Poly Is Not Just “Yes!” (Poly Is Not, Part XVI)

Polyamory Is Not... A Series

So many see polyamory as saying “Yes!” to more people, more sex, more dates, more playtime.

And it is.

But it’s not JUST saying yes.

Because every yes is also a no.

When I say “Yes,” to a new partner, I’m potentially saying “No,” to the following:

  • My alone time.
  • My time with friends.
  • My time with existing partners.

And so on.

Which is not a BAD thing, in itself. Because sometimes it’s worth it to choose one person over another, to explore new potential connections over existing ones.

Sometimes it’s not.

Which is where the term “polysaturated” comes into play. Totally committed. No room for another, no matter how much I want to try, because those I already care about need what I have, and more importantly, I need it, too.

From and with them.

Polyamory can be a challenge.

When I’m planning travel or fun or business commitments, I weight those decisions against the people in my life that I already enjoy connections to.

I think on the things I do for them that make them happy, and those they do for me that fulfill me and bring me joy. These are some of the things I say no to when I add another partner, travel a lot on business, work 18 hour days and more.

Not just because of the actual time spent on each other those things, but because of the mental load added outside of those hours in thinking about, planning, and preparing for them.

It’s also saying no to: watching more Netflix, Facebook time, iPhone games/time wasters… things I’m often quite happy to say no to.

If I think about it.

And that’s what polyamory means. When we say yes to more people, more activities, and more… more…

We CHOOSE what to say no to that does not add enough value to our lives.

Can You Really “Break” Your Goodie Bits?

Can you break your goodie bits?

A bit ago, I shared an article on my social media titled Woman Who “Broke” Her Vagina With Sex Toy Shares Warning To Others.

(Clicking through will require some sort of verification that was not in place when I originally shared it, so you can take my word for it.)

Anyway, someone commented:

How in the hell can you break a vagina when it can squeeze out a 10 lb baby with a solid head

Aside from the fact that babies don’t have “solid” heads when they are born (it takes a while for the skull to fuse), there is a valid question at the core:

Can you really “break” your goodie bits?

Yes.

Yes you can.

Let’s talk about a few ways.

You can break your penis.

No, penises don’t have bones, so it’s not a fracture in the traditional sense, but you can seriously damage yourself.

So, while it’s not a break, it is a tear in a part of the penis called the tunica albuginea. That’s like a fleshy balloon that fills up with blood, to turn your softy into a stiffy. When there is a rip in that, it won’t inflate, you get blood spilling out into your skin, creating a bruise. It can even make a popping sound, which probably contributes to the idea of “breaking” it.

More details from Scientific American…

You can break your pudendal nerve.

When you overuse heavy vibration in/around your clitoris and vagina, you can deaden the nerves. The pudendal nerve serves the entire area, and will shut down if it’s over stimulated.

This recently happened to a friend of mine. It’s pretty scary when it does.

Usually lasts a few days to about two weeks.

You can break your ability to orgasm in a variety of ways.

There is also getting used to using a vibrator (or your hand or a specific toy) to orgasm.

Done too often, with some people, they begin to find that they can’t orgasm any other way. That usually requires a cold turkey from that method, and teaching those nerves and the corresponding brain pathways to enjoy other stimulation types again.

Over-using any one single type of stimulation can cause issues with overall sexuality and pleasure.

This can last weeks, months, even years. It’s all dependent on the person.

You can break your cervix.

No, it’s not a break, per se, more like a pounding.

Hitting the cervix hard with a sizeable penis or toy for a long period of time can cause bruising and even ongoing cramps.

You can break your sensitive skin.

Anyone who has ever chafed their “down below” areas on a beard, against some fabric (frotting, anyone?), or because they ran out of lube and didn’t notice will tell you that while it’s not permanent, it’s enough of a break to put those bits off limits for a while.

And there are other ways to seriously damage your sexy parts and put them out of commission for a while, from tearing, to infections and more.

So, yeah… you can “break” your goodie bits, although, luckily, most of the damage is temporary, it can still cause quite a fright.