Handbag thought Smelly’s smelly, gross podcasts about his penis deserved their own post – “He needs to be taken apart by this crowd” – as did Malformed Face. Have at it. The second podcast, with the greasy gargoyle and his new lov-ah “Phoebe” (not her real name), is the more stomach churning.
Garrison Cohen interviewed me as a guest on his podcast, about my practice of “Untangled Intimacy”–exploring emotional and/or erotic intimacy with another while both intending to not put emotional hooks in the other person or get emotionally entangled. We got into a great discussion. These are his bullets of what we talked about:
–> What is “Untangled Intimacy”? [3:38]
–> The main difference between traditional “intertwined” relationships and untangled relationships [7:00]
–> The three core commitments within untangled intimacy [8:46]
–> How to set boundaries within untangled intimacy [9:27]
–> How Michael personally creates untangled intimacy [11:46]
–> The difference between untangled intimacy and polyamory [13:38]
–> The one key to creating clean relationships [15:00]
–> How to grow out of emotional childhood [16:53]
–> What Michael is really looking for in intimate relationships [21:07]
–> One action that will completely change your dating life [24:45]
–> An example of a married couple that practices untangled intimacy [28:41]
–> How to completely stop feeling abandoned by your partner [29:47]
–> When someone says, “Is this just a convenient excuse to get laid a lot?” [32:02]
–> If this seems out of reach to you, you’ll need this one key belief [36:19]
–> A key concept from The Last Safe Investment: How your sex life supports your wealth [38:46]
–> Start living your truth, all out [41:32]
–> Michael’s closing remarks on living a sexually untangled lifestyle [43:26]
Join us for the discussion!
The next phase of my career begins today! I’m finally creating what I’ve dreamed of creating all along: Welcome to “Untangled Intimacy: An Emotional High-Wire Act”…
Can one man maintain multiple deep, emotionally-intimate yet untangled romantic/sexual relationships, in parallel, while recording large parts of them in real time (with consent) and sharing them for public consumption?
We’ll find out. It’s going to be a wild ride either way.
Please join me now for Episode 1, in which you will meet my new lover “Phoebe” (not her real name), who has consented to much of our relationship being audio recorded and shared.
In this episode, entitled “The One Before the One,” you will hear:
3:26 – Phoebe talks about her fear that her relationships always end disastrously
4:03 – Phoebe and Michael crack-up at the idea of them being monogamous, which they both think would be a terrible idea
7:40 – Phoebe admits that ultimately, she is looking for monogamy (with someone else.) She’s ultimately looking for “The One,” and her relationship with Michael is “just for now.”
9:19 – Michael says he wants to be “The One before the One” for Phoebe – and even her matchmaker to help her find “The One.”
12:36 – Phoebe and Michael discuss the main ground-rule and boundary in their relationship: Phoebe doesn’t want to see Michael kissing or hooking up with other women in front of her.
14:47 – “My philosophy is, you’re much more likely to meet ‘The One’ when you’re getting fucked well already.”
16:03 – “I’m going to be the lock-picker of your heart…”