For a long time, the cultural relationship norm has been monogamy. That is changing.
As non-monogamy, in its many shapes and forms, gains popularity as a way to do relationships, so do the challenges that come with it.
Change can be good… but it can also be hard, and scary, and clumsy, and complicated …especially complicated!
Join us for a full-day devoted to the exploration of the many faces of ethical non-monogamy to discuss some success strategies with poly peers.
Some topics of discussion include:
- Defining your version of poly: the necessity of language minutia
- NRE and its impact on current relationships
- The veto rule: does it work? If so, how?
- Sexual health and personal risk tolerance
- Poly and D/s
- Being out: when, why and with whom!
- Dealing with medical (and other) professionals
Who should attend
The focus of this summit is non-monogamy in the context of intimate relationships that may include sex but are not exclusively sexual.
We define swinging as the form of non-monogamy that has sex as its beginning, middle and end. If swinging is your thing, great! But it’s not what this summit is about 🙂
We realize that the journey of non-monogamy sometimes starts with swinging and leads to interest in other forms of non-monogamy. If that sounds like you, then you will probably get a lot out of this summit.
So, with that in mind, here’s who should attend….
- Anyone who is now (or has previously been) engaged in an intimate relationship involving more than 2 people. (By intimate we mean pretty much anything that doesn’t revolve exclusively around casual sex.)
- Anyone who identifies as polyamorous, or thinks they may be — regardless of how many partners you currently have.
You are welcome to attend alone, or with any or all of your partners.
We realize this narrow audience does not represent the entire spectrum of non-monogamy. We are not trying to be exclusionary; we are striving to address the needs of a specific audience. If you have ideas for summits that target other niche audiences, we welcome your suggestions.
How a Summit Differs from a Workshop
There are 2 things that set our Summits apart from our Workshops:
- The topic is laser focused and geared toward a very narrow target audience.
- Summits have facilitators. but not teachers. They are a peer-to-peer format. When appropriate, they may include facilitated exercises or “hands-on” components, but a summit is primarily a directed think tank.
While the primary goal of workshop is to educate, the primary goal of a Summit is to empower. We hope you leave our Summits feeling affirmed and more self-confident than when you arrived.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
NHOT World Headquarters (If you haven’t been here before, the address will be provided when you register – vetting applies)
(includes lunch and light snacks throughout the day)
Skyla & Notsovanillo are a married couple who have been in the kink scene for close to 4 years. During that time they have explored many things, including polyamory, and currently live an ethically non-monogamous marriage. Skyla identifies as polyamorous and prefers to form deep connections with her partners. In addition to her marriage, she has a very active long distance relationship with her submissive. Notsovanillo identifies as non-monogamous and enjoys forming more casual relationships with his partners.
Carl & lisa have lived together as Master and slave since 2010 and are not married. Prior to owning lisa, Carl was in a poly M/s relationship where his slave was in an open marriage. Polyamory has been part of Carl and lisa’s relationship from the start. They enjoy exploring the many facets of poly with an eye toward one day developing a polyfidelitous family of three.