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Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Divorce
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?

Top 10 Reasons for Being -- and Staying -- NON-Monogamous

Em & Lo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Monogamy has had its turn, so let's give non-monogamy a chance. In a culture dominated by fundamentalist religious values, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the chorus of slut-shaming that arises when the topic of simultaneous multiple partners comes up.

Peeling Back the Label: 5 Bisexuals Open Up About Polyamory

Kevin Hogan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Hogan

"Poly has made me grow as a person. It's expanded my boundaries and possibilities of love, relationships and family. I'm more aware of my own emotions and more in tune with others."

A New Monogamy? A Fresh Look at Open Marriage for 2016

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Weddings
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Today marriage can mean many things. It may mean that you marry someone of the same sex. Or that you divorce before death do you part. It could mean that a cheating spouse wreaks havoc when they break your monogamy agreement. Or, it could mean that you make your marriage work in a way that is more open and honest -- but may include more than one partner.

How Do You Live Happily Ever After When There's a Love Triangle?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by pr...

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Renato Barucco

Psychologist Bram Buunk studied the fascinating emotion we call jealousy over the course of four decades. The focus and the critical questions of his ...

KillJoy's Kastle: Sexiest, Smartest Haunted House Ever!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

October 30th marks the last day of KillJoy's Kastle, the smartest, arty-ist haunted house to ever grace West Hollywood.

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Matt, 15, Ossining, N.Y.

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl

"I feel like the sooner I can go on hormones, the better. I've been known at Matt since 8th grade, and have been using masculine pronouns since the beginning of 9th grade. But there are certain people who might not fully accept me until I am transitioning."

Embracing Bisexuality on My Own Terms

Kayley Whalen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kayley Whalen

I am a proud bisexual polyamorous transgender woman. Those are all identities I have had to fight for, and the journey to embracing each of those identities has been intertwined.

How To Enjoy A More Creative Sex Life Without Upsetting Your Partner

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

So what is a "Relationship Pioneer" and how does anyone stay together happily for 10, 20, or 30-plus years? I think a 'Relationship Pioneer' is all of us that are not willing to throw away our 'foundational relationship' because we need something more added over time: whatever THAT more is.

Will Tech Ever Make Arranging a Threesome Easy?

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Inverse

The process of finding a partner -- or partners -- for polyamorous fun is hindered by awkwardness and libido-killing logistics. Dating sites and apps like 3nder and Mixxxer are trying to make the process seamless, yet stories of frustrated couples abound.

An Introduction to Outsourcing (Not the Donald Trump Kind)

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

In all relationships, we are in an ongoing negotiation of desires, boundaries, and capacities. Each of us needs to honor the other's desires and be as honest as possible about our own, knowing that we will sometimes feel disappointment in the face of differences.

Why Divorce Can Be Good for Your Health: New Evidence

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The study examined the health outcomes of people who are divorced, as well as unmarried, cohabiting couples. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the research has implications for younger generations, as more people pursue unconventional relationships and divorce continues to be an option.

'Marriage Equality' and the Politics of Love

Tim Ward | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

Polyamorous partners do not have the privilege of legal marriage. I interviewed author and poly advocate Dr. Anya Trahan about the Supreme Court Decision, and what she sees as the way forward for those who embrace ethical loving with multiple partners.

Open Relationships: What the Real Rules Need to Be

Michael Radkowsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
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."

Legalized "Cheating" in Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Gracie X

They object to us "breaking the rules" of marriage. As if there is one correct way to do marriage. The idea of me desecrating this institution actually frightens them. But what frightens me is the idea of somebody else controlling my sexuality.

Harem-seeking Men Use Legalization of Gay Marriage to Pursue Legal Right to Hoard Women

Lori Day | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Lori Day

Plural marriage of the polygynous variety is patriarchy on crack.

Polyamorous Attorney Agrees SCOTUS Decision Could Lead To Group Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of the conservative right's favorite arguments against legalized same-sex marriage nationwide is that it's a slippery slope that could lead to pol...

How Gay Marriage Could Improve Straight Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gracie X

SCOTUS's decision to make gay marriage a constitutional right in all states is a landmark victory for the gay rights movement. But could it also be a victory for the institution of marriage in and of itself? Justice Ruth Ginsberg repeatedly argued that gay marriage is part of a civil rights continuum. But could it also be part of a continuum that improves what it means to be in a committed relationship?

#Trending Online Dating Personalities

Jamie Silverman | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

When you go on as many dates as I do, you start to notice some trends of the types of men who frequent the digital date-osphere. After a slew of less than memorable dates over the last few weeks, I felt inspired to put pen to paper to write out some of the #trending personalities of the online male dater.

Torn Between Two Lovers? The Spiritual Path to Choosing Both

Tim Ward | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

Have you ever found yourself loving more than one person and feeling the pressure to make a choice? Most of us don't question the basic social structu...

How to Have a More Sex Positive Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

Taking the attention off what is forbidden, and putting the focus on what is actually happening in my relationship is a healthier situation that fosters growth and passionate connection.

Is it Possible to Cheat in a Polyamorous Relationship or Open Marriage?

Gracie X | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

It happened to a good friend of mine. She called me up one night very upset. She and her husband had been polyamorous for over 10 years and she found out that he was "cheating" on her. This brings up a really good question. Is it possible to cheat on your partner in a polyamorous or open relationship?

Ridin' on the "Threeway" of Love (Without a Pink Cadillac)

Josh Sabarra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

It was the first time I'd been invited to join a threeway. "Hey, handsome," Sam began in a private Facebook message, "you seem like a lot of fun." A certified-platinum approval addict, I bit into the hook like a fish desperate for seven (or eight) inches of worm.

5 Things You Should Consider Before Starting An Open Relationship

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

From swinging to polyamory, many people are now considering non-mongamous relationships. Recently, the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast explored ethical n...