poly 2017, celebrities/ other developments, copious links

hi all, 20th century icon hefner died a few wks ago.[a2] bummer! a very polarizing figure, public loved/ hated him. my feeling is that he helped launch a few revolutions but all revolutions tend to have extreme elements. its a remarkable historical coincidence/ timing with the Weinstein meltdown. my feeling, there is not a huge, unbridgeable amount of difference between these two figures, but the outcomes were vastly different.

have been piling up polyamory links over a year and its an opportune time to unleash them.

hefner was frankly one of my heroes, but it looks like he was one-of-a-kind and his life cannot be duplicated. he reputedly said "life is too short to live other peoples dreams". which seems a bit ironic to me because few people are living out their own dreams. ie how many people really could be said to have the problem they are living out others dreams? hefner might be one of the few who achieved a reality bordering on a dreamlife.

poly has had some major media attn and maybe some shift in cultural acceptance last few years. it is amazing to see how far its advanced in a half-decade.

there are very many high profile cases. one that really stood out for me was the MelB meltdown.[a3] ouch! her girlfriend is HOT and think its a shame the whole "happy family" blew up into pieces, cant really figure out the cause of it, but it seems like MelB is right at the center! then there were other colorful characters showing up on the radar such as rkelly,[a4] disick,[a5] hogan,[a6] jagger,[a7] clinton,[a8] wonder woman,[a9] NY yankees,[a10] and bieber.[a11]

its really neat to see a mainstream high-budget movie like wonder woman and gal gadot with a poly back story, probably few have heard of it but theres a great documentary and dramatization out now.

rkelly defn gives poly a bad name, but so far even with police visits he hasnt been charged with a crime. and again the similarities with Hefner are a bit too close to ignore. the Hogan situation led to a massive media collapse of Dentons gawker empire. whoa!

poly is like playing with fire. play with fire and you might get burned! which reminds me of that pink song. "where theres a fire someones bound to get burned".

a remarkable item for me is [b4.8] which is a study asserting that monogamy origins may be based on avoidance of STDs, and furthermore the scientists suspect that even eliminating STDs would not shift social attitudes about monogamy. have very long wondered about this topic. thought a fun scifi premise would be a world where STDs are cured/ eradicated. how would it be different? utopia or dystopia? childhood fantasies aside, we are not likely to find out in our lifetimes... have mused on maybe writing a movie script on the subj... wouldnt it be interesting? "high concept" for sure!

another big highlight this cycle for me was discovering Jackie Melfis interesting interviews and content.[c4][c5][c6][c7]

could write a lot more but dont get too much feedback on this subj on the site. years ago there was a remarkable small poly community on open salon (boy sure do miss that site... that great song by roxette It Must Have Been Love But Its Over Now has been playing on the radio lately and running thru my head in various ways...) but no such luck here so far. if you have any reaction be sure to comment and maybe will write up some further ideas myself in response.

