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Sex Nerd Book Club: More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

  • Austin Public Library: Carver Branch 1161 Angelina Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Book: More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert

When: Friday July 13 from noon-1:30pm

Where: Austin Public Library-Carver Branch, Meeting Room #1 1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX, 78702

RSVP by July 6, 2018: drjennifermcadams@gmail.com 

Here's What It's About:

Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than Two to expand on and update the themes and ideas in the wildly popular polyamory website morethantwo.com.

This wide-ranging resource explores the often-complex world of living polyamorously: the nuances (no, this isn't swinging), the relationship options (do you suit a V, an N, an open network?), the myths (don't count on wild orgies and endless sex but don't rule them out either!) and the expectations (communication, transparency and trust are paramount). More Than Two is entirely without judgment and peppered with a good dose of humor. In it the authors share not only their hard-won philosophies about polyamory, but also their hurts and embarrassments. Living poly is not always an easy road, and they hope that by reading this book, you'll avoid some of the mistakes they've made along the way.

Challenging the notion of what society considers a healthy and successful relationship, they offer up personal stories from their own lives as well as of those in the wider poly world, emphasizing that this lifestyle choice isn't for the noncommittal. Polyamory is all about the relationships and the individuals participating. Charting a Relationship Bill of Rights, the authors underscore the importance of engaging in ethical polyamory and guide readers through the thorny issues of jealousy and insecurity with the aim of encouraging readers to work consistently and conscientiously on both their relationships and themselves.

And no, they're not trying to convert you: they know that polyamory isn't for everyone. Veaux and Rickert simply provide those who might be embarking on this lifestyle or those who have always known they are poly with a set of tools and many questions to help them make informed decisions and set them on a path to enjoying multiple happy, strong, enriching relationships. 

*Please make sure you have read and/or are familiar with the majority of the text and come prepared with a few talking points or questions!*

I'll send reminder emails about the book club meeting in June & July.  

Thank you!!

Warmly,

Jennifer McAdams

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