The Thinking Asexual has a lot of good blog posts, and much of what is written about how asexuals experience relationships is relevant to RA, particularly in regards to not elevating one type of relationship above another. This blog post offers an overview, lots of definitions and examples, and an explanation of how RA applies to asexuals, aromantics, mixed orientation sexual people, and celibates.
The mainstream seems fascinated with polyamory, but only when it looks surprisingly similar to monogamy. Andrea Zanin (@sexgeekAZ) explains what polynormativity looks like, and some of the problems it causes in non-monogamous relationships. Read The Problem With Polynormativity
Rob Martin (@version2beta) on @Medium explains consent using different scenarios, breaking it down into five categories: natural, explicit, implicit, delegated and appropriated. He writes that consent is a central tenet of relationship anarchy, and uses it to compare and contrast different relationship models to RA. Read Relationship Anarchy and Consent
Full Transcript: Hi, I’m Kale. Today I want to talk about relationship rules, and why I don’t have any, and boundaries, and why I think they are really important. Both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships can have rules. These rules can be either assumed or explicitly agreed upon. For example, it is common for a monogamous…
A really great article, written by an asexual and very relevant to RA. In Part 1, David Jay (@davidgljay) discusses replacing words like boyfriend/girlfriend and romance with relationship, and the freedom that allows for. Read Focus on Relationships
This is a short blog post in which the author answers the question What does relationship anarchy mean to you? If you asked yourself the same question, what would your answer be? Read What does ‘Relationship Anarchy’ mean to you?
An article on Psychology Today (@PsychToday), written by Dr. Elisabeth Sheff (@drelisheff1), who is a global expert on polyamory and also the author of The Polyamorists Next Door. In this article, she explore the spectrum of non-monogamy, from cheating (unethical, non-consensual non-monogamy) through polygamy, swinging and RA. Read Seven Forms of Non-Monogamy