a. famous/ celebrity
  • 1. How the Queen froze out Camilla Parker Bowles before having an epiphany | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. 20 Celebrities Who Don't Believe in Monogamy
  • 3. Lauren Weedman describes moment she found out husband had been cheating with babysitter | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Jude Law's tangled love life revealed in this Dear Deidre | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. OJ Simpson's wife Nicole Brown did have affair with NFL star Marcus Allen | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. The Hugh Hefner of the Hamptons | New York Post
  • 7. CBS This Morning's Gayle King recalls catching her husband in bed with a naked woman | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. Warren Beatty, 79, addresses rumours he had bedded nearly 13,000 women | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Eliot Spitzer's 'extorting prostitute' covers her face and sobs in New York court | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. What a hound dog! He stopped sleeping with his wife Priscilla because she'd had their baby - and made her a mother figure instead. Then, as the last part of our brilliant series reveals, Elvis found a new addiction... serial philandering   | Daily Mail O
  • 11. Inside Donald Trump’s One-Stop Parties: Attendees Recall Cocaine and Very Young Models - The Daily Beast
  • 12. Tempers flare in RHOBH season seven trailer which teases three big trips | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Chrissy Teigen reveals she's friends with husband John Legend's exes | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. Leonard Cohen, dead at 82, was rock's most sensual ladies' man | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. When Eleanor Roosevelt Met Her Lover - The Daily Beast
  • 16. 'Swinging' two-star general is demoted and his career is effectively ended after 11-year affair and multiple sexual partners are discovered | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. How Zsa Zsa Gabor became the world's first celebrity just for being famous  | Daily Mail Online
  • 18. Seven Year Switch star on new husband's 'smoking hot body' | Daily Mail Online
  • 19. Ozzy Osbourne Admits He’s a Rock Star Not A Sex Addict - The Daily Beast
  • 20. Chris Monroe's prank on girlfriend backfires | Daily Mail Online
  • 21. Mussolini was a violent lover who demanded sex constantly | Daily Mail Online
  • 22. Did the earth move? Einstein does a Night Manager | Daily Mail Online
  • 23. Kirk and Anne Douglas’ Unconventional Love Affair: It’s ‘Unrealistic to Expect Total Fidelity in a Marriage’
  • 24. Johnny Manziel skinny dips in Mexico with topless women | Daily Mail Online
  • 25. How Roxy founder Jill Dodd joined a billionaire's harem | Daily Mail Online
  • 26. Younger star Nico Tortorella on dating a woman | Daily Mail Online
  • 27. Juan Carlos has had 5,000 lovers, according to a new book | Daily Mail Online
  • 28. Woody Harrelson opens up about wild past and quitting weed | Daily Mail Online
  • 29. Ava Gardner couldn't stay faithful to Frank Sinatra | Daily Mail Online
  • 30. Dan Bilzerian is in his first monogamous relationship | Daily Mail Online
  • 31. What's Monogamy? Meet The Celebrities Who Believe In Open Marriages - trendchaser
  • 32. Wendy Williams' husband leads a double life with mistress | Daily Mail Online
  • 33. Montia Sabbag had sex with Kevin Hart 3 times in Las Vegas | Daily Mail Online
  • 34. Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To Rumors She And Will Smith Are Swingers | HuffPost
a2. hefner
  • 1. King of the Bunnies: Hugh Hefner's Playboy Life
  • 2. Hugh Hefner Dead: Playboy Magazine Founder Dies at 91
  • 3. Farewell, Hugh Hefner: The Man Who Brought Sex Out of the Shadows
  • 4. Hugh Hefner, Founder Of Playboy, Dead At 91 | HuffPost
  • 5. Hugh Hefner Damaged Countless Women's Lives—Let's Not Pretend Otherwise | Alternet
  • 6. Inside Playboy Mansion: 'It's like a prison and Hugh Hefner prefers tennis to sex' - Mirror Online
  • 7. Holly Madison Reveals The Hell That Is Playboy Mansion Life
  • 8. Hugh Hefner's body is driven away from his Playboy mansion | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal Harris 'will inherit nothing' | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Hero? No, Hugh Hefner's legacy is utterly toxic for women | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. Feminists lead backlash against Hugh Hefner | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. Hugh Hefner was a tough boss, loved Britney, hated Donald | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Inside Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91  | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. How Hugh Hefner lived up to his Playboy reputation  | Daily Mail Online
