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Connexions Library

Americans talk about love: How we chose an open marriage
Bowe presents an American couple's conversation revealing their history of polyamory.
Anxious Pleasures (excerpt)
Gregor, Thomas
The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities
Easton, Dossie; Liszt, Catherine A.
A guide for anyone who dreams of having all the sex and love and friendship they want. Explores the skills and issues of a life beyond tradiational lifetime monogamy, from scheduling dates to handling...
Group Sex: Communal Ethics of Eroticism, Free Love, and the Extended Family
Smith, Andy
Is free love a relic of the past? Does principled promiscuity still persist at the dawn of the twenty-first century? Where do anti-authoritarian radicals stand in the cultural combat?
The Harrad Experiment
Rimmer, Robert H.
Intimate Friendships
Ramey, James
Examines various forms of intimate relationship, from monogamy, to monogamy with adultery, to polygyny, polyandry and group relationships.
Kerista: Connexipedia Article
A religion founded in 1956 by John Peltz "Bro Jud" Presmont. Throughout much of its history, Kerista was centered on the ideals of polyfidelity (called "responsible non-monogamy") and creation of inte...
Loving More
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter published by PEP (Polyfidelitious Educational Productions), a group marriage journal and network. Previous title was PEPTALK; name was changed to Loving More starting with the Spring 1991...
Monogamous Voles
Diemer, Ulli
Vole reversal.
Open marriage: Connexipedia Article
Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
Taormino, Tristan
Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships — from partnered non-monogamy to solo po...
The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
Warren, Rosie; Nair. Yasmin
An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage...
Polyamory: Connexipedia Article
The practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the consent of everyone involved.
Polyamory and Polygamy: Is the Media Right?
Trask, Robyn
There are a few of repeated themes emerging in many of the articles railing against polyamorous marriage.
Polyfidelity: Connexipedia Article
A form of polyamorous group marriage wherein all members consider each other to be primary partners and agree to be sexual only with other members of this group.
Proposition 31
Rimmer, Robert H.
When Will the Media Really Get Polyamory?
Trask, Robyn L
Why do the media so often miss the mark when they write articles or do a feature on polyamory? Why do so many approach the subject with a ready-made idea of what they are looking for?
Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?: Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?
Robin, Gabrielle
Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorou...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Loving More
A place to explore polyamory, to connect with others of like mind, to explore the possibilities of honest multi-partnered relationships and to learn how to make polyamorous relating work. We are a na...
Discussion of polyamorous relationships.
Polyamory Society
Promotes and supports the interest of individuals of multipartner relationships and families.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

All in the family
Hodder, Jonny
Three parents who have made Canadian history by winning a court's recognition as a legal family are still adjusting to their status as pioneers for polyamorous rights.
3 adults in polyamorous relationship declared legal parents by N. L. court
St. John's court ruling believed to be legal first for Canada
MacDonald, Michael
In what is believed to be a legal first in Canada, a court in Newfoundland and Labrador has recognized three unmarried adults as the legal parents of a child born within their "polyamorous" family. Po...

From the Connexions Archives

Beyond Monogamy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter dedicated to exploring and facilitating alternatives to traditional monogamous relationships. There is a collection of these newsletters from 1980 through 1982 in the Connexions Archive.
Loving More
New Models for Relationships
Organization and resource for people who who wish to move beyond traditional monogamy.
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...