News Update – May 23

Hey, my Kinky, Polyam Peeps! Welcome back for another look into current events in the world of kink and polyam.

Before I get started, I did want to share a little bit about my weekend. I went down to Virginia to visit Foxy for two days and we took a stroll through beautiful Old Town Winchester. While there, we stopped in a collectibles shop that just happened to sell vintage baseball cards by the pack. And by “vintage”, I mean “early 1990’s”

The owner of the store liked this image on Facebook. Boy, is he gonna be sorry when he sees the rest of my page…

While I bought the cards to see what 33 year-old bubble gum tastes like (SPOILER ALERT! Not good…) I happened to find another prize inside: A 1990 Jim Eisenreich card.

Not many people remember Jim Eisenreich despite his 15 years in the majors and .290 career batting average. He never won any major awards and never made an All-Star game, although he did get a World Series Ring with the Marlins in ’97, but I remember him for two reasons: He was on the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies World Series team, and he has Tourette’s Syndrome.

I was diagnosed with Tourette’s in 1992 when I was eleven. Already a frequent target of bullies, this just made me feel more alone. When I heard that there was someone who played professional baseball for my favorite team who also had Tourette’s, it somehow made me feel less alone. So I’m gonna take that card and stick it at my desk at work as a reminder not to let life’s obstacles stand in the way of your dreams.

Well, enough of my sentimental sob-story bullshit. Let’s get on to the news, shall we?

First, from The Cooper and Anthony Show, a Sex and Relationship show on 98.7 The Shark out of St. Petersburg, Florida, comes a discussion about how to reconcile BDSM and Feminism. I love how they drive home the point that Feminism is ultimately about choice, and BDSM offers women the choice of whether or not to consensually engage in certain activities

“At first glance, it may seem contradictory to be a feminist and also be into BDSM. However, feminism is not about dictating how individuals should express their sexuality. Rather, it’s about promoting the idea that all individuals have the right to make choices about their own bodies and sexual lives.”

Second, from Elite Daily, we talk about what to do if your partner just isn’t into your kinks. While it does give some great pointers, the option I wished it had mentioned was stepping outside the existing relationship. Kink can be platonic, and there’s nothing that says you have to get your Kink needs satisfied by your romantic partner.

“Recognizing your differences can sometimes bring you closer. ‘Having different kinks can encourage couples to communicate more openly and honestly about their desires and boundaries,’ Rhiannon John, a certified sexologist at BedBible, tells Elite Daily. ‘Additionally, it can allow couples to explore new sexual experiences … which can be exciting and fulfilling.'”

That does it for this week’s update. I’ve got a great blog post coming up soon on what to do (and what not to do) at your first Polyam Meet & Greet, so stay tuned!

Until next time, stay kinky, my friends…

–The Bratty Cat

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