A growing number of people are exploring alternatives to monogamy, through swinging, polyamory, and other types of open relationships. Whether you are curious about opening up, facing obstacles with polyamory, or you are a provider who wants to better understand your clients, Amory Jane will help walk you through the challenges and benefits of ethical non-monogamy.
She will discuss different styles of open relationships, talk about how to deal with common issues such as jealousy, resentment, time management, miscommunication, and New Relationship Energy (NRE), and will offer tips on dating/meeting new people, navigating different relationship structures and hierarchies, and coming out as polyamorous.
In this interactive workshop, Amory Jane will guide participants through exercises that help them negotiate agreements/boundaries, design their own ideal open relationships, and practice nonviolent communication for deeper, more fulfilling connections. There will also be the option to hear about real-life triumphs and tribulations of other non-mono people in addition to learning how to find and build community. This is a 2-hour class.
Amory Jane, M.A. is a sex educator, comedic storyteller, budding feminist filmmaker and podcast host. She is also the Education Coordinator and Assistant Manager at She Bop in Portland, Oregon. She received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2010, with a focus on sex therapy and gender studies. Her biggest passion is consent-based, pleasure-positive education, and she is best known for her open and humorous teaching style.
Date: Monday, November 21
Location: 383 E Main St, Ashland (Love Revolution shop)
Cost: $10 (a 50% savings!) at the door