Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist Dont let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships.
Author: Mim Chapman PhD
Finally, a book that explores what it truly means to be polyamorous by exploring the wonderful variety of poly relationships. Only through understanding polys innate diversity can one grasp what open relationships can off er. Th ank you, Mim, for a book that is relevant and useful, as polyamory moves out of the shadows and into the mainstream of society. It is an important resource for anyone who wishes to understand the growing poly movement as it changes our society and challenges our presumptions about relationships. Bravo! Robyn Trask, Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and Magazine What is your relationship dream, and what options are out there to choose from? Were familiar with monogamy, but what additional models of loving and living are offered by polyamory, and what do they look like in action? How is polyamory different from polygamy, swinging, or cheating? What new forms of etiquette are needed in order to nurture polys varied forms of family? Is it really possible to have a relationship in which love does not equal possessiveness? Any relationship, from monogamous marriage to business enterprise to polyamorous family, will benefit from the practical relationship advice found within the covers of this well-written little book. Matthew C. Cox, Life Coach and Author of Living the Southwest Lifestyle Just the right balance between information, candor, and lightheartedness. Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist Dont let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships. Therapists and educators, take note! Dr. Chapman dispels the myths of polyamory and teaches us all about how to create and sustain the relationships of which weve dreamed. Sera Miles, Director of New Mexico FetLifers
Welcome to the polycule: the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships.
Author: Elisabeth Sheff
Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC
Welcome to the polycule: the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships. Just like the molecules that make up all living things, polycules come in diverse forms: large, small, tightly bound, loosely connected, static, ever-changing. How do polycules form, what do they look like, how do they transform through time, and how do they, sometimes, end?The first of its kind, this anthology brings together stories, poems, drawings and essays created by real people living in polycules. Children describe life with more than two parents; adults share what it's like to parent with more than one partner. We hear from triads, solos, people who have felt polyamorous their entire lives, and people exploring poly for the first time. Some whimsical, some hilarious, some heartbreaking, some mundane, some life-changing—all pieces reflect the diverse reality of polyamorous families.
These , too , are connected with my identity as a poly parent , but it would take far
more than a chapter to explore the intersections of culture , religion , and dis /
ability with polyamory and parenting . What is Polyamory and What Does It Look
Author: Rachel Epstein
Publisher: Women's Press
This ground-breaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting. The essays blend narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics, lawyers, activists, health care professionals and -- most significantly -- queer spawn, the children of LGBTQ parents. The themes represented in these 40 essays include butches raising sons; queer youth as parents; trans experience in fertility clinics; legal and historical reflections; bisexuality and adoption; race relations in the family; heteronormativity in queer family kids' books; class issues within families; dealing with infertility; polyamory and parenting; discussions with sperm donors, single moms, gay dads; developments in reproductive technologies; rural and urban experience; and reflections on the meanings of biology and of "queer" parenting.
Polyamory is a form of romantic life that is maximally self-expansive. One can ...
Loving two people can be described as a kind of romantic generosity, which, like
other types of generosity, increases the flourishing of the person. Generosity is ...
Author: Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Is love best when it is fresh? For many, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The intense experiences that characterize new love are impossible to replicate, leading to wistful reflection and even a repeated pursuit of such ecstatic beginnings. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev takes these experiences seriously, but he’s also here to remind us of the benefits of profound love—an emotion that can only develop with time. In The Arc of Love, he provides an in-depth, philosophical account of the experiences that arise in early, intense love—sexual passion, novelty, change—as well as the benefits of cultivating long-term, profound love—stability, development, calmness. Ben-Ze’ev analyzes the core of emotions many experience in early love and the challenges they encounter, and he offers pointers for weathering these challenges. Deploying the rigorous analysis of a philosopher, but writing clearly and in an often humorous style with an eye to lived experience, he takes on topics like compromise, commitment, polyamory, choosing a partner, online dating, and when to say “I love you.” Ultimately, Ben-Ze’ev assures us, while love is indeed best when fresh, if we tend to it carefully, it can become more delicious and nourishing even as time marches on.
Additionally, polyamory can be particularly challenging for asexuals. As members
of two marginalized communities, they can face dual stigma and
misunderstandings about what these identities mean. Since it can be difficult to
navigate a ...
Author: Brandy L. Simula
Expanding the Rainbow brings together cutting-edge empirical research with compelling personal narratives about the experiences and relationships of individuals of diverse gender and sexual identities, focusing on the experiences of bi+, poly, kinky, ace, intersex, and trans people.
