What Does Polyamory Look Like

What Does Polyamory Look Like

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

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450220095

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 156

View: 272

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
Categories: Family & Relationships

Stories From the Polycule

Stories From the Polycule

Welcome to the polycule: the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships.

Author: Elisabeth Sheff

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9780991399789

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 428

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.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Polyamory

Polyamory

What does polyamory look like? Polydiverse patterns of loving and living in
modern polyamorous relationships. Santa Fe, NM: iUniverse. Cohen, M. T. (2016
). The perceived satisfaction derived from various relationship configurations.
Journal ...

Author: Martha Kauppi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538129906

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 236

This is the first practical, how-to guide to non-monogamy for therapists. It contains everything a therapist needs to know to start working confidently and competently with polyamorous clients. It covers both the most common challenges and the most complex and difficult situations likely to present in the therapy room.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Expanding the Rainbow

Expanding the Rainbow

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

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004414105

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 661

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.
Categories: Social Science

Polyamory Dating Guide

Polyamory Dating Guide

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798576595709

Category:

Page: 150

View: 968

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.
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The Many Faces of Polyamory

The Many Faces of Polyamory

One of the confusing aspects of polyamory is that it simultaneously represents a
privileged and oppressed position. ... Nobody knows what the future of human
relationships will look like, but, at present, polyamory evokes more feelings of ...

Author: Magdalena J. Fosse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381130

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 596

The Many Faces of Polyamory: Longing and Belonging in Concurrent Relationships provides new perspectives on polyamory and the longing to belong in the relatively uncharted territory of nonnormative relationships. This volume offers a valuable and compelling account on how to approach polyamorous relationships from the clinical perspective. While there is no uniform answer, Dr. Fosse’s compassionate and discerning approach that combines relative neutrality, an open-minded embrace of nontraditional lifestyle choices, and skilful attention to countertransference dynamics is likely to be inspiring. Dr. Fosse exposes the dynamics of love, sex, jealousy, and compersion as they play out in lives of those interested in polyamory, and more broadly, consensual nonmonogamy. Her focus is on relationships worth having. With its nuanced clinical focus, The Many Faces of Polyamory will be an essential resource for psychotherapists, educators, students, and anyone inside and outside of the mental health field drawn to the intricacies of sexuality, intimacy, and how they are intertwined with relational satisfaction
Categories: Psychology

Who s Your Daddy

Who s Your Daddy

and the younger girls who shared some shorter insights are eight , six , and four .
Some of ... I have identified as polyamorous for the past seven years but , like
some other participants , realized I wanted to be non - monogamous long before
 ...

Author: Rachel Epstein

Publisher: Women's Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080824116

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 353

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.
Categories: Social Science

It s Called Polyamory

It s Called  Polyamory

Much contemporary nonmonogamy, though, is neither negotiated nor
consensual. Infidelity Definitions of infidelity and cheating are as slippery as they
are numerous, hinging on questions of time (cheating just right now or ever in the
life of the ...

Author: Tamara Pincus

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9781944934439

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 352

Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum. By fusing personal experience and community research, they break down the various incarnations of polyamorous relationship structures, polyamory's intersections with race and gender, and the seemingly esoteric jargon of the lifestyle.Topics include everything from how to explain what a "unicorn hunter" is to answering questions like, "Can poly people raise children?" and "Can they live normal, healthy lives?" Such conversations are eloquently explained and the real dangers of being out as poly in a monogamy-centered society are laid bare.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Polyamory the New Love Without Limits

Polyamory the New Love Without Limits

This phenomenon may make it look like polyamory is the culprit , and it may
seem to justify a reluctant partner ' s advocacy of monogamy . In truth , you are in
no position to practice polyamory if your primary partnership is weak , but if it
helps ...

Author: Deborah M. Anapol

Publisher: Intinet Resource Center

ISBN: 1880789086

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 236

Categories: Fiction

Many Hearts Many Loves Many Possibilities The Polyamory Relationship Workbook

Many Hearts  Many Loves  Many Possibilities  The Polyamory Relationship Workbook

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 ...

Author: Christina Parker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578035031

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

View: 795

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.
Categories: Self-Help

Polyamory in the 21st Century

Polyamory in the 21st Century

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

ISBN: 1442200235

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

View: 837

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.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Polyamory

Polyamory

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

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515317757

Category:

Page: 494

View: 876

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!
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The Ethical Slut

The Ethical Slut

Author: Dossie Easton

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9781587613371

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 775

"A practical guide to practicing polyamory and open relationships in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Polyamorous

Polyamorous

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

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459740426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 730

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.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Esquire

Esquire

But blaming homosexuals for the breakdown of the American family , as
Santorum and company are apt to do , is like ... recently devoted 1 , 200 words to
the current popularity of polyamory , which shows that polygamy is legal de facto
if not de ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132678082

Category:

Page:

View: 276

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Polygamy

Polygamy

Polyamory: Group marriage, where the family unit consists of multiple husbands and multiple wives, is specifically called polyamory. This book will look at polygamy, its forms, functions, history, logistics, strengths and pitfalls.

