The Ethical Slut

Author: Janet W. Hardy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780399579660
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

The ethical slut

Author: Dossie Easton
Publisher: Greenery Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105115150430
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Self-Help

In this funny, comforting yet controversial how-to volume, family therapist Dossie Easton and sex educator/writer Catherine A. Liszt provide a road map for exploring the sometimes difficult, often rewarding territory of non-traditional relationships.

Game Changer

Author: Franklin Veaux
Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC
ISBN: 9780991399765
Release Date: 2015-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Franklin and Celeste’s open marriage seemed perfectly safe—until the day Amber entered his life and showed them why the heart does not obey rules.

Opening Up

Author: Tristan Taormino
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 9781573442954
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

A practical guide to making sexually open arrangements work outlines options for transforming monogamous relationships into effective polyamorous ones, in a reference that addresses such topics as boundary setting, child-raising, and conflict resolution. Original.

Stories From the Polycule

Author: Elisabeth Sheff
Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC
ISBN: 9780991399789
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

The Jealousy Workbook

Author: Kathy Labriola
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
ISBN: 0937609633
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A counselor and nurse specialising in polyamorous singles, couples and groupings, Kathy Labriola has spent many years helping people to understand and manage their jealousy. This book is a compendium of the mental techniques and hands-on exercises she has developed. These accessible, simple techniques are designed to be easily implemented in the event of an intense jealousy crisis. Also included are tips and insights from the polyamory community’s top educators, therapists and authors.

Sexual Outsiders

Author: David M. Ortmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442217355
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Psychology

Sexual Outsiders looks at the challenges and experiences of those in the BDSM community and explores the erotic and psychological landscape of this often misunderstood culture, concepts of power, personal growth, overcoming challenges, and forming communities.

Stepping Off the Relationship Escalator

Author: Amy Gahran
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998647012
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre:

Love is not one-size-fits-all, yet often people assume that healthy, serious relationships all must follow the same basic path. The -Relationship Escalator- is society's bundle of customs for intimate relationships: monogamy, living together, marriage and more, ideally until death do you part. Beyond this, it might not be obvious what your options are. This book will help you: - Discover less common relationship options that might suit you. - Understand why and how people have unconventional relationships. - Empower you to negotiate about how your relationships work. - Overcome the fear that loving differently means you're doing it wrong. - Make the world a friendlier, safer place for more paths to love. Featuring real stories and insights from hundreds of people, -Stepping Off the Relationship Escalator- explores consensual nonmonogamy, love without living together, deep connections that pause and resume, and much more. The first in a series of research-based books, this introduction to relationship diversity is both accessible and surprising. LEARN MORE OR ORDER SIGNED COPIES: OffEscalator.com

Ask Me About Polyamory

Author: Tikva Wolf
Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC
ISBN: 9780996460125
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A hilarious and touching comic about polyamory, queer, and genderqueer issues. If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you'll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships. Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one. Wolf's honesty and gift for clear explanation have made Kimchi Cuddles a hit with the most dedicated polyamorists as well as curious newcomers.

The State of Sex

Author: Barbara G. Brents
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135280222
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Genre: Social Science

The State of Sex is a study of Nevada’s brothels that situates the nation's only legal brothel industry in the political economy of contemporary tourism. Nevada is part of the "new American heartland," as its pastimes, people, and politics have become more central to the nation. The rise of a service and leisure economy over the past sixty years has propelled sexuality into the heart of contemporary markets. Yet, neoliberal laws in the United States promote business but limit sexual commerce. How have Nevada's legal brothels survived, while the rest of the country criminalizes prostitution? How do brothels operate? Who works in them? This book brings social theory on globalizing economies, politics, leisure consumption, and emotional labor in interactive service work together with research on contemporary prostitution and sexual commerce. The authors employ an innovative, multi-method sociological approach, combining historical analysis of how the brothels came to be with over a decade's worth of ethnographic research on the current state of the industry.