  • 16. The extraordinary and debauched life of Hugh Hefner | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. Inside the Craziest Parties from the Playboy Mansion
  • 18. Donald Trump: The Poor Man’s Hugh Hefner
  • 19. Kendra Wilkinson talks cheating on Hugh Hefner while living at Playboy mansion | Daily Mail Online
  • 20. Hugh Hefner Doc ‘American Playboy’ Lionizes the Man Behind the Boobs - The Daily Beast
  • 21. Hugh Hefner's Playboy Reinforced The Idea That Great Literature Is A Male Interest | HuffPost
  • 22. Up Against the Centerfold: What It Was Like to Report on Feminism for Playboy in 1969
  • 23. Hugh Hefner was the ultimate enemy of women – no feminist anywhere will shed a tear at his death | The Independent
  • 24. What Hugh Hefner Had in Common With Right-Wing Christian Doctrine | Alternet
  • 25. Hugh Hefner, Playboy & Legacy of Despair | National Review
  • 26. Hugh Hefner Was A Creepy Old Pornographer. So Why Are Leftists Celebrating Him? | Daily Wire
  • 27. Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion more like a squalid prison say former Playmates | Daily Mail Online
  • 28. Hugh Hefner's wife Crystal was 'not at side when he died' | Daily Mail Online
  • 29. Former 'Girlfriend No.1' reveals life at Playboy Mansion | Daily Mail Online
  • 30. Hugh Hefner Sold Women The Worst Kind Of Lie
  • 31. Why Hugh Hefner’s Haters Won’t Let Him Rest In Peace
  • 32. Hugh Hefner ex Barbi Benton says he was women's lib champ | Daily Mail Online
a3. melb
  • 1. Meet the Beverly Hills cop who cheated on wife with Mel B | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Mel B fights for a restraining order against her ex nanny | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Mel B claims nanny had sex with Stephen without her | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Rita Ora 'refused sex with Mel B and Stephen Belafonte' | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Mel B 'taught her naive and curious nanny, 18, about sex' | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. Pictures of Mel B getting steamy with friends in 2014 | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Mel B pictured with nanny Lorraine Gillies on holiday | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. Stripper reveals romp with Mel B and Stephen Belafonte | Daily Mail Online
a4. rkelly
  • 1. R Kellys slave says trained to sexually please him at 16 | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. R. Kelly: another woman comes forward with sex allegations | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. How 'Calculating and Methodical' R. Kelly Groomed A 'Naive' Young Woman
  • 4. R. Kelly Stunned Me When I Asked About Teenage Girls
  • 5. R. Kelly's Alleged 'Hostage' Speaks Out | HuffPost
  • 6. Woman Living with R. Kelly: 'I'm Not Brainwashed'
  • 7. Parents Told Police Their Daughter Is Being Held Against Her Will In R. Kelly’s “Cult”
  • 8. R. Kelly Allegedly Keeping Young Women In Sex 'Cult,' Parents Claim | HuffPost
  • 9. R. Kelly accused of 'sex-obsessed cult' | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Hollywood Must Stop Enabling R. Kelly and Treating His Abuse as a Punch Line
a5. disick
  • 1. Scott Disick’s ‘Pathetic’ Philandering in Cannes Is Embarrassing the Kardashians
  • 2. Scott Disick cannot keep his hands off Aanother stunner | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Scott Disick gets cosy with woman NUMBER SEVEN | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. The science behind Scott Disick's sex addiction | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Scott Disick declares Kourtney Kardashian is the one | Daily Mail Online
a6. hulk hogan
  • 1. How Hulk Hogan Bodyslammed Gawker - The Daily Beast
  • 2. Hulk Hogan wins sex tape lawsuit against Gawker with jury awarding him $115M | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Hulk Hogan sex tape transcripts reveal details of encounters with Heather Cole | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Hulk Hogan's sex partner cries recounting how she was encouraged to have sex with the wrestler by her husband and how she had no idea she was being filmed  | Daily Mail Online
a7. jagger
  • 1. RACHEL JOHNSON: OK, he's a bit wrinkly – but who wouldn't want a Jagger Baby and a juicy pension?  | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Is this Mick Jagger's messiest ever love tangle? | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Mick Jagger buys pregnant girlfriend Melanie Hamrick '£5m pad' in New York | Daily Mail Online
a8. clinton
  • 1. Bill Clinton's cheating led to Hillary's decision to use him 'sparingly' in US elections | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Hillary Clinton's inner circle was rattled by Daily Mail article about Bill Clinton | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Bill Clinton's long-time lover reveals how he called Hillary 'The Warden' | Daily Mail Online
