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Live the Dream December Meeting: Poly, Swinging, and Hedonism, by David Palmer

  • Dec 15, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Poly, Swinging, and Hedonism lead by David Palmer
David was Larry Flint’s personal assistant, lived in a triad with two ladies in Maui, ran a swing club and has participated in all kinds of alternative lifestyle activities. He will talk about his own experiences and those he has researched showing that swinging, poly and hedonism are not black and white, but come with many shades of gray in between….
(Time permitting, Harold Goldstein will talk about Burning Man and it’s role as the melting pot of all the above and much more!)

1 pm Pot Luck Lunch-bring something healthy and delicious to share.
2 pm – 4pm Where does Science Fiction fit in?
Is the life style in Lady Sally’s House (Spider Robinson’s Callahan series) hedonism or polyamory? It offers prostitution as an art, but the artists appear to be something of an expanded family. Or Lazarus Long’s Tertius colony family? How about the women’s Free Amazon Guild Houses in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover series? What alternative lifestyles examples can you think of from SF literature and where to they fit into these categories?

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  • Terry Lee B.

    BULLETIN: David Palmer will not be speaking at the LTD meeting 12-15.
    According to his research, Hedonism=Non-relationship connected Sex (as in thanks for the orgasm, what did you say your name was?), Drugs and Rock 'n Roll with a broad streak of "What's in it for me?" period. David forgot he was supposed to speak and went skiing. Sigh!

    Hedonism has nothing to do with relationships or commitment of any kind while Polyamory is completely about multiply committed relationships. Hedonism may have more to do with swinging, but even that is questionable. We will discuss the differences/similarities between Swinging and the Poly. Many swingers move from swinging to polyamory. Others who call themselves swingers are "swinging" with people they have known for 20 yrs; whose weddings and Bar Mitzvahs they attend. Who they would help if called on at 3 am. Is this still swinging or has it become something else? The rest of the meeting/party is unchanged. Thanks for your understanding.

    December 13, 2012

  • David P.

    Yikes!!! I totally spaced on this date....I am out of town and can't do it...sooooooo sorry, will make it up to all of you. David

    December 9, 2012

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