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More, Merrier: Showtime's <em>Polyamory: Married and Dating</em> Is Back

So much new love and sex is thriving in the four-person, two-couple pod profiled on Showtime’s reality series <i>Polyamory: Married and Dating</i><i>.</i> Tonight’s …

Rebranding polyamory does women no favours

Polyamory is the latest subversive and a la mode sexual practice to receive extensive media coverage. It appeals as a subject for to those interested in alternative lifestyles, but also attracts commentary from some deeply unpleasant folk who have trashed it alongside gay marriage. "What next?" ask …

More Polyamory Normalizing

Last February, I noted the beginning of a campaign to normalize polyamory in the (often) cultural journal, <i>Scientific American</i>. Now, the campaign …

Polyamory

Why I’m still in the polyamory closet.

In the course of defending their right to treat gay people as second-class citizens, conservatives have frequently deployed slippery-slope arguments: …

Polyamory: The Value Of Discomfort

By Claire Szabo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/19qWROE<p>To dig in, to unpack, to move forward, I have to be uncomfortable.<p>Let me explain.<p>I have …

Polyamory Is a Good Way to Be Slutty Without Hurting Anyone

Chatting with the director of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association.<p><i>Polyamory supporters in San Francisco. via WikiCommons.</i><p>Tall, dark and handsome. That’s the general idea of a perfect husband when you’re a little girl. You can’t really imagine what he’ll look like, but you imagine he’ll be …

Is Polyamory a Choice?

When my last essay appeared in <i>Slate</i>, a number of people were offended that I compared polyamory and homosexuality. The commenters’ chief objection …

Why I Believe in Polyamory, But Still Feel It's Problematic

I love the idea of polyamory.<p>(Polyamory means honest non-monogamy... and no don't confuse it with polygamy, which is a patriarchal construct where only men can have more than one sexual partner.)<p><b>#1 Reason Pro Polyamory</b><p>I love it because I just like rebelling against society's norms.<p><b>#2 Reason Pro</b> …

Relationships

Polyamory and Same-Sex Marriage

My friend Walter Olson, of the Cato Institute, objects to my column today.<p>He makes two main points, 1) that I didn’t cite examples of opponents of …

Same-sex Marriage

Gay Marriage: Good; Polyamory: Bad.

Walter Olson has a top-notch blog post over at Independent Gay Forum that describes why increased acceptance of same-sex marriage isn't going to lead to acceptance of polyamory.<p>I agree with all of his arguments and I'd add one. Gay marriage is, at the very worst, neutral for society while polyamory …

Polyamory: Not Harmful to Society

Recently, in an blog post titled "Gay Marriage: Good; Polyamory: Bad," Eli Lehrer offered his opinion on why polyamory will never be widely accepted. In Lehrer's words, "Gay marriage is, at the very worst, neutral for society while polyamory is pretty clearly harmful to society." But as a …