In Chapter 14, Childrearing, Claire and Sebastian cover media representation of multi-parent households, how to talk to your kids about sex and non-monogamy, and how to navigate entering and exiting family structures as a solo-poly. But there is an elephant in the room but not in the book - culture. Claire talks about childrearing in polyamorous units across Eastern Africa and Sebastian explains how culture influences sex ed. To finish up this chapter, and Part Two of The Ethical Slut, we talk about Wonderwomen and the polycule that birthed her.
A brief history of television and diverse family portrayal can be found here.
The articles Sebastian mentioned discussing whether raising children in polyamorous households is beneficial can be found: in this article in Psychology Today, this Vice article, and this Reddit thread. There are many other articles and editorials out there.
The articles Claire speaks about on multi-parent households in Eastern Africa can be found here and here. The a specific discussion based on studies in Tanzania can be found here, and the rebuttal can be found here.
Children’s books that are referenced here are: ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’ by J Sanders and These are My Eyes, This is My Nose, This is My Vulva, These are My Toes by Lexx Brown James
Check out Sex Positive Families on Instagram for sex positive resources, booklists, podcasts and blogs.
Healthline offers a platform for queer sex-ed, available here.
An interesting article on the ways your family can protect multi-parent living a rights-based way is found on LGBT Bar here.
Other podcast episodes to check out:
The Multiamory podcast, episode 171, is available here, on raising children featuring E Sheff.
The KNP podcast, episode 4, is available here, on Prof Marston and Wonderwomen.
For more on the Dominance Submission model of behavior pioneered by Marston please see the history of DiSC.
Season One of Poly Pages is reading Hardy, J. W., & Easton, D. (2017). The ethical slut: A practical guide to polyamory, open relationships and other freedoms in sex and love (3rd ed.). Berkeley, CA, CA: Ten Speed Press.