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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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The growing acceptance of 'alternative' ways of relating-polyamorous, swinging, open, friends with benefits-means we'll be able to explore them with less guilt and shame," says Johnson, who along with her spouse, Michaels, wrote Designer Relationships : A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships(Cleis Press, September 2015, ISBN: 978-1-627-78147-3, $15.
While these family structures may seem far out, they are increasingly common and, especially in the case of polyamory, increasingly visible.
Chair of the National Polyamory Association Louisa Leontiades presents The Husband Swap: A True Story of Unconventional Love, a memoir about love beyond the bounds of monogamy.
Although Lepore isn't the first writer to uncover Marston's polyamory or the less-than-subtle kinks of his comics, The Secret History of Wonder Woman is the fullest and most fascinating portrait ever created about the complicated, unconventional family that inspired one of the most enduring feminist icons in pop culture.
Eight affidavits submitted by expert witnesses working in the fields of health care, journalism, advocacy, and social work who did not testify at the trial, along with 32 affidavits describing personal experience with polygamy and polyamory, were also coded by hand using the themes generated from the written decision and the court testimony of academic expert witnesses.
Marisa Black, Beyond Child Bride Polygamy: Polyamory, Unique Familial Constructions, and the Law, 8 J.
and her partner and co-author Franklin Veaux of Portland, will present their book, "More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory.
However, the fact that "some people do consider themselves Jewish and polyamorous" and that one rabbi representing one segment of the Jewish population approves of polyamory should be not taken as an endorsement by mainstream Judaism.
prevalence" contributes to the negative reactions to polyamory.
Polyamory is an emotional relationship between more than two people, who can be any combination of gender or sex with varying combinations of sexual involvement between them.
The literature pertaining to swinging is more prevalent than that for polyamory.
She explores the practices of anti-consumption; style and self-construction; defining, performing, policing, and disavowing anarchist identity; and a "diversity of sexual tactics" that include polyamory, queer sexuality, consent-seeking, and more.