POLYS: OUT YOURSELF (I did) & END PLURALISTIC IGNORANCE: Web Radio, Article by Janet Kira Lessin

I discovered I was polyamorous in 1990 when I fell in love with Ed,a man I met on the internet. He was married. So was I. We fell in love with each other but not out of love with our spouses and felt awful, at first, then came to understand through internet groups and research …

SAME SEX MARRIAGE NOW A FEDERAL RIGHT; POLYAMOROUS MARRIAGE’S NEXT: Web Radio & Article

On this program, which you can hear when you click the arrow above, Janet Kira and Dr. Sasha Lessin discuss the defeat of the Republicans’ Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA).  We hope this defeat of the religious right’s attempt to cram their values down all of our throats will pave the path to a federal …

DOMA REPEAL MEANS MOVEMENT MOMENTUM FOR POLY PLURAL MARRIAGE by Janet Kira Lessin

Today (06/26/13) the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was overturned and Proposition 8 dismissed so now same sex marriages are available in California.  Thirteen of the 50 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized gay marriage. Many states permit domestic partnerships.  We’re getting closer.  With today’s victories, there’s only 37 more to go.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_status_in_the_United_States_by_state …

West Coast Polyamory Gathering Moved to Lupin Lodge, Los Gatos, N. CA, July 19-21, 2013

This is an update on the West Coast Polyamory Gathering, which is happening July 19-21, 2013, at LUPIN LODGE, near Los Gatos, in Northern California, approximately one hour south of San Francisco. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION. ORDINARILY THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED AT HARBIN HOT SPRINGS, BUT THIS YEAR IT HAPPENS AT LUPIN LODGE …

KAMALA DEVI’S Top Polyamory Problemswith Being Open, Married and Dating

Just for fun, I decided to conduct a poll to see what are the top 10 poly problems. Since humor is often the best way to rise above our polyamory problems and see ourselves in a new light, I hope you don’t take this post too seriously. I asked my fans on Facebook and Twitter …

POLYAMORY: PATH TO ETERNAL MARRIAGE by Janet Kira Lessin

Does monogamy lead to divorce? The very nature of monogamy is conditional love full of requirements and restraints, pulling in reigns, restricting freedom, spontaneity and choice. But the other side of the coin, running wild, sewing oats, following every whim, seems to avoid intimacy. It takes time, connection and intimacy to be truly known, loved …

BISEXUALITY, MONOGAMY AND POLYAMORY: Collection of articles

ARE WE REALLY MONO-POLY? by Janet Kira Lessin  Doctors Hal and Sidra Stone teach us that we have many “voices” within ourselves. We each have our own set of voices, be they the Inner Critic, the Inner Child, the Inner Pope, the Inner Aphrodite or any of a myriad possible combinations.     At different times these …

ETHICAL SLUTTERY: POLY RELATIONSHIPS EXPAND THE REACH OF LOVE AND SEX By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Despite recent advances for marriage equality, the rights and protections associated with that ancient institution remain reserved for pairs. Folks whose romantic and sexual relationships include more than two are still widely scorned in popular culture, so much so that same-sex marriage campaigns often emphasize that the couples they represent are “committed.” But commitment is …