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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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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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Poly Living 2013 Workshop List

Register Now for Poly Living, Philadelphia, February 8-10, 2013 or click here for more details. Click Here for Workshop Presenters ~~~~~~ Workshop List This is a partial list and is subject to change! ~~~~~~~~~ Nuts and Bolts of Polyamorous Relationships Jesus Garcia and Robyn Trask Navigating the ins and outs of polyamory can be a …

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Poly Living 2013 Presentation List

Register Now for Poly Living, Philadelphia, February 8-10, 2013 or click here for more details. Click Here for Workshop Presenters KEYNOTE ~~~~~~ We’re Out of the “Poly” Closet–Now What? By Kamala Devi Speaking up about multiple loving relationships can be a huge risk. Why is coming out considered such a civil responsibility? You could lose …

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Loving More 2012 Retreat Presenters

Retreat Schedule-Click Here~ Carol Morotti-Meeker, MS,MLSP Carol is a social scientist and clinical professional in practice near Philadelphia, PA with people involved in polyamorous and other alternative loving styles. She is involved in serving on national poly boards and  a co-editor of a guide to polyamory for therapists through NCSF. ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ Claudia Lanigan Claudia …

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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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Poly Living 2012 Schedule

Philadelphia, PA Preliminary Schedule Friday February 10 4 PM – 7:00 PM Check in and Registration – Registration and check-Come to the registration desk; pick up your Conference Package/schedule, name badge and get yourselves all checked in.    We advise all people to get checked in first, then head out to grab some dinner before the …

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Redefining Faithfulness

By Mystic Life I was recently asked, via my blog, to respond to the question I’ve listed below from a woman who was (like most of us) raised to be monogamous. Upon reflection, I felt that my response may be helpful to readers who are still in the process of defining their values, or who …

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