Archive for 'Polyamory 101'

Primary, Secondary: The Misunderstanding of Hierarchy in Polyamorous Relating

Primary, Secondary: The Misunderstanding of Hierarchy in Polyamorous Relating

94019988Being 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 dealing and explaining some of the issues faced in polyamorous relationships. One ...

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Breaking the mold helps each relationship find its own shape

Breaking the mold helps each relationship find its own shape

86544530Polyamory is by no means for everyone, and monogamy certainly seems to work best for most people. But one of the more unfortunate features of monogamy is the way it tends to force relationships to be either The Right One, or nonexistent. The general goal of monogamy, after all, is to find that one person you can spend the rest of your life with, forsaking all others. ...

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Poly Living 2013 Presentation List

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

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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 your family, work, friends and potential lovers! And for what? What ...

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2013 Poly Living Philadelphia Presenters

2013 Poly Living Philadelphia Presenters

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Kamala Devi

Kamala Devi is an author, coach, national speaker, activist, and performance artist who specializes in tantra, sexuality and polyamory. She is the mother of a 5 year old son, has been successfully navigating an open marriage for 10 years, and successfully practicing polyamory for over 15. She is the founder and director of SD Tantra Theater and stars in Showtime’s Polyamory: Married and Dating Docu-series. As a Certified yoga ...

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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 defines polyamory as “the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a ...

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The Shame Game: The Reality of Testing for STIs

Annual testing for STIs (sexually transmitted infection) is something I believe every sexually active person should do for their health, not just for people who are in some form of open relationship but anyone sexually active. It is part of being safe and sane with our own health. Unfortunately testing can often be source of shame and negativity for women and men seeking testing.

For several years I chose to go to the Boulder Women’s clinic, a seemingly progressive place in ...

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Polyamory: A Facet of Human Diversity

In his groundbreaking book, “The Soul’s Code,” Jungian psychologist James Hillman claims that we are all born with a blueprint of who we are here to be. He likens this phenomenon to the tiny acorn that holds within it all of the information of the oak tree it will eventually become. There are forces in life such as synchronicity, he states, that help guide us along on ...

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Loving More Loving Choices Colorado

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Tentative Schedule

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Friday April 22

7:00pm – 11:00pm

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Super Cuddly

With Reid Mihalko

A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe ...

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Loving More Loving Choices Colorado – Presentations List

Saturday – April 23

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Relationships Choices Polyamory 101

Robyn Trask and Jesus Garcia

Polyamory 101 is a class exploring polyamorous (multi-partner) relationships as well as other choices.  Practical tips to help these alternatives to monogamy work.  We will cover different choices in relationships and styles of polyamory, terms and definitions, and the kinds of issues and challenges ...

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More Thoughts on Spiritual Polyamory

by Mystic Life, Author of Spiritual Polyamory

I used to believe that the world would be a better place if everyone was polyamorous.  Perhaps in a utopian world in which there was no ego, no fear, and no childhood wounds, that would be true.  However, I’ve come to learn that people need to be where they’re at, and not push themselves beyond their personal boundaries in order to fit some ideal.

When ...

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