"Polyamory: 'Respectable' Non-Monogamy?"
A free New Age magazine in Salt Lake City (supported by advertising from health-food and alternative-therapy businesses) presents a Poly 101 story as one of the three major feature articles in its March issue. The article leads off with Franklin Veaux's Map of Nonmonogamy, a triumph of geekitude.
Polyamory: "Respectable" Non-Monogamy?
By Jim Catano
...Those drawn to polyamory, however, claim a more complex desire: to create and maintain honest, consensual, ongoing, loving relationships with more than just one other person.... People who identify their relational style as polyamorous do something most other non-monogamists often don't... polyamorists often become, to some degree, part of each others' lives.
...Polyamory offers an alternative to serial monogamy — the current less-than-happy norm in Western society. Poly partners and spouses don't choose between sexual novelty and long-term stability. They enjoy both.
Any experienced polyamorous person will admit that this love style is definitely not for everyone and is never a cure for an already failing relationship. A troubled couple rarely finds relief simply by adding more people to the mix.
However, for those not intimidated by the idea of moving beyond social conventions and their own insecurities, and who have the time and energy to be with more than one intimate partner, polyamory may open up a world of enlivening new possibilities.
See the whole article, with Franklin's graphic.
There's nothing here you may not have read elsewhere, but it makes a good case for us and it's a breath of fresh air after the subject of my last post.
P.S., OT: Atlanta Poly Weekend has just posted its preliminary schedule. It happens March 2527. See you there!
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