"A Gorgeous Wife, Her Loving Husband and Her Boyfriend"
Sassy, black, and sex-positive, Abiola Abrams ("The Lifestyle Passionista") appears on TV "You've seen me interviewing people on BET, NBC & HBO, as a reality chick on VH1, & on MTV Teen Dating Empowerment Coach" and she runs her own popular web TV show. An episode she recently aired was "Polygamy, Polyamory, Open Marriage: A Gorgeous Wife, Her Loving Husband and Her Boyfriend":
How to turn a threesome into a Happy Marriage! Juju Mama Kenya, Tantric teacher Rakim, and Kenya's boyfriend talk about love, relationships and polygamy.
You can watch the whole episode (1 hour; she gets to the guests at 10:35). It originally aired last July 23rd with the title "Polyamory & Open Relationships: 1 Woman, 2 Men."
Abiola calls this "one of our favorite episodes." A viewer picked up on other vibes, however: "I don't mind it being one woman two dudes, it's just the dudes seemed so unhappy. Her husband's jumpoff lives in the south, and the dark skinned guy visibly got upset at certain points when discussing the arrangement. If only 1 out of the 3 seem to be happy what's the point?"
So were the guys unhappy, or just untrained in how they look on TV? The boyfriend in particular seemed to stare into space as if he didn't even grasp that he was on camera. A reminder: before attempting to do television on such an edgy topic, get free tips and training from Joreth and other volunteers at the Polyamory Media Association. You'll be glad you did.
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