The Explorer s Guide to Planet Orgasm

Author: Annie Sprinkle Phd
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
ISBN: 0937609854
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Psychology

Welcome to the most mysterious and wonderful of planets, a planet made just for you. We call it Planet Orgasm. On Planet Orgasm, there are dozens of kinds of orgasms, just waiting for us all to have them. You can take Orgasmanaut Training, learn the fascinating history of orgasm research, expand your definitio of orgasm, and voyage into undiscovered orgasmic lands. You'll discover orgasms for people of every gender and orientation: big world-shaking orgasms and gentle mini-gasms; orgasms in every part of your body; orgasms by yourself, orgasms with toys, orgasms with others... and orgasms only you can discover for yourself. World-famous performer/author/educator Annie Sprinkle is your guide, together with artist/educator Beth Stephens and illustrator YuDori. Under the leadership of this fearless crew, you'll discover, through words and pictures, just what Planet Orgasm has in store for you!

The New Bottoming Book

Author: Dossie Easton
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9781890159870
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Sadomasochism

This new edition of the bottoming book continues to teach the technique but also offers emotional support and ethical interaction to those curious or concerned about the consequences of BDSM.

Girl Sex 101

Author: Allison Moon
Publisher: Allison Moon
ISBN: 9780983830955
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Girl Sex 101 is the best sex guide in years." - DIVA Magazine Girl Sex 101 is a sex-ed book like no other, offering helpful info for ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities, playful and informative illustrations on each page, and over 100 distinct voices, plus a hot narrative that shows you how to put the info to good use! Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality, with special guidance from thirteen guest sex educators including Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Tristan Taormino, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko and more! Girl Sex 101 will teach you... *The bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy *Simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment *How to build a Road Map of your partner s pleasure *Essential moves for cunnilingus, strap-ons, hand sex and more! *Positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock your girl's world! You'll gain confidence to please your girl, no matter what your hands-on experience. Buckle your seat belt and get ready to ride!

Polyamory

Author: Dewayne Lehman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1515317757
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre:

Polyamory: It's Not Complicated is the journey of a traditional monogamous man into the world of non-monogamy. In the search to find happiness and fulfillment, DeWayne Lehman takes the reader through his experiences with Monogamy, Swinging, BDSM, and Polyamory. DeWayne shares with you the incredible highs and soul crushing lows that he experienced and the lessons he learned along the way. Intimate details of some of his experiences illuminate the book throughout, putting the reader in the emotional and sexual shoes of the author. Written with a no nonsense alpha male perspective, this uncensored look at various forms of relationships comes with a powerful message of hope. DeWayne leads the reader into a new form of relationship that is now embraced by millions in the United States, Polyamory. You will learn to maximize personal freedom and relationship ethics through Informed Active Consent, continually renew sexual energy and embrace your entire heart with New Relationship Energy, and conquer the old way of jealous thinking through rational exercises. Start your journey today!

Financial Risk Management A Simple Introduction

Author: K.H. Erickson
Publisher: K.H. Erickson
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-07-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial Risk Management: A Simple Introduction presents a detailed guide to some of the central ideas and tools of financial risk management, with theory, examples, formulas, and calculations to illustrate the analysis. Calculate leverage, duration, modified duration, and convexity to find the risk exposure and interest rate risk sensitivity of an asset. Understand bond immunization to manage risk, and assess non-vanilla bond risk using both effective duration and effective convexity. Use value at risk to forecast maximum losses over a period, with detailed step by step instructions provided to using the variance-covariance, historical simulation, and Monte Carlo methods. Learn how to perform autocorrelation and unit root tests to test the square root of time rule. Conduct time-varying volatility analysis, using detailed steps to create an exponentially weighted moving average and then backtest it for robustness. Apply financial risk management tools to the empirical 1994 bankruptcy of Orange County, California to determine if it could have been avoided, and assess a number of financial derivative hedge instruments.