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What is Polyamory?

Confused about the difference between polyamory, polygamy, swinging, and more? Check out the definitions below for clarity! Polyamory Literally, poly (many) + amor (love). The state or practice of maintaining multiple sexual and/or romantic relationships simultaneously, with the full knowledge and consent of all the people involved. Polyamory is not necessarily related directly to marriage or polygamy; […]

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How to Date as a Couple

Many people who begin the polyamory journey are already married. A common assumption is that the best thing to do would be to date the same person (especially if it is a male/female couple). The poly community has a lot to say about this configuration, but below is a comprehensive guide to navigating this style […]

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How Do I Convince My Partner?

Polyamory is becoming more and more mainstream, and more people are recognizing that they have the capacity to include more romantic and emotional relationships in their lives. What happens when your partner has not come to the same conclusion as you have? How do you convince them to try polyamory? The short answer is: you […]

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Poly Reading List

Find out what books are popular for learning about polyamory. I’ll tell you who should read them based on your situation. More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert Everyone! Covers the basics of polyamory and goes in depth on relationship styles, agreements, jealousy, and more. It’s the book […]

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Three Questions

Wanting to explore an open relationship with your partner? We have many resources to help you navigate your poly journey, but first, ask yourself some questions. Are you in one of these three situations? (This article assumes you are married or otherwise coupled.) You’ve been married to your current partner and your relationship is stable […]

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Mr. & Misogyny

Although the title is meant to be witty and slightly humorous in the name of starting a conversation, the people I’m describing can be quite the opposite. You know them. Or maybe you ARE them. The forced OPP couple who have deemed it “Unicorn season”. The Hoteps who insist their “secondary” single girlfriends date only […]

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BDSM 101

What is it? BDSM or Bondage Dominance Sadomasochism. Historically it is a coined phrase from the “fathers of sexual deviance,” as I like to call them, the Marquis de Sade and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. For many people, BDSM is a lifestyle choice that they live 24/7 while others choose to be involved just in the […]

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