Hey, my kinky polyam peeps! I’m writing this post from BEAUTIFUL New York City (more on that in my next blog post). While it’s been three years since I last hit town, it’s just like I remember: Loud, stinky, and fattening. Good thing Panda and I are walking everywhere, because I need to burn some calories. But, rather than complain about my health, let’s get to this week’s news stories.
First, from PureWow comes a discussion about non-hierarchical polyamory. Hierarchy in relationships has been and always will be a hot button topic in the community. Even as someone who doesn’t practice hierarchy, I can understand why others do. Author Angelica Pasquini shares her thoughts..
“My gut reaction to learning about non-hierarchical polyamory was surprise. Not only about the concept (I’d heard of this dynamic before but did not know the terminology) but more about his ability to directly communicate truthfully about what he wants in life rather than intentionally omitting it (lying) until the drawn out “what are we?” conversation in which a monogamous relationship becomes a proverbial dangling carrot or an elephant in the room depending on how you’re feeling when it comes up.”
The second article made me laugh as soon as I saw the headline. I’m not doubting its accuracy, and I still find it… quirky. According to TheBeet.com, Vegans are 70% more likely to engage in open-relationships than meat-eaters. It make sense. Veganism requires a complete change of lifestyle, not unlike polyamory, and if someone is willing to go that far to follow their heart and morals, why would they not be open to other radical changes in their life?
“Due to their self-assured and less traditional eating choice, they are more likely to have the strong confidence needed to consider relationships that are also different from the norm”
That’s the news for this week. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some bacon mac and cheese waiting for me in Queens.
Until next time, stay kinky, my friends…
–The Bratty Cat