Dossie Easton

Famous Author and presenter Dossie Easton is touring Australia for the first time to present her workshop 'Radical Ecstasy'.

Sharing her many decades of experience and using a dynamic and experiential approach, Dossie will bring together the worlds of BDSM and Tantra in this two day intensive workshop.

Over the course of the weekend Dossie unlocks the potential of BDSM as a sacred practice and gives participants the opportunity to experience this extraordinary work.

Refreshments and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be an optional play party (included in ticket price) on the Saturday night for those who want explore further.

All exercises are designed to be entered at whatever level is comfortable for each participant. This workshop will not include genital touch.

Details of workshop and other events can be found on the Radical Ecstasy Australian Tour Facebook page.

 

In addition to the weekend workshop Dossie will be running two smaller events.

Melbourne Welcomes Dossie Easton at Hares and Hyenas Bookshop on Wednesday March 19th.

Radical Ecstasy Evening Workshop on Friday March 21st to give participants a taster so they can explore a few hours of Dossie Eastons Radical Ecstasy workshops.

 

Dossie talking about Radical Ecstasy:

"I have always understood sexual energy and spiritual energy to be, not opposed as some religions would have it, but in fact the same experience, offering incredible journeys into love, connection and spiritual awakening. That understanding stayed with me when I began my explorations of BDSM in 1974 - whenever play is connected and hearts are open, I find the Life Force charging through my body and my mind, full tilt boogie.

My background includes studying Kundalini yoga since about 1963, so that's the form and imagery for me that can connect SM and Tantra into one ecstatic experience.

In my Radical Ecstasy workshops, I teach ecstatic breath work, visualization, raising Kundalini, open-heartedness and incorporate sensation play and power exchange as vehicles on which we can travel to expanded states of consciousness. I design my workshops to be accessible for all levels of experience or desire, which means that each participant is encouraged to discover exactly how far they want to go with each exercise, how close they want to get with any particular individual, when they want to go on a solo vision quest and when they want to melt together in a partnered journey. Together we create a safe and sacred environment in which each participant can know for sure that their needs and limits are honored and respected, which in my experience is the safe foundation we all need to open up our hearts and our consciousness to divine connection.

In the past, my workshops have been enthusiastically enjoyed by kinksters who want to explore the spiritual dimension in their BDSM lifestyle, and by spiritual practitioners interested in expanding their practice to include BDSM."

An informative guide to polyamory resources in Australia, including an introduction to polyamory, contact information for poly-friendly health professionals, annotated guides to websites and email lists, a calendar of local and national events, and more.

We also have thoughtful and fascinating writers contributing blogs and articles about all things poly.

  • The poly community is diverse:

We could be rural, inner-city urban or suburban, straight or gay, bi or asexual, cis- or trans-gendered. We could be agnostic, atheist, Christian, wiccan, Buddhist or pagan, to name but a few. We could be into polyfidelity, swinging, bdsm, polygamy, kink, feminism or plain vanilla sex on flanellette sheets. We could be dressed as daggy geeks, conservative businesses suits, or fetish fashionistas who sport a mean corset. Our common goal is that of ethical, multiple, intimate relationships and respect for our incredible, wonderful, stimulating diversity.

  • The poly community is growing:

Several hundred people form the wider Australian poly community. Many of us attend local meetups, discussion groups and other face-to-face events on a regular basis. Even more of us commune regularly online through nation-wide email lists and forums. There are thriving poly groups in NSW, VIC, SA and WA, and more groups are developing all the time.

Hello everyone how are you all going, i have just realize i haven't wrote anything for over 12 months.

We have now been married for 7 years and love life, i will never leave my hubby but i can't annoy the fact that i like women too, i would love to share my life with a lovely counrty girl or someone willing to live in the counrty,

The prefect life would be to have a wife and beable to live on the farm and growing everything ourself and doing as much as we can for little money.

i love to sew and crochet..

please if you want to chat or ask question please do so... u can email me at handmade772@gmail.com 

looking between 24 to 40 female... Bi or lisbian...

I have finally arrived in Sydney and am looking forward to learn more about poly in practice from users of this website. In my current home country (Switzerland) it is hard to find polyamorists and thus I plan to enjoy the Sydney resources as much as I can. 

Hello there,

I am just starting to use this website (making my first steps with this post). I am currently living in Switzerland (not an easy country and society for polyamory) and will be in Sydney for 3 months (April, May, and June). I have had my first and very nice polyamorous experiences last year and am interested in learning more and ultimately I would like to be able to live a polyamourous lifestyle. I see my stay in Sydney as a chance to learn more and get to know new and interesting (and polyamorous) people.

Please contact me if you have useful hints on how I can best use this website and its resources. I'm looking forward to my upcoming stay in Sydney :-)

Eliza.

After lurking for a long time, we've decided to take a far more proactive approach to things and engage in discussion, or meeting with others who share our poly views etc.

We've been together now for 12 years, having both come from bad marriages, and, at the time of meeting, had no wish for another relationship, which is probably why what developed has become such a strong bond between us. It's hard to encapsulate all that has happened in our lives in a blog like this but, briefly, I was brought up in a very strict, Catholic, family. Likewise, my partner was influenced by the constraints of life back in those days and never allowed to express herself as an individual. Neither of us really understood our individual needs, wants and views until we discussed things, at length and we still regularly talk about things that we find influence our lives or outlook. It was during such discussions that my partner admitted to me that she was bisexual, in fact she had been since an early age but social and family constraints meant that she suppressed that part of her and she basically did what was expected of her - married and lived the life she was expected to.

