Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

April 11, 2009

Poly YouTubers

Go to YouTube, search for (polyamory OR polyamorous) -porn -"Breaking Benjamin" (to filter out most videos of the 2002 Breaking Benjamin song "Polyamorous", not really about us1) — and you get, as of today, about 520 hits.

That's about a full work-week of 8-hour days of YouTube watching, including duplicates. Ouch.

To pare down the list, reader Jaclyn B. went through a bunch and selected her picks of the best, chosen "because they contain good information or are even just truthfully entertaining." Her top five:

It's a great short film. 16-year-old Kelly comes out to her boyfriend Will about falling in love with one of their friends, Brian. Will struggles with the idea before coming to his own conclusions about polyamory....

Hi! I'm Minx, and I'm Polyamorous
An excellent informational film by Polyamory Weekly podcaster Cunning Minx. It gets across what poly is, isn't, and where to find more information. It's put over in very clear terms.

A Couples' Guide to Polyamory
Dr. Joy Davidson, psychologist and sex therapist, talks about the difference between swinging, polyamory and polygamy; how to build a happy, healthy relationship while being realistic about not only the benefits but pitfalls for a couple of venturing into polyamory.

Oberon Zell Ravenheart — Polyamory
Oberon Zell Ravenheart — Challenges of Polyamory
Oberon, a legendary force behind the poly and neo-pagan movements since 1962, talks in his old age about the evolution of polyamory over the decades and how the term came to be. In the second video he talks about the challenges of polyamory and how to overcome some of these issues.

The New Low News Show, 6/2/2007, Part 1
The New Low News Show, 6/2/2007, Part 2
Starting at 8:26 of Part 1 and ending at 3:19 of Part 2, this absolutely hilarious and pointed talk about polyamory gets the word out there while being very entertaining about it. It made me laugh, it made me think, it works.

A few more:

"I lead a lifestyle that puzzles some and astounds others."
Geeky Valkyrie talks about how she and her fiance make it work. "Polyamory is not easy. Not easy at all. But it's fulfilling. I can honestly say I have never been happier in my life than when the three of us are going somewhere and I've got my fiance and my boyfriend on my arms." She does another video detailing how they understand and deal with jealousy. Also, a mono friend responds.

Young Metro Poly introduction.
Jessica Karels, the publisher of this new website ("A Twenty-Something Perspective"), talks about the hows and whys in her life, and where she wants to see the movement go for the upcoming generation.

BET-TV's show "My Two Cents" reports on Poly Pride Day 2007 in New York's Central Park.

And of course, you're totally missing out if you're not watching Terisa Greenan's biweekly sitcom "Family", now in its 11th episode. The versions on You Tube are censored and possibly blocked. The versions here aren't (with a couple bits of R-rated nudity and simulated intercourse) and they have higher video quality.

And how could we skip Kirby Ferguson's 2005 Polly Wally? Screechingly cringe-worthy and hilarious, R-rated, not for the easily squicked. Based on real-life events. Here is Minx's audio interview with Ferguson (Polyamory Weekly episode #14, June 21, 2005); starts at 11:40.

Hey, tell us your finds and faves! Post 'em in the comments below.


1 But don't miss SpongeBob SquarePants performing "Polyamorous" in concert.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a video promo for the 2008 Harbin Hot Springs gathering of the World Polyamory Association, the (ambitiously named) outfit run by Janet and Sasha Lessin:


April 12, 2009 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"AskDanAndJennifer" does a show, Swinging vs Polyamory - Can You Have One Without the Other?"

April 17, 2009 11:46 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

"The 12 Poly Days of Christmas"

April 19, 2009 2:18 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Here's the YouTube Polyamory Group.

April 19, 2009 2:20 PM  

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