PolyTalks and WryRelationships are discussion groups that provide an open forum for exploration of non-monogamy, mono-amory, polyamory, and the myriad of variations in which modern day relationships function. Participation in the conversation is highly encouraged! Explore your relationship (and ours) in a Q&A format. What’s best for you may not fall within the labels monogamy, polyamory, or open relationships, but actually some combination on the endless list of variations in Non-Monogamy. We celebrate, validate, and discuss a full spectrum of options.
- Explore the Political Science of your relationship
- Explore relationship dichotomies as spectrums, rather than polarities. For example, the Kinsey Scale presents more than simply straight or gay. Additional axis can be added to gender and attraction as well. This same spectrum approach could be applied to Open vs. Closed relationships. Or any other polarity typically seen as one extreme or the other.
- A Q&A with Wry and his girlfriends with an open discussion about Polyamory
These events have featured live interviews, short film screenings, and open forum Q&A with audience participation. Guests, experts, and researchers have included:
► Janet Hardy: Legendary author, educator, and publisher, most well known for co-authoring The Ethical Slut in 1997, plus an additional dozen books including her new memoir Girlfag. Plus founder and editor at Greenery Press.
► Mollena Williams: “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission” © is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller, sobriety fiend since March 14th 2007, and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert.
► Kitty Chambliss: Founder and primary writer at the Loving Without Boundaries blog and host of its podcast by the same name. speaker at conferences across the nation.
► Effy Blue: Relationship expert in alternative structures, focused on private coaching, public workshops, and building a community of Curious Foxes.
► Kate Loree: LMFT, ATR, MBA, Psychotherapist specializing in non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ, and sex work populations.
► Erin Tillman: The Dating Advice Girl, Empowerment Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner, Author, Speaker, and Radio/TV Host based in Los Angeles, California.
► Dr. Leanna Wolfe: Author, Sexologist, Anthropologist, researcher, a professor of anthropology for upwards of 30 years. She published numerous articles and books, including her critically acclaimed book “Women Who May Never Marry.”
► Glen Olson: an author currently working on a “History of Polyamory”, who has been present during culturally significant moments at Family Synergy, Sandstone, Kerista, and Morehouse University.
► Thizbee Sez: Evolving, Life Adventurer, and Writer in San Diego, CA. Polyamorous, Pansexual, Free Thinking, Libertine.
► Dr. Amie Harwick: therapist that specializes in sexuality from a variety of lifestyles and backgrounds, Author of The New Sex Bible for Women: The Complete Guide to Sexual Self Awareness and Intimacy.
► Ryan Witherspoon: Clinical Psychology PhD student at California School of Professional Psychology at AIU, Los Angeles. He is a researcher, educator and speaker who has been poly for 11 years.
► Atrina Brill: Research Coordinator for the Hunter HIV/AIDS Research Team, Masters of Social Work (Columbia University School of Social Work) , Bachelors of Psychology (University of California, Berkeley).
► Andraleia Lovela Buch: queer, trans, femme musician, having discovered her gender, sexuality, and polyamory within a support network of alternative communities of NYC.
► Orpheus Black: SoCal Leather Master/slave titleholder, author, erotic educator, Married and Polyamorous, Bawdy Storytelling winner.
► Scott Ba: Life Coach, Relationship & Sexuality Coach.
► Adult star Siri and her husband Brad, who manages their brand, shoots, and edits content.
If you’d like Wry to host a workshop or discussion group, please email your name & contact info to aWryPerspective@gmail.com