What is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

Relationships look different for everyone and may not always conform to traditional standards, but can still be authentic and deeply satisfying.  Ethical Non-Monogamy refers to relationships that include multiple emotional, sexual and/or romantic connections.  The hallmark of all Ethical Non-Monogamous relationships are consent and honesty.

 

Types of Ethical Non-Monogamy?

Polyamory (or "many loves", intimate relationships with more than one partner that requires some level of emotional commitment), Polyfidelity (closed relationship within an intimate group larger than two individuals), Polyaffective (emotionally intimate, non-sexual connections within a polyamorous relationship), Open Relationship (primary couples open to sexual contact with others), Relationship Anarchy (romantic relationships and friendships that are not bound by any rules not agreed upon by everyone involved).  There are many ways to experience consensual non-monogamy and this is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

How Can We Help?

We provide support, education and help navigate through shared agreements, promote open communication, healthy transitions through monogamy and healing. .

 

 

 

 

Resources

Books:

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

by, Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

by, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love

by, Dedeker Winston

Polyamory and Jealousy: A More Than Two Essentials Guide

by, Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux

Podcast:

Multiamory

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