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If You're Thinking About An Open Marriage, Consider This First

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.29.2016 | Healthy Living

The phrase “monogamish” was first coined a few years ago by sex writer Dan Savage, but open and “monogamish” marriages are nothing new. Couple...

An Idiot's Guide To Polyamory (When You Love And Make Love Faithfully To Multiple Partners)

Rumni Saha | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Rumni Saha

Why not push the boundaries a bit for we never know what awaits us on the other side unless we actively seek it out? Adventure is liberating; it feeds the body and nourishes the soul. And what is life without adventure anyways?

Dear Media: Polyamory Is Not All About Sex

The Establishment | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Carrie Jenkins originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. If you read about polyamory in t...

An Inside Look At Open Relationships That Will Definitely Surprise You

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

There are many templates for what a committed, monogamous, heterosexual relationship should look like. Everywhere we look, we see individuals engulfed...

A Relationship Is Not A Skill

Lola Phoenix | Posted 08.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Lola Phoenix

Relationships are people deciding to commit to each other in whatever way commitment means to them. It's people deciding that, despite the emotional upheavals and flaws, there is something in that union that brings them something that's worth saving.

How to Figure Out Whether Your Relationship Can Handle Polyamory

Quora | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Quora

How can mono/poly couples successfully deal with the issue of grudging consent, since one person is polyamorous and one is monogamous? originally appe...

7 Things Polyamorous People Are Tired Of Hearing

Karen L Pollock | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen L Pollock

often people confuse being unfaithful with polyamory, and its probably the statement which causes more anger than any other. Poly, or whatever form of consensual non monogamy someone practices, is consensual, but people seem to skim over the all important "c word.

Relationship Status: It's Complicated

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

It used to be so simple. You'd be filling out some kind of form (probably for tax purposes) and come to the line that asked for your marital status. T...

What Poly People Can Teach Everyone About Parenting

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Vicki Larson

Whether it's close or not, there's one thing for sure -- if you're a parent, you could learn a thing or two about parenting from poly people, even if you have no desire to live the lifestyle.

Watch This Polyamorous Couple Open Up About Sex With Other Partners

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weddings

Eilin and Andrew have been married four years, and pair are in a polyamorous relationship. In the latest installment from “The And,” an interactiv...

An Interview With A Polygamist

Geoffrey Storm | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Geoffrey Storm

I was having a bit of a quarter-life crisis recently, and just needed to take a step back and travel across the US. The plan was to meet as many interesting people as I could along the way, to interview them, and hopefully figure out my own life by learning about theirs.

5 Reasons Couples Open Their Marriages

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

What exactly is an open marriage? These days "open" can mean anything you want it to mean. There really is no definition or rule book defining how an open marriage should work. You and your partner can create any kind of open rules that will work for you.

Is It Time For Facebook To Recognize Polyamorous Relationships?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Facebook -- and social media in general -- has become so interwoven into our daily lives that it's hard to remember what life was like before it exist...

Open Marriages, Other Forms of Sexual-Romantic Coupling: On The Rise?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.23.2016 | Weddings
Douglas LaBier

Increasingly, men and women seek to create and maintain an intimate relationship that they experience as fulfilling and meaningful. And that they define, themselves; not by others or conventional norms. How their relationships evolve down the road, over time, is something they will assess and judge for themselves. And we can see what the evidence shows.

What To Know Before Asking Your Spouse For An Open Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.23.2016 | Divorce

A strong open marriage is transparent, with specific, mutually-agreed upon ground rules. You may have other sexual partners, but you always return to ...

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 prov...

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | Posted 11.24.2016 | 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 10.27.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 09.23.2016 | 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 09.18.2016 | 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.