Jen (bluejai) wrote in dcpolykink,

Tuesday 7/27 at BR: Emotional Edge Play - Polyamory for BDSM/Leather/Fetish Folk w/Anita Wagner

Emotional Edge Play - Polyamory For BDSM/Leather/Fetish Folk With Anita Wagner'

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 At 08:00:00 PM
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Cost: $5 members, $10 non members and guests
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington DC

Today polyamory is widely practiced in the BDSM/Leather/Fetish communities. Stretching our emotional boundaries via exploration of our kinks is part of the thrill for many of us, yet some say they were caught unprepared for the amount of drama that arose when they introduced polyamory into the mix. In a very real sense polyamory is a form of emotional edge play by which we seek to stretch our emotional boundaries around partnership, sex, love and romance.

• How does being into BDSM/Leather/Fetish prepare us for establishing happy polyamorous lives?
• How does the practice of polyamory in kinky relationships differ from vanilla polyamory?
• What are the common pitfalls of living a kinky poly life?
• What are polyamory's universal truths, and how are they best applied in a kinky poly context?

All of these ideas and questions will be explored as we discover what it takes to establish and maintain happy and healthy kinky polyamorous relationships, families and networks.

Anita Wagner is a passionate polyamory advocate, blogger, spokesperson, educator, and sexual freedom activist. Through her website and blog at she provides useful resources that focus on subjects such as making peace with jealousy, managing poly/mono relationships, and poly-friendly therapy. She co-founded Chesapeake Polyamory Network and The Institute for 21st Century Relationships, which is the foundation of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, where she also served on the board of directors. She has presented educational programs on polyamory to CAPEX, at Good Vibrations, Sex 2.0, Dark Odyssey, Transcending Boundaries, Poly Living, Black Rose, and Loving More® Retreat, amongst others. Her upcoming schedule includes workshops for Galleria Domain 2 and The Floating World, where she will also host a polyamory meet and greet Friday night and hopes you will stop by.
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