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Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

Tim Ward | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Tim Ward

In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman.

My Husband's Attraction To Other Women Turns Me On

Gracie X | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

The seductive glow that a stranger can elicit is thrilling. Polyamorous people call it 'new relationship energy.' The sudden affirmation that a newcomer finds you desirable is a real high.

Polyamorous Relationship Lasts 46 Years (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-31-20150130BobLanningvid.jpgThe idea of a polyamorous relationship is probably shocking to a lot of people, but for Bob Lanning and his partner Don, who was often away for his job as an airline pilot, it was just the right thing to do.

Polyamorous Community Bunks Up In New Apartment Complex

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

A new apartment complex in Brooklyn is celebrating all things non-monogamous. Leon Feingold, co-president of Open Love NY, spoke with HuffPost Liv...

How I Met Your Mother... and All My Polyamorous Friends

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

Different people are important to you in different ways, and by cutting yourself off from everyone and putting all your eggs in one basket you're only setting yourself up for disappointment. It's very hard for one person to fill all your needs.

This Couple Has An Open Marriage So Complicated, It's Hard To Keep Track

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.10.2014 | Divorce

Michael loves his wife, Kamala. Michael also likes his 27-year-old girlfriend, Rachel. So six months ago, Kamala decided to do what most wives would n...

WATCH: What It's Like To Come Out As Polyamorous

Posted 09.10.2013 | Women

How do you reveal to your family and friends that you're polyamorous? In a September 9th HuffPost Live segment, host Alex Berg spoke with people wh...

Oops, I Slept With Your Boyfriend

Charlie Nox | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Charlie Nox

While I don't go searching for men in relationships, I also don't pretend I feel nothing when it's not the case. I won't try to sleep with your boyfriend, and it's extremely unlikely, but I can't promise it won't ever happen.

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Girl Raised By Polyamorous Family

Posted 03.05.2013 | OWN

Colleen is a seemingly typical 11-year-old girl. She loves horseback riding, her new phone, and her friends. But Colleen's family is anything but typi...

My Sister Is in a Three-Person Relationship; What Should I Do?

John Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
John Shore

Dear John, First, I want to thank you for doing what you do. I've been reading your books, blogs, facebook, etc. for a while now. I've had friends wh...

Polyamorous Couple: 'Jealousy Is Really Code For Other Things'

Posted 12.10.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Ian Danskin and Aida Manduley joined HuffPost Live to share how they deal with jealousy in their polyamorous relationship. One important step that Ma...

WATCH: How I Came Out As Polyamorous To My Family

Posted 12.11.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Explaining polyamory to her family wasn't easy, but Aida Manduley wanted to be straight-forward with them. "Last year I came out to my mom and my ...

You're Bringing Who Home for the Holidays?!?!

Sierra Black | Posted 01.20.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

One year, several years ago, I asked my mom if I could bring my then-boyfriend home for Thanksgiving. "I think that would make me and your stepfather very uncomfortable," she said. It's not that she didn't like my boyfriend. It's just that I'm happily married to someone else.

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

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
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.

Juggling Poly Needs: Different Folks, Strokes, and Needs

Amy Shiner | Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

One thing about polyamory and non-monogamy that's both a blessing and a curse is that working through feelings and needs becomes an art form. It is not a scientific discovery that everyone has different needs.

Sometimes It Takes Three to Tango

John Shore | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
John Shore

In the comments on a recent piece of mine, a woman wrote that she is polyamorous -- she is living with, in love with, deeply committed to, and basically in all ways but legally married to a man and a woman. I asked if she would be willing to let me interview her.

Transcending Boundaries: What Happens Beyond the Binary

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A trip to transcending boundaries, something that rarely happens in a heterosexual-based society, is a way to push the envelope. Built on a growing community, there is something for everyone who has ever been viewed as "different."

But If Eric Is with... Then Why Can't I...

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I have welcomed Eric's recent marriage to Patricia with an open heart. At the same time, Eric has been understanding of my need to live a long distance away and find other partners, despite ongoing arguments.

All in the Family: Does Everyone in a Poly 'Group' Have to 'Love' Each Other?

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

When I begin freaking out, planning my escape route, I try to remember my rule of thumb: I do not need to "love" my partner's partners. I may not even "like" my partner's partners, but I do need to be able to conduct myself civilly with them.

Life In An Open Marriage: The Four (Not-So-Easy) Steps

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenny Block

Open marriage is happening all around us. And no walls are going to come tumbling down because of it. Living openly is about living honestly, loving fully, and being able to embrace that choice freely.

Mythical Monogamy? Why Honesty (In Relationships) Is Always The Best Policy

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenny Block

Just to set the record straight: I don't have a problem with monogamy. I don't think people in open relationships are more "evolved" than those in clo...

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Are In An Open Marriage. Maybe.

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenny Block

Celebs seem to have a "get out of jail free" card -- if America's sweethearts are doing it, how bad can it possibly be?

What About Love? Open Marriage Can Be About Sex And Love

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

If a couple sets the rules of an open relationship, follows them, and is honest about whether or not those rules are working for them, they can have a reasonable expectation of success.

Portrait Of An Open Marriage, Take Two: Yes, I Have A Husband And A Girlfriend

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

I met Jemma at an art gallery. She had told me she was straight. But after about six months of spending time together, we went away on a weekend trip. It was on that trip that she asked me to kiss her...