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.
Full Transcript: Hi, my name is Kale. I created the website relationship-anarchy.com. And I wanted to create some videos, to supplement the things we talk about on that site. This is my very first video, I hope you enjoy it. What I want to talk today is nonmonogamy. Right before I talk about that, I’m…
Mel Mariposa (@PolySingleish) writes about the downside of Radical Self Reliance, one of the ten principles of Burning Man. She examines the problems with placing individuals above community, and how intimacy and compassion suffer when Radical Self Reliance trumps connecting to the people around you. Read Radical Self Reliance and Community Responsibility
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
Louisa Leontiades (@AskLouloria) looks at how the mainstream media equates polyamory with sex, and how that has impacted people’s perception of the word polyamory. The author explains this is one of her reasons adopting the term relationship anarchy. Read The Mass Exodus of Polyamorous People Toward Relationship Anarchy
Originally posted in 2006 on a Swedish website. Written by Andie Nordgren (@nordgren), one of the first people to use the term relationship anarchy. This is a great starting point for someone just starting to look into RA. It has nine short paragraphs that cover the basics, from valuing each relationship independently to designing commitments…
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?