News Update – June 18

Hey, my kinky, polyam peeps! I’m writing this as Panda and I sit in the airport, waiting to hop a plane down to The Hellmouth (a.k.a Florida) for family vacation. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any against Florida per se as I do Florida weather. It’s hot, there’s bugs, it rains litterally about four times a day, and all the animals there are actively trying to kill you.

Anyway, while I google “How to defend yourself against alligator attacks”, here’s this week’s news.

First, from Inside Hook, comes a piece on zoophilia. Now, zoophilia is often confused with beasiality, it’s easy to understand why, and there’s a very distinct difference. Where as beastiality is engaging in sexual activity with animals and is a form of animal abuse, zoophilia is getting some sort of emotional or sexual satisfaction from animal roleplay. While it sounds a little “out there”, it’s actually far more common than one might think. Things like puppy play and furries would fall into this category. If you’ve ever been turned on by a woman in a catsuit, congrats! You’re into zoophilia.

Nobody played it better than Eartha Kitt

“In case you hadn’t heard, people in kink communities role play as animals all the freakin’ time. For instance, there are people who are into “\’pet play,’ a Dom/sub dynamic where subs dress up like animals and become their Dom’s pet. ‘Puppy play appears most common, though kitty play and bunny play also exist,’ says Melancon. “

Second, site favorite Psychology Today discusses the first year of the Polyam journey. Panda and I started our ENM journey as swingers, so the polyam transition was easier for us than most, and we dealt with our share of jealousy issues. When you tack on NRE as well as the dreaded “How do I use Google calendar”, your day-to-day routine changes quite drastically and quickly.

“Decades of research on polyamorous relationships have clearly demonstrated that the beginning of these consensually nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships can be both incredibly exciting and tremendously difficult. The first year of a new polyamorous relationship is often challenging for people who attempt to sustain lasting intimate partnerships with multiple people simultaneously.”

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned because we have an AWESOME piece on the struggles of polyamory coming up next.

Until next time, stay kinky, my friends…

–The Bratty Cat

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