Archive for 'Polyamory'

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 practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time” and Oxford English ...

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The Importance of Respect

Relationship advice is everywhere and you often hear in the poly community that the mantra is communicate – communicate – communicate… You will hear mention of making agreements, boundaries and of course the importance of love. Respect however is often mentioned in passing and yet respect is paramount in successful happy relationships, romantic or otherwise.

A few months ago, while channel surfing, I came across a biography interview with Reba McEntire. ...

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The Influx of Young People Identifying as Polyamorous

The number of people who call themselves polyamorous or say they have an open relationship is on the rise. The media is in a frenzy and local groups are growing like crazy in areas that two years ago had little to no groups or at least little activity. This growth appears to be driven by the twenty something crowd. This is not to say polyamory ...

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Poly Living 2011 Preliminary Workshop List

Presenter Bios available here

What Does Polyamory Look Like?

Mim Chapman, PhD

What is your poly relationship dream, and what does it look like in action? A wide variety of models for loving and living are emerging within the poly community. This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to look at some of them and explore what best matches your ...

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Poly Living 2011 Philadelphia, February 4-6, Presenter Line-up

Keynote

Mim Chapman Ph.D.

Mim Chapman, Ph.D., is the author of What does Polyamory Look Like?, a new book about the forms of poly diversity. She is a relationship coach, keynote speaker, educator, and change agent, and has been entertaining and mentoring people for more years than she chooses to admit.  She is a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and has led workshops in various aspects of diversity, learning styles, multiple intelligences, ...

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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 honest, most of us don’t really have all that many loves…after all, although love is unlimited, time ...

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Doing a Media Interview? Tempted? Make sure it’s not Poly in, Garbage Out

Whether you are going on Jerry Springer or just want to explain poly to your best friend, these me dia tips should help you get your message across clearly.

by John Ullman, 2002, revised 2009

Originally published in Loving More Magazine issue #30

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Call for Presenters Poly Living Philadelphia 2011

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

After a few setbacks and challenges Loving More® is excited to be producing the sixth annual Poly Living Conference February 4-6, 2011, in Philadelphia, PA.

We are currently exploring different keynote speaker possibilities. We are also looking for Saturday night extras such as Cuddle Parties or other similar offerings. With registration just beginning only we are ready ...

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Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality Book Reveiw by David Hall, PhD

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality written by Christopher Ryan, PhD and Cacilda Jethà, PhD

Harper. 2010

I am a sex educator and have been teaching college students and adults what I have learned about Human Sexuality for many years. This book has caused me to look seriously at what I believed was factual about my favorite subject and question some of the received wisdom of my text books and mentors. I think this book is a “MUST ...

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2010 Poly Living Seattle Schedule*

Preliminary Schedule

Presenter Bios

Register

Friday – October 22

4 PM – 7:00 PM Registration and Check-in

Pick up your Conference Package/schedule and get yourselves all checked in.    We advise all people to get checked in first, then head out to grab some dinner before the evening’s festivities.

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