Polyamory takes work. That work becomes a lot more difficult when you or your partner is dealing with mental illness. Kat returns to The Manwhore Podcast after a wonderful appearance on episode 19. But as the Senate Republicans shove through a health bill that will make access to mental health services out-of-reach for millions of Americans, Kat worries about finding a therapist who accepts her situation as polyamorous, a former sex worker, and a depressive.
Jessie met me on a street corner a couple of years ago. We exchanged no words. She led me to her apartment door, gave me a kiss, and took me inside for speechless sexuals. So if we learned anything, it’s a good idea for Billy to keep his big mouth shut! My polyamorous guest gives some surprising answers as to why we didn’t work out romantically. There’s also a lot of wild fetish talk. Do you identify as a Raggedy Ann or a Power Ranger?!
Repeat after me: “I probably have herpes. I probably have herpes and it’s totally fine. I probably have herpes and it’s totally fine and I’m not going to die!” Herpes probably has the most unfair stigma of all the crotch rots out there. At the end of the day, it’s a skin condition that comes with an awkward conversation. Dr. Sarah returns to The Manwhore Podcast to debate ethical disclosure practices. Yes, I have the hubris to debate a doctor about medical stuffs.
My guest this week is a woman who changed the way I view love, sex, and relationships. What could have been a one-time fling with a swinging MILF visiting NYC turned into a yearslong friendship and flirtation whose energy still remains palpable—and this was the first time I’d seen her in nearly 7 years! She was the first person I’d met who actually practiced some form of nonmonogamy. For the first time, I didn’t feel like I was an immoral, deviant slut demon. Her open marriage stood as my shining, healthy example for years before I’d ever attended a gangbang. A wave of relief washed over me knowing that we can make our own rules and set our own standards. “If you’re showing up to the marriage and you’re showing up to do the work, I’m not jealous.”
Jordan and I really wanted to have sex with each other. Jordan and I also didn’t want to have sex with each other that badly. We catch up nearly 2 years later to discuss how my dead grandmother got between us and how she’s more comfortable in threesomes than twosomes! ALSO: a few words from the founder of Hacienda, Andrew Sparksfire!
Have you considered dating a plumber? Jon Birger crunched the numbers. Ladies, it’s not you: it’s the ratio! Okay, it could still totally be you, but Birger’s book Date-onomics debunks the 50% divorce rate, tells professional women why New York City is a terrible place to date, and suggests being more open-minded about online dating filters. Shout out to my fellow numbers nerds on this one!
Happy Valentine’s Day, whores! This week’s episode explores life’s oldest emotion: Love. And who better to hear from than the women who wouldn’t love me! Thank you to all of the women who made the monstrous mistake of making out with me many moons ago for taking the time to record once again.
Tikva Wolf, a.k.a. Kimchi Cuddles, is a mega-talented cartoonist. Her first book Ask Me About Polyamory is an accessible collection of her comics about polyamory, queer issues, and gender. She’s a relationship anarchist who will tell you how she started with poly and ended up bucking the identity politics attached to it. “There’s very few bombs involved in relationship anarchy.” Notice she didn’t say no bombs…ALSO: I advise a couple on how to better enjoy their local sketchy sex party!
Polyamory advocate Diana Adams is changing the way you plan your family. When same-sex marriage was up for debate, critics said, “What’s next: group marriage?!” Yea, hopefully! Diana Adams Esq., an original founder of Open Love NY, is a pioneer in helping queer, kinky, and polyamorous relationships form families within our legal system. We discuss polyamory, alternative families, and the government’s interest/obsession with your sex life!
Leah Bonnema is in a common law marriage. What does that mean? “I think it means he can turn off my respirator,” says the New York comedian and Lady Parts Justice contributor. Bonnema tells me about falling in love with a fellow comedian, how they make it through fights, and how terrifying it is to be a woman in Trump’s America. Her motto? Call your anti-choice congressman…or at least make fun of him!