a9. wonder woman
  • 1. Orgies, Psychology, and S&M: The X-Rated Origins of Wonder Woman
  • 2. Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine - The Daily Beast
a10. yankees
  • 1. How the Great Yankee Wife Swap Scandalized—and Changed—America
  • 2. Former Player “Panic-Stricken” Over Planned Movie About Yankee Wife-Swapping
  • 3. Ex-Yankee Fritz Peterson has no regrets 40 years after wife swap
a11. bieber
  • 1. Roze Cook reveals what happened at Justin Bieber’s party | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Laura Carter would bed former flame Justin Bieber again following steamy 'threesome' | Daily Mail Online
b. poly
  • 1. Could a ‘Sex Pass’ Save Your Relationship? | Alternet
  • 2. Infamous Cheating Site Ashley Madison Is Rebranding, But Will It Work?
  • 3. From a saucy single mother to a VERY sultry lawyer, controversial dating website introduces the 15 lingerie-clad beauties who will compete for the title of Sugar Baby of the Year | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. 6 Questions About Polyamory for the Curious | Inverse
b2. stories/ case studies
  • 1. A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Couples With Open Marriages
  • 2. What I Learned About Polyamory From My Happily Monogamous Parents - Role Reboot
  • 3. Polyamory Is Next, And I'm One Reason Why
  • 4. I Have Two Husbands And Two Wives - Role Reboot
  • 5. Peeling Back the Label: 5 Bisexuals Open Up About Polyamory | Kevin Hogan
  • 6. On Divorce, Non-Monogamy, & One Man's Fresh Start -
  • 7. These Polyamorous People Want You To Know What Their Lives Are Really Like
  • 8. Man and three women who are all lovers reveal what it's like to be polyamorous | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Perth twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque who share a boyfriend to get pregnant together | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Polyamorous married couple ask each other about sex outside of their marriage | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. Inside John Humphrey Noyes' 19th-Century Oneida NY commune | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. Texas man's plea for his wife and mistress to get along sweeps the web | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Whisper users reveal the downsides to having multiple partners | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. Press of Atlantic City runs wife and girlfriend obituaries for the one man | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. An Inside Look At Open Relationships That Will Definitely Surprise You | Huffington Post
  • 16. Australian woman's open letter to her husband's mistress | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. Polyamorous trio juggles plans for Valentine's Day | Daily Mail Online
  • 18. How This Polyamorous Couple Plans to Celebrate Valentine's Day - ABC News
  • 19. Two Moms, One Dad, Two Babies Make One Big Happy Polyamorous Family - ABC News
  • 20. Threesome granted 'tri-custody' of 10-year-old son | Daily Mail Online
  • 21. Historic ruling grants ‘tri-custody’ to trio who had threesome | New York Post
  • 22. Wives who begged their husbands to take two OTHER wives | Daily Mail Online
  • 23. People in open relationships reveal exactly how they work | Daily Mail Online
  • 24. Searching for Sugar Daddy | GQ
  • 25. ‘Why Can’t I Stop Thinking About My High School Crush?’
  • 26. NYC's First Polyamorous-Only Apartment Is Here, and It's Nicer Than Your Place | Bustle
  • 27. Ladies, We Really Need To Talk About Polyamory - Role Reboot
  • 28. Polyamory Isn't Bliss. In Fact, It's Very Messy - Role Reboot
  • 29. Love, Meet Magic Realism by Samantha Eyler | Nailed Magazine Nailed Magazine
  • 30. 10 Comics That Show What Polyamorous Love Is Really Like | The Huffington Post
  • 31. What I Wish More People Understood About Polyamory - mindbodygreen.com
b3. trends
  • 1. Monogamy Is Rare New Commitment Currency | New Republic
  • 2. It’s Not Cheating, It’s the New Monogamy | Fusion
  • 3. Millennials and Sex: A New Take on Dating, Marriage and Monogamy | Rolling Stone
  • 4. Stop F-ing Around. Dump Adultery Laws. - The Daily Beast
  • 5. Monogamish: The new rules of marriage | Jessica O'Reilly | TEDxVancouver - YouTube
  • 6. Silicon Valley's Newest Trend isn't Drones, It's Polyamory | WIRED
  • 7. Why Are Dating Apps Full of People In Open Relationships?
  • 8. Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? - The New York Times
  • 9. Isn’t it time we admitted we’re all a bit polyamorous?
  • 10. Up for Polyamory? Creating Alternatives to Marriage - The Atlantic
  • 11. Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy - The Atlantic
  • 12. Screw the fairy tale, it’s time to rethink monogamy
b4. science/ research
  • 1. Could Polyamory Be The Key To Lasting Marital Bliss...Even For Parents? - Role Reboot
