What was this daunting project? It was simply to be part of a community of 350 women from 11 different countries, countless industries, [...]
Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. This month we’re talking about “negotiation”. Links to all posts can be found at polymeansmany.com
It’s frequently implied that non-monogamous relationships require a huge amount of negotiation. I find this [...]
I’m changing my surname.
No, I’m not getting married. No, I’m not running from the Student Loans Company*. Yes, I am moving from Amanda “Louise Jones” to Amanda “Leon-Joyce”.
Did you know it’s perfectly legal to start to use a different name at any point so long as your intent is not to [...]
Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. This month we’re talking about “time”. Links to all posts can be found at polymeansmany.com
It’s frequently said that love is infinite, but time is not. Poly folk know this [...]
Last weekend I popped into my local (Woolwich) WH Smith to mooch around the magazine isle. I fancied picking up one of the well known tattoo magazines I know they stock. It took me a while to spot them, nestled up in the ‘Men’s Interest’ section under ‘Men & Style’.
I asked to speak to [...]
I am open to the idea of loving more than one person, and I am open to the idea of being sexually attracted to more than one gender.
If you were to use these factors to define me, I’d choose the labels Bisexual and Polyamorous. To which you’d* probably reply that I was ‘having my [...]
Polyamory and ethical non-monogamies have a problem; all too often they inspire prejudice and negative connotations without good reason. As one of the studies referenced below concludes “Some of the other dimensions on which monogamy was perceived to be superior are not entirely logical [...] Even the more serious dimensions were not always logically consistent [...]
Recent radio interviews fresh in my mind, this month’s topic is something I have been eager to drag an analytical comb through; the ethics of non-monogamy.
Amusingly, as I have written before, very few traditional relationships ever stop to define their idea of what constitutes that relationship: what rules and promises bind it, and what [...]
Here’s a cut of all the audio pertaining to the open-relationship discussion from the Mark Forrest Show on May 14th ’13.
I live-tweeted a stream of vitriol towards the totally-off-topic discussion of infidelity and affairs, the screamingly blatant sexism, and the shameless fact-avoidance of many contributors but, for once, I shall spare you. After all, [...]