RELATED LINKS | KimchiCuddles | Twitter @Kimchi_Cuddles

Lola Houston

EPISODE 76

Lola Houston is a trans* female teacher, healer, guide and facilitator, who is skilled in many topics including consent, gender, touch, body image, relationships and pleasure. An anthropologist by training, she is active in multiple communities, locally and nationally, and she’s a strong advocate for visibility and unity.

RELATED LINKS | LiveATrueLife.org | Facebook | Twitter @onetruelola

Frank Macri

EPISODE 75

Frank Macri is a highly-acclaimed business coach and leadership development trainer who has invested in the professional development of over 1,000 high-performing leaders and purpose-driven entrepreneurs seeking to create thriving businesses or become influential leaders in their organizations.

Frank is more recently recognized as the president and founder of a mindful LGBTQ community called Namasgay. Namasgay is a growing movement of thousands of LGBTQ people seeking spiritual awareness and deeper connection to themselves to others. Namasgay offers an annual three-day Summit, local social events, and virtual master-classes that bring together the queer spiritual community in transformative and fun ways. Follow Frank’s work at Namasgay.com to learn more about the upcoming Summit. Use the discount code “KITTY” for a special 25% discount for tickets as our gift to you!

RELATED LINKS | The Frank Life | Namasgay Summit | Discount Code: KITTY

JoEllen Notte

EPISODE 74

JoEllen is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead.

RELATED LINKS | The Redhead Bedhead | JoEllen on Patreon | Twitter @JoEllenNotte

JoEllen Notte

EPISODE 73

JoEllen is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead.

RELATED LINKS | The Redhead Bedhead | JoEllen on Patreon | Twitter @JoEllenNotte

Kitty Chambliss

EPISODE 72

Active Listening Educational Burst by Kitty Chambliss. Part of a new series, Kitty reviews various techniques that help ANY healthy relationship in short educational bursts. In Kitty’s book “Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship,” she discusses this technique in Chapter 6 that is at the heart of great, compassionate communication. There are three levels of listening described here in this episode with our goal being the last: Active Listening.

Kitty Chambliss

EPISODE 71

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Educational Burst by Kitty Chambliss. Part of a new series, Kitty reviews various techniques that help ANY healthy relationship in short educational bursts. In Kitty’s book “Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship,” she discusses this technique that she learned from Marshall Rosenberg’s book of the same name. “I found this to be incredible – I think NVC should be required reading for humans who deal with other humans! It touches on many topics such as empathetic listening, learning to express your feelings in a loving, productive way that diffuses conflict and anger, and builds trust.”