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

Andrew Cristi | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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.

Who Are 'The Polyamorists Next Door'?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Elisabeth Sheff's interest in polyamory isn't strictly academic. Or it wasn't, anyway. "When I was 22 I met a man who wanted to be non-monogamous a...

WATCH: How Do People In Polyamorous Relationships Deal With Jealousy?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live sat down with relationship expert Stacey Nelkin, HuffPost Gay Voices Executive Editor Noah Michelson and Robyn Trask, who is in a polyam...

I'm Sex-Positive, and Most People in Chicago Have No Idea What That Means

Eric Barry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

Being sex-positive doesn't just inform our own personal relationships. It's an attitude that sexuality, in its many forms, is an innate part of who we are as humans.

Man With 69 Kids And 12 Wives Is Dragged To Divorce Court

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

A Zimbabwaen businessman with 69 kids may have one less thing to juggle soon -- one of his 12 wives has asked for a divorce. Sixty-one-year old Pe...

The Polyamorist On The Couch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

The New York Post says that polyamory is having a fashionable moment. "Open relationships are becoming so common that when singer Robin Thicke grip...

Polyamorous Relationships Are About More Than Just Couples

Angi Becker Stevens | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Angi Becker Stevens

There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word "polyamory," by definition, means loving more than one.

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

We have to ask ourselves whether monogamy is a natural instinct in us or a social construct devised to protect and regulate the institution of heterosexual marriage.

Polyamory: Not Harmful to Society

Angi Becker Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Angi Becker Stevens

If we're going to discuss what's harmful to society, I'd argue that things like racism and sexism and heterosexism and every other form of oppression we live with are far larger threats to the common good than my two partners, my daughter, and me.

Gay Marriage: Good; Polyamory: Bad.

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Gay marriage is increasingly accepted precisely because its results, to date, have been good for society. Polyamory on a large scale would have negative short-term results and that's a good reason to think it's just not going to happen.

Why I Believe in Polyamory, But Still Feel It's Problematic

Frances Amaroux | Posted 12.21.2013 | Women
Frances Amaroux

I love the idea of polyamory. I've hung around poly communities, and helped scores of poly people with their relationships over the last 10 years of a 22-year career in counseling/coaching. But I have a fundamental concern...

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...

You Slept With My Stalker?

Mike Diamond | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

I did have a stalker once, and a friend did sleep with him and tell me about it afterwards. That little factoid proves that there is a dearth of sane, sexy, available men. My stalker was a manic-depressive Brooklyn plumber with one testicle, yet I was still wildly upset when he "betrayed" me.

Dreaded Fork in the Road: Hiding My Life From My Friend

Amy Shiner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I almost nearly outed myself while stating my opinion, which was a reminder that I am on borrowed time. I've been keeping up a persona of a good Christian girl for years now -- 8 years exactly -- and even more if you count the fantasies of a teenager.

Will Polygamy Have Its Day in the Sun?

Victor Lopez | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

What do a German man and two country boys have in common? The short answer: a polygamous marriage of sorts -- and more interestingly yet, they do not approve of gay marriage.

America Is Almost OK With the Gays, but When Will It Be Cool With People Like Me?

Samia Mounts | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Samia Mounts

You could say I'm a gender-bent pansexual polyamorist. Not gay, straight, or bi but something else altogether. My best relationships are with people who are like me: queer and highly sexual, with an appreciation and respect for all the gray areas that human sexuality has to offer.

More Is Merrier When it Comes to Relationships

Andreea Nica | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York
Andreea Nica

While monogamy prevails as the dominant form of relationship in society, alternative relationships are often regarded with contempt and cynicism within the relational space.

How Do Swingers' Websites Attract Members?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women

How do you meet other couples who might be interested in having sex with you? On the Internet, obviously. A new study from Gettysburg College, f...

Challenging Poly Stereotypes In Media (and at Home)

Sierra Black | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

It turns out my mom likes my girlfriend and my kids are fine and the neighbors don't care what I do as long as I trim my forsythia and shovel the snow. And it's great to be given a platform to bust some of these harmful myths about polyamory and show off the good thing I have going.

Were Our Ancestors Sexually Promiscuous?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Adapted from Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuke. Copyright © 2013 by Marlene Zuk. Used wit...

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...

Is Valentine's Day Only for the Monogamous and the Popular?

Amy Shiner | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

Going into this "love season," I realized that being polyamorous has lessened my expectation that New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day be magical. This realization came after years of being alone for both holidays; indeed, when I'm not alone, it's usually by coincidence

The 5 Worst Things About Open Relationships

Sierra Black | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

Sometimes, open relationships just suck. I say this as someone who's been practicing responsible, open, non-monogamy my whole adult life.

The Spirituality of Kink: With Raven Kaldera

Amy Shiner | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

When is -- if there is -- a right time to come out to my congregation?