101| Successful Polyamory Strategies (that Can Make Monagamy Better Too) - Elisabeth Sheff

09.23.2015 - By DSR: Become a Better Man by Mastering Dating, Sex and Relationships (formerly Dating Skills Podcast)

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In this episode Elisabeth Sheff gives advice on:

- Elisabeth's perspective on her academic work of polyamorous families (07:10)

- Configurations of a polyamorous family (10:03)

- How married couples get into polyamory, and open relationships (13:58)

- Crossover between sexual communities (e.g. BDSM, polyamory, swinging, etc.) (16:05)

- The organization and complexity of maintaining multiple relationships (20:15)

- What is more suitable for you: from monogamy to deciding to be polyamorous versus swinging (23:05)

- Areas where polyamory works better for some people than monogamy (28:00)

- Maintaining "quality" in a polyamorous relationship (31:40)

- Other polyamorous family advantages, from the polyamorists perspective (35:58)

- Concern regarding the spread of sexually transmitted infections in polyamory (36:55)

- Communicating and negotiating boundaries within polyamorous relationships (38:18)

- Exploring new parts of yourself and meeting your needs through multiple partners (40:24)

- Elisabeth's studies show the perspective of the child regarding the advantages and disadvantages of being in a polyamorous family (41:09)

- The disadvantages of living the polyamory family lifestyle, including the legal aspect (43:48)

- Dating and relationship strategies in polyamory that are beneficially applicable to other relationships (50:34)

- What monogamists can learn from polyamorists (56:28)

- The best ways to connect with Elisabeth to learn more about her and her work (59:00)

- Recommendations for quality advice in polyamory (59:46)

- Top recommendations for guys starting out to improve their relationships (1:02:21)

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