Understanding Open Relationships

How to Break the Stigma of Non-Monogamy

How to Break the Stigma of Non-Monogamy

Since the 1960s, the breaking of stigmas surrounding sexuality can be only called “revolutionary.” Prior to the 60s, LGBTQ sexuality and romance were almost completely shunned; so too with inter-racial relationships or marriages and causal relationships, to only name...

The Importance of Love in Life

The Importance of Love in Life

The concept of “love” is one that is shrouded with cliches. Saying “love is in everything” or that “love is the most important thing” have become trite slogans. And I believe, rightly so. Most people throw these slogans around without understanding the true nature of...

Polyamory – Loving Over Two People Doesn’t Mean Its Infidelity

Polyamory – Loving Over Two People Doesn’t Mean Its Infidelity

If you’re in a polyamorous relationship, then you’ve more than likely heard the question, “Isn’t that just an excuse to cheat?” This isn’t something someone wants to hear when talking about their relationship choices, and certainly not something that most people want...

The Poly Mindset, Why People Prefer It

The Poly Mindset, Why People Prefer It

I recently exchanged a few words with a couple of polyamorous men and women. There are different reasons why us poly folk prefer this type of lifestyle or relationship dynamic, but my friends and I seem to have similar thoughts on the subject. Below I spell out a few...

The Role of Sexual-Orientation in Open Relationships

The Role of Sexual-Orientation in Open Relationships

Since 2015 when same-sex marriage was legalized federally in the United States, many great advents have been established in the domain of sexuality. First and foremost, openness and acceptance towards the LGBTQ community have been more widespread than in any other...

The History of Non-Monogamy

The History of Non-Monogamy

There is a common misconception around the existence of non-monogamy. This misconception is the idea that non-monogamy is something that is new; that non-monogamy is somehow something that is simply trendy and has only come around recently, and in turn, will not be...

3 Surprising Statistics About Open Relationships

3 Surprising Statistics About Open Relationships

1. Open relationship-oriented people talk about difficult things: There are more than thirty sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in the world today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO, retrieved August 24, 2020), and more than one million individuals...

You’re Poly, So Why Did He Cheat?

You’re Poly, So Why Did He Cheat?

Contrary to popular belief, a relationship dynamic like polyamory is not cheat-proof. The same way that it is possible to cheat on an open book test, it is very possible to cheat in an open love or open relationship. A lot of people believe that the permission and the...

Do Open Relationships Work?

Do Open Relationships Work?

If you’re asking this question, then perhaps you’re having some doubts about whether you want to get into the lifestyle, or maybe you have a bump in the road with your current partners. No matter the situation, here are a few reasons that open relationships can work...

Decrease Divorce Rates by Having an Open Relationship

Decrease Divorce Rates by Having an Open Relationship

At least within the context of the United States, it is well known that the divorce rate is high. Roughly half of marriages end in divorce. There are, of course, a multitude of reasons why this is the case. But they all boil down to one important factor: namely,...