Pagan Polyamory

Becoming a Tribe of Hearts

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738707627

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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The term “polyamory” describes non-monogamous relationships based on honesty and affection. Presenting a fascinating peek inside the polyamorous lifestyle from a Pagan perspective, Raven Kaldera offers practical insight and spiritual depth into a vastly misunderstood way of life. Relating polyamory to astrology and the elements (air, fire, water, earth, and spirit), the author addresses all aspects of the polyamorous life, including family life, sexual ethics, emotional issues, proper etiquette, relationship boundaries, and the pros of cons of this lifestyle. Kaldera also discusses polyamory as a path of spiritual transformation and shares spells, rituals, and ceremonies for affirming one's relationships and spirituality.
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Queer BDSM Intimacies

Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries

Author: R. Bauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743502X

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Based on an extensive interview study with lesbian, transgender and queer BDSM practitioners, this book sheds new light on sexuality and current theoretical debates in gender and queer studies. It critically discusses practices of establishing consent, pushing boundaries, playing with gender and creating new kinds of intimacies and embodiments.
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The Polyamorists Next Door

Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families

Author: Elisabeth Sheff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442222964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

View: 5620

This book introduces polyamorous families and explains how they come to be, manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society at large. Sheff investigates the polyamorous household and reveals its advantages, its disadvantages, and the lives of those living in them.
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Fraught Intimacies

Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere

Author: Nathan Rambukkana

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774828994

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 244

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Adultery scandals involving politicians. Dating websites for married women and men. News reports on raids of polygamous communities. It seems that non-monogamy is everywhere: in popular culture, in the news, and before the courts. In Fraught Intimacies, Nathan Rambukkana delves into how polygamy, adultery, and polyamory are represented in the public sphere. His intricate analysis reveals how some forms of non-monogamy are tacitly accepted, even glamourized, while others are vilified and reviled. By questioning what this says about intimacy, power, and privilege, this book offers an innovative framework for understanding the status of non-monogamy in Western society.
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Nationalism Reframed

Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe

Author: Rogers Brubaker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576499

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Nationalism Reframed is a theoretically and historically informed study of nationalism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Rogers Brubaker develops an original account of the interlocking and opposed nationalisms of national minorities, the nationalizing states in which they live, and the external national homelands to which they are linked by external ties. He then analyzes contemporary nationalisms in historical and comparative perspective, tracing the parallels between the Eastern European nationalisms of today and those of the interwar period.
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The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory

A Hands-on Guide to Open Sexual Relationships

Author: Françoise Simpère

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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The idea of open relationships seduces more and more men and women who wish to foster a healthy partnership while maintaining multiple lovers. The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory helps couples who want to better understand, or to begin an exploration of, the emotional, sexual, and intellectual mores of polyamory. Françoise Simpère, an expert in the area of romantic relationships, discusses polyamory and what it involves and describes the practices that make it ethically and emotionally sustainable. This guide provides proposed rules and suggestions on how to keep the love and trust of your partner alive while successfully entertaining other lovers and enjoying the infinite possibilities open relationships have to offer. Couples and individuals interested in entering a polyamorous relationship will be able to use this book as a resource on the art and etiquette of poly-dating, covering a range of questions, including: Should we use a calendar? Can I ask my husband to babysit while I’m with a lover? How can I prioritize my time between two lovers? How can I stave off any jealousy? Through her years of correspondence with couples interested in open relationships and her own personal reflections and experiences, Simpère is convinced that polyamory opens up many possibilities for a gratifying and healthy sex life.
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Revolutionary Demands

A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Doléances of 1789

Author: Gilbert Shapiro,Timothy Tackett,Philip Dawson,John Markoff

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804726696

Category: History

Page: 684

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This pathbreaking work reports on the methods, and some of the results, of a content analysis of the cahiers de doleances, the lists of grievances in which, in 1789, the French people expressed their dissatisfactions with the state of their society and their hopes for a better future. The analysis is an outgrowth of a larger research project, 'Quantitative Studies of the French Revolution, ' conducted by the authors and others over a thirty-year period. The central data of the research for this book are a coding of a national sample of documents representing the views of rural parishes, the Nobility, and the Third Estate. These codes, together with data on the economic, social, and political conditions of the regions of France under the Old Regime and data on political behavior during the revolutionary period, form a computerized data archive to be made available to researchers
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Whiteness of a Different Color

Author: Matthew Frye Jacobson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674417801

Category: History

Page: 368

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America's racial odyssey is the subject of this remarkable work of historical imagination. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race resides not in nature but in the contingencies of politics and culture. In ever-changing racial categories we glimpse the competing theories of history and collective destiny by which power has been organized and contested in the United States. Capturing the excitement of the new field of "whiteness studies" and linking it to traditional historical inquiry, Jacobson shows that in this nation of immigrants "race" has been at the core of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities, in becoming American, were re-racialized to become Caucasian.
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The Paramount Rule

