On Polyamory

When one love simply isn’t enough, what does one do? Sink into one’s own pity? Or seek more love in places one never expected to find it? Healthy relationships are healthy relationships; polyamory is very little different than anything else. Find out what Kitty means as you delve into the world of polyamory!

10(+) questions to help know if polyamorous relationships -could- be a compatible choice for you
Do you want to try a polyamorous relationship for the first time? Open up an existing relationship?  Date a partnered person? It’s bother harder, and easier, than you’ve likely been told.  Being polyamorous is really no different than any other life.  Especially if you have a few life skills already under your belt.  Which…it might …

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when you’re polyamorous without the “amor”
I found this comment by an insightful stranger very telling and deserving of thought every definition I looked up on the internet and books said ‘multiple romantic relationships’, every poly person I spoke with did not use the word ‘romantic’. They used emotional, intimate, affectionate, loving … but not one of them (and there were …

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no, i don’t want your husband: an explanation of ethical non monogamy
Okay, he’s cute, sexy, whatever. Have I thought about him? Maybe. I’m demi sexual in the sense that I need an emotional connection (even if it only exists in my silly little head), so I may not have any interest in yours…in particular. And you’ll probably never know. Flirting and general interest are generally defined …

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being your metamour
Women seem to either want both my master and I, or want to come in between us. That’s how it’s pretty much always been.  Occasionally, he’d “date” a woman (I use quotations as it was about as loose a term of dating as exists in this world), but I’d not so much as meet her.  …

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degree to which we save ourselves or share ourselves: the heart of poly and love, the
Are you familiar with a duprass? duprass – a karass of only two people, who almost always die within a week of each other. The typical example is a loving couple who work together for a great purpose. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut Most of us have multiple connections, multiple obligations in our lives. We all have …

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dear poly “couple,” remember that you started out as secondary, too
…or maybe less. Maybe you were some offhand, one night stand. Not that there was anything wrong with that. You both wanted a bit of release. You found it with each other that night. Or maybe you started out as friends that grew into “more,” (though I dislike that concept as it imagines that friends …

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three shall be the number of thy counting
Life is best when it's two. So quoth the single and the attached. Marriage for two remains the goal, with its accompaniment of benefits and tax breaks. Restaurant specials are offered to Couples. The day to day conveniences of being in a Couple are supposedly all around us.
metamour is essentially the poly equivalent of an in-law: a brief(ish) analysis, a
So I hear today is National Metamour Day? What is a metamour, you ask? Well, actually it's pretty simple: A metamour is like an in-law.
it’s okay to Commit in polyamorous relationships
…it is, I swear. Commitment is such a strange word. Some of us are terrified of it. Some of us believe others are scared of it, or at least tell ourselves that. I keep seeing this idea that people are attracted to polyamory because they are “scared of commitment,” and yet others that proudly wear …

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