Episode 91- Poly Dom Writer Tammy Jo Eckhart
“TammyJo’s stories can melt you like a kiss, bind you like a collar, and cut you like a whip.”
— Cecilia Tan,
author, editor, and
publisher of Circlet Press
We’re bringing sexy back to Why? On this week’s episode we explore the intriguing lifestyle of polydom, sexuality, what it’s like to quarantine with your spouse and your submissive and what it takes to start a chocolate cult.
We’re talking to renowned writer, lecturer and educator TammyJo Eckhart, Ph.D. For those who aren’t familiar with TammyJo’s work but who have the slightest ounce of curiosity of what it’s like to be in a polyamorous relationship or to be a Femdom, you will love everything about TammyJo. She’s funny, smart, open and was a great interview.
TammyJo explained how she explored her sexuality and realized she was destined to be in a poly relationship from a young age thanks to Potsie on Happy Days and other heartthrobs of the ‘70s and ‘80s. She spoke openly about her dating life early on and what led her basically right back to where she began as a young girl both in choosing her mates and in where her kink interests lie.
TammyJo has been in her current polyamorous situation for more than 20 years. She, her husband and her submissive have cohabitated and built a life together that, frankly, seems to make a lot of sense. Yes, there are the same problems that every relationship has and yes, quarantining and everyone working from home probably poses some interesting challenges, but overall it kind of makes sense. The balance seems to be a bit easier with three people instead of two, everything doesn’t fall on one person. We’re not saying it’s for everyone, but it’s definitely not as off the wall as society would have us believe.
In typical “Why?” fashion we were sure to include our usual level or lack of maturity and ridiculousness throughout the interview so listeners will also have that to look forward to.
Professionally TammyJo is a frequent featured speaker at conferences and events about her life, human sexuality and female dominant relationships. She has been honored by the Master and Slave Conference and is a registered instructor in the BDSM Educators Directory among many other accolades. She is an accomplished author with books that span both non-fiction and fiction. She prides herself on creating stories that allow readers to explore beyond their fantasies while also applying realistic worlds and experiences for readers to immerse themselves in.
Her books can be found here. Her latest book is currently at the publisher. Stay tuned for its upcoming, steamy release.
She’s even formed her own cult- The Chocolate Cult where she is hailed as the Chocolate Priestess. Check out the blog, which is dedicated to discovering and exploring the best chocolate in the world. It was recently named one of the Most Famous Chocolate blogs in the world.
We found our conversation with TammyJo to be easy and interesting. For those interested in exploring her worlds a little deeper, check out her website and her Facebook page.