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Jealousy and Compersion in Open Marriage

Jealousy seems to know the trick of coming third in traditional monogamous couples. Likewise it has found a loophole in polyamorous families, getting access also to open marriage. We know there’s jealousy in us. Maybe your reality has very little to do with it, but we have in this life been jealous of our partners’ infatuations, of their interaction with brothers, moms, sisters, best friends, female friends, boss, soccer match companion, waitress, yoga teacher, book, movie, game, social network. 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...

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...