Author: Tanya Simmonds

Publisher: Pink Flamingo Publications

ISBN: 1937831035

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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The beautiful, aristocratic, English schoolmistress, Selina Paris transformed her stately home, Oakpark Grange, into a school for young males; the offspring of the gentry. Her mission: to dissuade their minds from the distraction of carnal thoughts towards more academic pursuits by imposing the most harrowing rule upon them - masturbation is strictly forbidden! She is assisted by her lifelong friend and former church warden, Olga Victoria, and her part-time assistant, the beautiful Anglo/Spanish woman, Celia Ramirez. Selina becomes obsessed with punishing her pupils and derives great sexual pleasure from tormenting them. Celia is revealed to be similarly sadistic in her sexual tastes and before too long, Miss Victoria also awakes to her own, long-overdue sexual development. Selina s sexual depravity leads her into the company of others who share a similar temperament and into a secret organisation, Le Societé Des Femmes (The Society of Women) where wealthy women can indulge their sexual fantasies without the fear of exposure. Oakpark Grange becomes a place where the three women live in a sexual heaven, where they whip and torment young men and force their victims to orally pleasure them, following chastisement. Selina even has a torturous device made in Germany, called The Controller, that introduces a new pain to the boys who desperately want to spend their seed. One male in particular catches Selina s eye: the well-endowed (nine inches) James Parmenter, the son of a close friend. He s been sent to the seductive teacher as his mother is thoroughly disgusted by his night time proclivities and wants to be rid of the useless sot. Selina finds that she only wants to be bed by a man with at least nine inches, anything less is not worth it. As time passes, Selina admits females into the school as the establishment grows, along with new assistants, most notably, the beautiful, yet equally sadistic Bridget St John Smyth. The disturbing penalty of forcing students to whip one another if they are caught fornicating is added to the school s disciplinary regime. From the author of Prisoner s of the Governess comes a wildly titillating tale of deviancy that is sure to excite all Femdom lovers.
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The Rapture of the Nerds

A Tale of the Singularity, Posthumanity, and Awkward Social Situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765329107

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.
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Living Fountains Or Broken Cisterns

An Educational Problem for Protestants

Author: E A Sutherland

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572580240

Category: Church and education

Page: 427

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Originally published: Battle Creek, Mich.: Review and Herald Pub. Co., 1900.
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Stories From the Polycule

Real Life in Polyamorous Families

Author: Elisabeth Sheff,Tikva Wolf

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 0991399781

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Welcome to the polycule: the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships. Just like the molecules that make up all living things, polycules come in diverse forms: large, small, tightly bound, loosely connected, static, ever-changing. How do polycules form, what do they look like, how do they transform through time, and how do they, sometimes, end?The first of its kind, this anthology brings together stories, poems, drawings and essays created by real people living in polycules. Children describe life with more than two parents; adults share what it's like to parent with more than one partner. We hear from triads, solos, people who have felt polyamorous their entire lives, and people exploring poly for the first time. Some whimsical, some hilarious, some heartbreaking, some mundane, some life-changing—all pieces reflect the diverse reality of polyamorous families.
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Prostitution, Power and Freedom

Author: Julia O'Connell Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745668097

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Prostitution is still the subject of intense controversy among feminists but theoretical and political analyses are often only loosely grounded in empirical research. This book offers new perspectives on prostitution based on wide-ranging research in nine countries and extensive work with prostitute users.
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The Ethical Slut

A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

Author: Janet W. Hardy,Dossie Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579664

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
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The Threesome Handbook

A Practical Guide to Sleeping with Three

Author: Vicki Vantoch

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781568583334

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 372

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The ABCs of everyone's favorite fantasy - a hip and informative guide for the perfect threesome.
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Love's Refraction

Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships

Author: Jillian Deri

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628693

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 155

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In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.
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Open

Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage

Author: Jenny Block

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 0786744340

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Finally, a book about open marriage that grapples with the problems surrounding monogamy and fidelity in an honest, heartfelt, and non-fringe manner. Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. While many books on this topic presuppose that the reader is ready to embrace an “alternative lifestyle,” Block operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her — normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires. Open challenges our notions of what traditional marriage looks like, and presents one woman's journey down an uncertain path that ultimately proves open marriage is a viable option for her and others.
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Amongst the Shans

Author: Archibald Ross Colquhoun,Terrien de Lacouperie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indochina

Page: 392

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Computer Applications for Modeling, Simulation, and Automobile

International Conferences, MAS and ASNT 2012, Held in Conjunction with GST 2012, Jeju Island, Korea, November 28-December 2, 2012. Proceedings

Author: Tai-hoon Kim,Carlos Ramos,Jemal Abawajy,Byeong-Ho Kang,Dominik Slezak,Hojjat Adeli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642352480

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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This book comprises the refereed proceedings of the International Conferences, MAS and ASNT 2012, held in conjunction with GST 2012 on Jeju Island, Korea, in November/December 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of modeling and simulation, and automotive science and technology.
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