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Mature Love As A Basis Of Alternative Relationships

Craving for novelties has been embedded in our genes. Like a cat to a new box, we are attracted to new experiences and experiments. Even though aware of copy-paste pettiness, we get bitten by the bug of new #challenge or selfie style that makes us want to do the same right off. And seeing gain in alternative relationships popularity makes us consider trying something of the kind as well. Details...

Franklin Veaux’s Great Map of Non-Monogamous Relationships

In 2010 Franklin Veaux, a truly experienced polyamorist and author of the polyamory blog, complemented his blog with a map of non-monogamous relationships, displaying interdependence and intersection between different types of romantic ties. The elaboration of the map was greatly facilitated by his extensive communication with alternative relationships practitioners. Mixing in with the said community, Franklin managed to gather statistics on the most popular types of non-monogamous relationships and set a system of interconnections between different types of bonds. Details...

Dan Savage's Definition of Monogamish - And More

However even a most idyllic case may turn a background for new ‘auxiliary’ relations – falling in love with new people, flinging and flirting. And any person capable of self-reflection might sooner or later wonder: “I like other people as well, they ignite my interest and admiration, so who am I? What type of relationship do I have if in addition to my primary partner there are other people I desire?” Details...

Alternative Relationships Glossary: From A To V

Alternative Sexuality: a broad term that encompasses non-traditional gender identity and sexual orientation as well as the issues that deal with crossover of gender and sexual expression, unusual sexual practices (BDSM, other kinks) and non-monogamous forms of relationship. Details...

Compersion - A New Word In Alternative Relationships

“Compersion” is a notion that can be thought of as the opposite of “jealousy”. It is a positive emotional reaction to relations of the other one in that he or she enjoys sexual desire experienced with another partner. It is probably close to a feeling that we have when a person we love attains the goals he has set in the professional field, or the way best friends rejoice at each other’s success. Compersion as a concept is used in the framework of alternative relationships (polyamorous relationship, open relationship, non-monogamy relationship) in that partners can in open and aware manner afford having a diversified range of feelings to more than one partner. Details...