Author: Daniel Young

Publisher: Fifth Estate

ISBN: 1936533367

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

View: 190

There are between 50,000 and 100,000 families in the U.S. living in polygamy today. Recently, these numbers began to climb rapidly as certain Christian, Islamic, and secular groups seek ways to live according to their convictions, in spite of federal and state laws. The growth is accelerating at a surprising rate. As people search for and find their own happiness, the population practicing polygamy will soon grow large enough to have a voice loud enough to change the laws of the land from within. Polygamy may be the next movement in the search for individual freedom and happiness. Polygamy: The act of having more than one spouse. A husband having more than one wife or wife having more than one husband is called polygamy. Polygamy is a general term and exists in three specific forms: polygyny, polyandry, and polyamory. Polygyny: When a man has multiple simultaneous wives, the state is specifically called polygyny. You will also hear the term, "Plural Marriage" or "Celestial Marriage" used by the FLDS church when one husband has several wives. Polyandry: When a woman has multiple simultaneous husbands it is specifically called polyandry. Polyamory: Group marriage, where the family unit consists of multiple husbands and multiple wives, is specifically called polyamory. This book will look at polygamy, its forms, functions, history, logistics, strengths and pitfalls.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Tales of Swinging and Polyamory

Tales of Swinging and Polyamory

Author: Cooper S. Beckett

Publisher: Hump & Circumstance

ISBN: 9781946876096

Category: Fiction

Page: 921

View: 369

A journey from monogamy to swinging and polyamory starts with a single kiss. Over the course of two novels by Cooper S. Beckett, follow Jennifer and Ryan Lambert who have reached the very edge of their marital contentment, wondering if this is just what modern marriage looks like. When they meet the Shepards, they find Bruce and Paige so very sophisticated, witty...sexy. The Shepards don't seem to have any of the boredom that has crept into their own marriage. They're at ease, they're funny, they're...flirty?Everything makes more sense when Jennifer and Ryan find out the truth about Bruce and Paige. The Shepards are swingers, and the Lamberts want in.The next several years of their lives will be a wild ride through the intense hedonistic world of the swinging lifestyle and into polyamory, an erotic journey of orgies, swingers parties, miscommunication, surprise attraction, and exploring sexuality, that ultimately takes them to the tropical paradise of a swingers resort in Mexico.Along with Bruce and Paige, and other exploring couples, they have descended upon Aphrodite's Resort and Spa, a place of pleasure and debauchery, situated on a strip of white sand beach on the Riviera Maya for a week of the finest food and drink, meeting and flirting, and getting down and dirty with friends and lovers alike for tales of swinging and polyamory in paradise.Previously published separately, A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching the Swinglarity, two novels by Cooper S. Beckett, are now available in a single volume along with two additional short stories from The Swingularity.
Categories: Fiction

The Ethical Slut Second Edition

The Ethical Slut  Second Edition

This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends.

Author: Janet W. Hardy

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780307790484

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 808

The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable. For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. "I couldn't stop reading it, and I for one identify as an ethical slut. This is a book for anyone interested in creating more pleasure in their lives . . . a complete guide to improving any style of relating, from going steady to having an extended family of sexual friends." --Betty Dodson, PhD, author of Sex for One
Categories: Self-Help

The Advocate

The Advocate

We ' re as married as we could The quartet are among an unknown number of
people in the be , ” Weathers says . “ We all ... As Big Indeed , polyamory has
already become part of the “ slippery Love brings the issue of polygamy back into
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018406006

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page:

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Categories: AIDS (Disease)

Polyamory

Polyamory

Polyamory The Practical Guide Of Dating And Open Relationships Everyone needs relationship advice.

Author: Emma Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: 1539184846

Category:

Page: 42

View: 720

Polyamory The Practical Guide Of Dating And Open Relationships Everyone needs relationship advice. In today's society, dating has become a crazy place to be. There is so much going on that people are beginning to join dating websites and consulting psychics. There is a lot of information that needs to take place in the world in which we are living in today.If you are looking for advice about open relationships, then the easiest place for you to look is in this book. You are going to understand all the essential information to keep in mind as you enter into an open relationship at any stage of your life. Some people who visit the internet do so because they are searching articles for a particular idea that they have in mind. You can find out a lot right now with what you have inside of yourself in this book.People try to get relationship advice from their friends and family as well. It's important for you to understand that relationship advice is something that, so few know truly anything about. Its important to note that relationship advice has its advantages. You have to be willing to open yourself up to an understanding about dating before you can take the full benefits of the dating scene. Just keep in mind that a good relationship has a lot to do with what you truly want inside of yourself. People from all walks of life will be able to tell you that a good relationship has a lot to do with what you are putting into it.
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