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Interview with Matt & Bianca

Tell us a little about the two of you.  Hi everyone! We’re Matt & Bianca. We’ve been together for 23 years, swingers for seven and practicing polyamory for three and half years. What does your relationship dynamic look like?  At the moment, Matt has a girlfriend of 18 months and Bianca recently split with her […]

Define Monogamish

How do you define monogamy? And have you and your partner(s) discussed what monogamy means to you? This is among the most important of conversations to have, as research confirms that definitions of monogamy vary from person to person. For example, in some relationships (and some cultures), dancing sensually is considered a form of cheating; […]

Busting Poly Myths

It seems like polyamory is everywhere we look these days and, yet, there is still a TON of terrible information floating around. Many of my clients, friends, and colleagues who identify as polyamorous spend a great deal of time discussing the impact of all this bad information. It can be really daunting to tell people […]

Why, darling, what green eyes you have! Five tips for supporting a partner who is feeling jealous.

One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear from folks in polyamorous communities is this: A key to successful polyamorous relationships is not “never being jealous,” but rather owning your emotions, taking responsibility for them, and being committed to working through them. We spend a lot of time, and rightly so, talking about […]

Unicorn Hunting™

One of the hottest and most longstanding topics in polyamorous communities is Unicorn Hunting™. Go into almost any poly chat room in any corner of the internet and you will, without fail, find at least one post that sounds something like this: Nelson Newbie: Hey folks! We are a solid and secure married couple in […]

Polyamory Has Made My Relationship Stronger By Megan Ashley

My partner and I were monogamous for over a year before we decided polyamory just might work for us. Of course we had our reservations about it. It’s one thing to talk about it and imagine how it will work out, but it’s quite another to act on it. The first time I saw her […]

Love is Love

Thinking of going poly, opening your relationship, or starting to date folks who are consensually non-monogamous? Or perhaps you’ve always had an open heart and you’re looking for more ethical options in order to find the best relationship structures for you and your loves. Having a sense of broader possibilities and the language to express […]

Signs You're Polyamory

Mainstream media is portraying greater variety in relationship structures and orientations all the time. We are seeing shows like Sister Wives, Polyamory: Married and Dating, House of Cards, Girls, You-Me-Her, Brother Husbands, and Big Love, and features in major media outlets like the New York Times, CNN, NPR, BBC, The Guardian, and The Independent all […]

Remembering yourself in all of this is key.

Whenever “polyamory” becomes a topic of conversation there’s a lot of questioning about what type of person could actually be comfortable and fulfilled in such a relationship. All relationships are naturally complex but adding more partners and more love into the mix means you need some basic personal skills to succeed. In an effort to […]

Polyamory Definitions What do all of these polyamory terms mean? These polyamory definitions will help you better understand what polyamorists are talking about. Asexual A person who is asexual either does not experience sexual desire or, experiences them, but they don’t have a “target”. When we talk about sexual orientation it is often in terms […]