Class Date: Thursday 6th February 2014
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Venue: Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, 57 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
Tel: 020 7613 5458
This class is for all people who live full time as women as well as genderqueer, non-binary, intersex and transmasculine people who feel that they have links to women’s communities.
In this workshop Meg explores the different forms of open non-monogamy that have emerged in recent years, including swinging, open relationships, and polyamory. We will consider the different reasons for people opening up their relationships, and the various different ways in which they have done this (which might work for different people, and at different times). Particularly we'll focus on where you are on a continuum of sexual fidelity and one of emotional fidelity, and what this means for your relationships. We'll consider the kinds of contracts that people do, and don't, use in openly non-monogamous relationships, and how these work. We'll discuss communication levels that people prefer, and how to talk about these possibilities with partners and others in our lives. And we'll tackle key issues of jealousy and time management and how people manage these.
Dr. Meg Barker is a writer, academic, therapist and activist who works for the Open University and as a sex and relationship therapist. Meg has been researching openly non-monogamous relationships for the past decade as well as working with openly non-monogamous people in therapy. Meg's book and blog Rewriting the Rules covers many aspects of doing relationships differently, including opening up relationships beyond monogamy.
On purchase you will be emailed confirmation and further info.
Classes will only go ahead if there are 10 or more bookings. In the event of a class cancellation, anyone who has already purchased tickets will be contacted and refunded.