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The smart girl's guide to polyamory : everything you need to know about open relationships, non-monogamy, and alternative love

Author: Dedeker Winston
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dedeker Winston
ISBN: 9781510712089 1510712089
OCLC Number: 969973301
Description: xvii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Course Syllabus: An Introduction to Alternative Love --
Section I--Polyamory 101 : 1. Polyamory: What It Is and What It Isn't --
2. From Tribal Living to Sacred Cuddling Parties: The Unwritten History of Polyamory --
Section II--Pre-Reqs : 3. Gnothi Seauton: How to Know Yourself Inside and Out --
4. Smart Girl Skills --
Section III--Mastering Non-Monogamy : 5. The Biggest Question: Jealousy --
6. The Second Biggest Question: Sex --
7. Land of Love-Craft: Crafting Your Relationships from the Ground Up --
8. The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between --
Section IV--Out of the Classroom, Into The World : 9. Say Good-bye to the Closet --
10. Finding Your Tribe --
11. Polyamory: The Next Frontier --
Conclusions: Going Within and Going Beyond.
Responsibility: Dedeker Winston.

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"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"--

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"'Smart' is definitely the right word for this thoughtful, well-researched, and practical guide to the female side of polyamory." --Janet W. Hardy, coauthor, The Ethical Slut "More than just a Read more...

 
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