What Does Polyamory Look Like?:Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships Mim Chapman
Polyamory means having simultaneous close emotional, and possibly sexual, relationships with two or more other individuals with the knowledge and consent of all partners concerned. The growing practice of polyamory in the U.S. indicates a significant shift in the way marriage and intimate relationships have evolved over the last few decades. This is the first book on the topic written for a general audience, for both those interested in practicing polyamory and those who have no intention of doing so. Readers who would like to better understand what this increasingly visible way of relating is all about will find answers here. People who do practice polyamory will find a careful analysis of the lifestyle and the various issues, concerns, and rewards that grow out of this lifestyle.
Designer Relationships (Unabridged):A Guide to Happy Monogamy Positive Polyamory and Optimistic Open Relationships Patricia Johnson/ Mark A. Michaels
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.
It´s not always easy to follow your own rules... Helen is ecstatic that her fiancé, Ben, has agreed to ´´open´´ their upcoming marriage. They´ve outlined the new rules of their relationship and are finally on the same page to embark on an ethically non-monogamous adventure together. One of the most important rules? You can look at other people, but you can´t touch… at least, not until after the wedding. But it´s harder than Helen expected to stick to that particular rule when she can´t stop drooling over their wedding photographer! And what´s more, she doesn´t even know if the photographer feels the same way about her. Will she be able to wait patiently until after the wedding to make her move? Join Helen and Ben on their exploration of an alternative relationship style in this romantic comedy! About the series... Being Good is Book 5 in the Polyamorous Passions series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. Polyamorous Passions follows the lives of three best friends as they each embark on their own journeys into consensual non-monogamy. Books 1-3 focused on Emma, Books 4-6 focus on Helen, and Books 7-9 will focus on Scarlett. This series is suitable for anyone interested in real-life polyamory, open relationships, ethical non-monogamy, feminism, positive female friendships, alternatives to monogamy and monogamous relationships, and explorations of sexuality. Includes explicit language and sexual situations; intended for mature audiences. About the author... Sagan Morrow has a degree in Rhetoric, Writing & Communications, with a decade of experience as a businesswoman, blogger, and copywriter across a variety of industries. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Sagan is a hobbyist burlesque dancer and identifies as polyamorous. Sagan has authored several business books and teaches online courses to empower new freelancers as they grow their own successful businesses. The Polyamorous Passions series is her first foray into fiction.
This progressive handbook for Chinese medicine students and practitioners looks at gender, physiology, relationships and sexual attraction from the Chinese medicine perspective. Many standard diagnostic and treatment techniques are gender-based and do not work with clients who identify as LGBT or gender/sex/relationship fluid and so these communities are currently often underserved. Catherine Lumenello accesses the Daoist, Buddhist and Confucianist roots of the medicine and explores the energetic pathways, the Three Treasures and other theories in order to understand the emotional etiology and treatment concerns prevalent within these client groups. The topics covered in the book include transgender issues, asexuality, sex addiction, sexual realignment surgery and polyamory. Incorporating client examples, illustrations, and an assortment of treatment approaches, this book is a radical re-examination of the potential of Chinese medicine.
This enlightening work investigates the history, incidence, and causes of a unique sexual lifestyle pursued by increasing numbers of couples. It is called by many names, and lived in a variety of ways by different couples. The most common terms used to describe it are ´hotwife´ or ´cuckold lifestyle.´ This sexual practice, a form of sexual nonmonogamy, is distinguished from swinging and polyamory in that the husband rarely seeks sexual contact outside the marriage except for participation in group sex with his wife and other men, while the wife is permitted and often encouraged to pursue unrestrained sexual encounters with other men. The author includes interviews and comments from couples living the lifestyle throughout the U.S., and presents the stories in an attempt to determine the history of this sexual practice and its role in society and in relationships. He explores the psychological, social, biological, and evolutionary underpinnings of this uncommon and socially taboo behavior in an effort to make it more comprehensible to those engaged in the lifestyle and those who are just curious.