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Season 2 Episode 10: Polyamory and Power Exchange

Updated: Mar 7, 2021

This week's planned episode was derailed by that greatest of derailing forces of the last 12 months, COVID-19. In place of our planned content, you get your stalwart host talking candidly (content warning: candid but non-big E explicit discussion of kink, power exchange, and both healthy and unhealthy manifestations of the same in polyamorous relationships) about power exchange relationships and their intersection with polyamory for about a half hour, like the dancing monkey for your entertainment she is. As the episode listing would put it:

"This episode might have different Venn diagram of listeners than my class usually does."

Content warning for allusions to BDSM and sexual interaction, but there is not explicit sexual content in this episode.

Laura gives a personal account plus theory discussion of boundary setting and considerations folks might want to take when engaging in power exchange relationships and polyamory at the same time. She's done this a couple times, and has friends who have too, and has some advice and ideas.

You can find it here, the patreon at if you'd like to subscribe and help keep the lights on, the ko-fi at if you'd like to throw a tip in my jar, and you can find Ready for Polyamory on facebook or instagram, and can follow on twitter @lauracb88.

I’ll be teaching my Beyond the Kitchen Table: Modes and Models of Parallel Polyamory class at Tethered to Wifi 2.0, the digital version of Tethered Together, on Saturday March 20 from 11:30am -1pm. The con as a whole runs from the 19-21 and you can get tickets at Tickets are $25 until the end of February, when the price will go up until sales close the day before the event. There are a lot of great presenters on topics ranging from relationships to movement to rope and a couple cool shows; come play with us!

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