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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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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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Is Marriage The Union We Want?

Marriage is a hot topic these days, from gay activists fighting for equality to the conservative right insisting marriage is the very foundation of civilization and allowing gay marriage is a sign of the destruction of society. Then there is the slippery slope argument that if we allow same sex marriage it will lead to …

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Loving More Loving Choices Colorado

Click for Complete Seminar Details and To Register Now ~ Tentative Schedule ~ Friday April 22 7:00pm – 11:00pm ~ Super Cuddly With Reid Mihalko A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where …

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What is Polyamory?

It is not surprising there is so much confusion when the question “What is polyamory?” comes up. Words have both definitions and connotations that build over time heavily influenced by the culture around them. Polyamory was only recently added to the dictionary; first Webster’s and then the Oxford English Dictionary. Webster’s is “the state or …

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Canadian Law and Polyamory: A Showdown in Court

With its appearance before the British Columbia Supreme Court approaching, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association presented a workshop titled “The Canadian Charter Rights Case and Criminalization of Polyamorous Households” in October at Loving More’s Poly Living conference in Seattle. CPAA, with members across Canada, formed to advocate before the court as an “intervener” (interested party) …

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Polymorphous Diversity

The Array of Designer Relationships in Polyamory Book Excerpt from What Does Polyamory Look Like? Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships By Mim Chapman, PhD Publisher: iUniverse.com, August, 2010 Available through the Loving More bookstore. Polyamory is sometimes described as many ways of loving, not just many loves. To be totally …

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Poly Living Seattle 2010 Workshops

Workshops Subject to Change Presenters List Human Origins and Polyamory: When Did it All Begin? Anthropologists love to speculate about the origins of human sexual proclivities and behaviors.  We generate detailed theories about attraction, passion and jealousy, all couched under the rubric of reproductive strategies.  In this workshop we’ll explore current theories about the origins …

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Poly Living Seattle 2010 Presenters

Keynote and presenter Dossie Easton, MA Dossie, a longtime player on the San Francisco S/M scene and well-known killer bottom, is co-author with Janet Hardy of  The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures, newly in its second edition, as well as  The New Bottoming Book, The New Topping Book, …

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What’s Sex Got To Do With It?

Polyamory sends visions of orgies and free love to most people who first hear the term and definition. Even after careful explanation to the uninitiated, they still walk away thinking polyamory equals f***ing anything that moves. This belief that polyamory is about sex is what send people into a frenzy about morality, commitment and family …

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