Ethical Slut

By Dossie Easton; Janet W. Hardy
(Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587613371, 296pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

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Description
The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms.
"I couldn't stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, author of "Sex for One.



About the Author
Dossie Easton photoDossie Easton, a San Francisco therapist, has been an active sex radical since 1961. While she is a well-known bottom, Dossie also tops, and has taught dozens of classes on S/M techniques, skills and philosophy. She was one of the first members of the Society of Janus in San Francisco, and has been a leader in the emerging area of S/M practice that links S/M and spirituality.

Janet W. Hardy is the author or coauthor of ten groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (nearly 100,000 copies sold to date). She has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond, and has appeared in documentary films, television shows and radio showst. Janet's writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor, and EIDOS. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from St. Mary's College of California.
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