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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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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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Growing Up in a Group Marriage

One day in the summer of 1971, my parents held hands, closed their eyes and jumped out of their conventional marriage into something strange and new. I was 9 years old at the time, and we were camping at Betsy Lake in the High Unitas Wilderness with another family of five. We were halfway into …

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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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