Category Archives: poly in the media

An Overview of Poly in the Popular Media; and, A Gift of Sources

I’ve been a busy little bee, lately, drafting Chapter 2. In two full weeks of crazy, hermetic work (where I holed myself up in my office with my lovely books and sometimes forgot to eat, forgot what day of the … Continue reading

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Polynormativity

Today I read an excellent post by my favorite sexuality blogger quizzicalpussy. She wrote about the brand-spanking new concept of “polynormativity” (apparently coined so recently that the ink hasn’t yet dried): the idea that poly people are “supposed to have” hierarchies … Continue reading

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more buzz on the inter-webs…

I really really like this video from HuffPost Live. The poly people interviewed here are super articulate, knowledgeable, and I think there is a good mix of voices going on. The woman doing the interviewing is genuinely curious and non-condescending, … Continue reading

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breaking news…encouraging news!

In Brazil, three people have gotten approval for a civil union. Read more about it here.

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The “Noah Syndrome”

So I’ve been reading Mim Chapman’s Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships (2010). A neat book! In the introductory chapter, she defines polyamory in really clear ways, and then tells this memorable little story, which I think … Continue reading

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Sticking Together(?)

There is often much pressure put on polyamorous relationships. These relationships tend to take on the cultural spotlight, because—well—let’s face it: Totally “Out” poly people in relationships are rare. (How many do you know?) Hence, being scrutinized by others, by … Continue reading

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On Being a Sub

A subculture flourishes precisely because it functions below the proverbial radar. One could argue that a subculture isn’t in a position to “flourish” and that this place is an entirely shitty place to be because it is a place devoid … Continue reading

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