Stephanie Pappas in Scientific American (@sciam) discusses how research on the poly community is growing. Scientist are finding that compared to monogamous folks, poly people are better at communicating and self reflection, and practice safer sex. Best quote from the article: “People in these relationships really communicate. They communicate to death.”
Hi, I’m Kale. Today I’m going to talk about the problems with unicorn hunting. I’ll start with What the heck is unicorn hunting? Generally speaking, here is what it looks like: A couple, who are progressive and open minded, have typically been together a while and have decided to open their relationship and try polyamory….
Ane Vegane’s article on DIY Conspiracy (@DIYconspiracy) writes about having ‘deep and uncompromising’ relationships with her friends. She has a great way of explaining how If we don’t use hierarchies, we won’t have ‘primary’ partners or ‘best’ friends. Relationships can unfold naturally, without expectations or strict boundaries. Read Out On The Open Sea With Boats…
The Thinking Asexual three types of non-monogamy: hierarchical polyamory, non-hierarchical polyamory and relationship anarchy. The differences between non-hierarchical poly and RA can be a confusing, this post goes over some of the reasons they are different. It also delves into how an RA might view non-romantic / nonsexual friendships. Read Relationship Anarchy vs. Nonhierarchial Polyamory
Hi, I’m Kale. Today I want to talk about the differences between relationship anarchy and non-hierarchical polyamory. First, I should give a quick explanation of what hierarchical polyamory is. Hierarchical Polyamory Polyamory (or poly for short) is the practice of having multiple, simultaneous, consensual relationships. Hierarchical poly is when there is a ranking system among…
Ghia Vitale (@GhiaWasHere) writes about her struggles using the word ‘friend’ to describe all of her relationships. Trying to live without hierarchies can result in erasure of important people in your life, as people still struggle to grasp new styles of relationships. Read The World Won’t Let Me Own The Friend Zone
Most likely written pre-2007, Dean Spade discusses non-monogamous relationships in queer, trans, feminist, anti-capitalist spaces. Also included in the previously posted zine Doin’ it and Doin’ it and Doin’ it Well? Read for Lovers and Fighters