SS 71: Words Matter – Vanilla VS Swinging, Polyamory, and Open


We are joined by The Professor and Boris & Doris of the Boris & Doris Podcast to follow-up on a discussion prompted by Gay Rick from Sex Is Fun on his Facebook page. We discuss the uniqueness of the term “Vanilla” as it relates to open relationships, sex positivity, BDSM crowds, and whether it is, in general a positive or negative.

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  1. Just before the ten minute mark, Shira begins a two-minute discourse on the sociology and coolness of groups and their “others”, sprinkled with terms I adore, such as “dudes”.

    The highlight for me was “You are not awesome because you are poly.  You are poly because you are awesome.”

    I would send her warm fuzzies for all this, but that would to damn close to woo-woo, which would break the Pedestrian rules.  Not sure about the Swingset and woo-woo.  Wait, let me check my pendulum …


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