A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory Franklin Veaux, Janet Hardy, Tatiana Gill
... BE. AWESOME. He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day
after day. Choice: that was the thing. ... And without love as the core of our
relationships, and as the principle we come back to in everything we do in those
Author: Franklin Veaux
Publisher: Thorntree Press, LLC
Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.
This book is about finding other people who share your view of polyamory is and want to share it with you.After all, just because you identify as polyamorous doesn't mean the poly world suddenly opens up and people are climbing over ...
Author: Dawn Williams
Realizing that you are polyamorous can be a wonderful insight. It may feel like a solution to a long term feeling that you never fit in with monogamous models. Or it could have been a 'team decision' that you have more than enough love to include others. Or perhaps it is something you've known from the moment you started to be interested in romance. This book is about finding other people who share your view of polyamory is and want to share it with you.After all, just because you identify as polyamorous doesn't mean the poly world suddenly opens up and people are climbing over themselves saying "Me too, let's be some combination of multiple loving humans together!". Instead, the challenge of finding like minded people, connecting with people, communicating your interest and desires, and simply beginning dating are not only still present for polyamorous people, but for some of us, even more challenging than a monogamous path.
... do these ideas need to necessarily accompany each other? What might a
discussion of polyamory look like without a focus on sexual behaviors? An
investigation of asexual identities reveals new possibilities for conceptualizing
Author: Meg Barker
Most social scientific work on intimate relationships has assumed a monogamous structure, or has considered anything other than monogamy only in the context of 'infidelity'. Yet, in recent years there has been a growing interest among researchers and the public in exploring various patterns of intimacy that involve open non-monogamy. This volume gathers contributions from academics, activists, and practitioners throughout the world to explore non-monogamous relationships. Featuring both empirical and theoretical pieces, contributors examine the history and cultural basis of various forms of non-monogamy, experiences of non-monogamous living, psychological understandings of relationship patterns, language and emotion, the discursive construction of mono-normativity as well as issues of race, class, disability, sexuality and gender. This volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in the social sciences and anyone who is seeking greater insight into the intricacies of non-monogamous relationships.
Questions The questions are designed to help build a clear picture of everything
you bring to your relationships. Try to be as honest and thorough as possible with
your answers because they will be providing the information you and your ...
Author: Christina Parker
This book provides a powerful tool for everyone seeking to look beyond their fears, fantasies, and stereotypes and step into the reality of polyamory relationships whether they are just taking their first steps on that journey or are experienced travelers. A combination of information, insight, and detailed questionnaire, it is designed to help people get a clear understanding of who they are, what they want, and what they need in order to maintain a fulfilling relationship of any kind - regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or life situation. Ultimately, that personal understanding will facilitate communication among partners (current or potential) so they can work as a team to develop the relationship structure that will work best for everyone.
Intimate details of some of his experiences illuminate the book throughout, putting the reader in the emotional and sexual shoes of the author.Written with a no nonsense alpha male perspective, this uncensored look at various forms of ...
Author: Dewayne Lehman
Polyamory: It's Not Complicated is the journey of a traditional monogamous man into the world of non-monogamy. In the search to find happiness and fulfillment, DeWayne Lehman takes the reader through his experiences with Monogamy, Swinging, BDSM, and Polyamory. DeWayne shares with you the incredible highs and soul crushing lows that he experienced and the lessons he learned along the way. Intimate details of some of his experiences illuminate the book throughout, putting the reader in the emotional and sexual shoes of the author. Written with a no nonsense alpha male perspective, this uncensored look at various forms of relationships comes with a powerful message of hope. DeWayne leads the reader into a new form of relationship that is now embraced by millions in the United States, Polyamory. You will learn to maximize personal freedom and relationship ethics through Informed Active Consent, continually renew sexual energy and embrace your entire heart with New Relationship Energy, and conquer the old way of jealous thinking through rational exercises. Start your journey today!
Unlike other books on this topic, Polyamory in the 21st Century weaves together research and facts to provide an informed and impartial analysis of polyamory as a lifestyle and as a movement, and to place it in a psychosocial as well as an ...
Author: Deborah Anapol
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Unlike other books on this topic, Polyamory in the 21st Century weaves together research and facts to provide an informed and impartial analysis of polyamory as a lifestyle and as a movement, and to place it in a psychosocial as well as an historical context. Anecdotes and personal experiences allow the reader to develop a better understanding of polyamory and the people who practice and enjoy it. Anapol addresses the practical, the utopian, and the shadow sides of this intriguing, mysterious, yet often threatening lifestyle. It honestly addresses difficult issues such as the nature of commitment without exclusivity, balancing personal needs with loyalty to a partner, evaluating beliefs about love and relationship, the impact of polyamory on children, and the challenges that arise when one partner wants monogamy and another prefers polyamory. Without judgement, she explores this increasingly common practice, and reveals the true nature of a lifestyle that many do not understand.
