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How Gay Marriage Could Improve Straight Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay 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 06.09.2015 | Gay 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...

2 Steps To Creating A Successful Open Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

Think in terms of qualities. My husband and I have a commitment to play, nurture and grow with each other. The balance of those three elements really appeals to us. We want to have fun in a safe but also edgy environment--so that we continue to evolve together.

Marriage Wishes: I Want More Sex!

Gracie X | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

If you have a disagreement about domestic chores you can hire someone to clean your house. But if you are out of sync sexually-- who do you hire? A therapist? What if you gave that a try and it still didn't correct your divergent libidos. It seems as if your only options are have an affair or get a divorce.

Fostering Compersion: The Polyamorous Principle that Can Strengthen Any Relationship

Gracie X | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

Compersion is an authentic feeling of pleasure that can't be faked, forced, or conjured up. It happens organically. It's like the spontaneous feeling I have when I see my kids thrive--I am overjoyed when they come home exuberant after having ventured out into the world.

How To Explore Love And Sex With Multiple People While In A Relationship

Gracie X | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

I offer this list to share all the creativity out there. It's meant to give some names to the different ways we can make intimate connections with others -- because, why not broaden the possibilities for who we choose to love?

My Husband's Attraction To Other Women Turns Me On

Gracie X | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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.

I Dated A Married Couple

Ravishly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Ravishly

After each date, I feel the urge to call someone, to tell them what I just did, to brag. That I wanted to do something that seemed porny, unattainable, and weird. And I got it. I'm getting it. I'm getting it on the regular. It's the most overtly sexual life choice I've ever made, and it's fun.

Love, Multiplied: Recent Screening at Yangon Photo Festival

David Ryder | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
David Ryder

"Love, Multiplied" is a story about Brittany, Cliff, and Dave, who are a polyamorous trio living in Tacoma, Washington. The three are in a committed...

'Mom, I'm Gay, Own a Porn Company, and Am in a Polyamorous Relationship' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-03-07-1425698203-4045328-2015030514255850116228986BenjamineHeathsmall.jpgComing out once is hard enough. But for Benjamine Heath, he had to come out to his mother three times, once as gay, once as owning a porn company, and once as being in a polyamorous relationship.

This Polyamorous Principle Could Strengthen Your Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weddings
Gracie X

Feeling all warm and gooey because your spouse had a great time banging someone else is not something we're socialized to feel. We can be thrilled for our partner if they get a raise or promotion, but why can't we be happy for our partners who find joy in bed with someone else?

Growing Up Kinky

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Growing up kinky, queer, non-binary, and non-heteronormative is a mixed bag that often includes struggles and self-doubt. But you grow up, and chances are that you will find that person or those people who don't just accept you but are grateful for who you turned out to be.

How to Be a Lesbian: Our Burning Questions Answered

Dana Sitar | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Sitar

I've been learning how to be a lesbian lately, because my boyfriend and I opened our relationship last year. Ten productive months into being a sometimes-lesbian, I still have a lot of questions. So I reached out to Natashia Mower, this lesbian I know personally, to set me, well, gay, I guess.

Poet Timothy Liu Discusses Coming Out, Mormonism, and Non-Possessive Love

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

After reading Timothy Liu's latest book of poetry, Don't Go Back to Sleep, I knew I had to interview him immediately. We met for soup in Chinatown and talked about poetry, coming out as a Mormon, and non-possessive love.

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.

24 Questions About Gay Polyamorous Relationships You Wanted to Ask But Were Too Polite To

Edward Yaeger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

I asked Jason if I could write about their relationship, with an emphasis on its mechanics (i.e., the day-to-day), which, based on my biased, statistically unsound research among friends on Facebook, seemed to be what many people were most interested in.

The Future of Marriage

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Right now, about 40% of Americans think marriage is obsolete as a concept. They are not sure it is even necessary. As a result, less couples than ever before are married, and marriage rates will continue to decline into the future.

Are Unconventional Sexual and Romantic Relationships Becoming More Mainstream?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Douglas LaBier

A recent Pew poll found that millennials have a steadily declining rate of marriage. There are several possible reasons for this, but I think it highlights a broader, changing reality.

Why Happily Married Women Are Cheating

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

If you're under the impression that it's mostly men who cheat on their wives, then you are mistaken. According to new research, many married women are seeking affairs for romance and sexual satisfaction without any plans of divorcing their partner.

Can You Have Great Sex in a Healthy Adult Relationship?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?