We are taking a short break from our regularly schedules debauchery to point you to some serious science stuff going on!
The Open Relationships Project is doing a study and they need your help. Give them a couple minutes of your time to help people understands your lifestyle. It doesn't cost anything, you may even win some!
Open Relationships Project
Relationship Quality for Non-Monogamous Couples Study: Do Motives Matter?
Romantic relationships have a profound impact on physical and mental health (e.g., Kiecolt-Glaser & Newton, 2001). People in long-term romantic relationships often rely on their romantic partners to meet a broad range of psychological needs; including emotional intimacy, sexual intimacy, social support, acceptance, and personal growth; as well as practical needs, such as co-parenting children and co-managing finances and households. However, modern romantic relationships may in fact be suffocating under these demands, as society encourages unrealistic expectations about a single person’s ability to meet such a broad range of needs simultaneously (Finkel, Hui, Carswell, & Larson, 2014).
CNM is an umbrella term that includes open relationships (sex without love without a partner’s participation is okay), swinging (focus on having sex without love) and polyamory (focus on loving more than one person) (Matsick, Conley, Ziegler, Moors, & Rubin, 2013).
People in CNM relationships have been shown to enjoy similar levels of relationship quality to those in monogamous relationships. CNM relationships rank similarly in terms of sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction, closeness, trust and commitment (Seguin, Blais, Goyer, Adam, Lavoie, Rodrigue, Magontier, 2016).
The University of Utah Relationship Decisions Lab under the direction of Samantha Joel PhD., are looking for participants in monogamous relationships who are currently considering opening up their relationships (but have yet to do so) to take a survey. We are looking for individuals who have never opened up and individuals who have opened up in the past but are currently with one partner and are planning on opening up again. This study is looking at understanding how people choose to open their relationships and what their experiences of this relationship transition look like.
If you or anyone you know fits our qualifications, we invite you to take this survey. Not only will you be furthering science, but you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
We have a surprise special XMas episode (Just like "Dr. Who!"), as guests on "The Hidden Swing" podcast, where we go over BDSM basics and give a bunch of tips and tricks to improve Jim and Jen (and your) next time at the dungeon. We touch upon etiquette, protocol, toys and how to find munches. They decide that the first thing to get is a "neon wand".
HOT OFF THE PRESS-This just came in from the ever amazing, sensual rope master, Midori:
There are 3 spots left for the next Rope Dojo and this class is sure to sell out! The Rope Dojo is open to only a small group of participants in a private 2 day course with hands on training from Midori and her team of rope experts.
We personally attended one of Midori's Rope Dojo weekends and we highly recommend this class for couples and individuals looking to sharpen their skills in creating rope bondage and sexy decorative harnesses. This class is held only twice a year and sells out every time!
Location: The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco
Midori and her cadre have a unique and fun way of teaching Shibari, rope, kink and everything around it, using the history, the theory, their personal stories and hands-on instructions. Girls, this is a great class for you too,not just the boys!
Check out what the crazy Bliss Bringers team came up with now:
We made a short 30 second clip to spread the word about the podcast. It is jam-packed with inside jokes and well-known voices. (Last time we had that much sexy bodies together was in that overbooked orgy in San Francisco.... )
Give it a listen and see how may people you recognize.
If you happen to have a podcast (or any other sort of audio show) yourself, we would love it if you include it. Or maybe you can ask your favorite podcasters to do it? You can download it as an audio file.
Who doesn't like free stuff? Who doesn't like sexy stuff? And who doesn't love Kasidie?
"What's Kasidie?" you ask. Think "facebook for swingers." Think "sexy dating site without the suck."
We've been working overtime, sexy people! Between podcasting and cooking up some sexy new ideas, the Blissbringers have swung a deal for our listeners with Kasidie that puts free and sexy and Kasidie together.
When you sign up as a Bliss Bringers listener, you get the first 3 months of full access totally free. You will also automatically be linked to the team, so you don't miss out on our naughty activities over there. After that, you can keep your account as a free account if you want to.
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality. It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way our friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity.
This is a conference meant to energize, enlighten and exhilarate. It is a conference where everyone is welcome, everyone is respected, and everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences.
Use the coupon code: BLISS for $10 off registration.
By popular demand, we launched our Android App, designed specifically for easy access to all the Bliss Bringers content. It allows you to download or stream episodes, read our articles and a whole bunch more. No other applications are needed, and you can be sure to always be the first to be notified of new episodes via the advanced notification system.
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After seeing a posting from the incredibly nice people at Swingercast, I got the idea of creating some appropriate ring-tones based upon well-known "Lifestyle theme songs". The first batch is ready to be installed on your phone!