Apr 032011
 

By Katie Diamond

Today, L and I taught a workshop entitled “Sexual Encounters of the Comic Kind.” It’s a story-telling/educational workshop on negotiating safer sex for female-bodied folks, with my comic art helping along the narration. We’ve been teaching this workshop for several years now

Let’s talk about…sex

 Posted by on March 4, 2011
Mar 042011
 

By Katie Diamond

Okay, kids. Let’s get real.
Let’s talk about…sex. Mmm hmm, I saw you double-take. Close that CrashPad porn, turn off the latest Gaga single, and settle into your seat, kiddos.

Sex.
On the PolyWeekly Podcast, Cunning Minx sensually says at the end of each segment, “Because it’s not ALL about the sex.”

Negotiation

 Posted by on February 4, 2011
Feb 042011
 

By Katie Diamond

Let’s face it–not everything is peachy keen and sunshine sparkles when it comes to negotiating a relationship, regardless of whether that relationship is open or poly or mono. Communication is a sticky thing, and sometimes, that stickiness can cause the wheels of a relationship to grind to a halt.

Poly is a Gateway Drug

 Posted by on December 13, 2010
Dec 132010
 
Poly is a Gateway Drug

By Katie Diamond

This past Thanksgiving weekend, I got to spend time with one of my oldest friends. We got together at my parents’ house, and determined that we needed to relocate some place cozy and alcohol related. In the suburban depths of South Florida, we could find the alcohol, but not really the cozy

I’m a Compervert

 Posted by on November 23, 2010
Nov 232010
 

by Katie Diamond

When you Google “Compersion,” luckily, a Wikipedia article pops up with the following definition: Compersion is a state of empathetic happiness and joy experienced when an individual’s current or former romantic partner experiences happiness and joy through an outside source, including, but not limited to, another romantic interest.

A new way of looking at polyamory

 Posted by on October 12, 2010
Oct 122010
 

by Katie Diamond

I see things in circles. No, really. I turned to L, my partner of four years, and made this proclamation in the car. He began to giggle, and then nodded emphatically, “Yes, yes, you do.” We had been discussing the various ways people “do” polyamory. There seems, to me, to be two camps…