The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love

The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love

by Dedeker Winston

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Overview

The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love by Dedeker Winston

No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other forms of alternative love, offering relationship advice radically different from anything you'll find on the magazine rack.

This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition. The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory incorporates interviews and real-world advice from women of all ages in nontraditional relationships, as well as exercises for building self-awareness, confidence in communication, and strategies for managing and eliminating jealousy. If you're curious about exploring group sex, opening up your current monogamous relationship, or ready to “come out” as polyamorous, this book covers it all!

Whether you're a seasoned graduate, a timid freshman, or somewhere in between, you'll learn how to discover and craft unique relationships that are healthy, happy, sexy, and tailor-made for you. Because when it comes to your love life, being a know-it-all is actually a great thing to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510712089
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 279,689
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dedeker Winston was raised to be a wholesome, born-again Christian Republican but later opted to be a sex-positive polyamory activist, relationship coach, reality-TV celebrity, and nude model. She currently provides one-on-one coaching services for people transitioning into non-monogamy. When she isn't coaching, writing, modeling, or spending time with her multiple partners, she enjoys backpacking around the globe, playing video games, and obsessively applying chapstick. She resides in Paradise, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface x

Course Syllabus: An Introduction to Alternative Love xiii

Section I Polyamory 101 1

1 Polyamory:What It Is and What It Isn't 2

2 From Tribal Living to Sacred Cuddling Parties: The Unwritten History of Polyamory 20

Section II Pre-Reqs 39

3 Gnothi Seauton: How to Know Yourself Inside and Out 40

4 Smart Girl Skills 58

Section III Mastering Non-Monogamy 79

5 The Biggest Question: Jealousy 80

6 The Second Biggest Question: Sex 100

7 Land of Love-Craft: Crafting Your Relationships from the Ground Up 124

8 The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between 146

Section IV Out of the Classroom, Into the World 177

9 Say Good-bye to the Closet 178

10 Finding Your Tribe 194

11 Polyamory: The Next Frontier 217

Conclusion: Going Within and Going Beyond 233

Resources 237

Glossary 243

Notes 247

Index 253

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