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

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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

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

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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

More Than Two

More Than Two

... of a potential partner can help you figure out whether your values and
approaches will mesh well in a relationship: How do you feel about polyamory?
Do you have experience with poly relationships, and what does that look like for

Author: Franklin Veaux

Publisher: Thorntree Press, LLC

ISBN: 9780991399727

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 540

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.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Understanding Non Monogamies

Understanding Non Monogamies

Popular understandings about polyamories and non-monogamies largely focus
on sex and sexual intimacy.1 Yet, to what extent do these ideas need to
necessarily accompany each other? What might a discussion of polyamory look
like ...

Author: Meg Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135196301

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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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.
Categories: Psychology

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

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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

Many Hearts Many Loves Many Possibilities The Polyamory Relationship Workbook

Many Hearts  Many Loves  Many Possibilities  The Polyamory Relationship Workbook

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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578035031

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

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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

Who s Your Daddy

Who s Your Daddy

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

ISBN: UOM:39015080824116

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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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

Pagan Polyamory

Pagan Polyamory

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

ISBN: 9780738707624

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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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.
Categories: Religion



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
you ...

Author: Deborah M. Anapol


ISBN: 1880789086

Category: Group marriage

Page: 182

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Categories: Group marriage

Polyamory in the 21st Century

Polyamory in the 21st Century

POLYAMORY. AND. CHILDREN. Many people assume that it's harmful for
children to have more than two parents. Of course, multiple parents are common
in stepfamilies, where a child may have as many as four parents from two
blended families. ... This man looked at the little one, who I imagined to be his
grandchild, with a look of such love and devotion that I literally stopped in my
tracks, unable to ...

Author: Deborah Anapol

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442200235

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

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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

Religion and Ecology

Religion and Ecology

What I would suggest, then, is that we need religious, legal, and economic
institutions that promote polyamorous ... of their well-being as they look forward to
a beautiful and joyous future when they will be older and better artists of love too.

Author: Whitney A. Bauman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Moving beyond identity politics while continuing to respect diverse entities and concerns, Whitney A. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Calling attention to the historical, political, and ecological influences shaping our understanding of nature, religion, humanity, and identity, Bauman collapses the boundaries separating male from female, biology from machine, human from more than human, and religion from science, encouraging readers to embrace hybridity and the inherent fluctuations of an open, evolving global community. As he outlines his planetary ethic, Bauman concurrently develops an environmental ethic of movement that relies not on place but on the daily connections we make across the planet. He shows how both identity politics and environmental ethics fail to realize planetary politics and action, limited as they are by foundational modes of thought that create entire worlds out of their own logic. Introducing a postfoundational vision not rooted in the formal principles of "nature" or "God" and not based in the idea of human exceptionalism, Bauman draws on cutting-edge insights from queer, poststructural, and deconstructive theory and makes a major contribution to the study of religion, science, politics, and ecology.
Categories: Philosophy

Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East

Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East

Different religions and spiritual paths look upon it differently. Polygamy has
become a topic of intense ... The practice of polygamy often has as much to do
with tradition and economics as with sexual gratification. It is currently being used
as a ...

Author: Alean Al-Krenawi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461493754

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Psychosocial Impact of Polygamy in the Middle East is the first to deal with polygamy in the Middle East in a comprehensive way. This book fills a gap in the literature by addressing the question of the psychosocial impact of polygamy on all members of polygamous families by offering a new way of examining family structure, such as father-mother, father-children, mother-children relationships, and the relationships between offspring from different mothers. It introduces a model for intervention with polygamous families for scholars and practitioners. This book also explores Islam’s role in polygamy as well as the social and economic consequences of the phenomena.
Categories: Social Science

Power Circuits Polyamory In a Power Dynamic

Power Circuits  Polyamory In a Power Dynamic

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
a ...

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312302198

Category: Self-Help


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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.
Categories: Self-Help

Net sex

Net sex

How can I tell if I am polyamorous ? I ' m not sure ; only you will know , and
according to the philosophy of some folks , people aren ' t polyamorous ,
although behavior can be . Some people find that approach useful , and others
prefer to think ...

Author: Candi Rose


ISBN: 0672307022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 191

A fun book filled with practical advice on how to access the adult side of the Internet, alt.sex.net combines practical how-to information with detailed listings of the numerous adult resources available on the net. It offers complete coverage of all the topics other Internet books shy away from. Although filled with all the necessary technical detail, it is written in a fun and enjoyable style.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Love s Refraction

Love s Refraction

Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships Jillian
Deri ... Jealousy, and Polyamory The most radical thing we can do as feminists is
to treat our happy, open, free lives as if they ... Although emotions are always in
flux, I look at an illustrative moment of polyamorous discourse to see how the ...

