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WHAT IS POLYAMORY? Dave Doleshal, Ph.D.

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  • Goddess Ninmah
    WHAT IS POLYAMORY? Dave Doleshal, Ph.D. You probably already know what polyamory is. However, just in case you somehow got this far without knowing,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2011
      WHAT IS POLYAMORY? Dave Doleshal, Ph.D. You probably already know
      what polyamory is. However, just in case you somehow got this far
      without knowing, here's a brief explanation: In recent years, a
      so-called "alternative" relationship style called polyamory has been
      attracting attention.

      What is polyamory? The word POLYAMORY means "many loves," (or one love
      shared among many people). It describes the choice of loving more than
      one person at the same time. This form of responsible non-monogamy is
      not about clandestine
      affairs or cheating on people you love.

      Polyamory involves making mutual agreements with people you love,
      keeping everything in the open and treating the people you love in an
      ethical, consensual and committed manner.

      How is polyamory different from cheating? Clandestine cheating and
      polyamory are both about non-monogamy. Surveys suggest that one-third of
      the U.S. population involved in supposedly monogamous relationships
      cheat on their partners. Such irresponsible non-monogamy is widespread
      in almost every country.

      In contrast, polyamory represents an attempt to engage in non-monogamous
      romantic and sexual activity in a way that IS responsible-all parties
      involved share honestly about what they are doing. No one is coerced or
      deceived.
      ***

      Dr. Dave Doleshal is one of the World Polyamory Association directors
      and a featured presenter July 29 -31 at WPA's annual Harbin Hot Springs
      California Conference Center. At the Conference, Dr. Doleshal teaches
      immediate methods of lowering or ending jealousy in multiple-lover
      situations. (Info on Celebrate Relationship Choice, --Harbin PolyCon 11:
      www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com, worldpolyamory@..., 808
      244-4103).



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