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Sierra Black

Blog Entries by Sierra Black

Challenging Poly Stereotypes In Media (and at Home)

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 1:27 PM

The media spotlight is on polyamory in a big way these days. In the past year and change, since I started writing about my open relationships, I've been approached by about 10 television producers wanting to do spots about my poly family.

A few of those came to nothing, a...

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The 5 Worst Things About Open Relationships

(503) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Sometimes, open relationships just suck.

I say this as someone who's been practicing responsible, open, non-monogamy my whole adult life. I'm normally a cheerleader for open relationships, especially in my writing. There are plenty of misconceptions about what open relationships are like, and too few voices talking about how great...

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Thanksgiving Advice: How To Bring Your Boyfriend Home For The Holidays -- When You're Polyamorous

(1069) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 11:16 AM

One year, several years ago, I asked my mom if I could bring my then-boyfriend home for Thanksgiving. He didn't have local family to celebrate with and I thought it'd be nice to spend the day together.

"I think that would make me and your stepfather very uncomfortable," she said.

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What If Petraeus Had an Open Marriage?

(71) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 1:49 PM

General David Petraeus has resigned his position as head of the CIA. The reason, you've probably heard, is that he cheated on his wife. Gawker has some wild theories about who he might have been cheating with. But that's not the most important thing.


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What the 2012 Election Means for Sexual Freedom

(4) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 4:44 PM

Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema, the newly elected congresswoman from Arizona's 9th district. Sinema is the first openly bisexual person to be elected to office at a national level.

Congratulations are also due, of course, to Tammy Baldwin. The new Wisconsin senator is, as you have surely heard by now, the...

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