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Poly Media

Pedestrian Polyamory is a show about polyamory and all of it's glorious (and not so glorious) features.

Join co-hosts Shira B. Katz and Gavin Katz as they talk about sex and polyamory in a realistic, down-to-earth, and bulls**t-free manner. Listen as they approach topics such as poly, nonmonogamy, sex, threesomes, compersion, and more logically and rationally.

- Relationships Outside The Box

Multiamory is a podcast for those of us who are tired of the same old dating advice. Whether you are polyamorous, considering it, or just want to have a better monogamous relationship, this is the place for you to find new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking on how to live the happiest, most fulfilling, and sexiest life possible.

- An Introduction on Polyamory

Tony Ravenscroft leaves behind the speculation, the guesswork, and the Utopianism that only confuse the discussion. Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful begins from the absolute basics of intimate relationships, and clearly lays out the pitfalls and problems that await everyone who embarks upon this difficult and highly rewarding way of life.

Polyamory (the book) is for everyone with any interest in the subject. Whether you're merely curious, or already embroiled in a complex responsibly nonmonogamous life, you will find a greater understanding of what is going on. Even if you are happily married for the rest of your life, you will improve your relationships with the other people in your life.

Even a book this large can only hope to answer half your questions. Tony Ravenscroft does that, and shows you how to find your own answers for the rest.

Security comes first from inside of you. Then, if you are very lucky, you will be in a position to find other people who also possess that same sort of security, and build some sort of family or community as a team.

When jealousy rears up, it indicates that something inside of you is afraid. It's an alarm, nothing less and nothing more. Treat it as such.

- A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.”

Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; couples who consciously choose to be monogamous; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink.

The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately.

Designer Relationships will show you how to create the relationship that works for you, based on:

· Free and enthusiastic choice.

· Mutuality in defining the relationship and its structure.

· Permission to consider all forms of relating.

· Dedication to maintaining radical regard your partner(s).

· Transparency about sexual history.


Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.

(Routledge research in gender and society #23)

Most social scientific work on intimate relationships has assumed a monogamous structure, or has considered anything other than monogamy only in the context of 'infidelity'. Yet, in recent years there has been a growing interest among researchers and the public in exploring various patterns of intimacy that involve open non-monogamy.

This volume gathers contributions from academics, activists, and practitioners throughout the world to explore non-monogamous relationships. Featuring both empirical and theoretical pieces, contributors examine the history and cultural basis of various forms of non-monogamy, experiences of non-monogamous living, psychological understandings of relationship patterns, language and emotion, the discursive construction of mono-normativity as well as issues of race, class, disability, sexuality and gender. This volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners working in the social sciences and anyone who is seeking greater insight into the intricacies of non-monogamous relationships.

contributing authors:-
Meg Barker (Editor), Darren Langdridge, Lucy Russell (Contributor), Christian Klesse (Contributor), Christina Richards (Contributor), Alessandra Iantaffi (Contributor), Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Contributor), Damien W. Riggs (Contributor) , Dossie Easton (Contributor), Andrew Samuels (Contributor), John Delamater (Contributor), Esther Saxey (Contributor), Barry D. Adam (Contributor), Dee Mcdonald (Contributor), Hadar Aviram (Contributor), Maya Lavie-Ajayi (Contributor), Colette D.R. Jones (Contributor), José Miguel Montenegro (Contributor), Robin Bauer (Contributor), Kristin S. Scherrer (Contributor), Elisabeth Sheff (Contributor), Pepper Mint (Contributor), Nathan Rambukkana (Contributor), Eleanor Wilkinson (Contributor), Jamie Vishwam Heckert (Contributor), Angela Willey (Contributor), Ani Ritchie (Contributor), Shalanda Phillips (Contributor), Katherine Frank

- Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage

Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. She operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her—normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires.

- Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships

In practice, many of us are polyamorous - current stats in the UK would suggest that 20% of men and 15% of women have affairs - so the basics of Wendy-O Matik's argument shouldn't be such a leap: that we shouldn't all expect our emotional needs to be met totally by one single person.

Her book gives guidance, discussion and tips on making your love-life honest, even if it is more complicated than the traditional monogamous relationship.

- 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love

An illuminating, entertaining, and provocative immersion in today’s American family, with essays from ZZ Packer, Dan Savage, Min Jin Lee, asha bandele, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and others, illustrating the changing realities of domestic life.

Edited by bestselling author Rebecca Walker, this anthology invites us to step into the center of a range of different domestic arrangements and take a good look around. From gay adoption to absentee fathers, from open marriages to green-card marriages, the reality of the American household has altered dramatically over the last three decades. With changing values and expectations, fluid gender roles, and a shifting economy, along with increase in infertility, adoption, and the incidence of mixed-race couples, people across the country are redefining the standard arrangement of family life. In a collection of eighteen honest, personal, and deeply affecting essays from an array of writers, One Big Happy Family offers a fresh look at how contemporary families are adapting to this altering reality.

Each writing from the perspective of his or her own unique domestic arrangements and priorities, the authors of these essays explore topics like transracial adoption, bicultural marriage and children, cohousing, equal parenting, and the creation of virtual families. Dan Savage writes about the unexpected responsibilities of open adoption. Jenny Block tells of the pros and cons of her own open marriage. ZZ Packer explores the ramifications of, and her own self-consciousness about, having a mixed-race child. asha bandele writes of her decision to have a child with a man in prison for life. And Min Jin Lee points to the intimacy shared by a mother and her child’s hired caregiver.

All of these pieces smartly discuss the various cultural pressures, issues, and realities for families today, in a manner that is inviting and accessible—sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, sometimes shocking, but always fascinating

- A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships — from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory.

With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting and time management.

Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy.

Nonmonogamous folks recognize that during a lifetime you can and will be attracted to other people even if you are in a wonderful, fulfilling relationship; they make room in their relationship for these attractions rather than allow them to cause anxiety, jealousy, and unreasonable expectations.

- A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities

The essential guide for singles and couples who want to explore polyamory in ways that are ethically and emotionally sustainable.
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