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The fact or practice of being romantically or sexually involved with more than one person with the knowledge and consent of all parties.

[poly- + Latin amor, love; see amorous + -y.]

pol′y·am′o·rous adj.


the practice of openly having more than one intimate relationship at a time
ˌpolyˈamorous adj
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In television, BermanBraun is producing the series ALPHAS (currently airing on SyFy); UNCHAINED REACTION (currently airing on Discovery Channel); JUNK GYPSIES (to air in 2012 on HGTV); POLYAMORY (to air in 2012 on Showtime) and two additional new series to be produced with MythBusters stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage for Discovery Channel.
There's been much discussion in recent years about different sexual identities, a once-controversial topic, but it's safe to say that polyamory (romantic relationships with more than one partner) is less understood, and less widely accepted.
Polyamory has plenty of positive and negative associations, and like many philosophies, means very different things to different people.
In addition, Currie advises married and unmarried couples who are looking to add what is known as 'erotic role play' into their marriage or romantic relationship, and incorporating BDSM and polyamory themes if that is what the couple genuinely wants to do.
The author has organized the main body of her text in six chapters devoted to an exploration of jealousy and polyagony, moving from polyagony to compersion, gender, jealousy, and polyamory, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Karen Everett An award-winning filmmaker, Everett has completed a body of work that explores sex, self-pleasure, and polyamory.
Over the past few years I have reviewed several new books on Polyamory.
By and large, the culture of polyamory embraces the behavioural bureaucracy, while the culture of monogamy has increasing disagreements with it.
Examples of specific topics include a queer critique of feminist legal theory as having no positive politics of sexual pleasure, the focus on sexual advances and sexual conduct in the area of sex-based discrimination law as obscuring non-sexual forms of sex-based inequalities, civil rights advocacy and essentialized notions of black and gay identity, the principles and practices of polyamory versus monogamy, Adrienne Rich's idea of "compulsory heterosexuality" extended to the idea of "compulsory matrimony" in the context of the gay marriage debates, the sexual regulation dimension of welfare reform, and the contributions of poststructuralism to feminist and queer theory.
Polyamory is the newest buzz in sexual identity and relationships.