Polyamory and Bigamy

 Posted by on April 11, 2013
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Polyamory and Bigamy

By Aimee Bouchard

I’ll admit it, I really enjoyed the TLC documentary series “Sister Wives,” which recently aired its first season finale. For those who didn’t catch it, Sister Wives followed a polygamous Mormon family in Utah.

The Monogamy Myth

 Posted by on January 20, 2013
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The Monogamy Myth

Kate Bornstein wrote about the modern imperative for identity in her landmark book, “Gender Outlaw”.  Identity is the “need to belong” to a recognizable group, and in her opinion, this is particularly true in regard to gender and sexuality. “Monogamous” is one of the largest self-identified sexual identities, and according to at least one study, […]

The Path of Kindness

 Posted by on November 20, 2012
Nov 202012
The Path of Kindness

I recently wrote a piece called, “How I Practice Good Poly”, which you can see on my blog and on Fetlife.  In it, I give a broad overview of some of the strategies and techniques I employ in all of my relationships.  One of the ways I practice good relationship is by choosing the Path […]

An afternoon with CARAS

 Posted by on August 27, 2011
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By Kat Stamoulis

This year the 2011 Alternatives Sexualities Conference was held in Washington, DC, having moved from its previous homes in Chicago and San Francisco. I was in attendance at the conference, hosted by CARAS, not as a researcher or a clinician in the field, but as an undergraduate student with a passion for human sexuality as well as an active member of the kink scene.

How Do They Do It?

 Posted by on April 26, 2011
Apr 262011

By Micah Schneider

Two weeks ago, my family welcomed the newest member of our family. He’s a beautiful little boy, and we’re happy beyond belief. But I can’t keep shaking the same thought, every single day. I look at my son, and shake my head.

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By Katie Diamond

Today, L and I taught a workshop entitled “Sexual Encounters of the Comic Kind.” It’s a story-telling/educational workshop on negotiating safer sex for female-bodied folks, with my comic art helping along the narration. We’ve been teaching this workshop for several years now

Rolling with it

 Posted by on March 30, 2011
Mar 302011

By Rayne

In the beginning of our relationship, we were monogamous. M wanted to keep me to himself, and I wasn’t able to deal with my significant other having sex or a relationship with someone else. You see, I was just out of an extremely emotionally and physically abusive relationship

Nothing is Beyond Conversation

 Posted by on March 7, 2011
Mar 072011

By Micah Schneider

There really isn’t a lot a difference between writing an advice column for polys than writing for mono folks. Aside from occasionally needing Venn diagrams to describe our relationships, we’ve got the same problems and issues to overcome. We share in many of the same hopes and dreams. My topic this time comes from a friend of mine, and it applies to everyone, regardless of relationship style.