The Poly Book Club

  • June 12 - July 10, 2024
  • Earth and Salt

    47 Maple Street
    Burlington, Vermont 05401
Ticket Price Free This event is not available

*The Poly Pages Book Club is free, but registration is required.*



Embark on a captivating journey through the fascinating landscape of human sexuality with our Poly Pages Book Club! We’ll be exploring nonfiction works, and delve deep into the intricacies of desire, identity, and intimacy. Join us as we navigate the ever-evolving terrain of sexuality, fostering understanding, acceptance, and empowerment along the way.

For the month of June, we will be reading through the third edition of The Ethical Slut by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton. The Ethical Slut has been known as the “Poly Bible” and is often used as a guide for individuals/couples who are curious about moving into the world of non monogamous relationships. If you’ve ever been curious about polyamory and its practices this book is right up your alley! 

We will be reading one part per meeting, following the schedule below:

Wednesday June 12th:  Part One - Welcome (Chapters 1 - 7)

Wednesday June 19th:  Part Two - The Practice of Sluthood (Chapters 8 - 14)

Wednesday June 26th:  Part Three - Navigating Challenges (Chapters 15 - 18)

Wednesday July 3rd: NO MEETING FOR 4TH OF JULY

Wednesday July 10th:  Part Four - Sluts in Love & Conclusion (Chapters 19 - 24)



By attending this Event at Earth and Salt, you agree to the following. If you do not abide by the following guidelines below during the event, you will be asked to leave.

Respect and Inclusivity: We embrace diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. Treat every member with respect and kindness.

Appropriate Attire: Please arrive to our meeting clothed and in vanilla attire. No gear or fetish wear should be visible for the duration of our meeting. When you are in fetish wear outside of a scene, you are nonconsensually bringing others into a public scene. We want to make sure everyone feels safe and comfortable.

Consent and Boundaries: Prioritize consent and respect boundaries in all interactions, both within the book club discussions and any associated events. We asked that you respect members' choices regarding participation and disclosure.

Zero Tolerance for Hate Speech: Hate speech, including language that promotes discrimination, violence, or prejudice based on any of the aforementioned characteristics, will not be tolerated under any circumstances. This includes derogatory comments, slurs, or offensive jokes.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Sexism: We are committed to combating racism, sexism, and all forms of discrimination within our community. Engage in discussions with awareness of your privilege and be mindful of the experiences of marginalized groups. Challenge harmful stereotypes and actively support marginalized voices.

Constructive Communication: Foster constructive and inclusive communication. Listen actively, share your perspectives respectfully, and be open to learning from others' experiences and viewpoints. Disagreements are inevitable, but handle them with maturity and empathy.

Content Warnings and Trigger Sensitivity: Be mindful of potentially triggering content in book discussions and provide content warnings when necessary. Respect members' sensitivities and refrain from dismissing or belittling their experiences.

Confidentiality: Some of the topics that may come up in our readings will allow us to hold space for difficult conversations. In order to keep our book club as a safe space, please respect the privacy of your fellow members. Refrain from sharing personal information or stories disclosed within the book club discussions outside of the group without explicit permission.

Reporting and Accountability: If you experience or witness behavior that violates these guidelines, please report it to the moderators/administrators promptly. We are committed to addressing concerns seriously and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe and welcoming community for all.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community!



Bailey (she/her) is a certified Master Life Coach, educator, and kink-affirming professional with a robust background in education and community outreach. She has been an active and dedicated member of the kink community for over a decade. Bailey is the founder and owner of Black Cat Atelier, where she provides coaching for Transfemmes during their transitions, facilitates peer support groups, and offers specialized coaching for individuals and couples within the kink community. She is a strong advocate for radical transparency and is committed to promoting accessible sex education for all.

Date & Time

Jun 12, 2024 6:00 PM - Jul 10, 2024 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Earth and Salt

47 Maple Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401 Earth and Salt
Earth and Salt

Earth and Salt is the modern adult store, committed to your pleasure, your way. Our approach to pleasure is holistic and inclusive, as we know that pleasure is possible for everyone, but it looks different from person to person. We also believe that creating a daily connection to physical pleasure, sensuality, and sex is a transformative process, individually and collectively. 

We sell a curated array of body-safe products that enable our customers to center themselves in their bodies, access their pleasure, and confirm sex and desire as parts of a healthy lifestyle. 

As part of our commitment to pleasure for all, Earth and Salt is also committed to social justice as an intrinsic part of our mission. As such we de-gender the sex toy store model, affirm individuals in their identities through our product and class offerings, and support businesses and sex educators from marginalized groups. 

​Our vendor roster is always 50% or more businesses owned by individuals from marginalized groups. We also donate a percent of sales every month to the BIPOC Urban Farm and Wholeness Center in Winooski, VT.

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