Why Defining “Polyamory” IS Important

I found this draft of a post from Feb­ru­ary 2014, and while I would­n’t ordi­nar­i­ly react to any­thing as old as that post, the draft was too good to toss away. I don’t nor­mal­ly respond to oth­er peo­ple’s blog posts, but I’ve seen a par­tic­u­lar notion all over the place, so I am going to respond […]

“Hierarchical” Polyamory vs. Polyamory “Anarchy”

I recent­ly ran into a thread on one of the polyamory groups I belong to where some­one asked for clar­i­fi­ca­tion as to what “Hier­ar­chi­cal Polyamory” was, and the first answer was to link to this page of Frank Veaux’s polyamory site: https://www.morethantwo.com/polyconfigurations.html Well, there are some things that Mr. Veaux writes which I think are […]

Review: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino

Open­ing Up: A Guide to Cre­at­ing and Sus­tain­ing Open Rela­tion­ships by Tris­tan Taormi­no My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars I have to be hon­est. When I ini­tial­ly heard about Open­ing Up by Tris­tan Taormi­no, it was in asso­ci­a­tion with some­one I can’t stand, and I child­ish­ly let that asso­ci­a­tion col­or my impres­sion of the book. I […]

Random Things Meme

Leah tagged me on Face­book to write 25 ran­dom things about myself, then Sam tagged me to come up with 16 ran­dom tid­bits. I’m not good at these things, but I’ll give it a try. I did­n’t go to kinder­garten but start­ed first grade when I was 5 because my moth­er thought she had to put […]

Poly? Please to take survey!

Danielle Duplassie, MA, RCC, a Doc­tor­al Stu­dent in Human Sex­u­al­i­ty at The Insti­tute for the Advanced Study of Human Sex­u­al­i­ty, sent a request to one of the lists I’m on tonight seek­ing polyamorous peo­ple to take a sur­vey that is part of her research. It won’t even take you five min­utes. Go clicky! Edit­ed: Whoops! […]

Multiple Partners Survey

Would any of you who are involved with mul­ti­ple part­ners, or who have been so involved, whether or not you iden­ti­fy as polyamorous, be will­ing to take a research sur­vey? You don’t have to give any indi­vid­ual iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion at all, if you don’t want to. Mul­ti­ple Part­ners Sur­vey From the site: Thank you for your interest […]

Poly Southeast Meetup Today!

It’s the sec­ond Sun­day of the month, so that means it’s today! Come down to Choco­Laté Cof­fee in Decatur to join us at 3 pm. Today’s dis­cus­sion today will be the start of a series on “What is polyamory?” We’ll be explor­ing “What’s the dif­fer­ence, if any, between promis­cu­ity and polyamory, and does it matter?” […]


I was going to post a link to a speech about polyamory giv­en by valerie_white at the Bed­ford Lyceum. As I was read­ing it more close­ly than I did the first time, I was sur­prised to find myself read­ing my own words! I’d com­plete­ly for­got­ten that Valerie had asked my per­mis­sion to quote a post I’d […]

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