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Polyamory and Polygamy: Is the Media Right?

Following the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage last month, the media and internet have gone crazy over the questions raised about polyamory and/or polygamous marriage in Justice Roberts Dissent. Many of these articles are full of opinions disguised as fact and an obvious lack of real research.  The misinformation is in some cases …

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Primary, Secondary: The Misunderstanding of Hierarchy in Polyamorous Relating

Being polyamorous in a mono-centric and dominator culture can be at times confusing. Often people lack the language, skills and mindset to understand their own feelings and complexity of their relationships let alone explain this to others. To cope with some of these issues the polyamory community has created language and constructs to help in …

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Court Decision in Brown V. Utah County

Judge’s Decision, in Brown V Utah County, is a Great Victory and a Step toward Ending Years of Oppression of Polyamorous and Other Non-traditional Families! A court decision handed down late Friday, December 13, 2013 by Utah US District Court Judge Clark Waddoups to strike down portions of Utah’s Anti-Bigamy Law dealing with cohabitation in the …

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Editorial Comment on DOMA

The views expressed in this article at those of Robyn Trask and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Loving More Board or the organization as a whole. I feel overturning DOMA is a step in the right direction and I am thrilled for the many same sex couples that will be positively affected …

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What Do Polys Want?: An Overview of the 2012 Loving More Survey

Polyamory Research Survey Background From February 10th to April 2nd 2012, Loving More, with the endorsement of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) conducted an internet-based survey of over 4000 participants who self-identify as polyamorous. This is the largest survey of self-identified polyamorous individuals to date. Individuals were recruited through local and regional listserves, …

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Swinging and Polyamory: The Great Divide?

By Maureen Marovitch Reprinted from Loving More Issue #33, Winter 2005. I’m going to say something that’s going to get me into water hotter than those at the Harbin Hot Springs. Swingers and polyamorists have a lot in common. I can hear the howls already. How ridiculous! Polyamory is all about relationships, sharing lives together, …

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Five Reasons Agreements Fail

[NOTE: This article is an excerpt adapted from my Agreements Workbook Series (aka “KISSable Agreements) to appear later 2013. If you’d like to get word as soon as it becomes available, feel free to join my list by downloading one of the free tools on my website (remember to give me a valid email address, …

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Why is Polyamory so Hard to Define?

Polyamory and the exact meaning of the word is often the subject of debate among self-identified polyamorous people. It has been much debated on websites, at conferences and discussion groups around the country. Even among leading polyamory activists the term is debated over and over again. What is the source of the controversy? Webster’s Dictionary …

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