  • 2. Monogamy is the natural way for humans — but so is polygamy - Salon.com
  • 3. Isn’t it time we admitted we’re all a bit polyamorous?
  • 4. Why I Am Not Polyamorous, But You Might Want to Be, Part 3 | Psychology Today
  • 5. What’s so great about monogamy? | Fusion
  • 6. New study claims monogamy may NOT be best for us | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Polyamorous Couples Are More Committed in Primary Relationships | Inverse
  • 8. True Love Didn't Fuel Humans' Shift Toward Monogamy—It Was Fear of Disease | Alternet
  • 9. UNB study: straight students uninterested in threesomes | Daily Mail Online
c. swingers
  • 1. Firefighter: My Mistress Helped Me Kill Her Swinger Husband
  • 2. Inside the secret lives of swingers, their very particular rules and why the women ensure they 'always get plenty of action'
  • 3. Photos offer insight into the secret world of swingers | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Texas couple claim swinging keeps them young | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Swingers Lifestyle | Open Marriage and the Swing Life Style
  • 6. Pride In My Swinging Lifestyle
  • 7. Jackie Melfi | The Huffington Post
  • 8. Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews reveal they're secret swingers | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Married couple say swinging has brought them closer | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. The Secret Life Of America's Greatest Swinger | GQ
  • 11. What's A Cuckolding Fetish? One Man Explains Why He Likes To Watch His Girlfriend Have Sex With Other Men | Bustle
  • 12. How Not To Have a High-Class Hamptons Sex Orgy - The Daily Beast
  • 13. How My Wild Sex Drive Killed My Marriage - The Daily Beast
  • 14. Visitors to Burning Man's 'Orgy Dome' share what it’s REALLY like inside the tent | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. The 'world's number one male escort' reveals what his job is REALLY like | Daily Mail Online
  • 16. Would You Have a Threesome with Two Opposite-Sex Partners? | Psychology Today
  • 17. Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It - The New Yorker
  • 18. I Had A Foursome And It Was Weird – Navigating the Sea of Singledom – Medium
  • 19. Harrogate mother says sex with strangers saves marriages | Daily Mail Online
  • 20. German women in hospital after threesome goes wrong | Daily Mail Online
  • 21. It's Okay To Say 'Yes' To Sex | The Huffington Post
  • 22. New show delves into elite Beverly Hills sex club SNCTM | Daily Mail Online
d. cheating
  • 1. How These 5 Little Words Can Jump-Start an Illicit Sexual Affair | Alternet
  • 2. People who have been cheated on reveal how and why they forgave the brutal betrayal | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Summertime, and women's thoughts turn to... cheating! Seven in ten are more likely to look for a lover online during the summer months | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater? Marriage Therapists Weigh In | Huffington Post
  • 5. The 13 ways to affair-proof your marriage | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. How I Ended Up Becoming 'The Other Woman' | The Huffington Post
  • 7. Mumsnet user sparks a heated backlash after claiming that EVERY man cheats | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. Cheating Men Get a Second Life in Politics, Cheating Women Get a Scarlet Letter - The Daily Beast
  • 9. Men claim CHEATING on spouses with sugar babies made them more attentive husbands | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Cringe-worthy Facebook posts see adulterers exposed | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. Sorry, But If You're Married, Browsing Tinder Totally Makes You a Snake | WIRED
  • 12. Woman busted by BOTH her boyfriends during fake proposal | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Cheaters on Reddit who were not caught on why they stopped | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. The surprising reason why most men cheat | New York Post
  • 15. The Truth About Why Some People Cheat | HuffPost
  • 16. 7 Deeply Troubling Lessons I Learned From Being 'The Other Woman' | HuffPost
  • 17. Why Happy People Cheat - The Atlantic
  • 18. How To Negotiate A Fresh Start After Infidelity | HuffPost
  • 19. The men and women who got one up on their cheating exes | Daily Mail Online
e. movies
  • 1. Sleeping with Other People (2015) - IMDb
  • 2. We Are Your Friends (2015) - IMDb
  • 3. She's Funny That Way (2014) - IMDb
  • 4. A la mala (2015) - IMDb
  • 5. Laggies (2014) - IMDb
  • 6. The Overnight (2015) - IMDb
  • 7. The Infamous ‘Westworld’ Orgy Finally Came. And It Was Messy. - The Daily Beast
f. crime
  • 1. Murdered Grace Packer's adoptive mother was in a 'polyamorous relationship' | Daily Mail Online 

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