Author: Jillian Deri

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442628694

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 155

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In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.
Categories: Family & Relationships



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


Page: 494

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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!

Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality

Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality

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

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0697391450

Category: Sex

Page: 306

View: 849

[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.
Categories: Sex

Stages of Queerness

Stages of Queerness

How did queer representations in the theatre influence notions of queerness in society and vice versa? These are some of the leading questions this book addresses. Does this book have anything to offer you?

Author: Hanna Kubowitz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668710788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

View: 267

Document from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: What is ‘queer drama’? Since when have there been representations of queerness in British drama? Can we speak of queerness avant la lettre, and if so, what did it look like? How did queer representations in British theatre change throughout the twentieth century? What influence did stage censorship have on representations of queerness? What happened before the sudden eruption of queer drama after the abolition of stage censorship, and by which means could the legal taboo on queerness be circumvented? How did queer representations in the theatre influence notions of queerness in society and vice versa? These are some of the leading questions this book addresses. Does this book have anything to offer you? Are you gay, lesbian, or heterosexual? Are you a trans-, a-, bi-, non-sexual being? Or are you insecure of who you are? Really, it does not matter very much. You are the potential reader of this book, and if you decide to go on reading you will read things that may prove of significance to you. Because you’re human. You are a human being who can, potentially, fall in love, aren’t you? If you are, this book concerns you. Taking the beginning of the twentieth century as the starting point for discussion, this book aims at exploring representations of queerness in British drama before the abolition of theatre censorship in 1968 and at demonstrating that queerness did not merely appear in the margins of pre-1960s British theatre, but that it can be detected in its very centre, namely in many of the most popular and most successful plays of their time. To achieve this aim, a selection of plays by three eminent male playwrights writing within the British cultural and socio-political context of the first half of the twentieth century will be analysed. The focus will predominantly be on plays by William S. Maugham (1874-1965), Noël Coward (1899-1973), and Terence Rattigan (1911-1977), all of whom were extremely popular and commercially highly successful at their time. Finally, this book aims at developing and testing a cognitive model of queer reading and writing strategies which is intended to enable us to account for this seeming paradox concerning queerness in British drama before 1968, namely the paradox that British drama is full of ‘queer plays’ in spite of the taboo on representing queerness: the model of the ‘default reader’ as it is outlined in the theory part of this book and applied in the (queer) readings of plays. Now, let’s get queer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Left to Their Own Devices

Left to Their Own Devices

Seeing the photos, I asked Cory why he doesn't commit, since they seem to get
along fine. ... There is an increasingly large group of people in San Francisco and
NYC that are starting to see polyamory as the thing that happens after you settle ...

Author: Julie M. Albright

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781633884458

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 743

A sociologist explores the many ways that digital natives' interaction with technology has changed their relationship with people, places, jobs, and other stabilizing structures and created a new way of life that is at odds with the American Dream of past generations. Digital natives are hacking the American Dream. Young people brought up with the Internet, smartphones, and social media are quickly rendering old habits, values, behaviors, and norms a distant memory--creating the greatest generation gap in history. In this eye-opening book, digital sociologist Julie M. Albright looks at the many ways in which younger people, facilitated by technology, are coming "untethered" from traditional aspirations and ideals, and asks: What are the effects of being disconnected from traditional, stabilizing social structures like churches, marriage, political parties, and long-term employment? What does it mean to be human when one's ties to people, places, jobs, and societal institutions are weakened or broken, displaced by digital hyper-connectivity? Albright sees both positives and negatives. On the one hand, mobile connectivity has given digital nomads the unprecedented opportunity to work or live anywhere. But, new threats to well-being are emerging, including increased isolation, anxiety, and loneliness, decreased physical exercise, ephemeral relationships, fragmented attention spans, and detachment from the calm of nature. In this time of rapid, global, technologically driven change, this book offers fresh insights into the unintended societal and psychological implications of lives exclusively lived in a digital world.
Categories: Social Science



ViallalnISDESU But it ' s not simply that polygamists in books and on television
have started to look like us ; it ' s that we ... Big Love , " polygamy might offer other
benefits to women : Bill ' s financial , emotional , and sexual headaches are the ...



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