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Monogamish Movie Cast As Trendsetters Of Alternative Relationships. Part III


In 2014 Tao Ruspoli announced his upcoming Monogamish, a documentary arranged as a series of interviews. On October 13, 2017 Monogamish was premiered to the USA audience, and the first reviews are already there. 

All movie characters advocate the world of sex and intimate relationships. They are bloggers, therapists, professors, authors, lawyers. In fact, these are people who have been recently changing the world by embedding their sex-positive ideas.

This is the third, closing article dedicated to 18 characters of the Monogamish movie. The first piece came to introduce Tao Ruspoli, Dan Savage, Esther Perel, Christopher Ryan and Alexi Wasser. The focus of the second one  was laid on Neil Strauss, Stephanie Coontz, Judith Stacey, Diana Adams, John P. Barlow, Debra Berger and Claudia Ruspoli.

The third part shall tell about Stephanie Johnstone, Eric Berkowitz, Eric Anderson, Susan Block and Tamera Free Love Community. You’ll learn about their contribution to the sex-positive future: their booksblogs, articles, radio-podcastsvideos, and even songs.

Who are the sex-positive people of Monogamish movie?

Stephanie Johnstone: a polyamorous music composer

A non-binary multi-instrumental composer, singer and music director. Former Christian-fundamentalist, Stephanie are polyamorous. Besides, they:

  • compose music, even opera;
  • have released an album Love Songs For The Rest Of Us;
  • have organized a New York-based Full Moon choir that brings together people of different orientations;
  • are a co-founder of Sex For Smart People podcast;
  • have allied with TORCH, Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and the Planned Parenthood Activist Council—you may find a good deal of their interviews published;
  • have co-founded a project that involves SexEd and relationships improvement;
  • masterminds the Kinkedln app.

More of Stephanie’s biography can be found on their personal website. If you prefer to hear their works, this is the source.

Eric Berkowitz: suggests we pay more attention to sexual desires

After 20 years of practice as a trial counselor, Berkowitz abandoned the career of a lawyer to go studying at USC Annenberg School for Communication. He became absorbed in investigating sex and wrote a whole lot of articles on the subject. Finally, there came Sex and Punishment—a bestseller by Berkowitz that deals with centuries-long condemnation of desire.

This is actually the book the director of Monogamish holds in his hands on the film main poster. Having published the book, Berkowitz turned back to legal studies. Yet he has changed the domain and now deals with cases of home violence and protection of gays. He has come up with another book in that he tells about the boundaries of desires, the law, self-identity and good sex.

Eric Anderson: a sex-positive professor

Eric is a member of the International Academy Of Sex Research. He is a recognized expert with degrees in the spheres of healthcare, psychology and sociology. He teaches and consults. He is an author of 16 books on homophobia, homohysteria in gays, on negative aspects of sport and infeasibility of monogamy. The list of his books also includes his autobiography. He runs a blog on Psychology Today.

Eric is a fixture on radio shows and his articles are featured in top-ranked media. He wrote The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating published by Oxford University Press—a book in that he asserts deception to be a rational response to an ill-founded cultural standard of monogamy.

He investigates the way homophobia as a part of culture affects bisexual people, and studies the specifics of team sports. He blames sport for its gender binarism and transphobias. Professor Anderson’s detailed biography can be found on the website of Winchester University.

Doctor Susan Block: a master hand in sex-therapy

A sexologist who authored five books, she also acts as

  • film director
  • sex-therapist
  • TV-show host and
  • cultural commentator.

Her Ten Commandments of Pleasure has been translated into 11 languages. Her writings about sex, love, politics and culture can be found in front-rank media and on her own Dr. Susan Block’s Journal. She has contributed to Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Susan is known to follow the philosophy of ethical hedonism. She’s started Block Bonobo Foundation and promotes the concept of “Pleasure Sex”: sex meant for pleasure, not just reproduction. She acted in The A-Z of Fetish.

Susan’s doctoral thesis goes deep into the subject of “Being A Woman: A Philosophical Analysis of Four Aspects of Female Psychology”. She’s been granted honorary doctorate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She runs private practice in her established The Dr. Susan Block Institute.

Her film studio shoots Sex & Fetish series of video-encyclopedia that feature pieces like “Vibrator and other lovers”, “Luscious Cunnilingus”, “Sex Heals” and others. Her film The Secrets of Female Ejaculation premiered at Barcelona Erotic Film Festival and CineKink film festival in New York.

Dr. Block has been married to Maximillian R. Lobkowicz for more than 20 years. Their bacchanalian parties have become eminent. Together they represent erotic art galleries, Dr. Suzy's Speakeasy SexEd salons and the project Bonoboville.

Tamera Free Love Communitythe community of free relationships

Tamera is a peace research center and eco-settlement founded by Sabine Lichetenfels and Dieter Duhm. The community “parents” wrote books in that they’ve advanced their ideas.

Tamera pursues ecological, technological and social researches to develop models of the future world. They want to change cultural habits that have resulted in planetwide wars and violence. They develop non-forcible model of the society that involves global cooperation between people and their harmonious alliance with animals and nature.

Learn the difference between monogamy, monogamish and open relationships in the article Monogamish vs Open Relationship. What is the Difference?