Dating & Relationships

From first date tips to deep dives into ENM, this is the place for all things dating and relationships.

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Things To Know When You Enter An Open Relationship

Writer Alice Broster offers advice and resources for people thinking about exploring open relationships Open relationships are more accepted now in mainstream culture than… Alice BrosterAlice (she/her) is a London-based freelance journalist and broadcaster. She loves covering sex and relationships, mental, maternal, and menstrual health, and pop culture. Alice has worked with Bustle, HuffPost, The List, Forbes, BBC, and Metro among others. From the side effects of contraception to why you sweat more when you’re on your period, Alice thinks every situation is made better when you talk about it (preferably over a cup of tea.) Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicebroster1 Website: https://muckrack.com/alice-broster

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Non-Monogamy and You…Or Rather, Us

Writer M. Christian takes a look at Non-Monogamy, offering advice for starting out and maintaining polyamorous, open and ENM relationships One of the most valuable things… M. ChristianM. Christian (they/them) has been a writer, editor, publisher, and teacher for all things sex and kink-related for over 25 years: having written six novels, 12 collections, edited 25 anthologies, M. Christian is also a columnist for numerous publications and sites, and has lectured at various events all across the country.  M.Christian co-hosts two popular sex-education podcasts: Love’s Outer Limits with Dr. Amy Marsh and Licking Non-Vanilla, with their good friend Ralph Greco, Jr. Website: http://www.mchristian.com Twitter: @mchristianzobop Instagram: mchristianzobop FaceBook: www.facebook.com/mdot.christian

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Polyamorous Dating & Parenthood: Dos and Don’ts

This week is Transgender Awareness Week, and Killing Kittens is thrilled to introduce a new writer to our readers! Lorde (he/they) is a nonbinary trans… LordeLorde (he/they) is a nonbinary trans sex worker, poly-player and parent. Their special interests include Deaf/HoH, neurodivergent and queer accessibility and visibility in the adult industry. When he is not parenting or pro-Domming, you can find Lorde at his writing desk working on his column DomMom Diaries or writing poetry about their beloved home on Tongva/Chumash land in Los Angeles, California. Twitter: https://twitter.com/LordeJayne Instagram: @lordejayne

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Fun First Date Ideas

Ben Pechey (they/them) shares some first date success stories 💕 Dating can sometimes feel like a minefield. With so many variables at play, from… Ben PecheyBen (they/them) is a writer, speaker, content creator, LGBTQIA advocate, and soon to be author! They have worked with major brands such as Amazon Prime, Oliver Bonas, Matalan and many more. They uplift and educate through media; with their website benpechey.com, The Happy Place podcast, and legendary Instagram Stories. They have had words in print and online for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, The Guardian and many more. http://benpechey.com

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Seven Sexy Tips For Long-Distance Relationships

Keep the passion alive with Alice Broster’s tips for long-distance relationships Negotiating long-distance relationships can be tough. And living apart from your partner(s) has… Alice BrosterAlice (she/her) is a London-based freelance journalist and broadcaster. She loves covering sex and relationships, mental, maternal, and menstrual health, and pop culture. Alice has worked with Bustle, HuffPost, The List, Forbes, BBC, and Metro among others. From the side effects of contraception to why you sweat more when you’re on your period, Alice thinks every situation is made better when you talk about it (preferably over a cup of tea.) Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicebroster1 Website: https://muckrack.com/alice-broster

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Questions To Ask On A First Date

Ever been on a date that felt like a job interview, or sat twiddling your thumbs in awkward silence? Ben Pechey is here to help,… Ben PecheyBen (they/them) is a writer, speaker, content creator, LGBTQIA advocate, and soon to be author! They have worked with major brands such as Amazon Prime, Oliver Bonas, Matalan and many more. They uplift and educate through media; with their website benpechey.com, The Happy Place podcast, and legendary Instagram Stories. They have had words in print and online for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, The Guardian and many more. http://benpechey.com

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The KK Guide To First Dates

Ben Pechey gives us their advice on how to navigate the world of first dates.  The dating world is a tricky world to navigate…. Ben PecheyBen (they/them) is a writer, speaker, content creator, LGBTQIA advocate, and soon to be author! They have worked with major brands such as Amazon Prime, Oliver Bonas, Matalan and many more. They uplift and educate through media; with their website benpechey.com, The Happy Place podcast, and legendary Instagram Stories. They have had words in print and online for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, The Guardian and many more. http://benpechey.com

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What Is Polyamory? Tips and Insight From Poly-People

Writer Rachael Davis talks to some real-life polyamorous people, proving that polyamory is about so much more than an extra body in bed.  When… Rachael DaviesRachael Davies (she/her) is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Edinburgh.

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How Polyamory Helps Me Manage BPD

Are three boyfriends better than one when it comes to borderline personality disorder? Writer Frankie Falls explores how her relationship setup supported her symptoms.   Lockdown… Frankie Falls‘Frankie Falls is the sexier pseudonym of this London-based writer and literary agent. In her 30s, Frankie writes queerer and queerer romcoms while trying to figure out why you’d ever use a semicolon and how to negotiate various trysts around care of the hastily acquired lockdown pet.’

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What Being Polyamorous Means for My Mental Health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Maryam Kausar* reflects on the freedom of polyamory, and how this affects her mental health. When I first realised that… Maryam KausarMaryam Kausar is a writer who loves to explore the ways in which race, class and other facets of identity affect desire, love and sex. She is currently working on a novel about polyamory.