To your knowledge , how widespread are in - , because of the pain and the
frustration timate networks , polyamorous ... the peoWhen you look in that crystal
ball , what ple who say they prefer monogamy but do you see in 10 , 15 , 20 years
Author: Robert T. Francoeur
[The book] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in human sexuality. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading social commentators, educators, and sexologists, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. -Back cover. [The editor has] gathered 38 lively and thoughtful statements by articulate advocates on opposite sides of a variety of sexuality-related questions. -Pref.
Although polyamory can be a wonderful vehicle for spiritual growth and
development, it's never a quick and easy solution, ... Being poly won't make you
less jealous, for example, unless you are deliberately using poly specifically as a
tool to ...
Author: Raven Kaldera
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
The term “polyamory” describes non-monogamous relationships based on honesty and affection. Presenting a fascinating peek inside the polyamorous lifestyle from a Pagan perspective, Raven Kaldera offers practical insight and spiritual depth into a vastly misunderstood way of life. Relating polyamory to astrology and the elements (air, fire, water, earth, and spirit), the author addresses all aspects of the polyamorous life, including family life, sexual ethics, emotional issues, proper etiquette, relationship boundaries, and the pros of cons of this lifestyle. Kaldera also discusses polyamory as a path of spiritual transformation and shares spells, rituals, and ceremonies for affirming one's relationships and spirituality.
Would there be contracts with them as well? What would they look like? What
would my position be in relation to them? What would that entail? What would be
expected sexually of me in a poly situation? What would I be sexually allowed in
Author: Raven Kaldera
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Power Circuits is an alliance between two alternative lifestyles: polyamory, or multiple open and honest romantic relationships; and power dynamics, relationships that choose to be consciously and deliberately unequal in power, such as dominant/submissive or master/slave. Both lifestyles are on the cutting-edge frontiers of romantic and sexual relating, and for a long time practitioners of both have found little sympathy in either camp. This is the first book of its kind that navigates the waters of effective polyamory and power exchanges, with many essays from the brave practitioners who swim there.
Sullivan first encountered polyamory as many others do : through science fiction .
... It portrayed a group of people in a serious , committed relationship , similar to
what a relationship would ordinarily be , but with more people , more ...
Author: Robin D. Barnes
The Nature and Scope of Individual Rights provides historical context for the cases, articles and wide range of materials presented throughout the book. Readers explore how theories of social freedom and governance were developed and articulated in national debates on the most controversial matters of law and social science. Comparing specific legislation with purported state interests yields insights into judicial processes in those areas where law appears to operate without an obvious correlation between ends and means.The book covers topics related to military conscription, euthanasia, capital punishment, monogamy, incest, marital and statutory rape, race, gender, sexual orientation, workplace privacy, and public response to the Patriot Act, as changes in domestic surveillance and telecommunications technology continue to transform the dialogue around privacy. Barnes ultimately encourages readers to consider how many of these debates are consistent with (or even worthy of) our highest aspirations in relation to liberty, autonomy and governance for the general welfare.
In Polyamorous, reporter Jenny Yuen digs into how polyamory affects underrepresented communities, why these unions are becoming more normalized, and how relationships with multiple partners can be a practical alternative to monogamy and an ...
Author: Jenny Yuen
A look at how people are giving themselves a choice to love another way. More people than ever are exploring the possibility of opening up their relationships — and not only that, they are fighting for their legal rights to love however and whomever they choose. In Polyamorous, reporter Jenny Yuen digs into how polyamory affects underrepresented communities, why these unions are becoming more normalized, and how relationships with multiple partners can be a practical alternative to monogamy and an intriguing expedition through uncharted emotional territory. Pairing off is no longer the default option for many. For some, polyamory is just a part of who they are.
That competition does not necessarily have to be a physical like bulls out in the
field , but it would have to involve things ... Trenyaae : Polyamory is a term that
means many loves : " amorous ” meaning love in Greek and “ poly ” meaning
Author: Patricia Dixon
Publisher: Black Classic Press
Presents a case for multiple-wife marriage as what the author believes to be a viable option for the African-American community, drawing on insider perspectives on successful polygynous unions to discuss how they address such areas as finances, sexual relationships, and parenting. Original.