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Multiamory offers support and advice for modern relationships. Whether you are monogamous, polyamorous, swinging, casually dating, or if you just do relationships differently, we see you and we’re here for you. Multiamory is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com.
 
Welcome to Poly-ish Movie Reviews, where I watch the crap so you don't have to! I watch a lot of movies. Some of those movies are great. But a lot of them are crap. I'm here to help you sort out which is which, so that you don't have to waste your time on bad cinema, unless that's your thing. No judgement - I like a lot of terrible movies. I'm just saying that, as we polys know, love may be infinite, but time is not. Let me help you manage that increasingly rare and precious time of yours by ...
 
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Sometimes there are people who only provide assistance or offer something nice when they're getting something (or expecting to get something) in return. This can result in unhealthy power dynamics and so this week, we're exploring why people have transactional relationships in the first place, if they're a negative thing or not, and much more. If t…
 
Accessing healthcare can be a challenge if you don’t have a condition that fits neatly into a box. You can be accused of being drug seeking, especially common if you’re a BIPOC person. Doctors often don’t know what to do with you and bounce you around to other professionals hoping they’ll figure it out instead. It’s helpful to have an advocate and …
 
This episode is about identity. Listen to hear our discussion about all of the research surrounding identity, relationships, and how one can influence and affect the other. Additionally, we're going to go over some tips about how to retain your identity when dating. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-mind…
 
Welcome to the two and a half year celebration of Intimate Interactions. We’ve been around almost three years now! Wow! I couldn’t have imagined this. Thank you for all your support on Patreon! We often think about friends and family during the cold and dark winter months, focusing on what we can control over what we can’t. We organize celebrations…
 
This episode is a discussion on internal and external validation, what those terms mean, how they're both important to a healthy relationship and life, and how you can work to have a better balance of both. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners at patreon.com/Multiamory. You can also get acc…
 
When I say dominatrix, what’s the first thing you think of? In my experiences, dominatrices are just people. Most of the ones I know are moms, for example. Many have partners. Many have partners. Sure, sometimes those partners are sexually submissive but not always. Most of the ones I know are fun people to hang out with. Some are married to cis me…
 
We've talked about relationship expectations and goals, but what about standards? This episode is diving in to the concept of relationship standards, what "too high" standards vs. "too low" ones may look like, and how to reevaluate them as you go forward with dating. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-min…
 
Sapphire is a non binary friend who has cancer. They have four children and a husband, and are kind enough to give us their time to chat about their experience in the medical system as well as their experiences beating thyroid cancer and what treatment for that was like as well as their effective treatment so far with triple negative breast cancer.…
 
This week is all about philosophy! We're talking about Stoicism, some common issues people face in relationships, how looking at those issues from a bird's eye view can help us deal with them more objectively, and some caveats of Stoicism to make sure everyone gets a fair look at it. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing comm…
 
What’s it like as a polyamorous parent during COVID? Have you ever had another set of parents with kids about your age and shared parenting responsibilities like having them look after your kids while you were out for a bit? Imagine living with another parent and their kid. Robin doesn’t need to imagine any of that as she literally lives that life.…
 
During this episode, we're covering how age affects relationships, sex, and dating, and how age and generation tend to affect our approach to relationships. Additionally, we'll touch on age gaps in relationships, some challenges they may pose, and how to approach them in a healthy way. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing co…
 
Billie is back to chat about friendships, having fun, pushing your body, and other concerns with chronic pain and chronic illness when it comes to friendship activities. It’s a good session and not as heavy as some of the others. Speaking of friendships, Billie is kind enough to offer me some criticism and praise near the end around how I used to b…
 
Vivica, a sex worker who strips and pole dances to earn money chats with us about Imposter Syndrome. We talk about intensity, anxiety, self-compassion, and covid. These times have been hard on all of us, but sex workers have been hit really hard by covid. Vivica brings a casual and informative presence to the show, and I look forward to recording m…
 
This week we're talking about anger, the beneficial aspects of it as well as the harmful and unhealthy ways we express it sometimes. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners at patreon.com/Multiamory. You can also get access to ad-free episodes, group video discussions, bonus episodes, and more…
 
Tillie is back to talk queer bodies, reproduction, fertility, endometriosis, having kids, adoption, fears of reproducing disability or mental illness, cannabis use, STIs, and more. As usual, we have a great time in this content packed session. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/intimate-interactions/message…
 
This week's episode covers the "spectrum of entwinement," in polyamory, or the different forms and styles of polyamory people practice, how much entwinement they entail, what healthy vs. unhealthy versions of each style look like, and more! If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners at patreon.co…
 
Usually the acquiring and losing of skills and abilities is compressed towards learning when you’re younger and losing when you’re older. In some ways, chronic illness and loss of ability is like aging in super speed with your body fighting back to retain what it can. While we often think of people as how they lived, not how they died; so too do I …
 
This episode is all about the stress that big life changes brings about, whether or not the change is good or bad. We're going to talk about some of the effects of this stress, why it happens, and some ways to deal with it to make things easier on you and your partner(s). If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of lik…
 
Dating can be a fun, connective adventure. Or you could be doing it during a pandemic. Robin Beatch is back today to talk about dating as a polyamorous person and how COVID has impacted her and her polycule. We share strategies on risk profiling and figuring out what you want, who in your life is most vulnerable, and what is a boundary for you. Rob…
 
This week's episode is all about the fun and the not so fun parts of new relationships and crushes: New Relationship Energy versus Limerence. We'll go into some of the psychology about it and how it's being researched, as well as how you can minimize limerence's negative effects. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing communit…
 
Tillie and I talk about job loss, home-schooling, latchkey kids, pets, and intensity as coping for chronic pain. Mostly we talk about COVID: our fears, our hopes, and our coping strategies. At least COVID hasn’t slowed down my content generation. Stay safe out there, everyone. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/intimate-interactions/mes…
 
How do you know what your values are? Our values help us know what's important to us individually and how to react in difficult situations. We'll be discussing some research about values, how they develop, and how to figure out what yours are. If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners at patreon…
 
Billie, a lifetime EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) veteran with ten years of actively seeking help in the healthcare system, guides us through some basics of surviving severe sickness and loss of ability be it temporary or permanently. Content warning: this content might be hard for some folks, so please give yourself permission to turn it off or take…
 
This week's episode is all about how to date yourself! Having adequate alone time is vital, but if you don't know how to utilize it or if you're frightened of it, that can put a damper on its positive impact. We'll give you some tips during this episode! If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners…
 
This session, Robin and I reminisce fondly about an intimate moment from the past. After waiting years for a certain queer experience, Robin finally got the birthday present she wanted. Afterward we talk about fluid exchange hierarchies and polyamory risk profiles. Remember, Robin’s second book Polyglamorous: a Queer mom’s misadventures and lessons…
 
This week is a one-on-one interview with Michelle Hy, creator of the Polyamorous While Asian Instagram account and an advocate for spreading awareness about non-monogamy in BIPOC communities in order to affirm those who practice it. This episode is what we hope to be a start of more interviews from individuals in the community to discuss origin sto…
 
We form opinions of people piece by piece. First, Robin was a stripper. She took off her clothes as a house girl, but it was offering lap dances to men in the clubs where she earned most of her money. She needed that money to get through nursing school where she went on to become a psychiatric nurse. She also made money pro domming men. Is any one …
 
This week's episode is about trauma responses: fight, flight, freeze, and the lesser known fawn. We're taking a dive into the ways these manifest and the psychology behind them, so stay tuned! If this show is helpful to you, consider joining our amazing community of like-minded listeners at patreon.com/Multiamory. You can also get access to ad-free…
 
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