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Participate in Research on Male Metamours?

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The study seeks to recruit a diverse group of polyamorous men who are willing to talk about their interactions with male metamours (i.e. their partner’s partners).

I am conducting this research for my doctoral dissertation, with the intention of giving voice to a previously unheard group of polyamorous men like myself.

Please take the brief online survey (link below) if you are willing to do a 60-90 minute interview for this study. The interview can be in person in the Philadelphia, PA area or via Skype or Google Hangouts.

If you know any other poly men who might be interested in sharing their male metamour experiences with a researcher, please share this message with them. All information shared in this survey will be kept confidential.

Of the men who complete the survey, a diverse group of 20-30 will be chosen for interviews. Everyone who completes the 5-minute survey, meaning that they are willing to be interviewed if chosen and that they have provided contact information for follow-up, will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

For more information, or if you have questions about this study, please contact the researcher at metamourstudy@gmail.com. The survey can be found here: https://widener.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0cCt8JO2xq0Q0Sh

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HER Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff

 

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In a new interview with HER Radio, Dr. Pamela Peeke interviews Dr. Eli Sheff on polyamorous families, legal issues facing polyamorists, age differences among polyamorous folks, and a preview of Dr. Sheff’s new findings from her fourth wave of data collection.

 

 

 

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Participate in Research on Gender Dynamics in Polyamorous & Swinging Relationships?

images.jpgMichelle Wolkomir, Ph.D., is a sociologist at Centenary College in LA, and she is conducting research that examines gender dynamics in multiple partner relationships.  She needs to interview 60 volunteers, 30 polyamorists and 30 swingers for the study.

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

As a sociologist who studies gender and sexuality at Centenary College (seewww.centenary.edu/academics/sociology/faculty [and click on see CV next to Michelle Wolkomir] for research and publications), I am writing to ask for your help in completing an interview study of people’s experiences with multiple partner intimacies.  In what follows, I explain why I want to conduct this study and how the interviews would work.

As you are likely aware, our society is enmeshed in many debates about marriage and the family.  We worry about the discord and divorce that characterizes many heterosexual marriages, and we seem very concerned that human relationships take a particular “right” form.  For many, this form is the traditional heterosexual monogamous relationship, in which outside lovers are threatening and taboo.  Yet, an increasing number of Americans are building very successful and satisfying relationships that do not fit this model.  This study is designed to explore why people decide to engage in multiple partner intimacies, how people negotiate these relationships, what is difficult and satisfying about them, and how participating in them enables new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and relationships.

Hopefully, this study will help to make people’s experiences with multiple partner intimacies more visible, understood, and supported in our culture.  I am also interested in discovering what these relationships reveal about our societal ideas about gender, sexuality, and successful relationships.  To do so, I am conducting an interview study of people’s experiences in non-monogamous relationships.  Interviews will focus on the biographies of participants, their relationships, and the associated struggles and rewards.  All interviews will be strictly confidential, and all identifying information will be omitted or changed.  Each interview will likely take between 1-2 hours and will be conducted at a convenient time and place for the participant.  At the conclusion of the study, any participant can request a copy of the finished project.

Simply put, I cannot do this research without your help.  If you are interested in being interviewed, or would like to discuss this study further before making a decision, please contact me either by phone or email at the numbers or addresses below.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Michelle Wolkomir
Professor of Sociology
Director Gender Studies Program
Centenary College of Louisiana
318-349-2326 (cell)
318-869-5054 (work)
Email: mwolkomi@centenary.edu
Email: wolkomir@aol.com

 

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Loving Without Boundaries Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff

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In the first part of a three part series on polyamory research, experiences, and families, Kitty Chambliss at Loving without Boundaries interviews me about my own experiences with consensual non-monogamy and how I ended up studying polyamory.

 

Part two is coming soon!

 

Loving Without Boundaries and show notes can be found here, episode 28:
You can also share the following link on iTunes if you prefer:
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Love Maps with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff Premiers TONIGHT on AIB Network

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Love Maps with Dr. Eli:

Exploring Polyamory Part One

Thursday, 8/18 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

Love Maps : Exploring Polyamory Part Two

Thursday, 8/25 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

AIB can be found on channel 295 on Comcast and channel 6 on AT&T U-verse, as well as atwww.aibtv.com/aibeverywhere.

 

The show will also “migrate” in a few weeks to our youtube site at “aib studios.”

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Love Maps With Dr. Elisabeth Sheff on AIB

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Earlier this summer I did an interview with the wonderful folks at the AIB Network for their show Love Maps. The AIB signal is available throughout the 35 county Atlanta metro area in over 2 million homes as a programming service of Comcast Cable (channel 295) and AT&T U-verse (channel 6), online, and on demand.

 

To see the Love Maps episodes with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff look for it:

Love Maps: Exploring Polyamory Part One

Thursday, 8/18 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

Love Maps: Exploring Polyamory Part Two

Thursday, 8/25 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

AIB can be found on channel 295 on Comcast and channel 6 on AT&T U-verse, as well as at www.aibtv.com/aibeverywhere.

 

The show will also “migrate” in a few weeks to our youtube site at “aib studios.”

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Shape Magazine Interviews Dr. Sheff

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Samantha Lefave recently interviewed me about how to have a healthy polyamorous relationship, and you can find the interview here

 

http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/how-have-healthy-polyamorous-relationship

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