Although this piece by Briallen Hopper (@briallenhopper) on @TheCut doesn’t mention relationship anarchy at all, it is a really well written and thoughtful piece about the way society values couples over friendships. As someone who has always put a ton of energy into my friendships, this article really spoke to me.
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
Sometimes kinky, poly Christian pirates write about Relationship Anarchy too. This is a short blog post by by Patrik Olterman (@olterman) writes about infinite love and life without labels. Read Relationship Anarchy
Via The Anarchist Library and written in 2004 before the term Relationship Anarchy was coined, Mae Bee discusses abolishing power structures and coercion in our relationships. Read A Green Anarchist Project on Freedom and Love
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.” Read New Sexual Revolution:…
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