It's sad to reflect on the influence that religion, family, or society have on the way we develop as individuals. Even more sad to think that this can lead to a situation such as we've experienced and left us, at this time of life, finally able to be our true selves. To be able too discuss our views and sexuality has been such a liberating experience for us both and it became obvious that polyamory fitted exactly with our mutual outlook and we've been firm supporters of the concept ever since. Whilst we have these views and so forth, our peers (and definitely family) don't and so, whilst my partner has had a few 'connections' with bisexual women, they only wanted a casual association and, whilst on one hand it proved to her (and me) that expressing her sexuality was great, she needed an ongoing relationship that she was able to share with me, in whatever form that took. We believe that anything that evolves would do so naturally etc and mot be manipulated.

Taking into account our age, the fact that we live in a rural area, well away from Adelaide, that we're both tall and slim and attracted to people of a similar build, that we think as we did when we were in our thirties (and find our peers don't ), it's hard to find like minded souls. However, we both believe that fate will bring about that meeting, at some stage, even with someone distant, or via email, and we both believe that strongly. We have a very strong relationship, totally open, without jealousy or secrets and we communicate totally. I know that, as a male, there are things that I can't give my partner that a woman can. My love for her means that, she being able to experience those things with a woman only results in my being happy for her, that our bond is all the stronger because of it, and I'll always support and encourage her in that way.

We've noted that polyamory can encompass a whole gamut of sexual interests and, there too, we can relate ... we are open to any exploration of sexuality and we're totally non judgemental of others preferences, even if we may not share them at times. 

All in all, we hope that we can develop our involvement in poly from here, be proactive, and meet the one that destiny holds in store. 

We'd welcome any support, contact and friendship from anyone who can relate to all the above.

 

 

Hi my name is matt and this is my blog. I will start by writing a bit about me and then every so often update it with things on my mind or experiences I have.

So to start off. I am 24 and I am from Beverley east yorkshire England. I am a graduate if the university if leeds. I spent one year of my degree in adelaide and made great friends that really wanted me to come back. So in September I will be moving back to adelaide to live, hopefully for the rest of my life.

There have been a few things keeping me away from pursuing relationships the last few years. Firstly with me coming and going from australia I didnt want to get into anything serious knowing I would be leaving at the end of the year so that meant i have favoured casual arangements or just friendship. Secondly I have been ill with tonsillitis for a lot of the last few years so most of my time has been spent focussing on passing my degree and getting fit and healthy. So now that I am back to full health and fitness and know I will be in one place for the forseeable future I think it is the right time to make more of an effort to meet people and date. It is exciting but scary because I have been hurt a lot in the past. I know it is worth it though when you finally find the right person or people. 

So if you live in south australia and are interested in meeting a friendlysweet guy. Even if it is just to make friemds I will always have time for you who ever you are.

 

Hi my name is matt and this is my blog. I will start by writing a bit about me and then every so often update it with things on my mind or experiences I have.

So to start off. I am 24 and I am from Beverley east yorkshire England. I am a graduate if the university if leeds. I spent one year of my degree in adelaide and made great friends that really wanted me to come back. So in September I will be moving back to adelaide to live, hopefully for the rest of my life.

There have been a few things keeping me away from pursuing relationships the last few years. Firstly with me coming and going from australia I didnt want to get into anything serious knowing I would be leaving at the end of the year so that meant i have favoured casual arangements or just friendship. Secondly I have been ill with tonsillitis for a lot of the last few years so most of my time has been spent focussing on passing my degree and getting fit and healthy. So now that I am back to full health and fitness and know I will be in one place for the forseeable future I think it is the right time to make more of an effort to meet people and date. It is exciting but scary because I have been hurt a lot in the past. I know it is worth it though when you finally find the right person or people. 

So if you live in south australia and are interested in meeting a friendlysweet guy. Even if it is just to make friemds I will always have time for you who ever you are.

 

Why put people into strict boxes like 'straight', 'bi-', or 'homo-' when these are purely arbitary placing. A person can be attracted to the opposite gender today, the same gender tomorrow, and both on Wednesday.

Certainly there are marked differences in the way women think from the way men think, but sexual attraction does not take the gender of the attractive one into account at all. Many people will hotly deny this at first, saying that they are one or the other, but if you just sit back in the corner of your mind and scan the people who wander past your view, you must eventually admit to yourself that there are people of your gender and the opposite to whom you might, just maybe might, be sexually attracted to. Under the right circumstances.

It's one of those polyamorous things which make life so much fun.

There are many couples in Australia, indeed the Western world, who have passed their half century, raised and released their brood into the world, and face a period of being alone together for the first time in many years. To add another problem to this, many of them have, through inactivity caused by work, disease or just plain exhaustion, run out of interest in sex. In some cases this is limited to one partner, causing problems for the other. The asexual partner feels guilty, or at least responsible for not providing what the marrige vows demand; the other partner feels bad about this, and has the added need for sexual relief, and they live together in mutual smouldering antagonism for the rest of their lives.

Unless, that is, they decide to upgrade their relationship to polyamory. The standard marriage is grossly restrictive, and takes no account of situations like the one just described, but polyamory, by ignoring sexual matters, and treating sexuality as "normal human activity" release the responsibility of the married couple from their sexuasl "duties" . Thus they can begin a new life together in polyamory, taking responsibility for themselves, sharing their love and renewing their own relationship.

Declaring polyamory as a senior works. It's not easy on the conscience, but it does work. I can vouch for that. Contact me if you'd like to talk about it. I'm John, by the way.