Editorial Note: This post was written by Wes Fenza, long before the falling out of our previous quint household and the subsequent illumination of his abusive behavior, sexual assault of several women, and removal from the Polyamory Leadership Network and banning from at least one conference. I have left Wes’ posts here because I don’t believe it’s meaningful to simply remove them. You cannot remove the truth by hiding it; Wes and I used to collaborate, and his thoughts will remain here, with this notice attached.
As most of you know by now, the Polyskeptics were featured on Our America With Lisa Ling tonight! In case any of you are new to the blog, you can check out our bio page and our driving philosophy. In addition, here’s some of our favorite posts you might want to check out:
My main philosophy on polyamory can be seen in my post Polyamory Isn’t All About You. It’s about why I became polyamorous, and how my love for my wife meant that I didn’t want to deny her the things that she wanted. You can also see one of my more controversial posts where I assert that Polyamory is Not a Sexual Orientation, and give my reasons why I think so. You can also see my view on The Transactional Model of Relationships, and why I’m not a fan. Also, don’t miss my more fun posts about Dick Stumps and Highlander Penis!
Gina tends to write about her personal experiences. One of her most-read is about how happy she is with her big house, and the followup, My Bigger House. She also talks about the history of our relationship and her struggles and coming out to her coworkers.
Shaun has a philosophy background, and his posts tend to reflect that. One of his most read post is Atheism over Humanism: Why We Must Philosophize With a Hammer. You can also check out his thoughts on jealousy as it relates to relationships and what it means to love authentically. You may also want to check out his post on Accidental Monogamy, which talks about why monogamous people might benefit from a journey through “the fires of polyamory.”
Ginny also blogs occasionally. Check out her experience at the Reason Rally and what it showed her about religion. Also, don’t miss her thoughts on individualism and atheism.
Hope you enjoy it! And we hope you’ll be back!
7 thoughts on “Welcome Our America Viewers!”
A really great show, thank you so much for being out there.
oh, FSM are you folks going to get some attention, heh.
thanks you for stepping forward and showing the world that polyamory can work. it annoys me to no end that the fundamentalists always toss in the “horror” of it in their “slippery slope” arguments. it also annoys me that the government, a supposedly secular one at that, deigns to dictate legal privileges for people in one kind of relationship, and no others.
i have enjoyed several poly relationships and have several friends who are in them as well. personally, i find the concept of monogamy tedious and unnatural, but i don’t judge anyone’s choice of how to structure their relationships.
but the fundies annoy me when they conveniently forget their own holy books and mythological heros with 700 wives, or 4, or whatever. or the many cultures, some of which exist today, in which marriages are much more than 1 man 1 woman.
i wish you all the best and happiness. thank you again for being willing to do this. i hope you don’t get too many haters and trolls on your blog as a result.
I was in the university in the late 60’s and among the people I knew, including myself, it wasn’t so unusual. I am glad that there are still people carrying on this life style. We even had an extended group of friends and even “cheated” with the others. People who haven’t tried such an experience, or even orgies, are missing out on something. I miss those times and have since been married and divorced. That is definitely not easy. So now I am again single and date from time to time, but it is not as satisfying. Need I add that no religion or gurus were ever present.
> One thing all of us here believe in is personal
> growth, and doing shit that’s hard for you if
> you’ve decided it’s worth doing.
Or as Franklin says, “Life rewards those who move in the direction of greatest courage.” Right on.
This is the perfect blog for everyone who really wants to
understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa).
You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been discussed for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!
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