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Coming out in grad school admissions

I am applying to full-time MBA programs after 5 years in industry. A major part of my life lately has been coming to terms with my sexual orientation. Would it be appropriate to mention this in essays and interviews? Or do I play it straight? [more inside]
posted by ista on Nov 22, 2015 - 28 answers

Surprise poly desires in a monogamous relationship.

My wife has recently announced that she is likely polyamorous, complete with relatively long term poly-crush, while I am... not so much. This is........ a bit of a mess. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2015 - 36 answers

Casual or polyamorous domination and submission

So, I'm having coffee with a polyamorous women who is potentially interested in submitting to me. Help me guess what she might mean, ahead of time, so I can be more fluent when we talk. (Trigger warning: graphic consensual violence.) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 29, 2014 - 8 answers

Timely queer and kink content for my facebook and twitter feed

I've just had an article published nationally, and oh boy is that addictive and fun! I want to do more, so I need ideas to pitch! I'm looking for some tweeters and some Facebook groups and posters to follow who will have awesome kink/womens'/sex-positive/sex-work/trans/lgbt/poly/etc news, criticism and analysis. Feminist and socialist feeds also a plus. Many thanks, hive mind!
posted by Mistress on Jan 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Open relationships, online dating, and is this nuts

Last year I ended a 15-year marriage (my only serious relationship ever) and am trying to slowly ease my way back into dating. The marriage was falling to pieces for awhile, and my ex and I are fine friends and co-parents, but probably never should have married. There's no drama and my head is on straight, pretty much. I am a female, early 40s, with children. A couple of weeks ago I put up a profile on OKC, and soon after, what I had previously imagined as The Doomsday Scenario happened. I was contacted by a dad I know through the neighborhood and my kids. It gets more complicated.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2014 - 52 answers

Breaking up with a person when everyone's poly.

I'm looking for breakup advice. Male breaking with a female, long-distance in a poly relationship. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I tell my parents that I'm not having sex?

I have no idea how to talk to normal people about my not-normal relationship, particularly when it comes to parents. At what point does it become strange? [more inside]
posted by platypus of the universe on Sep 14, 2012 - 34 answers

Commitment Ceremonies 101

Commitment ceremonies: how do you do them? Particularly - how do you explain the idea to family? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Where are all the cute poly people in the SF bay area?

Where are all the cute / hot and adventurous polyamorous people in the SF bay area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Stinky flower

SmellFilter: How can I wear stuff that is a cotton/poly blend without getting armpit stink? Or is it only me who can smell it? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 25, 2010 - 17 answers

regarding polyamory

Regarding polyamory and potentially breaking up a monogamous LTR. A question for a friend. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 28, 2010 - 15 answers

wandering into a poly mess! i'm down

A couple for me, poly for her -- how does entering into somebody else's polyamorous context 'work'? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for the low-down on Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona - need some pointers! [more inside]
posted by doh ray mii on May 25, 2010 - 3 answers

If I only want to get married if we're poly, should we still get married?

I think I want to marry my partner, but only if I can still have the possibility of other intimate relationships. Is this a healthy desire for a polyamorous approach to relationships, or is it a sign something's wrong in the primary relationship that might come back to haunt us if we go forward this way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2010 - 42 answers

Negotiating patient/family rights at an ultrasound facility

Is there a medical or technical reason an ultrasound facility would specify that only one person can accompany the pregnant person during the ultrasound? (And if it turns out we must follow this policy, how could the third parent observe the ultrasound from the waiting room?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Blinded by the light.

D'oh! I refinished a floor with gloss polyurethane when I should have used satin. How do I fix this problem? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Feb 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Non-monogamy Filter: Do you have experience with fluid bonding in a committed non-monogamous relationship?

Non-monogamy Filter. Do you have experience with fluid bonding in a committed non-monogamous relationship? (Or have you considered it and decided against it, or do you otherwise have thoughts about it?) [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Mar 27, 2007 - 21 answers

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