In my years associated with various leadership positions in the alternative lifestyle community, I have had the honor of being able to engage in education with various local organizations. This is a list in process of various classes, demos, and discussions I have led. I am always interested in engaging in intellectual discourse within the world of alternative relationships.
So what, like two girlfriends...this class is an introduction to what polyamory is and what it can be. We will cover different relationship dynamics, configurations, as well as negations, communication, and time management skills, dating and addressing challenges such as jealous, and the successes and challenges of engaging in this type of relationship structure.
Polyamory and BDSM
Polyamory, or engaging in multiple relationships, can be a unique experience within the context of BDSM. Consideration of various BDSM relationships, such as D/s or other arrangements can take the negotiation process of BDSM into a whole new level. We will cover possible joys and pitfalls of integrating polyamory into BDSM settings as well as how configurations can experience unique issues due to presence of BDSM elements.
Swinging, Relationship Anarchy, Polyamory...oh my! In the world of alternative sexuality, the possibilities are endless. We will discuss considerations of physical and emotional health while engaging in alternative relationship structures as well as personal skills necessary for happy and healthy sexual exploration. Skills such as negotiation, communication, personal boundaries, and finding the unique and fun experience will be discusses as well as stories and triumph and challenge engaging in alternative relationship structures.
Communication Strategies in Alternative Relationships
Communication is considered the most important skills when engaging in non-traditional, alternative relationships such as swinging, relationship anarchy, and polyamory. We will discuss how to constructively discuss important issues, how to address personal challenges and develop boundaries to be able to communicate clearly, and other related skills for communication success!
Time Management Strategies in Alternative Relationships
Who knew that all the fun sexy experience of alternative relationships such as swinging, polyamory, and other non-traditional experiences would take up so much time. We will discuss how to manage the time demands of alternative relationships as well as how to address challenges constructively when time runs away with a schedule. We have unlimited love and interest in exploring, but there are only 24 hours in a day, so how can be make the best of that time in order to expand our sexual experience?
Pet Play 101
Come here, good boy! Pet play is a unique experience of play where each part of the experience encourages embracing a new, animal persona, either for an night or long term. This experience might include others in a caring, nurturing role or could become a primal, deep experience. We will discuss types of pet play, toy and safety consideration, and concepts for engaging in pet play.
What is BDSM? What is all this fetish stuff? What does this have to do with “50 Shades of Grey”? We will discuss the terms used in BDSM to describe our experience, some of the unspoken etiquette when it comes play and play parties, what to expect and what not to expect at BDSM, and how to build knowledge and experience. We will also have an open question and answer period to address specific topics from the audience.
Sweet nectar of life! Blood play take the experience of our very vitae of life and takes it into a whole new level. Perhaps your interests like with knives, needles, or just plain bruising, we will discuss types of blood play, physical health consideration, and safety concerns in order to engage in this tantalizing form of play.
Dr. A began supporting and coaching relationship 5 years ago in Phoenix, Arizona. She had several years of experience servicing as a volunteer in the local alternative lifestyle communities addressing non-monogamy.