Ferrett Steinmetz’s writings on polyamory and relationships have gone viral multiple times, most famously with his writing “Dear Daughter: I Hope You Have Awesome Sex.” He’s been married for eighteen years, been poly for about ten, and probably is almost getting polyamory right just about… now. He’s also a Nebula-nominated science fiction author, with his most famous novel series being his urban fantasy FLEX – which features a bureaucracy-obsessed magician who is in love with the DMV, a goth videogamemancer who tries not to go all Grand Theft Auto on people, and one of the weirder magic systems yet devised. He lives in Cleveland with his very clever wife, a small black dog of indeterminate origin, and a friendly ghost.
He Tweeters at @ferretthimself, talks about sex on FetLife as @TheFerrett, and blogs entirely too much about puns, politics, and polyamory at www.theferrett.com.
The Ferrett’s Classes
Jealousy Is Not A Crime
Troubleshooting Broken Polyamory
If you’re dating multiple people, bumps will occur, sure as death and taxes. The question is, how do you figure out what’s wrong… and how do you repair the faults so that you emerge stronger and saner? Kinktastic writer Ferrett Steinmetz will lead a discussion about how to fight fairly, how to be respectful to all the people in your poly web, and how to create a solid set of dealbreakers.
You Don’t Perform Surgery With A Butter Knife
Holding Safe, Sane Breakups
One thing’s guaranteed in every poly community: eventually, you’re going to run into your exes. And as such, learning how to break up responsibly becomes of paramount importance – you don’t have to adore them any more, but you should be able to at least function in the same spaces. So how do you call it off with a minimum of drama, even when people are trashing you in public?