Polyamory Resources

There are many on-line resources of various types related to open relationships.

Open Toronto is a online resource for all types of open relationships, including polyamory, swinging, and other types of ethical non-monogamy.

Loving More has been supporting polyamory and relationship choice since 1985. The blog has detailed, interesting articles posted regularly, and the website has a plethora of relevant information.

Not Your Mother’s Playground is a website all about open relationships by Samantha Fraser, who is also working on abook by the same name. Samantha’s writing is insightful, entertaining and educational, and she is not afraid to share many details from her own non-monogamous experiences.

Polyamory in the News is just that: an amalgamation of items appearing in the news related to polyamory. Alan does more than just post links to articles–he offers interesting commentary, based on his own research and/or interviews.

Alan’s List of Polyamory Events is a companion site to Polyamory in the News, and maintains a listing of upcoming polyamory-related conferences, meetings, and festivals.

Openly Poly is a fascinating collection of stories of people who have or are trying to come out as being in an open relationship.

Poly Weekly is a weekly podcast that covers “responsible non-monogamy from a kink-friendly, pansexual point of view”.

Practical Polyamory is a blog by Anita Wagner that covers a wide variety of polyamory-related topics.

The Polyamory.com Forum is a discussion forum where polyamory-related topics are discussed.

The alt.polyamory newsgroup maintains a website with links to a number of polyamory-related resources.

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association has articles, information and a discussion forum.

Modern Poly ”exists to create and maintain a safe and supportive space where those engaged in the practice of polyamory can come together to share ideas, experiences, resources and activism…”

The Polyamory Group Directory is a wiki-style listing of polyamory-related groups around the world.

Sexuality Toronto is a a directory of sex-positive practitioners and resources, which includes poly-friendly therapists and other professionals.

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has a comprehensive site on sound bites for the polyamory community.

There are several Yahoo groups related to open relationships: Polyamorists with Monogamous Partners,  Polyamorous/Monogamous SupportPolyamourous Toronto, and Polyamory Canada.

More Than Two is an excellent and comprehensive resource on Polyamory. It includes an extensive frequently asked questions page that is a great starting point for learning about Polyamory.

The Polyamory Leadership Network is “a loose association of about 100 people around the world working to advance public awareness of polyamory”.

The Polyamory Media Association connects the media with media-friendly polyamorous people, and also helps those polyamorous people with how best to deal with the media.

Life on the Swingset is an excellent non-monogamy resource. They run two entertaining and informative podcasts: “Life on the Swingset: the podcast” covers swinging, open relationships, and polyamory, while “Pedestrian Polyamory” focuses on polyamory.

There are also a number of great books that cover various aspects of polyamory:

Sex at dawn provides a comprehensive and intriguing view into the sexual history of humanity, as well as the animal kingdom. Rather than trying to make an argument against monogamy from the outset, this book brings you naturally to that conclusion through understanding of our history.

The Ethical Slut is a great starting point for anyone who is interested in learning more about polyamory. It provides a wealth of practical information about opening up a relationship.

The New Male Sexuality is all about guys and their sexuality, but it is an interesting read for men and women. It is a great read for men who are experiencing anxiety or confusion about the way their bodies are behaving around sexual situations.

What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire is an unconventional exploration of female desire, which challenges many of the traditional messages around women, sex, and desire.

Not Your Mother’s Playground: A realistic guide to honest, happy, and healthy open relationships is written by local Toronto author Samantha Fraser, and is an excellent exploration of open relationships based on Fraser’s extensive personal experiences.

More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory is written by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert who are west coast based in Portland And Vancouver. This is a recent book and has a very useful Website

 

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