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Nonmonogamy

Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a monogamous partnership? Is sex with someone other than your spouse really worth the risk? And how do you even bring up the topic?

Open Relationships: What the Real Rules Need to Be

Michael Radkowsky | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
Michael Radkowsky

When people consider opening their relationship, they focus more on the benefits than the challenges. They think, "surely we should be able to do this and keep our relationship safe and secure."

Why Couples Should Consider Booking Pros for Threesomes

Kitty Stryker | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Kitty Stryker

If you're looking to experiment with extracurricular sexytimes, booking a male escort may be one way to increase the odds of success and comfort. If you think it might be for you, learn how to be a great client, tip generously, and communicate well!

Redefining Love and Marriage in the 21st Century

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home
Vicki Larson

Despite that, there are some major shifts afoot in the way we love, partner, become parents and indulge our sexual passions. Given that, here's what I predict, based on current trends and research, love and marriage will look like in the years ahead.

Who Are 'The Polyamorists Next Door'?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Elisabeth Sheff's interest in polyamory isn't strictly academic. Or it wasn't, anyway. "When I was 22 I met a man who wanted to be non-monogamous a...

Are Gay Men Scared of Monogamy?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

It seems to me that if we want our relationships and marriages to be accepted by our straight counterparts, then maybe it's time to keep a lid on what exactly it is that we do behind closed doors. Maybe it's just no one's business.

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Irene Monroe

We have to ask ourselves whether monogamy is a natural instinct in us or a social construct devised to protect and regulate the institution of heterosexual marriage.

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Monogamish

Matthew Lewis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Matthew Lewis

There's nothing like my first-date dinner companion telling me he hopes I can someday play with him and his partner together. I don't know what happened to first-date etiquette, but this information might have been useful before wooing me into thinking you're a man I could settle for.

Monogamish

Gregory Cason, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Gregory Cason, Ph.D.

Dan Savage coined the term "monogamish" to describe his relationship and others that do not exactly conform to the rigid construct of monogamy. As someone who believes that rigidity is at the heart of most, if not all, psychopathology, I was intrigued. It spoke to me.

Your Boyfriend Lives With His Husband?

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
David Duran

Having lived all over the country in several metropolitan cities, I have experienced and learned a lot about queer culture and diversity within our community, but nothing has shocked me more than what I learned in San Francisco. Gay men here mostly play by different rules.

In a Word: Defining 'Poly' and 'Non-Monogamy'

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Amy Shiner

While discussing what "poly" is with a commenter on my last blog, I realized that there really isn't a reason to place a definition on it. However, there is a need for open-mindedness about other people's relationship dynamics.

Poly-Baiting: Why We Need A More Inclusive LGBT Movement

Vivienne Chen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Vivienne Chen

If LGBTQ activists continue to say that relationships are really about committing to the people we love regardless of gender, race, creed, etc., then maybe society should allow us to commit to the people (plural) we love.